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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.


Bar 1200 – 1430 & 1730 – 2300
Wednesday – Friday
Bar 1200 – 1430 & 1730 – 2300
Kitchen 1800 – 2100
Bar 1100 – 2300
Kitchen 1200 – 1400 & 1800 – 2100
Bar 1200 – 2100
Kitchen 1200 – 1600
Bank Holidays
Bar 1200 – 2300

Members Update

Dear Members,

Firstly I’d like to apologise for the lack of emails being sent out this week. Unfortunately our entire clubhouse team is having to isolate since a confirmed positive Covid test among them, so our usual processes have been disrupted.

The clubhouse has been deep cleaned and since the further lifting of restrictions, it can now open for the use of toilets and showers. If you do enter the clubhouse, please sign the track and trace form or use the QR code with the NHS app at either entrance.

We have a temporary volunteer team opening the bar on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th July in the evening from 6pm. We are also very happy to announce that we have Chimichangas Mobile Catering food van coming to the club on the Saturday from 6pm, so please join us for some fantastic Mexican street food.

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Upcoming RYA Level 1 & 2 Courses

Dear Members

The Helford River Sailing Club is offering more dates for RYA Level 1 & 2 Courses which take place at the Childrens Sailing Trust. The new dates are as follows:


Will give you a basic understanding of boat handling techniques.


You will become a competent sailor in light winds, improving sailing techniques and manoeuvres, rigging, launching, safety capsize, recovery and basic rules of the road.

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Kitchen Closure

Dear Members,

It is with great sadness that due to one of our kitchen staff testing positive for Covid we’re having to close the kitchen while a PCR test is carried out and the kitchen is deep cleaned.

We’ll let you know as soon as we can open again.

We are open for food!

We are now running a small blackboard menu, Wednesday to Sunday .

Table services only, please book in advance. We will try to accommodate walk-ins if space allows. Masks to be worn when not seated, please.

Please see club opening times for more details on kitchen hours.

To book call 01326 321460 or email moc.liamgnull@csrevirdrofleh

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

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.

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.

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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