Four local sea anglers figured in the five-strong England team that collected the silver medal during the Home International Boat Championships held in Ireland.

Rob Shattock is a member of Hamble SAC, Steve Batchelor is a member of both the Hamble and Lymington Clubs, along with Kev Samson, while Gareth Croft hails from the Isle of Wight. Ireland won the event, winning both days with the England team coming second on both days.