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Helford River Sailing Club

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.

Members and visitors using the Clubhouse will be met with a warm welcome from Club Steward Ollie and our friendly team. A varied menu is available and the bar is stocked with a large selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. There are laundry facilities with washing machine and tumble dryer, and showers to freshen up after a day’s sailing.

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.


Tuesday – Friday
Bar 1200 – 1430 & 1730 – 2300
Bar 1100 – 2300
Bar 1200 – 2100
Bank Holidays
Bar 1200 – 2300

RYA Courses

HRSC are delighted with the increase of interest in dinghy sailing this year, and plan to make RYA courses available to members.

The first of these RYA Courses is being provided for HRSC by the Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust (HRCST), base north of the Helford River. This two day RYA Level 1 course, which gives you a basic understanding of boat handling techniques will be held on Saturday 19th and 26th June from 9.15am to 5.00pm. The cost of a two day course is £150, however this is dependent on filling the courses with a total of 6 persons.

HRCST will pick up participants from the HRSC pontoon, and buoyancy aids will be provided but not wetsuits etc.

There are currently 3 spaces available. For further information and to request a place, please contact Captain Adult Sailing Angie Watson via email moc.kooltuonull@1nostaweigna or call 01326 280536.

Important Club Notice

Outside of bar opening times and the presence of club staff, the club facilities (including toilets and showers) must remain closed, even to visiting yachts.

This is due to government Covid-19 guidelines and our ability to enforce track and trace. We will let you know when this changes.

Kitchen Closure

Dear Member, 

It is with regret that we must inform you that our chef has chosen to leave the club for personal reasons. His last service will be this Saturday. We’ve already started the search for our new chef, in the meantime please bear with us as this may take some time. As always Ollie and his team will be there to welcome you for drinks. 

Thank you for your patience. 

Nick Glossop

Vice Commodore

Annual L’Aber Wrac’h Race

Dear HRSC Member,

It is with regret that we announce the Annual L’Aber Wrac’h race has been cancelled again this year. The organisers are hoping that they will be able to host it again in 2022.

However, all is not lost! There will be a race next month, followed by a party in the evening with live music. Full details to follow.

The new regulations and what they mean to HRSC

The clubhouse can accommodate around 45 people inside, with additional outside seating. Everyone MUST be seated at a table, these are arranged to comply with social distancing guidelines. (There is NO bar seating –approaching the bar is PROHIBITED). Orders for food and drink will be taken and paid for at the table.

Front of House Team will serve drinks and prepare the tables and then serve food. We have limited staff to keep everyone separate, so please be patient.
I cannot stress enough the importance of adhering to these guidelines. Failure to do so could result in the clubhouse being closed once again. We will review them as soon as possible, as the roadmap continues to develop.

The following explains these restrictions.


  • Face Coverings must be worn until seated at a table.
  • Wait to be assigned a table. Do NOT move to a table until directed as they must be cleaned and sanitised after every visit.
  • Please sign in or alternatively, you can check in via the NHS Covid-19 App by using the NHS QR Code displayed.


  • Tables are set up for 2, 3 or 4 or 6  people to meet social distancing and to also reflect  group sizes. Please do NOT rearrange any tables or chairs or move between tables


  • Orders for food, condiments and drinks will be taken at the table.
  • Food menu and specials displayed on a blackboard. 
  • Pay when ordering. Contactless payment should be used whenever possible. 


  • Front of House Team will serve drinks and food direct to your table.
  • These procedures are in place to minimise handling.


  • Leave all glasses and plates on your table. Do NOT return anything to the Bar or Kitchen.
  • Please always comply with Front of House Staff requests.


  • Access to the toilet facilities, changing rooms and showers are open.
  • Please follow social distancing rules

Report from Helford River Navigational Aids Committee

As of Friday 14th May 2021 the starboard hand August Rock buoy is again on station. Flashing green every 5 seconds.

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Calling all Rescue Boat Coxswains & Crew

The rescue boats are a critical part of all HRSC activities and without those members that regularly give up their time to provide cover these activities simply couldn’t take place.

I’m trying to get our records up to date of all members who can provide cover as well as those that would be happy to go out as crew to help, get involved with and see some of the activities on the water first hand.

If you can help as Race Officer for different events, could you also let us know.

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Member Update

With the new regulations underway today I am pleased to announce that we can now allow people inside the clubhouse.

To book a table please email moc.liamgnull@csrevirdrofleh or call 01326 231460

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