6 August 2005
A cool breeze, grey skies and early evening drizzle failed to dampen the enthusiasm of competitors and spectators alike at another highly successful event. Several hundred visitors turned out to watch eighteen rowing and swimming races which attracted competitors of all ages.Games of skill and chance, produce and plant stalls, barbecue and summer refreshments all helped raise profits of over £4,000 which will be donated to The Air Ambulance, The RNLI and The Macmillan Nursing Service, with contributions also going to a number of smaller local charities.
A highlight of the afternoon was a ‘yacht rescue’ demonstration by crew members of the Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat ‘Falmouth Round Table’ skippered by senior helmsman Dave Nichol.
Away from the waterside, a number of field events for children took place on the regatta field, while the Constantine Silver Band played during intervals in the racing.
The rowing and swimming races were all hotly contested with Richard Winfrey taking the President’s Cup as overall men’s winner and young Pip Badger scoring her first overall ladies win and taking away the Ron Badger cup.
Prizes were presented by Mrs Peggy Shepherd, who has lived in the village for more than 30 years and is the co-author of ‘The Story of Port Navas’. Peggy’s bouquet was presented by Pip Badger.
CV2747 back in Port Navas
To mark their UK centenary, Michelin Tyre PLC have restored a 1930 ‘Snubnose’ Morris van: CV 2747. The vehicle has been lovingly rebuilt in the style of a Michelin Technical Service Van. These vans toured the UK in the thirties promoting the benefits of air-filled tyres.
In 1942 CV 2747 was aquired by ‘Skip’ Thomas, Sally’s father, who converted the van to an open truck and used it mainly to transport oysters. In those days the van was regularly driven by Arthur Rendle.
Recognising the place that CV 2747 has in the history of Port Navas, Paul Niblett from Michelin brought her down to be exhibited at this year’s Regatta.
At a splendid buffet lunch at the Crill Manor Hotel Paul Niblett presented the village with a specially commissioned cartoon in appreciation of the welcome CV 2747 received on her return home.
2005 Port Navas Regatta Full Results
Veterans Rowing Mens: 1. Tony D’Alton; 2. Rod Myers; 3. Mike Jordan; over 70 winner John Green.
Veterans Rowing Ladies: 1. Mary Owen; 2. Anna D’Alton; 3. Dilys Gardener.
Pair Paddles 17 & under Boys: 1. Jomby Badger; 2. Ben Jordan; 3. Treve Winfrey.
Pair Paddles 17 & under Girls: 1. Megan Harris.
Blindfold Rowing: 1. David & Herbie Harford; 2. Treve & Richard Winfrey; 3. David Grylls & Michael Hutchenson.
Pair Paddles 13 & under Boys: 1. Jomby Badger; 2. Treve Winfrey; 3. Ally James.
Pair Paddles 13 & under Girls: 1. Megan Harris; 2. Amy Proudfoot; HRCST Tankard Ally James.
Mother& Child Rowing: 1.Shane & Kirstie Flutter; 2. Pip & Lulu Badger; 3. Harriet & Charlotte Vessey.
Father & Child Rowing: 1. Pip & Phil Badger; 2. Richard & Treve Winfrey; 3. David & Herbie Harford.
Pair Paddles Ladies: 1. Hermione Gough; 2. Gill Pascoe; 3. Charlotte Vessey.
Swimming 12 & under Boys: 1. Charlie Davies; 2. Kieran Proudfoot; 3. Ben Proudfoot.
Swimming 12 & under Girls: 1. Amy Proudfoot; 2. Mary Gough.
Swimming 16 & under Boys: 1. Kit Mellis; 2. Josha Gottelier.
Swimming 12 & under Girls: 1. Emma Jane Knight; 2. Amy Proudfoot; 3. Tommy Gough.
Swimming Mens: 1. Kit Melling; 3. Richard Pleeth.
Swimming Ladies: 1. Georgina Blackburn; 2. Hermione Gough; 3. Amy Proudfoot.
Row & Run 13 & Under: 1. Patrick Hopson & Jomby
Badger; 2. Polly Money & Pip Badger; 3. John & Michael Doleman.
All-Comers Rowing: 1. Richard Winfrey; 2. David Harford; 3. David Grylls; 1st Anarth dinghy – Gill Pascoe.
Fun Race: 1. Pip & Phil Badger; 2. Hettie & Amy Lyall; 3. Esme Lyall & George Winfrey.
Pair Paddles Men: 1. Treve & Richard Winfrey; 2. David Harford & Jonathan Samuel; 3. Esme Lyall & George Winfrey.
Visitors Rowing: 1. Charlie Monk; 2. Peter James; 3. Josh Gottelier.
Pairs Rowing Lady & Gent: 1. Richard Winfrey & Gill Pascoe; 2. David Harford & Helen Trelease; 3. Jomby & Lulu Badger.
The President’s Cup for the Greatest Number of Points Men: Richard Winfrey.
The Ron Badger Cup for the Greatest Number of Points Ladies: Pip Badger.
Ron Badger Annual Special Award: Sally Thomas.