News in July 2013
Congratulations to all those involved with Relay Southwest, who managed to complete their circumnavigation of Devon and Cornwall in just 58 hours, smashing their target of 80 hours!
By the end of their epic challenge the team had run 130 miles, cycled 165 miles and sailed 150 miles. This was great effort by the team which was made up of young people from South Devon College and adult group leaders, many of whom are from the Devon and Cornwall Police.
The photo shows the team after their arrival back in Torquay – knackered but very happy to be back on terra firma!
Toby at Trinity said: “We would like to extend our sincere thanks to all those involved, the whole relay event truly was a great team effort. Our thanks also to the huge efforts by Si Costin – from planning and prep through to delivery he provided great leadership.
To see photos and for more info click HERE
Veteran broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby has fronted a new promotional video promoting Brixham’s heritage sea vessels.
The Devon-based radio and television presenter kindly agreed to front a short video for the Trinity Sailing Foundation, explaining how the charity cares for three former trawlers, along with the smack Spirit of Britannia.
In the film, Jonathan speaks over live-action footage of Leader, Provident, and Golden Vanity at sea, juxtaposed with old black and white images of Brixham fisherman.
The presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions? explains how the Devon town helped to revolutionise the deep-sea fishing industry in the 19th century, when 3,000 trawlers used to head out to sea, when, now, only a handful remain.
Jonathan also explains how Trinity provides cruising holidays during the spring and summer season, which help fund the expensive winter refits and maintenance of these historic vessels, and the important role they play in providing sail training voyages for young people.
The Trustees and everyone at Trinity would like to thank Jonathan Dimbleby for supporting our work.
Please click HERE to see the new video.
At 6.00am this morning the Relay Southwest team kicked off their circumnavigation of Devon and Cornwall – running over 130 miles, cycling over 160 miles and sailing 80 miles from Falmouth to Torbay….non-stop.
The team headed off from Torquay this morning with runners completing 13 mile relays towards Axminster before going coast to coast. When they arrive in Barnstaple, (via Ilfracombe), at approximately 0300 Wednesday morning the cycle team will take over.
The cycle team will then head to Lands End and then back up to Falmouth. The ride will be completed in four legs, with a total distance of just over 160 miles.
The sailing team will then sail Provident back to Torbay. The sail will start late on Wednesday afternoon and will continue non-stop through the night, aiming to arrive around lunch time on Thursday 4th July – please join us in Torquay Harbour when you will be able to cheer the team back in.
Please follow the Relay Southwest team on @RelaySouthwest, and for more info please see the Relay Southwest website.
You can donate to support them by texting TTSF24 £5 (or the amount you would like to send) to 70070.