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.

Dinghy racing on Thursday evenings and Sundays.

Adult sailing on Tuesday evenings.

Junior sailing on Friday evenings.

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

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Opening Hours

(Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays)

Tuesday to Friday
Bar 18.00 to 23.00
Evening Menu 18.00 to 21.30

Bar 11.00 to 15.00 and 18.00 to 23.00
Lunch Menu 12.00 to 15.00
Evening Menu 18.00 to 21.30

Bar 12.00 to 21.00
Lunch Menu 12.00 to 15.00

Friday 19th April to Monday 22nd April
Saturday 4th May to Monday 6thMay
Saturday 25th May to Monday 27th May
Bar 11.00 to 23.00
Lunch Menu 12.00 to 15.00
Evening Menu 18.00 to 21.30

Tom Moore, our new chef, will be serving food every day except Mondays.  To book your table please call 01326 231460.

Restaurant and Bar

Hi Everyone

I’m Tom Moore, the New Head Chef at the Helford River Sailing Club. Some of you guys may already know me but for those of you who don't, I started cooking at HRSC when I was a teenager and have been a member for many years.

Since then, I have been cooking all over the world for about 16 years including France, Austria and a short spell in New Zealand.  Closer to home, I have worked at The New Yard Restaurant at Trelowarren, The Cove at Maenporth, and most recently The Mount Haven Hotel  at Marazion.

I will be running a simple menu with some classics on it, alongside a daily changing Blackboard Menu featuring what is freshly available on the day from local suppliers.

I look forward to seeing you at the Club soon.


HRSC Restaurant Menu

Bar snacks

Homemade bread and Homemade butter

Soup of the day, Homemade Bread

Marinated Olives

Deep Fried Nuts

Spiced potatoes, charred onions, aioli, kale

Fish Pie Croquettes, Wild Garlic Mayonnaise

Sweet Anchovies, Homemade Sourdough, Pecorino

House pate, English Muffin, Homemade Pickles

Crab Croissant

½ Pint prawns, Aioli, Bread and butter

Main Courses 

Classic Fish and Chips
Triple cooked chips, mushy peas

 Caesar Salad

Cos lettuce, anchovies, soft-boiled quail egg, garlic croutons, Parmesan

Add chicken

 Whole Fish of The Day
Sauteed potatoes, Seasonal Greens, Lemon and Herb Butter





 All served with peppery leaf salad,
Skin on French fries, garlic herb butter

 Basket meals

 All served with skin on fries

Chicken goujons


Monktail Scampi

Please see our staff for any dietary requirements

Please see today’s blackboard for desserts, specials and set menu

For any bookings or enquiries please email [email protected]

Friday 19th April - Monday 22nd April

Easter Weekend / New Members

Dear Members

Every year we lose members because their circumstances have changed.  Therefore at the beginning of the season it is of great importance to the Club to encourage new members to join.

On Saturday 25th May the Club will be open to non-members for the RYA ‘Push the Boat Out’ event and also for the whole of the following week. This was extremely successful last year and we hope to repeat that success.

Also with new membership in mind, this Easter Weekend will also be open to non- members from Good Friday to Bank Holiday Monday.  So please invite friends and neighbours to come to the Club to try our new chef Tom Moore’s delicious food.  On Easter Sunday, as well as a Treasure Hunt and Colouring Competition for the children, the rousing Cornish Celtic folk band ‘The Stowes’ will be playing from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.   There should be plenty of foot stomping on the balcony if the weather holds out!

Angie Watson
Vice Commodore

Sunday 21st April

Easter Sunday Family Lunch

Children’s Easter Treasure Hunt 11.00am till 12.00.

Colouring Competition

Live Music from ‘The Stowes’ 2-4pm

Monday 22nd April

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston

On Easter Monday April 22nd Sir Robin Knox-Johnston will celebrate exactly 50 years since he crossed the finish line at the end of the original Golden Globe Race and became the first person to sail single-handed non-stop around the world. The finish line of the 1969 Golden Globe Race was a line drawn between Black Rock and Pendennis Point at the entrance to Falmouth Harbour.

There is a programme of events happening in Falmouth to mark the occasion including a parade of yachts accompanying Sir Robin on his yacht Suhaili crossing the original race finishing line at Falmouth at 3.25pm on Monday April 22nd. The flotilla of supporting yachts will include Lively Lady, a few yachts from the Clipper Round the World races and a  group of Cruising Association yachts who will be cruising in company with Sir Robin from Gosport and gathering at St.Mawes to join the flotilla.

Club members with yachts might like to join this unique occasion afloat and help Sir Robin celebrate his great achievement.

Members might also be interested in a BBC Radio 4 iPlayer broadcast about Sir Robin’s achievements called Sailing Into History.

Saturday 1st June @ 9:00pm

60th L’Aber Wrac’h Race Raffle

Tickets are available at HRSC from the bar and office, at The New Inn, Manaccan and from Sue Hewett

Prizes include:

  • A luxury catered lunchtime cruise for 10 people on the Helford River. More info…
  • 2 Exclusive Centre Court Debenture seats for the Opening Day of Wimbledon on Monday July 1st, 2019. More info…

Thursday 20th June

L’Aber Wrac’h 60th Anniversary Champagne Party

Live Music from Al Stewart followed by ‘The Soundcasters’

Spectacular Firework Display

Sunday 11th August

HRSC hosts Falmouth Week Race Day Tea

Live Music from Bob Seymour

RYA Powerboat Level 2 Courses

The Helford River Sailing Club will be running RYA Powerboat Level 2 Courses during the season.  Could anyone who is interested in doing the course please let Angie Watson know so the parties involved have an idea of numbers?

Please contact Angie Watson on   moc.kooltuonull@1nostaweigna

August Rock Buoy

The August Rock buoy Fl green 5sec is now back on station after its winter overhaul. It has been moved slightly [50 metres] and an update for waypoint purposes will be published soon.

The winter gales do cause concern and we have put down a new mooring block with eye and new chain with welded shackles, expensive but very necessary.

John Head
Helford River Navigational Aids Committee.