Competitors beat the tide at Coverack
8:00am Sunday 16th September 2012 in News
Attempts to beat the tide and a “Circles in the Sand” competition ended a summer of activities on Coverack Beach. Community group Coverack Space 2000 have organised events from a rock pool safari to a sandcastle competition.
Most recently were a tide challenge and “Circles in The Sand” beach art event. The tide challenge saw competitors building structures on which they placed a flag on the top. The last flag to fall when the tide came in was the winner.
Rules were straight forward: competitors could only use what they found on the beach, the flag must be placed in sand and most importantly those taking part had to have fun. A line was drawn across the beach and competitors could build on the line or the seaward side. It proved to be a good natured competition, with lots of people taking parts – and many family groups working together.
Groups of local teenagers also got involved and spent a few hours working hard before the tide came in. The victorious structure this year was built by the Young and Gale family and they received tickets donated by Flambards.
Coverack’s last beach event of the summer was “Circles in the Sand”. This was a new event planned to stretch the imagination.
Those taking part could draw a circle in the sand of any size and then turn it into a sandcastle, sculpture or pattern. The winning group entry was from a large group on holiday.
Their circle was called “town and country” and was complete with rolling “seaweed” green hills on the country side and roads with stone cars and lorries on the town side. A sea monster won the best child category. There were a number of “highly commended” plaudits awarded, as the standard was so high.
The judges have been thanked for taking on the difficult task of selecting the best entries, with all prizes donated by Coverack village shops: The Old Mill Shop, Brenda’s stores and the Seine Loft. Coverack Space 2000 aims to run an activity once a week throughout the summer and the group has found that the activities now have a following of people who return every year to take part.
Caroline Beadle, from Coverack Space 2000, said: “It takes a lot of work to run these events and it is only possible through community support.”
The group continues to run activities throughout the year, with up and coming events including Sue Lewington art courses and a Coverack village bonfire night celebration. Details of past and future events are available via the |website www.coverack.org.uk