Port Navas Yacht Club « · »

logoFriday Night Winter Warmers

The Port Navas Yacht Club bar and restaurant is open every Friday night through the winter with a short menu of delicious home cooked food. Please phone the club on 01326 340065 to make a booking.

Christmas is coming! « · »

Regatta Contributions to Charity « · »

The Regatta Committee have voted to distribute the following funds to our Local Charities. We would also like to thank everyone for their help and support at the Centenary Regatta 2014.

RNLI £450
Hospice Care £250
Air Ambulance £250
Vision £200
HRCST £200
Constantine Silver Band £200
Tolmen Centre £100
Cottage Garden Society £100
Save the Children £50
Port Navas Village Hall £100
Phoenix Stroke Trust £100
Dementia UK Cornwall £100
Helford Marine Conservation £100
Nare Point Coastal Watch £100
TOTAL £2300


Escape to the Country « · »

The BBC programme ‘Escape to the Country’ have been in touch to let us know that they will be filming in Cornwall from Monday 6th October to Friday 10th October. They wanted to let our community know that they will be filming around Port Navas. The majority of the time, they will be filming in private properties that they have already obtained permission for, but they will also be filming from public paths and roadsides. All of their equipment is hand held and battery operated so they don’t expect to cause any inconvenience.

Soup Kitchen « · »

Port Navas: October 1st

The Soup Kitchen season got off to great start with Tiffa Meadows’ Curried Parsnip and Margaret Green’s Pea and Ham. The delicious biscuits home-made biscuits were from Pat Cross.

Summer BBQ « · »

Thanks to Pete Langford for these pictures:

Centenary Regatta Results « · »

1 Veterans Rowing Winners:

Men- Phil Badger

Ladies- Gill Pascoe

1st Man over 70- Rodney Myers

2 Pair Paddles 17 and under Winners:

Girls- Jessica Chamberlain

Boys- Oliver Chamberlain

3 Blind Rowing Winners:

Gill and Mike Pascoe

4 Swimming Ladies Winners:

Megan Toogood

5 Pair Paddles Winners:

First girl- Jessica Chamberlain

First boy- Finn Dungavel

First Overall- Finn Dungavel

6 Swimming Men Winners

Toby Budd

7 Mother and her Child (12 and under) Winners:

Lisa and Jessica Chamberlain

8 Swimming 16 and under Winners:

First girl- Isabel Barnes

First boy- George Barnes

9 Father and his Child (12 and under) Winners:

Jessica and Anton Chamberlain

10 Pair Paddles Men Winners:

Richard Winfrey

11 Swimming 12 and under Winners:

First girl- Lani Attiwell

First boy- Charlie McLaren

12 Row and Run 13 and under Winners:

Finn Dungavel

13 Fun Race Winners

Phil Badger, Amy and Lisa Meadows, Phil, Callum, Laura

14 Pair Paddles Ladies Winners:

Gill Pascoe

15 Row and Run race adults Winners:

Maddy Briton- Long

George Wilson

16 Kayak under 15 Winners:

Charlie McLaren

James Croftson (over 15)

17 Visitors Rowing Race Winners:

Dominic Haughton

18 Pairs Rowing Race Winners:

Tim Rendel

Serena Holdsworth

Anarth Cup for best placed Anarth rower:

Finn Dungavel

Greatest Number of points:

Ladies- Jessica Chamberlain

Men- Finn Dungavel

Ron Badger Annual Special Award:

Dilys Gardiner

Gaffers Rally at Port Navas « · »

The South West Gaffers, a region of the national Old Gaffers Association, organised a rally on the Helford from the 16th – 18th June. The event followed on from the Falmouth Classics and four of the ten boats had already participated in racing on the Fal and the parade of sail. For the last 8 years there have been no events such as this organised by the OGA since the Cornwall section became defunct.

Boats ranged from a 100 year old captain’s gig from a schooner to the 30 foot 6inch “Devon Maid”,  a Southampton day boat, built in 1914 ,to modern Crabbers and Shrimpers.

Boats arrived on Monday and moored or anchored at the western end of the moorings. Bunting was soon flying to mark the occasion and around 19.00 launches and small sailing craft departed for a barbecue at the National Trust’s Tremayne Quay. Two Cornish Crabbers came alongside whilst a Shrimper moored midstream. The crews enjoyed the idyllic surroundings and made good use of the barbecues and the accompanying food provided by the organiser’s wife.

Tuesday was race day but the force 4 breeze of the mooring was scheduled to reduce in the afternoon. The onshore wind versus the ebb -tide created an unpleasant swell which dissuaded two boats from participating. The race officer, aboard rescue boat “Lunar”, inspected the conditions at the mouth of the Helford at midday and opted for an estuary course around a series of racing marks. Four boats jockeyed for position on the line awaiting the starting gun from the Committee Boat, “Lily Oak” (once a clinker St Michael’s Mount ferry).The yawl “Devon Maid” was first across the line on starboard tack but headed for Porth Saxon which provided a wind shadow. “Mary Ritchie” a 27’ gaff cutter, chose the committee boat end and started on port tack followed by Shrimper “Natalie” and Crabber Yawl “Annabelle”.  “Mary Ritchie” fell into a wind hole and was monetarily in irons but gained momentum on starboard and tacked back towards the Penrose Sails mark. Natalie and Annabelle had made good progress and took advantage of “Mary Ritchie’s” brief predicament. First around Penrose was the 27foot cutter followed by “Annabelle” and “Natalie”. Meanwhile “Devon Maid” had found a wind hole and was struggling to get way on in the west going swell. “Mary Ritchie made the seaward mark with just one tack but was being hotly pursued by Annabelle but  a wind slowed as she was about to tack for the mark, meanwhile “Natalie” was fetching the mark. Having rounded the seaward mark, “Mary Ritchie” poled out her staysail and began to benefit from the early flood to the Hine Downing mark.”Devon Maid” was now making headway towards the first mark on the Lizard shore. The race officer decided to shorten course and from Hine Downing it was straight to the finish line. “Annabelle” and “Natalie battled it out to the line whilst “Devon Maid” found yet another wind hole at the seaward mark. By the run back home boats were benefitting from the increasing flood, reducing swell and the early whispers of a sea breeze which provided a pleasant  sail  up the Helford after finishing.

In the evening 25 skippers and their crews retired to Port Navas Yacht Club, participated in prize giving and enjoyed a sumptuous buffet and reflected on the success and enjoyment of the event.

Race prize winners:

1st John Scarlett Memorial Trophy “Mary Ritchie”  Don and Pauline Garman,  Port Navas Y.C.

2nd David Cade Memorial Plate “Natalie” George and Judy Brew, Port Navas Y.C.

3rd “Annabelle” Brian and Estelle Budden, Rock

Resilience Prize “Devon Maid” David and Cecilia Bisson, Helford

Longest passage “Malin” Martin West, Millbrook, Plymouth

Best dressed vessel “Aeolus” Steve and Carole Lorraine, Mylor Y.C.

Report: Don Garman, Organiser

The Centenary Regatta « · »

Constantine Flower Festival « · »

St Constantine Parish Church will be the focus of the Constantine Flower Festival from July 24th to 27th. Margaret Scott and Bernice Wickens have organised a window display to represent Port Navas.