The Children’s Sailing Trust welcomed Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Edinburgh GCVO to its headquarters at Trevassack Lake on the Lizard Peninsula, yesterday (May 17).

Local schoolchildren were engaged in watersports activities on the lake, having opportunity to meet Her Royal Highness and show her their newly acquired skills, along with Holly Martin, a local girl who is using sailing at Trevassack to help recover from a traumatic brain injury.

Her Royal Highness had the unique experience of touring the lake on ‘Floaty’, the trust’s one-of-a-kind, solar-powered accessible platform that allows groups of all ages and abilities, including their mobility equipment, to get out on the water.

Jakie Jewell, CEO for Children’s Sailing Trust and its subsidiaries, said: “The work the CST team do on a daily basis makes such a difference to so many people, it was an honour to be able to share what we do and its impact with Her Royal Highness.

“The visit showcased the effects of our charitable work on young people in Cornwall and our community facilities for people of all ages and abilities both near and far.”