Seaside fundraiser nets for charity

A traditional Roseland regatta day has raised hundreds of pounds for local charities, despite the credit crunch and the soggy weather!

Visitors and locals alike flocked to the Portscatho Regatta, held at the Roseland village of Portscatho on Saturday, where Cornish hospitality and family-fun was in evidence aplenty!

An annual event, this year’s regatta day combined sailing over an exciting course in beautiful Gerrans Bay, with various other water-sports including swimming races, kayaking(above), and raft-racing at Tatam’s beach.

As if that wasn’t enough, the shore based attractions included a fantastic sand castle making competition (above right), beach races, live music (below right), a BBQ, as well as a plethora of old-fashioned games stalls on the lugger.

“We’ve had a really wonderful day” one visitor told Rose-land-Online “and it was great to see such a fantastic turnout. It really cheered us up after all the rotten weather and rounded off our holiday perfectly”.

The Portscatho Regatta wasn’t the only treat in store on the Roseland last weekend. The following day (Sunday 30th August) both locals and tourists had a great day out at the wonderful Percuil Regatta on the lovely Percuil river.

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