And staying in the sea - two rowers from the region are on course to break a 118-year record by crossing the Atlantic in the quickest time ever.
Chris Walters and Elliott Dale from Lyme Regis have so far had to overcome injuries, huge cargo ships and gale force winds, but remain confident they will beat the 55-day record. Seth Conway reports:
Olympic Champions Helen Glover and Heather Stanning made a winning return to rowing as they took gold in the women's pair at the World Cup Regatta in France. It was the first time Helen who's from Cornwall had teamed up with her partner since winning gold at the London Olympics in 2012.
Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell has been talking about his latest challenge - to become a Euro-MP for the south west. The man who twice won gold for rowing, is on the Conservative list of candidates for next year's election.
Today he said he didn't feel his sporting prowess was the reason for his selection - or that the effects of a serious head injury would hamper his chances. He was speaking to our political correspondent Bob Constantine at the Conservative conference in Manchester.
Three of the oldest rowing boats in the world are on their way to take part in a special anniversary celebration in the Isles of Scilly. The vessels are based in Newquay. The oldest is 201 years old and still used every day.
The Newquay, The Dove and the Treffry are leaving the Cornish resort to talk part in gig racing championships and it's the first time all three have been down to the Scillies together.
Olympic rowing champions Helen Glover and Pete Reed enjoyed a successful return to Eton Dorney at the World Rowing Cup this weekend.
Glover, from Penzance, and Reed, from Nailsworth in Gloucestershire, were back at the scene of their London 2012 triumphs, determined to preserve their reputations.
It's almost a year since the start of the London Olympic Games and this weekend is particularly significant for two of our region's gold medal-winning athletes.
Olympic rowing champions Peter Reed, from Gloucestershire, and Helen Glover, from Cornwall, have returned to the scene of their twenty-twelve triumphs. They'll be competing for Great Britain at the Rowing World Cup at Eton Dorney.
Cornwall's Olympic rowing champion Helen Glover will return to the scene of her 2012 triumph this weekend.
She'll be competing for Great Britain at the World Rowing Cup. The event's being held in the UK for the first time in eight years.
It takes place at Eton Dorney, where Helen - who's from Truro - and her partner Heather Stanning won Team GB's first gold of the games in the coxless pairs.
A post box has been painted gold in Penzance to honour Helen Glover's gold medal win at the Olympics. John Andrews reports.
Residents in Penzance are thrilled with a post box painted gold in honour of the town's Helen Glover who won a gold medal at the Olympics.
A post box has been painted gold in Penzance to honour Helen Glover's gold medal win at the Olympics.