We were honoured to receive an invitation to join the Falmouth Classics Parade of Sail, which took part on Sunday 18th June. The conditions were near perfect for rowing – smooth seas, warm sunshine and a gentle breeze. Not so good for the ‘classics’ themselves, as the wind struggled to fill their sails until they were nudging out of the Carrick Roads.
Two crews, in Pinnacle and Penarrow, followed the parade, joining up with our neighbours from Nankersey, resplendent in pirate and Poldark themes. It made us wish that we’d read the memo and tried a bit harder… There’s always next year!
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A huge thank you to everyone who came to the Christmas get together last night. It was great to see you all and hopefully it was an enjoyable evening.
Special thanks go to Frances and her army of cooks who produced some delightful canapes, all the juniors who did a cracking job moonlighting as waiters, Andy for presenting the awards, Lynn for decorating the room and making the certificates, Rodney for leading the singing, our host Dave and Mandy at FSC and everyone else who did something to help that I’ve forgotten to mention.
The raffles looks like it made a healthy amount for the club funds so a big thank you as well to everyone who brought a ticket.
We have trophies and certificates for people who weren’t there – I’ll send out a full list of the awards over the weekend when I’ve got a bit more time on my hands.
On behalf of the committee
Photos. Top: Claire Jenkin awarded the Jackie Visick Cup, Simon Thompson the Club Shield. Fraser Stonehouse received a certificate for being the best ‘Getting out of bed at short notice’ cox.
Bottom: Bethan Crouse and Ashleigh Malyan Maycock awarded the Chairman’s Plate, Carolyn Inger the Nathan Laity Memorial Trophy and Tim Woods for being ‘Mr Metcheck’ as well as ‘King of the Bun Runners’
Well done you lot, great atmosphere at the Seven Stars last evening. Some of you made things that even looked like pasties , some of the others lets say l hope they tasted better then looked (joking).
We had Rodders who after laying all his ingredients out beautifully suddenly realised he’d left his pastry at home in the fridge, penny who told me ‘l’ve never made a pasty before’ more or less made mine for me , l stopped at putting the chocolate medals in though.
After careful judging from the watchful eye of WC Rowes master pasty technician, the Princess of pasty turned out to be none other than ‘come dine with me’ wanna-be Emillie Davis-Rogers from the Ladies A. She had secret weapon who helped her in ‘top chipper’ husband Neil. All in all a nice fund raiser with friends, a few pints and pasty what more could a gig rower ask for? (answers on a post card). We raised £100 with a few laughs along the way. Thanks again and see you all next time. Watch your e-mails for the next event.
PS- l would like to thank the lady who purchased my pasty off me , I hope you’re ok. Cheers Blako
Another special evening at the Seven Stars laid on by Andy “Bamber” Blake and his band of willing helpers. A nice boost to the club funds with over £250 raised on the night as well as a good whip-round for ShelterBox. 6 challenging quiz rounds, raffle, jumper prize (P.Blake) and special guest George Dawes, perfect.