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.

Saturday 18th November


There will be a Beer Tasting Evening at the Clubhouse with music by the famous and fabulous Cadgwith Singers.

Singing will start at 19.00 followed by beer tasting and then more music from the Cadgwith Singers.

Come along and sample a variety of local ales while listening to the dulcet tones of the wonderful Cadgwith Singers.

What’s not to like??

The restaurant will be open from 18.00 as usual.

All welcome

Friday 1st December

Film Night

Friday 8th December @ 6:30pm

Yacht & Dinghy Prize Giving Evening

Saturday 9th December @ 8:00pm

Vice Commodore’s Christmas Quiz

Friday 15th December @ 7:00pm

Christmas Carols

Sunday 24th December @ 12:00pm

Grand Christmas Eve Family Lunch

Friday 19th January @ 7:30pm


News and Race Results

(8 posts in the last 90 days)


We had a fantastic summer season on the water. Junior Sailing was at capacity again this year. All the sailors progressed on so much while having an amazing time. There were some challenging conditions to sail in this year but the sailors coped incredibly well and came away more
confident in their abilities. There were new friendships formed and new challenges reached. I’d like to thank all the volunteers for their help this year. Without their dedication and time Junior Sailing couldn’t happen. We will be celebrating Junior Sailing at Posh Nosh, the date of which is to be confirmed soon.

Nick Glossop – Captain Juniors


I write this towards the end of October and almost all of us have got our boats off their moorings, out of the water and safely tucked away in barns and boatyards for the winter. The nights are closing in and the season is almost over.


Nick Gough – Joint Captain Yachts


Now that most of the boats and yachts are on dry land for safety over the winter season, and waiting for repairs and servicing to be done before launching again for next summer which I hope goes well for all Members, we have time to reflect on the season which hopefully we have all enjoyed.

The Club has been very popular this year and our new stewards have done extremely well. Word has been spreading up and down the coast about the great atmosphere and food at the Club. As a result of this we have had visits from many visiting yachtsmen and women, other sailing clubs and South West Gaffers to name but a few, all enjoying the Club facilities. Members have also been making the Club really busy this year, so much so that it has been necessary to buy extra seating for the balcony. Not only have the clubhouse and balcony been really busy but all the activities the Club runs have gone very well this season. Our Social Committee has arranged a really good social calendar for 2017/2018 and Members should keep a close eye on the Club emails and also this Newsletter for details. The ladies on the Social Committee have done us proud this year.

You will see from this Newsletter that all Membership, Mooring and Berthing fees will increase for 2018. Last year the fees were not increased because of the poor service offered to Members due to the lack of stewards. The increase for next year is to keep in line with inflation and more importantly to keep the Club on a sound financial footing. If you look around at the other local sailing clubs you will find that they do not offer as many activities or sailing boats that can be used free of charge, so that Members still have a good deal financially. In order to secure any stewards for this year the Club had to subsidise them as another year without stewards would have badly damaged the Club’s reputation and been a financial disaster. As the Club has been extremely busy this summer the Committee feels that it was a good decision. The winter season is also always difficult for stewards to make a living and they lose most of the profit made in the summer, thus the need for a subsidy. This arrangement is however up for negotiation in December.

As from the AGM on 19th January 2018 you will have a new Commodore who I hope will enjoy the job as much as I have and I am sure he or she will make a great success of it. All is looking good for 2018 here at the Club and better weather next summer would be a bonus.

Finally I wish you all a very happy Christmas and a successful New Year.

Mark Buckley – Commodore

Download Winter 2017 Newsletter

Pilates Classes at HRSC

Pilates classes will commence at HRSC clubhouse on Wednesday 25th October from 11.45 to 12.45 with instructor Clare Girling.

All abilities will be catered for.

£6 ‘pay as you go’ sessions.

Please bring a mat if you have one but Clare has a few to lend if you don’t.  Pilates mats can be bought from Amazon for approx. £12.  Please buy the thick cushioned variety.

Please wear loose, stretchy clothing and bring a small towel for your head.

All welcome

Please bail out your boats

As we have had so much rain recently can you please make sure you bail out your boats on the pontoon on a regular basis.  The extra weight of all the water causes stress to the fingers on the pontoon.

Also a reminder that all boats need to be removed from Club premises by 31st October.

Thank you

Dave Blanning – Captain Moorings

Bridge and Pilates

The Club Social Committee would like to organise Bridge and Pilates classes at the Clubhouse.  It’s a great way to meet people during the quieter autumn and winter months and to exercise your brains and bodies!

They would like to gauge interest from Club Members in both of these classes so if you would be interested in joining a Bridge or Pilates class please can you contact Penny in the office on 01326 231006 or email moc.tcennoctbnull@nimda-csrh

All welcome

Thank you

© Helford River Sailing Club