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Junior sailing at half term
We have RYA Junior Stage1 and 2 courses lined up for half term week. Send an email to Bob (email@example.com) to sign up. All the usual favourite taster sessions and rentals are going on as well.
Yes, the season has begun and despite the sharp easterly breeze, it has been lovely on the beach the last few days. Here are Charlotte and Fabian, out for a sail on Wednesday afternoon.
We have lots of new stock in the shop, including lovely new Polkerris Beach hoodies and T-shirts which have already proved popular.
Polkerris Beach Pirate Swim for Marie Curie
This year's big event is the Polkerris Beach Pirate Swim in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. The swim takes place on Bank Holiday Monday 26th August. With its pirate theme, the swim is a light-hearted event for a serious cause and will see one hundred swimmers set off from Polkerris to Killivarder Rock and back to the beach – a total distance of around one mile.
Full details are on the Events page, where you can register online.
Landslide! Coast path closed.
Readers of our Facebook page will have seen that a substantial landslide swept away a huge chunk of coast path and dropped it onto the beach, 100ft below. This happened just before Christmas and more has continued to fall since. This means that the right hand end of the beach is somewhat unsafe at present - extra care is required, especially with inquisitive children.
The coast path is closed just north of Polkerris but the path ranger has been round and an alternative is now marked. This takes you:
- Up the road out of Polkerris
- Left at the top and across the main road
- Down the hill on the pavement for about 100m
- Cross back over the main road (carefully) by the Saints Way arrow
- Over the stile and across Trill Farm land on the Saints Way
- After crossing the farm track, the path curves left, downhill across a field
- Rejoin the coast path at the east end of Par beach.
Epic week rounds off season
The Polkerris Beach 2012 season ended with an epic week on the water. Certain families deserve special mention for their awesome enthusiasm for gnarly conditions: waves, wind, squalls and even blazing sunshine. The Fennells, Kerns, Dalbys and Wrenchs blew us away but above all, the incredible Poppy Loosley. At the age of 9 she is the smallest person we've ever signed off for RYA Junior Stage 4 and who refused to be beaten by even the most extreme sailing conditions. She also takes the award for being the tiniest person ever to right the Wayfarer from a capsize WITHOUT ASSISTANCE! So, to all those adults who reckon they can't recover a capsize; here's proof otherwise.
See you next season!
Team 15 event at Polkerris
Saturday 15th September saw Polkerris Beach host the final Team15 ‘inter-club’ junior windsurfing event for 2012. The inter-club race days are part of a national initiative to introduce and develop children’s windsurfing racing by encouraging local clubs to get together for a fun day of racing with enjoyment being paramount.
Three teams from around Cornwall descended on the shores of Polkerris for the final event in the series as a timely sea breeze pushed into the bay and the sun crept out from behind the clouds. The first course was set and a fantastic day of racing was soon underway. Competition organiser Marianne Bryant used her extensive experience as competitor and organiser to set demanding but achievable courses during the day.
Clearly inspired by the incredible action at this year’s Olympics, the racing was very close, with all the children showing a clear improvement from the start of the racing season. A standout sailor of the day was local Polkerris Pirates team member, Dan Couchman from Par, as he dominated every race in the 3.5m class, spending most of his time hot on the tails of the 4.5m class, an incredible feat for only his second event.
As prize-giving marked the end of another fantastic day of racing the team results showed just how close it had been for not just the day but the entire season. The final results gave Polkerris Pirates in third, Siblyback Water Warriors in second, just pipped to the post by the masterful Roseland Waveriders in first.
Photo: Dan (in yellow) off to a good start
Win a weekend in Polkerris!
Here's a great opportunity to win a weekend in one of our caravans (Polkerris Beachside Caravans) for up to 4 people in September or October, plus a £72 watersports voucher - a taster for two people or rentals. We've been busy on the beach with some lovely weather, so we took a panorama photo (a section of which you can see here) at 3:20 on 9th August.
How to enter:
- Go to our Facebook page.
- Guess how many people are on the beach in the picture.
- ‘LIKE’ our ‘Polkerris Beach Company’ Facebook page.
- Send us a private ‘MESSAGE’ with your answer.
- ‘SHARE’ this story.
- Keep your fingers crossed – Closest guess WINS!
The closing date for all entries will be Midnight on Monday 27th August.
Conditions of entry:
- Entry is via the Facebook page, stating the estimated number of people on the beach and in the sea in the panorama picture.
- The closest answer to our count is the winner.
- The prize must be taken this autumn, 2012.
- The winner must accept normal caravan and watersports booking conditions.
- Caravan booking is subject to availability on the winner's preferred date.
- The winner will be notified by 31st August.
Junior sailing courses - book now!
Over the school holidays, we run junior courses every week, usually Monday to Wednesday.
Aimed at 8-14 year olds, the group size is never more than 6 so you get personalised tuition, while the rest of the family can spend the morning relaxing on the beach or watching the action.
Maybe Mum or Dad want to try sailing or brush up on their sailng skills with a taster/refresher at the same time? Or perhaps the whole family learns to sail together. All the options can be arranged. Just mail Bob.