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It is with sadness that we report the passing of past Commodore Adrian Miller on 1st February. Although suffering from a long term illness he was ultimately a victim of the Covid 19 pandemic.
Adrian served as Commodore from 1998 until 2001, having previously served as Secretary and Vice Commodore.
During his first year he oversaw the club’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. The highlight was the Jubilee Regatta on the 6th June with races for allcomers. To compliment the celebrations Adrian produced the booklet “Helford River Sailing Club The first fifty years”, a general history of the club and clubhouse.
His second year saw the 40th anniversary of the annual race to L’Aber Wrac’h with over sixty boats taking part.
During his third year Adrian was instrumental in setting up the Charter of Friendship with L’Aber Wrac’h and Landeda. Copies of this Charter hang on the wall of the club and the wall of the Hotel de Ville in Landeda.
Adrian’s lasting legacy was at the time less noticeable, but has stood the test of time. He was keen to see the sailing facilities at the club improved and Adrian did a substantial amount of the groundwork and behind the scenes negotiations that resulted in the planning application for the dinghy park extension and the pontoons that we all enjoy today.
The club extends its sincerest condolences to his wife Pam and the rest of his family.
Rob Hewett – Trustee
Make sure you head down to the clubhouse for a Sunday Roast soon. They’re getting rave reviews! | Sundays 12-2pm
This week, Andre is preparing cauliflower, leek, and mustard cheese, and his gravy received rave reviews last week, so be sure to join us for a delicious meal. We’ll have topside of beef from Dales, pork, and incredibly flavourful turkey, as well as a walnut and cranberry nut roast. Additionally, we’ll serve Yorkshire puddings, thyme-roasted potatoes, balsamic red cabbage, a winter root vegetable puree, stuffing, red wine-infused gravy, heritage carrots, locally-sourced greens, and parsnips.
Enjoy wonderful views, drinks and great food this Sunday at HRSC
To reserve a table call the clubhouse on 01326 231606
I would like to say a huge thank you to all the Members, tea helpers, Committee, safety boat crew, liberty boat crew, office, kitchen and bar staff for making Sunday such a huge success. Our reputation as the best day of Falmouth Week has certainly been upheld.
The tables were groaning with the quantity of delicious tea that was donated and there was not a crumb left!
The Club has received many congratulations on the hospitality provided.
Thank you – we could not have done it without you
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.
Since opening on 4th July, the Club has sprung back into life in spite of limited hours which are under constant review depending on demand. As the main summer season gets under way, our opening hours will increase and with that an enhanced menu. For the moment we are still in the experimental stage of re-opening whilst complying with the covid regulations, so watch this space for further details!
Single-handed dinghies can be taken out by competent sailors and 3 wayfarers are in the water so that family groups can sail together.
Don’t forget the annual May Cup dinghy race is being held this Sunday 19th with a forecast steady northerly 9-14kts and lots of sunshine (at the time of writing!). This usually attracts lots of participants, let’s hope so this year.
Please use the dinghy WhatsApp group for booking out boats as we have a disinfection and cleaning routine in operation and not all boats are available at any one time.
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