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Charity It’s a Knockout tournament needs you

A knockout day of fun and games entertainment will take place in Truro next month in aid of sailing charity Turn to Starboard.

The It’s a Knockout tournament, based on the hit TV series, is returning to Malpas Park in Truro on Sunday 29 July.

Last summer, 13 teams from across the county went head-to-head to help raise funds for the charity that help injured veterans by taking them sailing. Now the gauntlet is being thrown down again for teams to take part in the contest featuring rounds of inflatable jousting and a foam covered assault course.

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Sailing charity invites veterans to get on board for competitive racing

A Cornish sailing charity has announced the official launch of its new racing division, and is calling out for injured veterans to get on board.

Turn to Starboard uses sail training to support Armed Forces personnel affected by military operations from its base at Falmouth in Cornwall. Now the charity has opened a second office at Gosport near Portsmouth and is inviting veterans to get on the ‘right tack’ to recovery by taking part in a fun 3-day sail race competition next month.

In partnership with Help for Heroes and The Endeavour Fund, the charity is holding a fun 3-day sailing regatta on Wednesday 18, Thursday 19 and Friday 20 July, 2018.

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Charity crew complete life raft challenge

A team of volunteers have completed a bid to live on two life rafts for 24 hours to raise money for a sailing charity.

The team’s task in Falmouth Harbour, Cornwall, started on Friday at 17:00 BST. The fundraising event was held in aid of Turn to Starboard, a charity supporting injured veterans by taking them sailing.

Organisers said volunteers were tasked with writing songs, drawing pictures and modelling dough during the fun challenge, with a support crew judging results.

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International powerboat race announces charity partnership

An international powerboat race, which comes to Falmouth from June 29 to July 1, has announced a partnership with a sailing charity for injured veterans.

The new partnership will see the International Powerboat Race Club (IPRC) join together with Falmouth-based Turn to Starboard for the first time to raise funds for those affected by military operations.

After a day of testing and launching the powerboats at Port Pendennis Shipyard, drivers will make a splash on Saturday, 30 June as they race two laps of a course from Falmouth to Plymouth and back – a total of 144 miles.

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All aboard for launch of new charity racing team

An expanding sailing charity for injured veterans has unveiled its plan to move into the world of competitive racing.

In partnership with Help for Heroes and The Endeavour Fund, Turn to Starboard will launch a new racing division in May from a new office at Haslar Marina in Gosport.

The Cornwall-based charity was set up three years ago and believes sailing has a therapeutic effect on those affected by military operations.

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Are you ready for the 24-hour life raft survival challenge?

It will be cold, it could get windy, and it will definitely be wet!

A Cornish sailing charity is calling out for intrepid individuals prepared to leave their home comforts and spend 24 hours in a life raft for charity.

On Friday May 18, a team of brave volunteers will climb into an inflatable life raft and be floated out into Falmouth Harbour to battle the wind and waves. The day-long challenge aims to raise funds for Turn to Starboard, a sailing charity supporting Armed Forces personnel affected by military operations.

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Charity challenge to raise £100,000 for training boat

A new charity challenge is looking for supporters to help raise £100,000 in a year for a training boat to help injured veterans.

The Float-A-Boat campaign hopes to raise £100,000 during 2018 for the sailing charity Turn to Starboard – to help meet demand for its sail training service for veterans affected by military operations and their families.

As well as taking part in key fundraising events including a 24-hour life raft survival challenge, ‘It’s a knockout’ competition and a coastal obstacle course, supporters are invited to make a donation by text message or create their own fundraising event.

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UK veterans sail to victory in ‘Ashes on the water’

A crew of wounded veterans has led the UK to victory at an iconic yacht race billed as the ‘Ashes on the Water’.

Eight wounded, injured and ill UK veterans joined a UK crew to take on the Australian’s in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on Boxing Day.

The UK crew crossed the finish line almost 11 hours ahead of their friendly rivals in the race from Sydney to Hobart in Tasmania and finished in 49th place overall. Sir Robin Know-Johnston, the first man to sail solo, non-stop around the world in 1969, joined the UK crew as their on-board navigator.

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Veterans celebrate end of gruelling 8-week round-Britain sailing expedition

A tall ship emerged from the mist into Falmouth Harbour on Sunday (Oct 1) as a crew of injured veterans marked an emotional conclusion to a gruelling round-Britain sailing expedition.

Seventeen military veterans celebrated the completion of the Turn to Starboard Round Britain Challenge – a 2000-nautical-mile voyage by finishing at Port Pendennis. Hardy participants had endured ferocious weather conditions – including menacing waves and wild gusts of up to 40 knots – in what organisers described as being ‘a challenge like no other’.

The return of the 92-foot long tall ship to Falmouth, where the challenge began on August 5, signaled the end of an epic marathon that has taken them to 15 ports across 3 countries.

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Round Britain charity crew reach key milestone

A team of injured veterans on a round-Britain sailing expedition has reached the halfway mark in a grueling 2,000-mile sailing expedition around the British Isles.

Seventeen crew members – many with little or no sailing experience – set sail from Falmouth in Cornwall on August 5 on the Turn to Starboard Round Britain Challenge 2017.

The intrepid crew are circumnavigating the British Isles in a clockwise direction on board a tall ship, to help participants gain new skills and highlight the challenges veterans can face after leaving the military.

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