The Regatta in 2016 marked the 50th anniversary of the Club.
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.
The photos, 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 everyone who took part.