Bruce buying a T-shirt
The Tavy Tars in performance mode
And there were fireworks
Commodore Graham with the
Frank and his winning yacht
Henry’s boat takes to the deep!
John reliving his role in the mud cricket
Some old gaffers!
Saturday 4 June
The sun sets on Regatta Sunday
Time to talk
Beer Tent all decked out
Start of the Trans-Tamar Race
The Trans-Tamar Race Prize Winners
Trans-Tamar Race - waiting for the start
Getting ready for the Trans-Tamar Race
More Trans-Tamar Preparations
Much fettling was needed!
Weir Quay Sailing Club Yachts anchored at Cawsand
Another view at Cawsand
Another view at the Cawsand Anchorage
The Tavy Tars entertain
Ex Commodore Jim
Ian and Chris hand out the prizes
Sunday paver laying on the new site
Trans Tamar spectators in the field
Our social secretary enjoying a VERY well earned drink
The Regatta in 2016 marked the 50th anniversary of the Club
The photos on the right (which were kindly supplied by Rosie Hinge, Sue Coomber, Ian Kilpatrick and Mike Benson) show just what a great weekend it was - blessed with good weather and great company it was a truly appropriate occasion. And one that was much enjoyed by all who took part.
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The text below which gives a synopsis of the day is taken from the report that Rosie Hinge forwarded to the Tavistock Times
WEIR QUAY SAILING CLUB 50th ANNIVERSARY REGATTA 4-5th JUNE 2016
To celebrate reaching the dizzy age of 50, Weir Quay Sailing Club organised a weekend of festivities on 4-5th June. The events took place on the Cleave Farm paddock in Weir Quay, located right by the water’s edge.
Even the weather played its part as glorious sunshine held firm the whole weekend.
Saturday started off with a dinghy sailing regatta for the cadets and the young at heart. After this, a BBQ was needed and the beer tent swung into action. The Tavy Tars had the crowd singing and dancing to their sea shanties and the evening ended with a spectacular Firework display.
As if this was not enough, there were stalls selling plants, books and boat gear to keep everyone busy.
No peace for the wicked, as the Weir Quay yachts dressed themselves overall and set off early on Sunday morning for a sail down river for lunch in Cawsand Bay, taking with them a selection of cadets and older members. A sunny anchorage had the cadets jumping into the sea while the boats rafted together for a spot of socialising.
The sail home was followed by the annual Trans-Tamar Model Boat race where the first to reach Cornwall is the winner. The trick is to avoid sinking or crashing into other model boats or getting pinned to the real-life yachts moored in the river. A clear winner emerged in the form of cadet, Frank Poyton-Duke who proudly posed with the Snout Trophy presented by the Club Commodore, Graham Reed.
There was just time to refuel with another BBQ and more beer before the final eating of the four birthday cakes, spelling out the letters: WQSC.
50th Anniversary Regatta