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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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3 Weeks to go… Official countdown for veterans bid to sail around the British Isles

The official countdown is underway for the Endeavour Fund supported Turn to Starboard Round Britain Challenge, with just three weeks to go. On Saturday August 5, a team of veterans affected by military operations will challenge their minds and bodies by sailing 2,000 miles around the British Isles on board a tall ship.

The 8-week voyage, which is also supported by The Royal Marines Charity, will set sail from Falmouth in a clockwise direction and navigate Britain’s spectacular coastline visiting places such as Liverpool, Tobermory, Isle of Skye, Newcastle and Ipswich.

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Are you up for fun and foam? Teams wanted for It’s A Knockout!

Sailing charity Turn to Starboard will be hosting a family fun day on Sunday, July 9, with a bouncy castle, face painters and an ‘It’s A Knockout’ competition.

Teams can still sign up for the contest which will feature rounds including inflatable jousting and a foam covered assault course.

The event at Malpas Park in Truro, will be held in aid of the charity who help veterans affected by military operations by taking them sailing.

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Calling all veterans! Sailing charity launches crew search for Round Britain Challenge 2017

Turn to Starboard is launching a recruitment drive with a difference – to find adventure-seeking military veterans for another round-Britain sailing expedition on board a classic tall ship.

Last summer the ‘Spirit of Falmouth’ set sail on the Turn to Starboard Round Britain Challenge 2016. The crew sailed anti-clockwise around the British isles clocking up more than 2000 nautical miles. A total of 38 veterans took part in the epic voyage with some completing shorter sections of the route.

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