YOUNG SAILORS SHARPEN THEIR SKILLS IN JUNIOR REGATTA« Back to Regattas


More than 30 young sailors tackled lively conditions at the Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust (HRCST) junior regatta on 1st July – many of them gaining their first taste of racing.

The children raced single-handed in three dinghy categories, Optimist, RS Tera and Laser Pico, in a day that combined coaching with competition.

“Each year the HRCST junior regatta gets better and better,” said HRCST senior instructor Samantha Hubbard. “Nearly every one of our single-handed sailing dinghies was out on the water, and half over the juniors participating had never raced before. We saw some fantastic starts, some great sailing skills and some awesome capsizes – but most importantly we saw immense progression in every sailor as the day went on. These regattas help to further our children’s sailing ability and promote sailing as a whole, so we are massively proud of our sailors and how they kept smiling despite some challenging wind conditions.”

The day was generously supported by Holiday Cornwall, the local letting agents for self-catering holiday accommodation, based at Helford Passage.

“It was impressive to see so many young competitors out there sailing solo, gaining confidence,” said Peter Berry of Holiday Cornwall, who was present at Porthsaxon Beach to award prizes to category winners and those showing particular perseverance and enthusiasm. “We like to support local charities that are doing something beneficial for the area and we feel that HRCST is a prime example of this.”

 RESULTS PICOS TERAS OPPIES
1st  Ollie  Rafi  Alex
2nd  Rowan  Percy  Jacob
3rd  Molly  Harold  Jack

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