As an idea to extend the appeal of Falmouth Regatta Week beyond the yacht and dinghy racing crews on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings a straight line sprint race was held from Carricknath (just by St Anthony lighthouse) in to a finish line off the maritime museum, about a 2.5 mile course.
Mens open on Thurs 13th – Mens A finished 4th, just behind Irene, Killigerran and Idas in the leading pack of gigs. There was then quite a gap between these 4 gigs and the rest of the fleet. Our Mens B had a strong race to overcome a few clashes at the start and finish 7th from about a dozen boats.
Vets (mixed) on Weds 12th – Through the CPGA race season many mixed veteran races have meant mens, ladies and mixed (3+3) crews all racing in the same race with winners of each category decided afterwards. However this race was meant to be mixed (3+3) only so our all mens crew came in over the line first and were awarded a pack of Skinners brewery’s finest in any case!
Ladies open on Tues 11th – Ladies A 4th, Ladies B (?)