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.
Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust (HRCST) has named its newest boat in memory of one of its enthusiastic supporters.
Giles Williams, who owned Port Navas Yacht Club on the Helford River and lived nearby, died unexpectedly last September aged 54. A born and bred Cornishman, Giles was a partner at KPMG in London and described as one of the world’s leading experts on financial services regulation.
The five children who joined the crew of racing yacht Black Dog Team Gul and went on to score a win on the opening day of Falmouth Week [6 August] described their experience with an emphatic “amazing!”.
“Hiking out over the edge at speed was incredible,” said Ross Payne, 12, while 13-year-old Ollie Heffernan added: “It was challenging but really exciting. We had to work as a team to solve problems and keep the boat ahead of our competitors.”
The small team – Ross and Ollie plus fellow sailors Jacob Midgley, Gabriel Faulkner, and Rowan Skingley, came via the Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust (HRCST), a Cornwall charity dedicated to helping young people discover a love and respect for the sea through learning to sail and kayak.