Regatta 2008

2 August 2008

The Port Navas Regatta was very well attended this year with the weather co-operating until an evening shower just after all the events were finished. Hundreds turned up to watch the fun and take part. ‘The atmosphere was very special’ said Jeff Meadows, the Chairman of the Regatta Committee, ‘people were clearly having a great time and enjoying the variety of amusements available. Our swimming and rowing events attracted record numbers of competitors and all of our fund-raising activities were very well supported. We expect to be able to pass on well over £3000 to local charities.’

As well as the usual favourites, the Duchy Oyster Farm ran an Oyster Bar, which was very popular and raised over £170. ‘The oysters were free but we had a donations box and people were very generous.’ said Jeff. Another innovation – a murder mystery hunt – also created fun and interest for the younger visitors.

Lady Woodard presented cups to all the winners. The Ron Badger Annual Special Award – given to a person who has contributed to the success of the Regatta over a number of years – went to Fiona Beale who was in hospital recovering from a hip operation when she received her cup filled with flowers.

Next year’s Regatta will be on Saturday 1st August 2009 and, thanks to an early tide, the event will start at 12 noon.


The Results

Veteran’s Rowing (Men) Howard Rendle Cup Rodney Meyers
Veteran’s Rowing (Women) Helen Colam Trophy Ann D’Alton
Pair Paddles under 17 (Girls) Serena Lucas Salver Annie Brogden
Pair Paddles under 17 (Boys) Walter Warren Salver George Wilson
Blindfold Rowing Gwythyen and Tamsyn Silk
Pair Paddles under 13 (Girls) Ceinwen Morgans
Pair Paddle 10 and under HRCST Tankard Theo Cresswell
Mother & Her Child Rowing Den Colam Cup Mary & Theo Cresswell
Father & His Child Rowing Van Marriott Trophy David & Herbie Harford
Pair Paddles Ladies Eileen Fisher Cup Sarah Mason
Swimming 12 & Under (Girls) D’Alton Cup Emma Gottelier
Swimming 12 & Under (Boys) Peter Agnew Cup Herbie Harford
Swimming 16 & under (Girls) Doris Wooldridge Cup Emma Gottelier
Swimming 16 & under (Boys) Don Wooldridge Cup Rob Dorey
Swimming (Men) Budock Vean Cup Josh Gottelier
Swimming (Women) Vinnicome Cup Alison Dorey
Row & Run 13 & under Jack Gleedowe & Herbie Harford
All-Comers Rowing Sidney Hodges Cup Richard Winfrey
Fun Race Fisher Cup Hamish & Andrew Biggs
Pair Paddles (Men) Colam Eclipse Cup Anton Chamberlain
Row & Run Adults St Euny Cup Herbie & David Harford
Visitors’ Rowing Peter’s Cup Anthony Thompson
Pairs Rowing (Lady & Gent) Tiny Warren Cup Jill Pascoe & Richard Winfrey
Greatest Number of Points (Women) Ron Badger Cup Tamsin Silk
Greatest Number of Points (Men) President’s Cup Herbie Harford