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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.

Penzance around Scilly and Back

Friday 24th July - Monday 27th July

Penzance Sailing Club

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Opening hours & menu

Bar opening hours

Sunday:midday– 6pm
Tuesday:6pm – 9pm
Wednesday:6pm – 9pm
Thursday:6pm – 9pm
Friday:6pm – 9pm


The kitchen will be open from Friday 10th July with all meals being served in takeaway containers with disposable cutlery.

We will initially open the kitchen on Friday evenings from 6-8pm and Sunday lunchtimes from 12-3pm.

We would like to encourage everyone to book a slot by emailing moc.liamgnull@csrevirdrofleh

If these days prove to be successful and the demand is there we hope to offer extra evenings in the very near future.



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

Scampi & Chips £8.95
Crispy fried scampi served with chips

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

Mozzarella Sticks & Chips (v) £6.95
Six crispy mozzarella sticks served with chips and sauce

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

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

Double Egg, Chips & Beans (v) (gf) £6.95
Two free range local eggs served with chips and ranch style beans

Hot Dog £3.50
Traditional frankfurter served with or without onions and a sauce of your choice

Side Orders

Chips £2.50

Cheesy Chips £3.50

Garlic Bread £3.00

5 Onion Rings £2.50

Burt’s Crisps £1.00

Roskilly’s ice cream cone £2.00
(Please ask for this week’s flavours)

Hot Drinks

Tea £2.00

Coffee £2.50

Hot Chocolate £2.50

If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know prior to placing your order.

Contactless Card Payments Only at the Bar.

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…

HRSC is reopening from 4th July within government guidelines

It’s been great to see members starting to get back on the water and using the club terrace in spite of the clubhouse having to remain closed.

As from 5th July we are pleased to announce that the bar will be open for limited hours and we are working towards opening the restaurant for simple food. Watch this space for further details?

Now that regulations have eased somewhat, we will be able to serve drinks at the bar providing we stick to various guidelines. We apologise for the inconvenience in advance and we will continue to react to the changing situation. We would however ask members to please stick to 2m social distancing on the club premises so that staff and members, many of them not so young, feel secure.

  • The terrace and garden area between the clubhouse and slipway will be open with tables.
  • The clubhouse will be open for the bar and toilets (not for showers, sitting and socialising), so please bring suitable clothing as our weather is changeable. The routes through the clubhouse will all be clearly marked.
  • Access to the bar will be through the double doors on the terrace to a serving hatch in a new Perspex screen to protect bar staff and then exiting through the sun lounge.
  • Drinks and food will all be served using plastic disposable containers and glasses to minimise cross infection. Bins will be placed outside.
  • All transactions have to be cashless.
  • There will also be a one-way system for the toilets – in through the main doors from the carpark and exiting through the projector room, sun lounge onto the terrace – the routes will be well marked by arrows and tape. The toilets will have new locks on the main doors and only one person in at a time. With the disabled toilet there will be 3 available for use.
  • There are several hand sanitizer stations placed around the premises and we ask members to disinfect tables and seating before and after using them with the spray placed on the tables.

Bar opening times from 5th July:

Sunday:midday– 6pm
Tuesday:6pm – 9pm
Wednesday:6pm – 9pm
Thursday:6pm – 9pm
Friday:6pm – 9pm

We will confirm the times when food is served next week.

Again, the committee thank you for your patience over this extraordinary time with a set of rules that none of us would have imagined last summer and which are of course subject to change, so watch this space!

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

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


The 70 year old August Rock navigation buoy has been replaced this season by a brand new buoy, thanks to the generosity of Trinity House Charitable Trust.

It remains a starboard hand buoy and is lit green flash every 5 seconds .

Could we, the Helford River Navigational Aids Committee, who manage the buoys voluntarily, remind river users to remember all four navigation buoys are simply aids to navigation and you should be particularly careful near low water springs?

John Head
Chairman HRNAC