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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.

Adult sailing on Tuesday evenings.

Yacht racing on Wednesday evenings.

Dinghy racing on Thursday evenings and Sundays.

Junior sailing on Friday evenings.

New members are always welcome. Please visit our membership page. Holiday Membership forms are available from the bar and office.

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.

Thursday August 13th 2020

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Food & Drink

The clubhouse is now open for drinks, food and showers daily from Thursday 6th August 2020. Seating is available for diners inside and on the terrace. Come and meet our new Club Steward Ollie and Chef Julian.

On Tuesday and Wednesday we will be taking part in the HMRC ‘Eat Out To Help Out’ Scheme.

This allows you to get a 50% discount on food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in (up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner) every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday as many times as you like between 10 and 31 August.

My name is Ollie, firstly I would like to say how excited I am about my new role as the Club Steward here at Helford. 

Many of you will know me from my time at The New Inn, Manaccan and or The Prince Of Wales, Newtown, St. Martin. For those of you who don’t know me I very much look forward to meeting you all and getting to know you. 

I will initially be at a loss with names so any help would be gratefully received and in return I will endeavour to keep the same high standards of service that you have become accustomed to at your Sailing Club. 

Warmest regards 

(from August 6th)
Monday12 – 3pm
6pm – 9pm
Tuesday10.30am – 3pm
6pm – 9pm
12 – 2pm
6pm – 8pm
Wednesday10.30am – 3pm
6pm – 9pm
12 – 2pm
6pm – 8pm
Thursday10.30am – 3pm
6pm – 9pm
12 – 2pm
6pm – 8pm
Friday10.30am – 3pm
6pm – 9pm
12 – 2pm
6pm – 8pm
Saturday10.30am – 9pm12 – 2pm
6pm – 8pm
Sunday12 – 9pm12 – 4pm


Fish & Chips £9.95
Crispy battered fish of the day served with chips and mushy peas

Fish Selection Box £9.95
Fish goujons and scampi served with chips

Fish Goujons £8.95
Crispy pieces of battered fish served with chips and mushy peas

Chicken Goujons £7.95
Freshly prepared southern fried chicken goujons served with chips and spicy mayo dip

Scampi & Chips £8.95
Crispy fried scampi served with chips

Sausage & Chips £6.95
Two succulent local sausages served with chips

Lebanese Falafel £6.95
Lebanese falafels served in a pitta bread with spicy onion and tomato relish & chips

Helford Burger £8.95
Prime local beef burger patty served in a toasted sesame bun with salad and relish
To add cheese 50p

Chicken Burger £7.95
Southern fried chicken fillet burger served in a bun with salad and spicy mayo

Veggie Burger £6.95
Vegetable patty served in a toasted bun with salad and relish
To add cheese 50p

Hot Dog £3.50
Frankfurter sausage served in a finger roll with fried onions

 Side Orders

Chips £2.50
Cheesy Chips £3.50
Beer battered onion rings £2.50
Kid’s Fries £1.00
Burt’s Crisps £1.00
Roskilly’s ice cream cone £2.00
(Please ask for this week’s flavours)

Contactless Card Payments Only

Wherever possible, we would appreciate booking food in advance via phone 01326 231460 or by email moc.liamgnull@csrevirdrofleh as that helps Ollie order in the correct quantities of fresh food.

Currently food and drink are outside only, so please bring suitable clothing as it can get chilly in the evenings. 

All food and drink are in recyclable disposable containers to reduce any chance of cross-infection, so please use the bins to place used boxes and glasses in after use or of course food can be taken away.

All transactions have to be cashless.

Wednesday August 12th - Saturday August 15th


Following the decision by the organising committee on 11th July to run a limited event over 4 days, the entry system has been updated to reflect the new situation and accept new entries.

In order to minimise the changes to the entry system, all of which will need to be unpicked next year, we have not changed all inconsequential minutiae.  If you submit your information and pay £20 then you will be good to go for all 4 days.


It is regretted that racing will not be provided this year for Dinghies, Working Boats and Firebirds.

Falmouth Sailing Week 2020 website

It is very important that anyone applying to enter Falmouth Sailing Week reads the addendum to the Notice of Race.

PoFSA announcement regarding Falmouth Sailing Week

Following the RYA’s successful negotiation of an agreement with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) under the government’s Return to Team Sports framework PoFSA has reviewed and deleted the requirement for eligible boats to be sailed by members of the same household / Covid-19 support bubble.  Crew members from different households are now permitted subject to a new minimum social distancing of “0.5m with mitigations” as set out in RYA guidance that may be found at

RYA Sailing & Racing in Mixed Households

Sunday September 13th
4:00 pm

Dinghy Racing: Bart’s Bash

High Water at 2:36 pm

No more Sunday Dinghy racing for August.

Hi Everyone
Due to the large number of people out on the Helford and down at the club which is great to see after a quiet  start to the season. The decision has had to be made not to do any more Sunday dinghy racing for August this year. We hope to restart Sundays racing in September when there are less people about. This is to help ease congestion at the club and for the safety and enjoyment of all those on the water.
Thursday evenings dinghy racing will continue as normal, 18.00 on the water, 18.30 start racing, as this seems to be a quieter time.
Hope to see you all out on the water (maybe not all at once!! ) 

Dinghy racing for the week ahead !!

Hi All 
After a windy Sunday morning, racing was abandoned !! So lets hope Thursday evening is better but early forecasts are giving 16-23mph SE so we may again have to cancel 🙁 I will try and keep you all posted. But we are aiming for 1800 on water and a 1830 start.

Next Sunday is looking good though !!! 16.30 start so get on the water for 16.00.

If anyone is on facebook we have a messenger group that I can add you to for a more instant msg on conditions and events. ether email me or msg and I will add you. 

Hopefully we will have the club email system up and running again soon 🙂
hope to see you out sailing 

What’s happening at Your Club?

Since opening on 4th July, the Club has sprung back into life in spite of limited hours which are under constant review depending on demand. As the main summer season gets under way, our opening hours will increase and with that an enhanced menu.  For the moment we are still in the experimental stage of re-opening whilst complying with the covid regulations, so watch this space for further details!

Single-handed dinghies can be taken out by competent sailors and 3 wayfarers are in the water so that family groups can sail together. 

Don’t forget the annual May Cup dinghy race is being held this Sunday 19th with a forecast steady northerly 9-14kts and lots of sunshine (at the time of writing!).  This usually attracts lots of participants, let’s hope so this year.

Please use the dinghy WhatsApp group for booking out boats as we have a disinfection and cleaning routine in operation and not all boats are available at any one time. 

Covid Policy

  • For the reassurance of members and staff, we have invested in a so-called ‘fogging’ machine which can disinfect whole rooms and items against both viruses and bacteria with minimal disruption and without using harsh chemicals.
  • Please follow the one-way system to the toilets marked by arrows and notices.
  • For the moment, showers have to remain closed because of the need to clean between uses. 
  • As before a 2m distancing policy is in operation throughout the club premises.  Again, the Committee thank you for your patience over this extraordinary time – we aim to relax regulations and get back to normal as soon as it is considered safe to do so. 

We look forward to seeing you at the club and on the water – stay safe.

Dinghy Racing

Hi All

I am pleased to announce that we are going to finally start dinghy racing at the HRSC!!!

The first race will be on Sunday the 12th July 10:30 start and then continue most Thursday evenings and Sundays, subject to weather conditions. All will be welcome and there are club boats available subject to booking.

Duncan Skingley

More +

Club Dinghies

During these unusual times, the Committee are keen to enable you to use club dinghies at HRSC.  The RYA have advised us to proceed with caution, so as a first step we have decided to make club dinghies available to the Adult Sailing Group.

More info…

L’Aber Wrac’h

It is with regret that HRSC has had to cancel the annual L’Aber Wrac’h race.

Owing to the Covid 19 pandemic and current UK / French Government Quarantine restrictions HRSC is unable to run the Helford to L’Aber Wrac’h 2020 Race.

The race is always a huge event in the HRSC calendar and will be sorely missed by all those who take part each year in the actual race and the social event that precedes it.

The next Helford to L’Aber Wrac’h Race will take place on 25th June 2021.

We look forward to seeing you then.

HRSC Committee