sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : London 2012 Olympics – Torbay Council gift replica 1948 Torch to WPNSA
London 2012 Olympics – Torbay Council gift replica 1948 Torch to WPNSA

'Youngster runs with 1948 replica Torch at Exmouth - London 2012 Olympic Games'    RYA    Click Here to view large photo

A replica of the 1948 Torch travelled almost 80 miles from Torquay to Weymouth by sea. To mark the end of its very unique journey the replica 1948 Torch is to be gifted from Torbay Council to the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) next week (Tuesday 10 July).

The Torch has travelled by water from Torquay all the way to the Olympic and Paralympic sailing venue as part of the 1948 Sailing Relay and has visited 16 sailing clubs along the way.

'We are overwhelmed with the response we have had from this Relay. Since it began in Torbay on 20 May, sailing clubs across the coast have been holding the most fantastic celebrations with sailors and windsurfers of all ages welcoming it and sailing alongside side it, as it travels from venue to venue' ' explains Tony Wood, RYA Regional Development Officer in the South West who has been instrumental in organising the event.

During Jubilee weekend, hundreds of people passed the Torch along Topsham’s ‘long table’ which stretched right around the village. In Exmouth people came out in force to witness a spectacular send off when the Torch was relayed by dozens of adults and children to a waiting cruiser and pupils at Sidmouth College took part in their own mini torch relay at school! During the 1948 Sailing Relay hundreds of school children were able to experience a piece of Olympic Sailing history.

'In the South West there is such a wonderful local connection to the 1948 Olympic Sailing Events which took place in Torquay and this Relay has been a truly fantastic opportunity to showcase the 1948 Torch once again and to celebrate our sailing heritage' Tony concluded.

The Major of Torbay, Gordon Oliver will be officially presenting the Torch to Chairman of the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, Edward Leask, on the final day of the Relay at 12:30pm at WPNSA.

Mayor of Torbay, Gordon Oliver, said: 'Torbay has strong links with the Olympics with the 1948 sailing events being held in Torquay. The Olympic flame was brought from London to Torre Abbey Meadows and the closing ceremony was observed by over 10,000 spectators.

'This year, Torbay marked the Olympic Torch Relay with many great celebrations including the replica Torch relay setting sail from Torquay for Weymouth. It gives me the utmost pleasure to hand over the replica Torch which symbolises all the wonderful elements of the Games from 1948 right through to today.'

Chairman of the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy Edward Leask commented:

'The 1948 Sailing Relay is incredibly symbolic to us at the Academy. It reminds us of the responsibility we have to the Games and to all of those who are competing in them, as well as all of the hard work that we have all done to get to this point. We look forward to keeping the Torch safe alongside the 2012 Olympic Torch so that we can display them in the 2012 UK Olympic sailing venue.'

The 1948 Sailing Relay Torch has visited the Royal Torbay Yacht Club, Paignton Sailing Club, Brixham Yacht Club, Babbacombe Sailing Club, SeaSports SW, Teignmouth Corinthian Yacht Club, Starcross Yacht Club, Topsham Sailing Club, Lympstone Sailing Club, Exmouth Sailing Club, Sidmouth Sailing Club, Beer Sailing Club, Axe Yacht Club, Lyme Regis Sailing Club, Castle Cove Sailing Club, Weymouth Sailing Club, Osprey Training Centre and SailLaser.

The 1948 Sailing Relay is part of the nationwide initiative Sail for Gold which aims to bring the excitement of London 2012 as close to home as possible for everyone know matter where they live.

RYA Sail for Gold website


by Susie Nation-Grainger

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=99295

10:33 AM Wed 4 Jul 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on


Related News Stories:

04 Jul 2012  470 European Championship day 6 - Gold to Croatian duo
04 Jul 2012  US Laser Radial sailor Paige Railey + Video
03 Jul 2012  2012 470 European Championship day 5 - Hunting the wind + Video
01 Jul 2012  470 European Championships - Pole position to Great Britain + Video
30 Jun 2012  470 European Championships - Changes plentiful on day 2 + Video
29 Jun 2012  London 2012 Olympics - Interview with Denmark's Jonas Hogh Christensen
29 Jun 2012  470 European Championships day 1 - Hard, wet day in the office + Video
28 Jun 2012  ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championships - Through to next stage
28 Jun 2012  Olympic Sailing Competition – Sydney 2000
27 Jun 2012  London 2012 Olympics - Australian sailors meet HRH Prince of Wales
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here by Dan Ibsen, Sail-World Europe & UK editor,








ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets by Olga Maslivets, International RS:X Class Assoc.,






































470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification by 470 International Association Class,












A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,




ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video by Luissa Smith, International 470 Class Association,




ISAF Worlds: Video from the British Sailing Team
Bart's Bash expected to set new records this weekend
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Marcilio Browne wins Super Session
470 Men and Women World Championships - Racing abandoned on day 2
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 4 images from Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Emerging Nations Program sailors shine
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Teasing winds play havoc on day 4
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Hot conditions in Santander on day 4
Santander ISAF Sailing World Championships joins Bart’s Bash
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Grounded fishing boat creates problems
Marseille One Design - GC32 Armin Strom Sailing Team emerge victorious
Rolex Big Boat Series 2014 - Ready for another 50 years
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4
2014 Rolex Swan Cup - Eleventh-hour victories
Extreme Sailing Series - Kiwis clinch Act win in Istanbul + Video
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Two long races today for the J70 fleet
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Impressive to sail out of the Golden Gate
Extreme Sailing Series - Istanbul delivers four days of great racing
ISAF Sailing Worlds Santander - Day 3 images by Sail-World.com
Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ bounces back for series win
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - Light winds and current test six classes   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Solid Day 3 for US Sailing Team   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 3 images by Jesus Renedo   
Marseille One Design 2014 - GC32 Armin Strom blitzes final day   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Una Etapa 0 complicada para todos   
Santander 49ers: Olympic Gold Medallist says two into 90 does not go!! *Feature   
GBR aiming for first ever Nacra 17 Games berth at Santander Worlds   
Volvo Ocean Race: Man and sail overboard as Leg 0 serves up drama   
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 – Images by Dan Ibsen   
Santander Worlds – already a spectator success   
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 - Day 3 morning report   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Tales from the extreme   
Volvo Ocean Race: Latest starter wins opening race   
2014 J/70 World Championship - Healy, Abdullah, Becker and Borges win   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Full-blown, once again   
ISAF Worlds - Americans jump up Laser and Laser Radial leaderboard   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 3   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 2 images from Sail-World.com   
America's Cup: Luna Rossa sailing with two foiling AC45's + Video   
Extreme Sailing: Emirates Team NZ retain second overall   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT