Royal Cornwall Yacht Club deserves praise for Finn Gold Cup
7:40am Sunday 3rd June 2012 in In Port
No amount of money could pay for the immense media coverage Falmouth received from the Finn Gold Cup yacht racing or from the our moment to shine Olympic torch relay.
The royal Cornwall Yacht Club is to be warmly congratulated in organising such a prestigious sailing event, the biggest to be held in the UK this year apart from the Olympics.
Robin Taylor, the event director from the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, said: “The festival has been fantastic. The international members have been so impressed with the organisation, they love Falmouth and they love the clear waters and the absence of shipping from the course.”
Falmouth pilots worked closely with the RCYC team to keep commercial shipping away from the Finn race courses.
Triple Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie said that racing in the bay last Thursday was the best sailing in his life. Readers interested in viewing the spectacular photos and video coverage should visit the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club website. www.royalcornwallyachtclub.org.
Falmouth’s iconic landmark, the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, hosted many events for the Finn Festival with director Jonathan Griffin and head of communications Tamsin Loveless and their team pulling out all the stops to host the events.
Falmouth BID manager Richard Wilcox and town manager Richard Gates worked tirelessly with all the organisations involved. The town has a fantastic future if the Port Masterplan and the capital dredging project come to fruition sometime soon. We have the expertise in Falmouth to plan and organise top sailing events including Tall Ships races.
Those in the community who continually wallow in cynicism and apathy should hang their heads in shame. It is far more rewarding to be proactive by putting something back into your home town than by continually moaning.