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.

Friday 8th September - Friday 20th October

Friday Morning Yoga Classes at HRSC

The ever popular yoga class at the Sailing Club run by Fo Beresford will be starting again on Friday 8th September. The class runs for 6 weeks from 09.30 to 11.00 every Friday at the Clubhouse. The class is suitable for all levels and abilities.  If you cannot commit to 6 weeks why not come along and try one session.  All welcome.

The cost is £52 for 6 sessions or £10 per session.

For more details please contact Fo on moc.liamgnull@drofserebof or call 01326 221353

News and Race Results

(14 posts in the last 90 days)

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

Thank you

I would like to say a huge thank you to all the Members, tea helpers, Committee, safety boat crew, liberty boat crew, office, kitchen and bar staff for making Sunday such a huge success. Our reputation as the best day of Falmouth Week has certainly  been upheld.

The tables were groaning with the quantity of delicious tea that was donated and there was not a crumb left!

The Club has received many congratulations on the hospitality provided.

Thank you – we could not have done it without you

Heather Ibotson
Vice Commodore

Breezy Summer Holidays

Dinghy Race Report 03 08 2017

Full Club Membership entitles members to the use of Club Dinghies under supervision on Club Racing Thursday evening and Sundays and Cruising Tuesday evening & Saturdays.

Report: The May Family Cup 2017

The May Family Cup Race Report 2017

The May family & friends thanks HRSC for a wonderful, fun afternoon’s Dinghy sailing in celebration of holidays past and present. 


Anchors and ground tackle

In the last week anchors and ground tackle have gone missing from the Committee Boat and Fun Yak without the knowledge of Captain Safety Boats. Chris Hosken makes a considerable effort to maintain the boats so that members can sail in safety. It is vitally important that the boats are maintained and carry the correct equipment. As an RYA recognised training centre the Club and its equipment have to pass a rigorous inspection by the RYA and the lack of anchors on safety boats would result in a fail and curtail of Junior Sailing.

Accidents do happen – for instance throwing the anchor without ensuring it is tied to the boat – embarrassing it may be but someone needs to be told so that it is replaced.

Please note that the anchors and tackle at the Club be they on boats or sailing marks are there for a reason. Should you consider such items are required elsewhere ask your team leader – just don’t do what you think is right as it impacts others.

Should anyone have any information concerning the whereabouts of the missing items please contact me moc.tenretnitbnull@yeldud.evilc

Clive Dudley
Rear Commodore Sailing

The May Family Cup 2017 16th July

Entry Form and Sailing Instructions

Commodore Mark Buckley invites HRSC dinghy racers and welcomes the May Family and Friends to a fun afternoons racing in celebration of holidays past and present on the Helford River. First Race 12:00 – Cups to be contested

May Family Cup

Wayfarer Cup

Email moc.liamgnull@yhgniddrofleh

Helm, Crew, Boat Class, Sail No and age if 18 & Under by the end of Saturday 15th 2017

Remarkable Handicapping for L’Aber Wrac’h 2017

The final finish times for the race are attached and show that the first 13 boats finished within 50 minutes of one another over a distance a little under 100 miles. This is a wonderful feat of handicapping on the part of our very experienced Handicap Committee of Wally Royall, Ian Wort, and Terry Pascoe.

Congratulations to all the competitors who made it a special occasion. I hear that our French friends are already getting very excited about the 60thAnniversary race in 2019 – which I suspect might be somewhat special!

Clive Dudley
Rear Commodore Sailing


Dinghy Regatta & Laser Open Report 2017

A Huge thank you to all who made this happen!

From the youngest racer  11yr 7mo to the eldest in his 81st year

From Committee to Stewards and Catering who gave our visitors the very best of welcomes

Our Safety & Mark moving crews – & especially Tony Marsland  recovering in Hospital

The Committee Boat & vast quantities of Hot Dogs kindly provided and cooked by  John Bolitho and of course the gentle tutelage and guidance  given to the  Race Committee under Tom Smith & Steve Kestin

HRSC Dinghy Regatta Report 2017

Wednesday Evening Yacht Racing

One of our members who sails a Contessa 26 is very interested in joining our Wednesday evening Yacht Race Series but would like some similar yachts to race against in addition to our current 707 competitors.

Please can we encourage anyone who has a similar yacht to join us on a Wednesday evening to make our racing more inclusive and varied. Please contact me on ku.oc.oohaynull@hguoglorackcin if you are able to come along.

Thank you

Nick Gough – Captain Yachts

Adult Dinghy Sailing

The Helford River Sailing Club is starting Adult Dinghy Sailing every Saturday during the summer season beginning at 2.00 pm on 8th July.  The start time will alternate between 2.00pm and 10.00am depending on the tide. Our aim is to attract new members to the club by offering an opportunity to Try Sailing a Wayfarer or our new Drascombe Lugger with an experienced club sailor.

All existing club members with or without dinghy experience will be most welcome to join us. Most importantly we need to build up a list of experienced sailors and safety boat crews who are able to help.

This will be promoted in the West Briton as an opportunity to “Try Sailing” which, as you know, has taken place for many years and with great success on Tuesday nights.

If you would like to take part or want to help, please email Angie Watson at ku.oc.stnenopmocmpnull@retep

Thank you

© Helford River Sailing Club