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.

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Restaurant and Bar

Today's Menu

Opening Hours, Tuesday 29th May to Sunday 1st July:

Tuesday to Friday Bar 12.00 to 15.00 and 18.00 to 23.00
(closed Mondays) Lunch Menu 12.00 to 14.30
Restaurant Menu 18.00 to 20.00
Bar Menu 18.00 to 21.00
Saturdays As above except, Bar 12.00 to 23.00
Sundays As above except, Bar 12.00 to 21.00

For later bookings please phone Alex on 01326 231460. Mondays CLOSED except for Bank Holidays when we are open for lunch and dinner. Opening times March to September 2018. Please book your table by calling Alex on 01326 231460.

Having just completed a successful 6 months residency at Port Navas Yacht Club, Alex & Patrizia are very excited to be bringing their innovative and award winning cuisine to the Helford River Sailing Club. Find out more about Alex and Patrizia.

Friday 22nd June @ 6:30pm

New Members Evening

We will be holding another New Members Evening on Friday 22nd June from 18.30 hrs onwards.

This is especially to encourage our new Members to meet up with existing Members and also members of the Committee so please come along to welcome them to the Club. Any new Members who missed the last Evening are of course welcome to come along as well.

Food will be available as usual from 18.00. All welcome.

Thursday 28th June

L’Aber Wrac’h Champagne Recovery Party

L’Aber Wrac’h Champagne Recovery Party. This is a celebration of the arrival of the Helford to L’Aber Wrac’h Race crews with food and live music with Bob Seymour from 20.00hrs.  Champagne and Pimms from 18.30hrs to 19.30hrs £5 per person.  Race office opens at 19.00hrs.

Friday 29th June

L’Aber Wrac’h Race 2018

Helford River Sailing Club are proud to announce the 59thAnnual Pursuit race from Helford to L’Aber Wrac’h.

You can download the Notice of Race, Entry Form and Sailing Instructions here:

L’Aber Wrac’h Entry Form 2018

L’Aber Wrac’h NOR 2018

L’Aber Wrac’h SIs 2018

L’Aber Wrac’h French Entry Form 2018

L’Aber Wrac’h NOR French 2018

L’Aber Wrac’h SIs French 2018

Coast Guard form for all Races 2018

Formulaire d’Information Pour La Course Offshore 2018

Tuesday 10th July

Classic Boats from France

Saturday 14th July


Once again, by popular demand, we have the pleasure of being entertained by the wonderful CADGWITH SINGERS.

Sunday 22nd July

May Family Cup

Dinghy Races

Sunday 12th August

Falmouth Week 2018

HRSC will be hosting the first day’s racing of Falmouth Week 2018. This is our biggest social event so come along and enjoy great food and music. There will also be the legendary afternoon teas for the race crews.

All welcome.

News and Race Results

(14 posts in the last 60 days)


Picture (c) Dom Brandreth

Mid Summer Series

To allow continuity for the 707 One Design racing series and to encourage new PY boats to race I have created a Combined Fleet super-series. We will keep the existing One Design series, but we’ll also have a Combined Fleet series that allows PY boats to race 707s (and each other) using the TCC / IRC handicapping system.

The TCC ratings were taken from various sources found online. Handicap can and will be updated over time as ratings become more accurate.

Race 1

A breezy start to the Mid Summer series. Avocet had issues with an overpowered kite causing broaching and loss of position, but a lift on the last leg allowed them to get back past Dragun. Morgawr were two-handed and chose to go white sails only.


Updated yacht race Sailing Instructions

Updated Sailing Instructions for the mid and late Summer races series. The main change is the requirement to record your own finish time (for conventional-start races). Some other minor formatting changes to clarify the differences between conventional-start and pursuit races.

The updated document is available on the Downloads page and here.

YACHT RACE RESULTS | 30 MAY and 6 June 2018

Picture (c) Dom Brandreth

The results are in, the numbers have been crunched and the winners are…

  • Early Summer Series (One Design): Dragun
  • Early Summer Series (PY): Kari II

In the final race of the series (Race 6) Dragun pipped Avocet for the win – tying the series on 9 points each (with discards). But with more first places Dragun takes the series on the tie-breaker (see ISAF Appendix A8.1 for more info). And after joining the series late Kari II takes the PY title. Well done all.


The view from the balcony tonight

Picture (c) Dom Brandreth

We are looking into fixing the webcams. Stay tuned…

YACHT RACE RESULTS | 16 and 23 MAY 2018

Picture (c) Dom Brandreth

Due to family commitments and PTBO work I’ve been a bit slow getting the results out for the last two weeks. Here are the combined results for 16 and 23 May. Note, due to my poor sailing instructions I have had to split the results by fleet, creating two parallel race series. I will update the instructions for the Mid-Summer Series so that we the PY fleet can race against the 707s. Dom.


PTBO 2018 Photos (1)

Pictures (c) Dom Brandreth

Some quick shots from today’s Push The Boat Out event. It was incredibly well attended and the weather was just about perfect. Rain coming in now (5:30pm).

Yacht Race Photos | 23 May 2018

Pictures (c) Dom Brandreth

Yacht Race Photos | 16 May 2018

Pictures (c) Dom Brandreth

Club Slipway

The Club slipway will be closed to all vehicles from 17.30 to 20.30 on Friday evenings from May to September. This is for the safety of our junior sailors.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Yacht Race Results | 9 May 2018

Racing tonight was a little problematic with a forecast of 20 plus mph winds and rain, the start line at central seemed to be the least windy place on the river. The course Committee start, Gew, Voose then back to Committee ×2, we decided to shorten the course to one lap, at the finish the wind picked up to the predicted 20mph and it rained, but what an exciting although damp journey back to the moorings.
It was great to have the first PY entrant in tonights race a Sadler 26 owned and helmed by Martin Fenton, crewed by Kitty Brogden and Sam Adams. See you next week. Chris Hosken, Rear Commodore Sailing.


Yacht Race Results | 2 May 2018

Pictures (c) Chris Hosken

Perfect sailing weather. Looked like it might be too breezy though so 3/4 boats elected not to fly their kites. Dragun was brave and used their spinnaker to stretch ahead on the first downwind leg. Closer racing between the 3 remaining boats. A fight for the line between Avocet and Mawgawr with Avocet strongly defending their on-starboard line. Great racing.


New Captain Yachts 2018

Hi Everyone

I’ve taken over as Captain Yachts this year. My aim for the next three years is to:

  • Make yachting as easy and enjoyable as possible for all
  • Introduce more dinghy sailors and social members to yacht racing
  • Entice more boats onto the water and boost racing on Wednesday nights
  • Help sociable sailors to communicate and cruise in company


Membership Drive

This year the Committee is making a special effort to increase the membership of the Club. In particular we will be encouraging local residents to join.

With this in mind we will be taking out Temporary Event Notices, otherwise known as TENS licences for particular events. A TENS licence will allow non-members to attend the Club and purchase alcohol without being signed in by a Member. In other words it means that during these events the Club will open to non-members.

The first of these events will be the Big Spring Party on Saturday 21st April. ‘The Soundcasters’, a popular band from Kent, already known to many locals having played previously many times at The Shipwrights, will be headlining. Our new stewards Alex and Patrizia will be serving internationally inspired street food.

From Saturday May 26th to Friday 1st June the Club will be open to non-members. This will be a great opportunity to promote the Club at the start of the season. It will allow non-members to experience what the Club has to offer both on the water and in the clubhouse during a whole week. On the Saturday they will be able to try the activities we are organising for the ‘RYA Push the Boat Out’ event. You will be hearing a lot more about this event.

Invite your friends and neighbours so they can experience the friendly and welcoming atmosphere of HRSC.

We will ensure that non-members are aware that parking in the Club car park is only available for Members.

Angie Watson Vice Commodore

Commodore’s Report: Spring 2018

As many of you will be aware the tidal surge, caused by Storm Emma on 1st March, caused a lot of damage to the pontoon, the heart of the Club’s infrastructure. Then, the following day, a tree trunk was swept under the seaward pontoon. I am pleased to confirm that our insurers and the underwriters have reported that the loss is recoverable and have no objection to us authorising Falmouth Divers to commence work on the repairs, which we hope will start on Monday 26th March.
However the Club will be paying for elements considered to be part of general maintenance. Therefore we will be organising fundraising events to contribute towards this extra expenditure throughout the year.

I am pleased to see that our new stewards Alex and Patrizia are settling in so well. They are both good chefs and I am encouraged to see the Club is now busy with Members enjoying their food and drink.
I would like to thank all the Committee members for their support and hard work and wish all Members a successful and enjoyable year on and off the water.

John Bolitho Commodore

Spring Newsletter 2018

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