Helford River SC is opening its doors to the public on Saturday from 10am to 4.30pm as part of the National RYA Push The Boat Out campaign this week.
A family friendly club, Helford River SC offers a free day of try-outs with experienced club members on a variety of club owned leisure and racing boats.
Take a look on the RYA’s website for remaining PTBO venues this week in Cornwall and specific details on helfordriverssc.co.uk
Not content with nipping a third and first at Restronguet earlier on Sunday, Legend Laser racer Keith Wilkins, in preparing for June’s European Masters in Brittany, took evening honours with a double first on the Helford.
Andrew Hosking in consistently fine form this spring took a 2:2 whilst his arch rival Brooks had to settle for a third.
A southerly breeze tumbling over wooded cliffs on the east-west aligned Helford makes for wobbly racing.
Observing Andrew performing a pre race tumble test on the South Shore, Race Officer Keith Goy & entourage wisely laid a short triangular course between Durgan and the mouth of the river.
A course ideal for the Laser that turns on a sixpence; not for Roger McDonald’s Dart 18, a supersonic catamaran that morphs into a brick rounding corners.
Needing to go more than 25% faster than the Laser on the straights to compensate for its meanderings elsewhere, the Dart came last.
Always competitive, Andy Biggs’ Laser made the most of the beat and tight racing at the marks, but found less speed on the downwind legs.
Results: Race 1 - K Wilkins 1st, A Hosking 2nd, S Brooks 3rd. Race 2 - K Wilkins 1st, A Hosking 2nd, S Brooks 3rd