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Crews prepare for battle

By West Briton  |  Posted: August 21, 2014

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LOCAL organisations have confirmed support for the Crew Activity Day on August 29, part of the Tall Ships Regatta shoreside programme.

CORMAC and Falmouth Tesco Metro are the latest to the step up to the mark to ensure that the day is a success.

Tempus Leisure has planned a day of inter-ship sports challenges at Gyllyngvase including beach volleyball, five-a-side football, beach sports and the Tall Ships traditional favourite – tug of war.

A number of local sports organisations including Countrymen Volleyball Club, the Dracaena Centre, Falmouth Exeter Plus and Truro and Penwith College, are assisting with the activities at Gyllyngvase.

The winter storms have re-profiled the sand on Gyllyngvase Beach and CORMAC will provide additional support to the regatta by levelling the beach where the beach volleyball will be taking place.

The Crew activity day is supported by a whole raft of organisations including Gylly Beach Café which is providing water for the sports activities and dedicating part of the beach for the sports to take place, St Michael's Hotel and Spa for use of the tennis courts for the five-a-side.

Tesco Metro in Falmouth is providing lunches for the day, and is fully supportive of the Regatta.

Two of the store's staff will be taking part in the Tall Ships Race leaving Falmouth on August 31 as trainees on board the Dutch Tall Ship Gulden Leeuw. Customers and colleagues will be following their progress.

John Haymes, manager of Tesco Metro on The Moor in Falmouth, said: "It is a great opportunity for Jemma and Jason and we hope they enjoy the experience.

"Also we are keen to raise the profile of the store within the local community and felt this was an opportunity not to be missed, as the regatta is so important for Falmouth."

For the latest information about the Regatta in Falmouth see www.falmouthtallships.co.uk, join it on Facebook 'Tall Ships Falmouth 2014' or follow it on Twitter @tallships_2014, or follow lovefalmouth on Instagram.

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  • CORMACltd  |  August 21 2014, 5:19PM

    Thanks for the mention! Proud to be supporting this fantastic event.