Launch Day – Arveth!

2 April, 2014

Firstly, a big thank you to all those who came to Arveth’s launch on the 30th March. The day was a roaring success, with far more people than we anticipated. Thankfully we still had enough bubbly!

Arveth launch 30th March 2014[1]

Credits to Darren Strick, 'Cornwall Cam' :)

Credits to Darren Strick, ‘Cornwall Cam’ 🙂

The ceremony kicked off with the Godrevy Singers, with some verses and old sea shanties bringing Copperhouse Pool to life. Next, a small introduction from our Chairman, Rob Pring, with some short words about Arveth and a long list of thank-you’s to those who have given not only money, but time, effort and support in achieving our goal of buying a new race boat, which we believe is a milestone not only for our club, but for the town. Next, a small blessing from Guy and Vicky, 2 of the captains, blessing Arveth. Next, local Rev. Clifton gave a splendid blessing to our new boat. Champagne, kindly supplied by our local Co-op, was sprayed over the new gig and a Hayle junior crew was promptly lined up and carefully rowed her away on the official maiden voyage, coxed by her builder Peter Williams of Fowey.

Arveth, a Cornish word for ‘Attack’,  was then rowed for a couple of laps around Copperhouse Pool, flanked by Hayle crews in our other racing gig Azook (1999) and training gig Piala (2009), as well as a group of canoeists from Hayle Canoe Club.

We thank you all for making the day a fantastic success, hope you enjoyed the bubbly, and look forward to keeping you updated on club goings-on!

Credits again to Darren Strick, Cornwall Cam

Credits again to Darren Strick, Cornwall Cam