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Charity fun it’s a knock-out

Men dressed as penguins and a group decked out in pirate costumes were just some of the sights on show when a charity held an It’s a Knockout contest.

Turn to Starboard – a charity that help injured veterans by taking them sailing – hosted the event at Boscawen Park in Malpas near Truro on Sunday July 9 in front of hundreds of spectators.

Thirteen teams in different levels of fancy dress and ranging in age from adults to young children competed for top scores in a series of inflatable obstacle challenges.

Events included having to dive through a foam-filled inflatable tunnel while carrying a piece of a jigsaw before having to stick the piece on an inflatable wall and solving a puzzle.

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Sailing charity launch fundraising campaign

People of Falmouth, Cornwall and beyond – a sailing charity needs you!

Turn to Starboard, a charity which helps veterans affected by military operations, has launched a campaign to help fund a round Britain sailing challenge. The Round Britain Challenge 2017 sets sail on Saturday August 5 and is calling on the public to give what they can and come up with ideas to help raise funds towards the £50,000 expedition.

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Are you up for fun and foam? Teams wanted for It’s A Knockout!

Sailing charity Turn to Starboard will be hosting a family fun day on Sunday, July 9, with a bouncy castle, face painters and an ‘It’s A Knockout’ competition.

Teams can still sign up for the contest which will feature rounds including inflatable jousting and a foam covered assault course.

The event at Malpas Park in Truro, will be held in aid of the charity who help veterans affected by military operations by taking them sailing.

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Calling all veterans! Sailing charity launches crew search for Round Britain Challenge 2017

Turn to Starboard is launching a recruitment drive with a difference – to find adventure-seeking military veterans for another round-Britain sailing expedition on board a classic tall ship.

Last summer the ‘Spirit of Falmouth’ set sail on the Turn to Starboard Round Britain Challenge 2016. The crew sailed anti-clockwise around the British isles clocking up more than 2000 nautical miles. A total of 38 veterans took part in the epic voyage with some completing shorter sections of the route.

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Charity volunteer recognised with award

A DEDICATED volunteer has been rewarded for his commitment to a sailing charity in Cornwall.

Len Ritchie has been awarded the Marsh Trust Volunteer Award for his conservation work on a tall ship at Turn to Starboard in Falmouth.

He has been volunteering at the charity for almost three years and helps to repair and maintain the Spirit of Falmouth, a 92-foot long pilot schooner gifted by the Prince’s Trust.

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Double award for charity sailing instructors

Two sailors from a sailing charity in Cornwall have passed a coveted Royal Yachting Association (RYA) exam.

Turn to Starboard CEO Shaun Pascoe and sailing instructor Dan Fielding both passed the Yachtmaster Instructor assessment at Falmouth last week.

The five-day course is for candidates who are already experienced RYA Cruising Instructor skippers and was a combination of tuition and assessment.

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