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Month August, 2008

Catamaran Sailing Experience

Catamaran sailing in Cornwall

  Cool for Cats Cat sailing is sailing on speed. The twin hulls of a catamaran cut through the water and leave other sailing classes idling in their wake. Cat sailing is also the sharper, cooler cousin of dinghy sailing and almost freestyle by nature. It offers a new style of sailing that is fun, exciting and attractive to fans of extreme sports. So when Adventure

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Tom Phipps Profile

Sailor Tom Phipps and crew

Cornwall’s Tom Phipps is only 19 years old and is already one of the country’s most accomplished sailors. In 2006 he won a Gold medal in the Hobie 16 class at the Youth Sailing World Championships and is now part of the Olympic development squad for the Tornado class. We talk to the young catamaran sailor about his success, hopes and ambitions. AC:

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Kayakers Attempt Daring North Sea Record

Kayakers Attempt Daring North Sea Record

A former Olympian and adventurer will this week embark on a daring bid to become the first person to cross the North Sea from Scotland to the Faroe Islands by sea kayak. Patrick Winterton will attempt the treacherous crossing as the final part of his 1,200 nautical mile (NM) recreation of 6th Century monk St Bernard’s epic religious quest from Ireland to the

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Sailors Set for Falmouth Week

Yacht at Falmouth Week

The Henri-Lloyd Falmouth Week kicks off this weekend (Saturday 9 August) for a week long programme of singhy and yacht racing, plus shore based entertainment in Falmouth. The annual event is one of the biggest sailing regattas in the country, rivalled only by Cowes Week. It provides a racing schedule to challenge the most competitive sailors, yet retains a ‘fun

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Categories: Sailing

Boardmasters Returns to Fistral

Boardmasters Surfer

The Rip Curl Boardmasters returns to Fistral Beach this week (4-10 August) for a huge festival of surfing, skating, music and entertainment. The Surf contest is an Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 5-Star event, is a crucial stop on this year's European leg and will feature some of the world’s best surfers. Some

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Categories: Surfing

Surf Clinic with South African Supremo

Surfer Easkey Britton

The next generation of budding surfers will be able to sign up for a training day with one of South Africa’s top surf and coach stars, Clayton Nienaber, at an exclusive coaching session with the Animal Surf Academy in Cornwall this August. Clayton, who is also famous for surfboard shaping, and lists Kelly Slater as one of his main customers, is in the UK for two

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Winter Rules at Surf Relief

Russell Winter surfing. Photo by Jason Feast

Newquay surfer Russell Winter dominated proceedings at the White Stuff Surf Relief Contest held at Watergate Bay at the end of July. Winter dominated the event from start to finish winning all his heats throughout the two days of competition, which is part of the UK Pro Surf Tour. Finishing second was fellow Newquay surfer Alan Stokes, who is now the new leader on

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Tonkin’s Backyard Jam

The Track

The Track in Portreath held it's biggest ever competition on it's newly sculpted dirt biking track at the end of July. Founder Steve Tonkin and his team came up with a new competition format so judges have a marking criteria to follow and competitors understand what will give them a good score. The contest got underway with the Under 12s category, which was

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Categories: Cycling & Mountain Biking

Skinner Cowned British Champ… Again!

Ben Skinner. Photo by Peter Journeaux

Ben Skinner triumphed again in a continued streak of invincibility at the British National Longboarding Championships in Jersey at the end of July. It is the fifth British title for the Newquay surfer who grew up on Jersey. He showed his class against over 100 longboarders from across the country who congregated on the island during the Log Jam longboard and music

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Gul Team Win ESF Surf Battle

Gul Team. Photo by Ben Jones

The first English Surfing Federation Inter-company Surf Battle hit Fistral Beach on one of the most sizzling days of the summer yesterday and an array of the country’s hottest surf talent turned out to do their bit to help support the English Junior Team 2008. Fourteen surf teams and four bodyboarding teams took to the water throughout the afternoon and evening

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