On Friday April 28th a new Feva XL dinghy, purchased with money raised in memory of Giles Williams, was launched at Port Navas Yacht Club. Members of Giles’ family and his former colleagues from KPMG joined friends of HRCST at the launch party. More photos…
On 19th April we took delivery of 8 new kayaks for the 2017 season which starts on 24 April. Here is Mike Comyn, Chief Sailing Instructor, about to launch the new kayaks at Port Navas Creek.
The Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust (HRCST) celebrated a record-breaking year with a fund-raising advent carol service at St Constantine Church on Monday [28 November].
Children from Mawnan and Constantine primary schools, many of whom are learning to sail with the HRCST, formed a candlelight procession through the church before an evening of readings and musical performance. They were joined by the church choir and the Trengilly Singers, in a service led by St Constantine vicar the Reverend Stewart Turner.
Twelve teams of four golfers competed in the HRCST golf day at Budock Vean Hotel on Friday 16th September. Charles Richardson, co-chairman of HRCST, was delighted that the event raised over £2,000 for the Children’s Sailing Trust.
The Longest Drive competition, sponsored by Nova Construction, was won by Piran Trezise and the Ladies Longest Drive was won by Ann Pollard. The Nearest the Pin competition, sponsored by RTP Surveyors, was won by Roger Mildren.
Strong, gusting winds made the course challenging, even for the best golfers, but the Texas Scramble format led as usual to some excellent, low scores. The winning team was Roger Mildren, Alan Engall, Tim Goddard and Chris Ramsden.
Giles Williams, who was an enthusiastic supporter of the Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust, died unexpectedly on September 9th.
Giles was a partner at KPMG in London. Their chairman described him as “one of the world’s leading experts on financial services regulation” and “the ‘go to’ adviser for the major financial institutions, regulators and governments”. He was also a born and bred Cornishman who loved this part of the county and was committed to making a difference here.
Many people will have seen KPMG in bold letters on one of our boats, as it was donated by Giles and his partners.
Giles will be much missed by all his many friends around the Helford River.
Giles’ family have asked that any donations in his memory are made to the HRCST.
A Trinity House “Elder” dressed in full regalia had his swords ready for keeping order as the Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust celebrated the addition of seven new boats to their fleet.
Well done to the dedicated few who turned out for this years regatta. Although the wind was light we had some great racing with competitive sailors at all levels.
Well done to Finlay for the overall win, it was very close!
Wendron 1st, Mawnan 2nd, Coverack 3rd
Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust was founded by John Green who holidayed and lived at Calamansac for many years. John passed away on 4 May 2014 leaving a wonderful legacy of thousands of children and adults who love the waters of the Helford River as John did as a child. more…
St Martin 1st, Mawnan & Trannack 2nd
June 2010: John Green has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours. John founded the Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust back in 1997. Since then the trust has gone from strength to strength and has allowed thousands of youngsters to learn to row and sail.
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