Summer Solstice Report - June 2010

Friday 2nd July 2010


RLYS Summer Solstice 2010.

This year’s summer boating event on Saturday, 26th June was one of the most successful we have had for several years, greatly helped by the near perfect weather conditions. Twenty six boats took part and enjoyed the delightful trip up the river to Lostwithiel in bright sunshine and very little wind. The theme for the event was "A festival of global warming" and participants attempted a quiz en route – part general knowledge and part global warming knowledge. Some boats dressed up to the theme – see photo gallery. Crews were able to spend about an hour and a half in Lostwithiel, enjoying a picnic or fish and chips on the green by the riverside and there was a relaxed and happy atmosphere. Children up to and including retirement age had a go at the "Observation Round" where they had to identify various objects and buildings near the riverside. The prize for this was won by Lauren James. After a pleasant sojourn in Lostwithiel participants returned down the river to Lerryn and the garden of the Ship Inn where the final activity of the event took place. Crews were invited to recite, sing or perform an amusing saying, story or sketch which ends with the words "and that, my dear, is what is known as global warming". Five crews took up the challenge and the prize was won by Mike Baker and crew. First prize for the Quiz was won by Derek Knott and crew, 2nd prize Mike Baker, 3rd prize Treve Fowler. Prize for the best dressed boat was won by Andy Reid with John Halkes second. Prize for the best dressed crew was won by Treve Fowler and crew.

Thanks to the RLYS committee who put this event together, to Johnny and Ronnie for hosting the prizegiving in the garden of the Ship Inn, and to Deanna at the shop for judging the fancy dress.

Richard Parrott

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