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Month May, 2008

Sailors Complete Transat

Start of the Artemis Transat

The Artemis Transat 2008, which featured some of the world’s best sailors in a race across the Atlantic from Plymouth to Boston, was hailed a complete success. At a prize-giving ceremony in Boston at the end of May, the top finishers were honoured for their achievements during their 12-16 days at sea in the 3,000-mile solo sailing challenge. First across the

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Categories: Sailing

Silver Surfers Weekend

Silver Surfing weekend

Surfing is one of the few sports that suffers no age boundaries and with the incredible growth of surfing and bodyboarding in the last few years many more ‘mature’ people are taking the opportunity to enjoy the waves and try what is surely the most addictive sport in the world. The English Surfing Federation Surf School which is based at the Carnmarth

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Categories: Surfing

Bude Surf Classic is Back

Sunset at Bude Surf Classic

After a two year break the Bude Surf Classic returned to its “home” at Widemouth Bay on 10 May. The event, which was organised by the community in Bude and supported by Christian Surfers UK, had five categories and attracted around 60 surfers for the one-day event. The early weeks surf forecast had been quite optimistic, but with a huge

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Categories: Surfing

Amazon Source to Sea

Kayak Amazon

A kayaker from Cornwall is planning to paddle 4,000 miles from source to sea along the mighty Amazon River as part of the Trans-Amazonas expedition. Perranporth based Joe Taylor will lead a four-man team for the gruelling expedition, which is due to start in March 2009 and excepted to take around seven months. Along the way the team will face numerous challenges and

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Categories: Expeditions

Junior Surfers Take on World

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Twelve youngsters from Cornwall, Devon and Wales have been selected by the British Surfing Association for the British Junior Surfing Team for the 2008 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championships which take place in France in May. The event, which is the surfing equivalent of the Olympics, will see the juniors compete at the top level against the world’s

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Categories: Surfing

Transat Sets Off

Start of the Artemis Transat

Boats powered away from Plymouth at the start of the Artemis Transat race on Sunday 11 May. Competitors in the solo yacht challenge set sail from Sutton Harbour, Plymouth and will race for weeks until they finish the crossing line in Boston, USA. This is the 13th time that The Transat, now known as The Artemis Transat, has been sailed. It was created in 1960 by Sir

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Categories: Sailing

Butler Wins English Nationals

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Newquay teenager Tom Butler launched himself on to the pro surfing stage with a win in the men's Open title at the Headworx English Nationals Championships. The 19-year-old beat off competition from defending champion Oli Adams and Headworx team riders Matt Capel and Reubin Pearce in the final of the hotly contested contest at Watergate Bay in May. Butler and Adams

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Categories: Surfing


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