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.

Helford River Sailing Club
Helford, Cornwall TR12 6LB
Clubhouse: 01326 231460
Office: 01326 231006

Saturday 24th February @ 8:00pm

Film Night: Hidden Figures

The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

Food available

Friday 2nd March @ 12:30pm

Ladies Who Launch Lunch

Saturday 3rd March @ 7:30pm


Food available as usual.

Sunday 11th March

Mother’s Day Sunday Lunch

Wednesday 14th March @ 8:00pm

Liz Fenwick

Liz Fenwick will be talking about her latest book: ‘One Cornish Summer’ and the perils and joys of writing about where you live.

8pm start.  Food available.

Saturday 24th March

Film Night

(details to follow)

Sunday 1st April

Easter Egg Hunt

Friday 13th April

Trevassack Lake

Charles Richardson and Jonathan Thornton from the Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust will be talking about their exciting plans to develop Trevassack Lake on the Lizard as a learning centre for special needs children.

Saturday 21st April

Spring Party

Big Spring Party with the fabulous band ‘The Sound Casters’.  Watch this space – details to follow.

News and Race Results

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Safety Boats

We are actively looking to increase our Safety Boat crews and would like to hear from any member who wishes to get involved.

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Lobster Pots and Yacht Safety

Poorly marked lobster pots and fishing gear are a hazard to coastal sailors. Fishermen, too, report the loss of expensive gear as a result of entanglements. In one year alone the RNLI has dealt with 295 incidents of fouled propellers, and many encounters go unreported.

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Bridge Classes at HRSC

Bridge classes every Monday from 14.00 to 16.00 under the expert guidance of John Moody.  All are welcome – beginners and returners alike.

Art Classes at HRSC

The renowned artist Sarah Wimperis will be holding Art Classes at the Clubhouse starting on 1st February 2018. Please contact Sarah on 07837 096027 or email moc.liamgnull@sirepmiwharas for more information and to book your place on the course.

Yoga Classes at HRSC

Fo Beresford will be restarting Yoga Classes at the Clubhouse from Friday 12th January for a six week period until 16th February from 09.30 to 11.00.

The cost will be £52 for the six week period or £10 per individual session.

This class is bookings only so please make sure you contact Fo if you would like to join in.

Fo has no internet at the moment so please call her on 01326 221353 or 079723 59261.

Beginners and returners welcome.

Pilates Classes at HRSC

Pilates classes will start again from Wednesday 3rd January 2018 from 11.45 to 12.45.  We welcome all returners and if anyone else would like to join in they are most welcome.


Died peacefully 12.12.2017 AGED 70 YEARS

We are very sad to report that Allen Benney, who was a long-standing Member of the HRSC and served on the Committee for many years, has passed away peacefully at Fairholme Nursing Home.

Allen loved the Helford River and sailing was his passion, with a boat and mooring on the river for over 53 years. He was an active member of the Club from 1972; racing his various yachts throughout the years, both on the Helford and in Falmouth, especially enjoying the Falmouth Week Regatta and the Sunday Pursuit Series, and into the Autumn as a Member of Flushing Sailing Club. He was fiercely competitive and had a regular crew of friends who put up with his yelling and determination to ‘stand on!’ for over 30 years.

Allen served as Hon Treasurer for many years when the Club was experiencing financial difficulties and through his determination and fortitude, being very sound and honest he guided the Club out of its problems and into a safe financial footing. He was also Rear Commodore Admin. and Vice Commodore. It was thanks to Allen that our deep-water moorings were all updated with larger sinker blocks that he had made up and brought out in his tractor and trailer from his farm in Helston at his own expense.

Allen was generous to a fault and incredibly kind. He never liked to see anyone alone and was always the first person to welcome visitors to the Cub. When Jane was Commodore he introduced himself as the ‘Commodores Wife’ and enjoyed entertaining at the bar! He was an enormous support during Jane’s time as Commodore.

Allen served on the WCORA (West Coast Offshore Racing Association) Committee with Wally Royal who remembers their trips to Plymouth in his Land Rover with great fondness.

Allen took enormous pleasure and pride in taking Privateer 20 years ago across the Atlantic, via The Canaries and Cape Verde Islands to the Caribbean and back, via Bermuda and the Azores. He had wonderful friends who accompanied him both ways and they had a lot of fun.

The funeral will be held at Helston Methodist Chapel, Coinagehall Street on Friday 22 December at 1.00pm and afterwards at the Clubhouse from 3.00pm

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