The Regatta Tea this year at Helford River Sailing Club took an unexpectedly bustling turn, as both the tide and weather conspired to challenge the timings of the festivities. Participants from Falmouth Sailing Week sought refuge in HRSC’s hospitality, complete with fantastic cakes, sandwiches, and teas, all meticulously coordinated by Di Best & our social committee.

The tide, unusually low for this years Regatta Tea, compelled our liberty boat crews to disembark passengers at Golden Gear steps, from where the competitors faced a short trek across Treath’s beach to reach the club. Thirsty sailors found solace in the Ale bar, while the Cornish Food Hub’s BBQ filled plates, and racers.

The party really started as the clubhouse came alive with live music from Tiger Tales. At least 150 members and sailing guests found themselves dancing along to the music by the end of the evening. The terrace offered a perfect vantage point, treating everyone to the full panorama of the Helford River.

Despite the challenges, the Regatta Tea turned into a resounding success, a testament to the spirit of camaraderie and celebration that binds the sailing community together.

We’d like to thank everyone who donated their food, time and efforts to making the event such a success.

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