Special thanks go to Constantine Primary School who created 18 model boats for dining table displays at the Fishmongers’ Hall.
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.