Founded in 1948 and located on the south bank of the Helford River in some of the best sailing waters in England with shore facilities and pontoons.

Extensive clubhouse, with social calendar throughout the year.

Bar and restaurant for members and all visiting yachts.

Yacht racing on Wednesday evenings and most weekends.

Dinghy racing on Thursday evenings and Sundays.

Adult training on Tuesday evenings and Junior sailing on Friday evenings.

New members are always welcome. Just download our membership form, complete the form and the bank mandate and return to the address above. For more information visit our membership page.

The Club always extends a special welcome to families and children. We have a strong junior sailing side and one of the founding objectives of the Club was “to encourage generally messing about in boats in a seamanlike manner” With this in mind, we ask parents to be aware of the inherent dangers of being near water, cliffs and a busy car park. What may be obvious to an adult could present an immediate danger to a child. We ask parents to be responsible for their children, to take warning signs seriously and ensure that lifejackets are worn as appropriate. That said, the river gives us all, both young and old, a tremendous playground right on our doorstep. . . . Enjoy it to the full.

News and Race Results

(5 posts in the last 90 days)

Apologies to finger berth holders

The Committee wishes to express apologies to finger berth holders for the current state of the pontoons. Despite a recent deep clean of the pontoons, it would appear that some mindless individuals ran amok over the weekend (probably Good Friday) jumping off the fingers and running through Members’ boats, and in doing so spread a considerable amount of mud everywhere. We would expect those responsible to come forward to apologise and make efforts to clean up their mess.

This behaviour is totally unacceptable and enquiries are in motion to identify the culprits. Furthermore the Committee has the option of utilising Rule 13 in such circumstances. Should anyone have information regarding this issue please inform the office and likewise if anyone has suffered damage to their boat.

Members, and especially parents, are reminded that children (a child is anyone under 18 years of age) are not allowed on the pontoons unless accompanied by an adult and that children must be wearing a lifejacket/buoyancy aid. The Club does not have many rules but this issue is important for health & safety, insurance conditions, and the protection of Members’ vessels. It is the responsibility of parents to properly supervise their children whilst on Club premises. Members also have a responsibility to police  these rules – remember this is your Club.

Clive Dudley
Rear Commodore Sailing

VHF radio

A VHF radio has been handed to one of the members of the Helford Gig Club.  It was found between Bar Beach and Pedn Billy.  It does have some distinguishing marks on it.  If anyone has lost a radio please contact Tina Walker on ku.oc.seitreporpdroflehnull@anit.

Thank you

Extreme Caution!!!

The majority of the half tide moorings off the Club out to the deep water channel have been lifted for maintenance and remain proud (some are near 0.5m proud) of the seabed so please exercise extreme caution when leaving/approaching the Club.

Thank you

Mark Buckley

We have just heard from Maurean Buckley that Mark is making good progress and has now been moved from the CCU at Treliske to a normal ward. Maurean says he is talking and behaving much more like his old self.

She would like to thank everyone who has been so helpful and supportive to her during this stressful time.

Let’s hope Mark continues with his good recovery.


Members should be aware that the four navigational buoys in the river are in place from April to October, as shown on the latest charts.

At the moment August Rock buoy and Bar buoy are off station but will be back by 1st April. There are no temporary buoys marking these dangers.

Please take care on the river.

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