Unusual post – but I would please like to take a quick opportunity to massively thank everybody at the club for making my newly expanded role as Publicity Officer much, much more pleasurable this year!
Photographs of the finish – presentation and festivities attached….report to follow later in the week!
The A2 Rigging Helford-Penzance race attracted a healthy fleet of 18 yachts on Saturday 23rd July.
Thursday 7th July
Nineteen dinghies lined up to race – in a Westerly Force 4.
The four Mirrors battled hard – Eric Taylor (junior Aoife Mooney) claiming the honours. The remaining three contained juniors, with Sebi Schmidt (Roisin Mooney) second, Ruby Stephens (Polly Stephens) third and Lloyd Williams (Demelza Hewitt) fourth.
Monday 4th July
15 dinghies signed in to sail in a Westerly – Force 5.
There were six Enterprises with Simon Lees (crew Colin Stephens) having a superb start and leading throughout.
On Saturday 2nd July – the clubhouse filled long before the allotted 13:00 (cruiser) and 13:30 (dinghy) start times for the highly anticipated Annual Regatta. The wind was a Westerly Force 5 – with large gusts throughout the afternoon
For the Cruisers – the Evening One series finale was set for an exciting finish tonight with four boats still in contention to take top spot. Solo raced off the start line and became the boat to chase. Laid Back held off an early challenge from Ramshackle and hauled in her smaller relation, Out On A Limbo.
Five yachts set off for St Ives on Saturday morning (11th June ) in winds of 8-10 knots hopeful of it building. Inn Spirit set the pace with their spinnaker start, with Disting and Honey Trap side by side, and SeaWyf ahead of Free Spirit.
This evening saw the annual cruise to St Michael’s Mount. In very little wind – seven cruisers set off filled with both cruiser and dinghy sailors
Many thanks to Joe Poynton for organising the event and also to the staff on the Mount as all visitors enjoyed their pasty, drinks and a relaxing evening.
A total of 34 dinghies and cruisers, the largest number of boats for the season, took to the water evening.
For the dinghies it was a six lap starboard hand course – with a tricky beat – the wind increasing each lap.