Porthpean Sailing Club

2012 Fitting Out Supper
March 24th

It must be my age but here I am again at yet another Fitting Out Supper, my 26th actually, but I am not complaining. I started my sailing career at Newquay SC and then moved on to Restronguet SC before I joined Porthpean and neither of those Clubs held Fitting Out Suppers, which I think is their loss as this particular little social is usually held the night before our sailing season starts and gives us a good reason to meet up and have a bit of friendly rivalry and chance to talk about the hopes we have for the coming season. By this time of the year we have generally finished all the essential maintenance and announce that we are ready for the season to come.

A smaller crowd than normal attended the annual Fitting Out Supper, which turned out to be a really good fun filled evening. Anna is our Social Secretary this year and with the help of Liz, Ken, Sarah & Paddy put on a brilliant meal of chilli with baked potato, followed by a selection of home baked cakes and ice cream. After the meal we gathered into 4 teams to play a Cornish version of “Call my Bluff”. Those of you of a certain age may remember the game was a bit of a cult many years ago on BBC, where 3 people of one team told us the meaning of an obscure word. The other team would have to listen to all the versions and try and decide who was telling the truth. The version we played was using Cornish words, which although we had a number of true Cornish in the room, were obscure enough to defeat quite a few of us. Even the truthful answers took a bit of believing when you heard the pronunciation of the Cornish Version.

All in all it was a brilliant evening and thanks go to Anna & her team for putting on such a successful evening. The 100 Club for the last 3 months was drawn, and for once the winning ticket holder was in the room, which enabled us to toast his success with him.

Once again I wandered the room taking pictures of all and sundry and the results are shown below. Clicking on any picture will produce a larger version.