Porthleven Duck race has a record turn out

The annual Porthleven Duck race – now in its third year –  took place on the Bank Holiday weekend. This event is organised by the Porthleven Community Group – whose aim is to bring the community together to have fun. It is a worthy aim and one the group achieve. Every year the race rises money for a charity and this year was no different, as the group decided to raise money for the Porthleven Skate Park project.

This years event saw a record number of ducks take to the water. This saw the creation of a new race for adults. It was great to see so many proud adult happily displaying their home-made ducks.  I really do not know if the children or adults where the loudest cheering and egging on their duck as they made their way down the river in Porthleven.

Huge thanks go to the community group for this event. Special thanks as ever go to Tim who ‘like a duck to water’ bravely entered the water to act as race official and lend help to some ducks that got caught in the banks, or who had trouble staying afloat….

As is now the tradition, the Mayor (this year the Deputy Mayor) gets their own duck made by the community group

The Mayoral Duck for the Deputy Major, Cllr Powell

The Mayoral Duck for the Deputy Major, Cllr Powell


Tim gets ready to launch the children’s ducks


My sons duck, HBM

My sons duck, HBM


Me and my duck, Pinkie



Some of the entries into the children’s duck race


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