CEYS children back on the water !

After nearly two seasons lost to covid, 27 new recruits had their first sailing taster session on Saturday 3rd July on the Camel Estuary, prior to lessons proper starting in September.  Towed over to the Padstow side for shelter and a gentle beach, children started to learn the basics hands-on and at the end the boats were helmed by the children under sail (and very close safety supervision) back across the estuary.

No-one ducked out (though one or two chose a ducking) and everyone really did go home wanting more.

CEYS hopes to have up to forty new young sailors on the water in the Autumn, all in the distinctive blue and yellow-coloured sail Fusion boats owned by the sailing school - the same as those owned for use by juniors (post - Covid) at the sailing club.

Watch out for more news in the Autumn and click on the Gallery for photos.

In fact we’ve never been away.  Rather though than even remotely court Covid in changing rooms, classrooms or boats, CEYS group lessons have been held back until early autumn when the expectation is that they should be manageable and safe.

Those children whose lessons were cancelled last year have priority and, with full take-up on the cards, it’s likely we won’t be short of pupils for some time ahead.

Similarly fund-raising activities have had to be curtailed but we will shortly be back looking for your money and support! 

Our thanks go to those who have continued to contribute to Camel Estuary Youth Sailing through recent difficult times, be it by gifts of cash or of boats.

Roger Williams

Chair, CEYS

CEYS has already recruited over 30 children for tuition this year; their lessons were to have started after Easter but are now simply on hold.

Our March Curry Night fund-raiser was cancelled courtesy of CV, but luckily at minimal cost. For the same reason CEYS will not be holding its customary Easter street collection in Rock.

The fate of our Shrimper Week raffle is in the laps of the Gods, along with that of the sailing week itself.

Financially CEYS remains in good health, - though any donations will still be gratefully received - and we look forward to getting back in action in due course.

Roger Williams
CEYS Chair
31st March 2020

When you're stacked out providing catering events for a living, why not offer to run another one for charity just for the fun of it?  Well that's exactly what Rock's Fee Turner (of Fee's Food fame) did for CEYS.  Late November saw Rock Institute packed with 100 guests, sitting down to a pop-up Moroccan Feast followed by a disco every bit as colourful and dramatic.  Fee and her team made it look easy, which undoubtedly it wasn't, and the CEYS team led by Nicky Roads did their best to help.

Huge thanks of course to Fee and Fee's Food and also to suppliers, local companies and friends who generously contributed stock, prizes or services to make it a fund-raising success.

Particular thanks to DJ Dan Burbridge, Jane Lawrence Flowers, John Bray & Partners, The Lower Deck, Navas Drinks, Pentire Spirits, Sharp's Brewery, The Beach House, St Enodoc Hotel, Rock Institute and Wadebridge Wines

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