Mounts Bay regatta

Congratulations to all who took part – below times and positions!

Again well done to everyone who took, particularly the ladies C rowers who filled in to both A & B crews and the juniors who did brilliantly – and watch this space with Mens A…

Mens A 4/20 12.28
Ladies A 15/19 17.47
Mens B 14/18 14.28

The course was then shortened due to the increasing NE wind…..

Ladies B 9/19 12.23
Juniors 4./4 – but look at the photo to see how close it was – well done you guys!
Mixed 9/9

FMPGC regatta

Flushing & Mylor Pilot Gig Club held their 2nd Regatta on Sunday as a grand finale to Flushing Regatta Week.

With weather finally breaking on Saturday afternoon, it was with a sigh of relief that Sunday dawned sunny, but windy –¬†with gazebos erected, sandwiches and cakes in place and all gigs lining the beach of Kiln Quay, Canon Anthony Philips blessed and named the Clubs 3rd boat, Tregew. She is a GRP gig to be used for training purposes all year round.. With a splash of champagne, she was then launched into the water with Canon Phillips as passenger (see attached). Unfortunately due to CPGA rules, she could not take part in the racing for the day, but Pinnacle and Penarrow proved their worth as each boat was filled for each of the afternoons racing.

With a coxes meeting at 1230, the rest of the day got underway with results as follows:

Vets Helford, Helford, Goran Haven
Ladies Helford, F&MPGC, Penryn
U12 Helford, Helford, F&MPGC, F&MPGC
U14 Helford, Truro, Devoran
SuperVets Men over 60 F&MPGC (Pictured)
Super Vets Men over 50 Helford,
Super Vets Ladies Over 50 Penryn
Men Helford, Penryn, F&MPGC
U16 Helford, Penryn
Mixed Helford, Penryn, Helford
Overall Helford!!!

Best Dressed Crew: Truro

Goran Haven were given a prize for coming all the way down to Flushing to take part in the event and were delighted at being invited back for 2007.

The day was a great success proving that Village Regattas do still exist.. a village fun day with fun racing (with a bit of competitive edge!), involving those from the ages of 10 to 70 – what other sport can encompass that age group?

Flushing & Mylor would like to thank all those, too numerous to mention who helped put on the event from organising, to equipment loan, to rescue boats and of course the rowers and supporters – all of whom have gone home knowing that next year it will all happen again!

Two Castles Challenge Sunday 7th August
Results as follows, with 24 gigs taking part….
Mixed 14th overall, and 4th in class
Caradon won the Mens and Falmouth the Ladies.
It was a perfect day for the race.

Starting quite a way off the St. Anthony Light, it was 3.2 miles back in to the finish line off the Maritime Museum, in calm seas and a light onshore breeze. All the boats started together and raced round the St. Mawes side of Black Rock (except a few crews who went the other side! I don’t think i’ve been in a race yet where all the coxes went the right way…), round a buoy off the end of the docks and into the museum quay.

Pinnacle had a great start and was in the top 8 boats for the first 3rd of the race. We dropped a few places on the main stretch of the course but when we hit Governor the pace was picked up again for the home leg.

Hugomar was just behind us most of the way but couldn’t catch up and we had a great battle with the William Peters where each boat got head for a time. After letting them ahead to round the final buoy, we stormed up behind and beat them to the finish by about 1/2 a boat length.

Charlestown regatta

The ladies A team are no longer allowed to row with the other A teams (we must be just too good) so the A and B teams are alternating rowing in the B heats. This makes our position on the league board rather erratic…

Ladies B rowed first and came in with reports of a heavy swell on the long cross shore leg of the course. Devoran lent us a few crew and some of ours swapped in with them, including Anne coxing Merthen for one race. We are assured the head injury suffered by one of the crew members was as a result of a collision with another boat, not Anne losing her temper!

Pinnacle’s mixed crew finished strongly, ahead of 7 other boats.