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Scilly Getting Ready For New Extreme Sports Challenge

Scilly Getting Ready For New Extreme Sports Challenge

Final preparations are being made for the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship UK Qualifier, being held in Scilly for the first time on the 18th June. ÖTILLÖ means island-to-island in Swedish and the Scilly event is likely to provide a true test of endurance for the teams of two, tackling the 38km course. There will be […]

Limited Places Left For This Year’s Tresco Triathlon

Limited Places Left For This Year’s Tresco Triathlon

Competitors hoping to take part in this year’s Tresco Triathlon need to hurry to snap up the last few places. The sprint distance event on the 26th June will consist of a short sea swim, a 12 mile cycle and a 3 mile run. All competitors taking part are being asked to raise funds in […]

New Teams Appearing At This Year’s World Pilot Gig Championships

New Teams Appearing At This Year’s World Pilot Gig Championships

The 27th World Pilot Gig Championships start on Friday and the international rowing event will kick off the new Isles of Scilly Festival, an extended range of events being organised by the Islands’ Partnership and running throughout May. At least 150 gigs will be on the water with an estimated 3,000 rowers and 1,000 supporting […]

Veterans’ Gig Project Looking For Islanders’ Support

Veterans’ Gig Project Looking For Islanders’ Support

Every year the World Pilot Gig Championships sees a handful of new boats enter for the first time. But this year will see a very special gig taking part. It will be built and rowed to the islands as part of the Great Big Cornish Gig Project and handed over to the Help for Heroes […]

Scilly’s Judo Club Wins Clutch Of Medals At Nationals

Scilly’s Judo Club Wins Clutch Of Medals At Nationals

Scilly’s Judo Club has brought back a clutch of medals from last week’s British Judo Nationals. Eleven young islanders travelled to Kettering on the 22nd November to represent the islands. And they’ve done very well against competitors from all over the UK, including some from the national and international judo squads. The club brought home […]

Brazilians Read About Scilly’s Football League

Brazilians Read About Scilly’s Football League

Portuguese speaking soccer fans have been reading about the world’s smallest football league. All Football, a Brazil-based sports blog, has featured the Garrison Gunners and Woolpack Wanderers, who play each other each Sunday during the winter. The article accepts that the Garrison Field may not be the Maracanã, Rio’s famous stadium, but has “a unique […]

Gig Weekend Chairman Appeals For More Accommodation Space

Gig Weekend Chairman Appeals For More Accommodation Space

The Chairman of the World Pilot Gig Championships Committee wants landowners to offer camping space for the May Bank Holiday event. Rick Persich says there’s increasing demand for accommodation from visiting clubs who are bringing more people each year. And Rick says new clubs that would like to participate are being hampered because it’s harder […]

Annual Mal De Mer Visit Ends In Draw

Annual Mal De Mer Visit Ends In Draw

The annual visit by the mainland-based Mal de Mer team resulted in a draw this year. It was the Mal’s 83rd anniversary trip to the islands, bringing a 37-strong group for a week of competition. Organiser Jeremy Chadwick said the average age of the team was “hugely reduced” thanks to four new younger members including […]

Scilly’s Judo Stars Retain Cornish Medals

Scilly’s Judo Stars Retain Cornish Medals

Three members of the Isles of Scilly Judo Club have retained their gold medals at a weekend event in Penzance. Zoe Hitchens, Lewis Taylor and Isabella Taylor returned from the British Judo Council Cornish Championships where all three islanders held onto the Cornish Champion awards, which they won last year. All of the local contingent […]

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