02 Oct

Richard Winfrey


It is with great sadness that we are writing about the tragic loss of Richard Winfrey who was laid to rest at Mawnan Church on Saturday. Richard was a huge character who will leave an indelible mark on this community – in Mawnan Smith, within the shooting fraternity and on The Helford as a rower, sailor and drinker. Richard was a fierce competitor at the Port Navas Regatta from an early age and I can personally attest to this, particularly in the Run And Row. He was also a fantastic commentator for a number of years. This summer he and his son Sam won a number of races and thereby added another Winfrey name (8 year old Sam) to the Presidents Cup for the overall points winner.

Richard and Sam at the Regatta

The service at Mawnan Smith was emotional but also very beautiful and made a huge impression. The variety of people, as well as the sheer number, is a testament to his huge character. On behalf of everyone at PNYC, we send our best wishes and thoughts to his wife Brush, his four children Harriet, Georgie, Treve and Sam and the wider family. We are poorer for his early passing.