We would like to thank the student production team that attended our event this weekend. You all did an excellent job and we hope to see more of you over the season. We cant wait to see all the photos and footage below is a sneak preview of some images taken by Henry Osman from the production team!
Below is a Press Release written by Isis O’Regan and Georgia Paine both Journalist students at Falmouth Uni (Thanks girls for also keeping the blog upto date over the weekend)
The results are in for the first two rounds for the ThunderCats national championships held in Watergate Bay this weekend. In the Pro Stock series, Team Microlink came first place in both rounds reaching an impressive 82 kph and Team Wales Etienne Burnett (stand in driver for Simon Harding) and Tom Hamilton reached first place in the stock series.
Team Microlink’s driver and navigator, Sean Fisher and Grant Pittard say the results were unexpected, “We’re really surprised as we’ve been having a few issues, but we went for consistency which has paid off.”
The pair added, “We will be going back to the drawing board for the next round”.
The atmosphere was particularly electric this weekend as team Microlink were neck and neck with Peter’s and May, who came second place in the Pro Stock series.
Fiona Pascoe, head of ThunderCats was extremely pleased with the success of the weekend and looks forward to coming back. “This weekend has been wonderful and so has the reception we received from Watergate Bay … it’s about getting bigger and better, we’ll be back here in September and in Falmouth in October.”
ThunderCats’ sponsor, Microlink also had an event on the Saturday that involved a presentation and demonstration of their new product the ‘Ubi Duo’. The communication device that will assist the deaf was presented to a class of teenagers from an Exeter boarding school for the hearing impaired.
The teenagers were brought on to the beach and were introduced to the drivers and shown the speedboats.
Students from University College Falmouth also got involved and together a production team and covered the weekend event. The media production team consists of creative event management, journalism and photography students.