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A new sailing world record attempt gets underway from Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth

A new solo sailing, world record attempt got underway from Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth, on Thursday, 28th September. Polish sailor Arek Pawelek departed Mayflower Marina on the outward afternoon tide, cheered on by friends, family, and supporters as he set sail to attempt to singlehandedly circumnavigate the globe, non-stop and unassisted in his 5-metre yacht ‘Elblag’.


Bring a baby to help beat world record!

The call has gone out to all mums, dads, grandparents and carers to help bag the record for the most babies gathered together in one spot and held in a carrier or sling.

The world beating attempt is being held on Saturday, September 17th at 1:30pm at the Plymouth Piazza.

Registration starts from 11am and anyone who would like to borrow a carrier or sling is asked to call Eva’s...

World record attempt in Plymouth City Centre

Four students supported by the University of Plymouth Students Union will be attempting to break the world record for the most T-shirts worn inside out in the same place at the same time. The attempt will take place on the City Centre Piazza on the 6th of May at 11:30am and is being called #INSIDE OUT.

The main focus of the attempt is to show the local community what can be achieved...

Wheelchair champion and ex-soldier join quest for handcycle record attempt

A former winner of the London Marathon and an ex-serviceman injured while on active service are teaming up with Plymouth University for a world record attempt.

Women’s wheelchair marathon champion Sarah Piercy and Chris Jones, a former Army Air Corps trooper and Help for Heroes ambassador, will aim to set land speed records at the World Human Powered Speed Challenge (WHPSC) in Battle...

More gold for Ruta as Plymouth's swimming star breaks third world record

Plymouth-based swimming sensation Ruta Meilutyte has added more goal medals to her Olympic and World Championship titles in a World Cup event in Moscow.

The Lithuanian who is a national hero in her home country and studies at Plymouth College, won both 50m and 100m short course breaststroke titles.

The 16-year-old coached by Jon Rudd at Plymouth Leander, set a new world record...

Silver for Ruta in 50m final after second semi-final world record

Plymouth's Ruta Meilutyte finished in silver medal position in the 50m breaststroke final at the World Championships in Barcelona on Sunday (4 August), behind Russia’s Yuliya Efimova.

The 16-year-old Lithuanian swimmer, who competes for Plymouth Leander and studies at Plymouth College, had broken her second world record in the space of a week in Saturday's 50m semi-final to follow her...

Plymouth's Ruta Meilutyte breaks world record on her way to swimming final

Plymouth College student Ruta Meilutyte has set a new world record for the 100m breaststroke in the World Aquatic Championships semi-final in Barcelona.

The 16-year-old Lithuanian set a new world best time of 1:04.35 on Monday 29 July to qualify for the final.

The Olympic Champion who is coached by Jon Rudd, swims for Plymouth Leander, after moving to Plymouth from Lithuania...

Devon pair break world record for rowing around Britain

Two Devon men who have spent the last 26 days rowing 2,000 miles non-stop around Britain, set a new world record when they reached Tower Bridge today (Friday 12 July).

Jason McKinlay and Josh Tarr, from Salcombe, Devon knocked 11 days off the existing world record when they came home after 41 days four hours and 38 minutes at sea in a rowing boat no bigger than a family saloon....

Plymouth graduates become world record holders after completing 2,000 mile row

A four-strong intrepid team of rowers have become world record holders after completing an epic 2,000 mile row around Great Britain.

‘The Islanders’ were the youngest in history to attempt the feat and have broken the world record completing the challenge in 26 days, nine hours and nine minutes.

They were first to row across the finish line at Tower Bridge yesterday (Thursday...

Plymouth University graduates prepare for epic 2,000 mile rowing race around Great Britain

A four-strong intrepid team of rowers are preparing to take on the enormous challenge of rowing around the United Kingdom in a race next month.

‘The Islanders’ will be the youngest team in history to attempt this feat and are also hoping to break the world record of just over 26 days to complete what has been described as ‘the toughest race Britain has to offer’.

Two of the...