The Helford Sailing Club Dinghy Regatta was a thrilling event that showcased the impressive skills of both young and adult sailors. The competition was fierce, and the results of the HRSC Regatta clearly highlighted the talent and determination of the participants.
In the Under 18 category, Rafa Oakes and Gus Harris secured a well-deserved 1st place with their exceptional teamwork and sailing finesse. Martha Philpott’s impressive performance earned her the 2nd position, demonstrating her dedication to the sport. The 3rd place was secured by the dynamic duo of Lucas Shepherd and Jackson Cunliffe, whose joint efforts navigated them through challenging conditions.
The adult participants displayed their sailing prowess as well, with Jonathan Cunliffe clinching the top spot in the Adults category. Philip Philpott’s sailing skills earned him the 2nd place, while Rupert Whelan’s performance secured the 3rd position.
The regatta was a true testament to the dedication of the sailors and the supportive environment of the Helford Sailing Club. The event saw an impressive turnout of 14 junior participants, reflecting the enthusiasm and interest among young sailors. Despite the tricky conditions marked by strong gusts throughout the day, the sailors showcased their resilience and adaptability, even in the face of occasional capsizes.
Overall, the Helford Sailing Club Dinghy Regatta was a resounding success, with participants of all ages exhibiting their sailing abilities and contributing to the event’s vibrant atmosphere.
As always we would like to thank our Captains of Dinghies for their efforts to make the event happen as well as our Safety Boat Crew and everyone who assisted on the day.
Our pontoon has served us well for over 15 years now, but is getting old. Like all things old it needs to be looked after and cared for. We are doing our bit and hope you will as well.
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The 62nd Helford to L’Aber Wrac’h race was held on 23rd June 2023 This year we had thirteen yachts, 6 French and 7 English, taking on the challenge of the Channel crossing, with 11 boats crossing the finish line.
The wind was changeable, starting with a good breeze on the nose, which then went Westerly and variable near the French coast in the morning, the ultimate boat taking 3 hours to go six miles.
The 1st five yachts finished within within 32 minutes of each other, a credit to the handicap committee. Only two boats retired, one motoring on to L’Aber Wrac’h, seeing seven pods of dolphins and two whales on the way and the other returning to Helford.
The prizegiving was held at the Yacht Club des Abers with a speech by David Kerlan, Mayor of Landeda & L’Aber Wrac’h and Rob Hewett, representing HRSC. Rob and Sue Hewett presented the prizes.
RACE RESULTS – The Winners
1st Calypso Jean Francoise Caraes
2nd & Sundancer Trophy for 1st Helford Yacht – Xenia Paddy Royall
3rd Atahualpa David Guillam
Marie Jo Trophy was awarded to James Christie on Xenia, as the youngest competitor in the race.
The Bobby Martin Trophy for the 1st Yacht under 30” was awarded to Chris Clark on Grand Cru
Thanks must go to Daniel Dagorn, for the Prizegiving photographs and the YCA for the Race reception. Also to Rob Hewett, Anthony Jenkin, Johnny Walker, John Mills for Race Organization, and those who arranged and helped with a great Champagne reception.
What a fantastic season we have had at the sailing club, I would like to thank all the staff, committee members and people behind the scenes for all their hard work and commitment.