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Port of Falmouth Sailing Centre Tour of Trevassack

As a not-for-profit subsidiary of Children’s Sailing Trust, Trevassack Holidays were delighted to welcome POFSA to Trevassack Lake for a tour and a talk with our CEO, Jakie Jewell – after all, they have chosen CST as their charity for Falmouth Sailing Week!  Jakie showed them the properties and they witnessed our watersports team practising making rafts and trying to capsize the accessible Hansa boat.

Here’s what the Chairman wrote about their visit that was shared on their Facebook page:

Towards the end of March, a small group of us from the Port of Falmouth Sailing Association – Derek Hill (Vice Chairman) and his wife Jeanette, Gaye Slater (Commodore of Flushing SC and former POFSA secretary) and I - visited Trevassack Lake where we were given a tour by Jakie Jewell, CEO of the Children’s Sailing Trust (formerly the Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust) which is Falmouth Sailing Week’s official charity for 2022. The Trust was formed in 1997, since when it has been striving to make sailing, and other forms of boating, accessible to people of all ages, abilities and disabilities, whether they take part as schools or other groups, individuals or families. While the Trust continues to operate on the Helford River, it now has a second base at Trevassack Lake, a former serpentine quarry which is now an idyllic, superbly sheltered 10-acre piece of water with a small island at its centre. Amongst the water sports which are available on (and in) the lake are dinghy sailing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, open water swimming, raft building and various other water adventures and team games. There is also an innovative and environmentally-friendly floating classroom - powered by solar energy and electric engines – which can take up to 15 children at a time. The Trust’s focus is on creating a fun environment where all students can comfortably develop at their own pace. Surrounding the lake is a 26-acre site on which various modern buildings house an activities room, changing rooms, showers, toilets, offices and a café. There are also six purpose-built, self-catering holiday homes (each with its own private hot tub) which offer superb facilities for disabled visitors and their families from which they can explore Cornwall as well as enjoy fun family activity holidays.

How can you all help?
 
Well, there is an option to include a donation to the Children’s Sailing Trust on the entry form for Falmouth Sailing Week 22. This is our big fund raiser for 2022 and hope you can all be very generous!
Another way is to donate direct to the charity via
 
Nigel Sharp
Chairman of the Port of Falmouth Sailing Association
 
(Photo credit: Nigel Sharp, POFSA)
POFSA visit Trevassack Lake
POFSA watch our team building on the water

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