St Helens Regatta

The Dragons Abreast salute on Georges Bay, St Helens
The Dragons Abreast salute on Georges Bay, St Helens
Three DATH paddlers joined the Tamar Tittilators in their boat at the St Helens regatta in January and returned with stories of adventure on the high seas and even the arrest of an errant sailor!

The weekend started with a song. Picture the three DATH paddlers wandering the local caravan park in the dark trying to attract the attention of an encamped Tittilator by softly singing Women in Pink. They weren’t arrested but nobody claimed them either!

Pretty in pink on Georges Bay, St Helens
Pretty in pink on Georges Bay, St Helens
As the day got busier we pulled in a few times to let people ‘come and try’. Chris Curran, a former Tittilator now resident in St Helens, is working with the local Rotary club to start a local survivors/ sports team.
Food for all occasions at Chris Curran's St Helens home
Food for all occasions at Chris Curran’s St Helens home
Three ladies and three male supporters entered rowing boat races which proved to be fairly hazardous as vessels (paddling backwards, no sweep and not seeing where they were going) missed turning buoys, crossed each other’s paths and nearly got hit but a sailor who repeatedly steered his yacht across the course.

Everyone was made thoroughly welcome and were invited to a dinner at Chris Curran’s home.

A slightly blowier early morning training session the following day was followed by a wonderful breakfast at Chris’s again!

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