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Month August, 2012

Tenth Anniversary for World Bellyboard Championships

The ever popular, colourful and entertaining World Bellyboard Championships returns to Cornish shores this weekend (Sunday 2nd September). Now in it's tenth year, the event held at Chapel Porth beach, St Agnes will see hundreds of people hit the water with old-fashioned wooden bellyboards for what is perhaps the world's most eccentric surfing contest. Competitors

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Categories: Surfing

Return of the Fal River Autumn Walking Festival

Following the success of the first last autumn, preparations for the 2012 event are now underway. Sponsored by The Nare, this year's Fal River Autumn Walking Festival will take place from Friday 19th October ending Sunday 4th November, with the support of Fal River, South West Coast Paths, the RNLI, the National Trust, AONB and Falmouth BID Throughout the 17-day

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Categories: Hiking

Cable Tow Wakeboard Park Opens in Cornwall

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Facilities for wakeboarding in Cornwall have traditionally been a bit thin on the ground with only a few options for learning and practising the sport. This changed in August when Retallack Resort and Spa opened a cable tow wakeboard school, albeit for a trial period only. The resort has introduced Cornwall's first ever system 2.0 wake cable at the brand new Retallack

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Categories: Adventure Sports

Cornish Rower Plans Atlantic Expedition

Rosie's row

Rosie Greaves from Calstock in Cornwall is planning to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean next year to raise money for for local charity CHICKS, which offers free week long respite breaks for underprivileged children from across the UK. The Cornish woman hopes to raise £150,000 for her epic trans-Atlantic expedition in a 24-ft ocean rowing boat which is scheduled to

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Categories: Expeditions

Cornishman, Ainslie Makes Olympic History

Ben Ainslie wins gold

Cornwall bred sailor Ben Ainslie became the greatest sailing Olympian of all time during the 2012 Olympics in August. The 35-year-old sailing legend, who learned to sail at Restronguet near Falmouth, eclipsed the record of Denmark’s Paul Elvstrom - previously the most successful Olympic sailor ever with four golds – by claiming his fourth consecutive gold and fifth

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Categories: Sailing

Brits going for Gold in Sundays races in Weymouth

Ben Ainslie

Ben Ainslie and the British Star pairing of Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson, manoeuvred themselves to within striking distance of gold, as they head into Sunday’s showdown medal races following a thrilling day at Weymouth and Portland today (Friday 3 August).Finn star Ainslie goes into the double points’ medal race, two points behind current leader, Jonas

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