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Super Saturday not just at the Olympics

By West Briton  |  Posted: August 09, 2012

  • A working boat.

  • Cara Bailey-Jones, 3, in the sack race.

  • Five-year-old Kitty Gregory leads her race.

  • Laurel Baker, 8, in a children's race.

  • Six-year-old Ben Fairweather in the egg and spoon race at the Point and Penpol Regatta. TRJJ20120804D-003_C

  • A children's race gets under way at the Point and Penpol Regatta.

  • Charles Warren, who's organised the Penpol and Point Regatta for 40 years, outside his former house in the village. TRJJ20120804D-006_C

  • Sail boats in the water for the Penpol and Point Regatta.

  • Charles Warren, who has organised the regatta for 40 years, commentates on one of the races.

  • Diana Coate-Bond, Maria Barnes and Sheila Higgins on the cake stall.

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SUPER Saturday's sporting events were not just reserved for the Olympics, as people piled onto the quay for the Point and Penpol Regatta.

The afternoon saw children's sports on the village green while the creek filled with the rising tide.

The Point and Penpol Women's Institute served their regatta teas to spectators and competitors on Point Quay, raising £1,200 for the event.

Despite the poor weather forecast and the diversion of the Olympic Games, 51 boats and crews enjoyed challenging and exciting racing in the gusty southerly wind.

Charles Warren, who has organised the event for 40 years, thanked Restronguet Sailing Club and Mylor Sailing School for providing rescue cover for the event.

A congregation of more than 120 people enjoyed an inspirational open-air service led by Roger Bush, currently Archdeacon of Cornwall and Dean of Truro Cathedral designate.

The ecumenical service held on Point Quay was attended by Christians from churches across the Feock parish as part of the Point and Penpol Regatta weekend.

A band of young musicians provided music and a collection, in aid of the Falmouth branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, raised £426.

Results: Mirror - 1, Harvey Martin. 2, Tony Martin. Topper - 1, Karen Gibson. 2, Max Gibson. 3, Andrea Gibson. Pico, single-handed - 1, Fergus Claridge. 2, No X 6. 3, Frank Lawry. Pico, two-handed - 1, Duncan Covey and Ollie Edmonds. 2, No 10537. 3, Oliver Roberts and Charlie Barnard. Laser - 1, Darren Williams. 2, Steve Grant. 3, Ben Lumby. Firefly - 1, Peter Knight. Shrimper - 1, Simon Sugrue. 2, Brian Frater. Handicapped Dinghy - 1, Guy Barnard. 2, Vic Gyselynck. Asymmetric Dinghy - 1, Bob Warren. 2, Jack Warren. 3, S Hills. Handicapped Yacht - 1, 'Mavis Cruet', David Sincock. 2, 'Khamsin', Richard Chart. 3, 'Joker', Craig Brown. Sunbeam - 1, 'Pixy', Lyulph Hesling. 2, 'Clary', Peter Collett. Tosher - 1, 'Woodcock', Luke Goodden. Lug and Mizzen - 1, 'Teal', David Guard. Working Boat (over 25ft) - 'Winnie', Arthur Williams. Working Boat (under 25ft) - 'Mary Ann', Charlie Pridmore and Kevin Andrew. 2, 'Gazelle', 'Bailer' Ferris. 3 - 'Edith', Mal Stone and Adam Spargo.

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