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 training on Tuesday evenings and Saturdays

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.

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Restaurant and Bar

Today's Menu

Opening Hours, Monday 2nd July to Sunday 9th September:

Open all week Bar 11.00 to 15.00 and 18.00 to 23.00
Lunch Menu 12.00 to 14.30
Restaurant Menu 18.00 to 20.00
Bar Menu 18.00 to 21.00

For later bookings please phone Alex on 01326 231460. Mondays CLOSED except for Bank Holidays when we are open for lunch and dinner. Opening times March to September 2018. Please book your table by calling Alex on 01326 231460.

Having just completed a successful 6 months residency at Port Navas Yacht Club, Alex & Patrizia are very excited to be bringing their innovative and award winning cuisine to the Helford River Sailing Club. Find out more about Alex and Patrizia.

Sunday 22nd July

The May Cup 2018 1st Race 13:00

The May Family has been holidaying and dinghy racing on the Helford since the 70’s. What better way to celebrate holidays past and present with family, friends and HRSC racers, than in fun if slightly bonkers competition on the Helford. email  your intention to race no later than 9:00am Sunday 22nd July

Registration 11:00 – 12:00 No Entry form no Race

1st Race 13:00

Tea and Prizes at the Club 15:30

Saturday 11th August - Saturday 18th August

Falmouth Week 2018

HRSC will be hosting the first day’s racing (Sunday 12 August) of Falmouth Week 2018. This is our biggest social event of the year, so come along and enjoy great food and music. There will also be the legendary afternoon teas for the race crews. All welcome.

News and Race Results

(12 posts in the last 60 days)

HRSC Dinghy Regatta 7th July Results

A Humongous thank you to the entire team making this years regatta work and of course the racers themselves travelling all the way to the Lizard from Somers YC Melbourne AUS and indeed Port Navas YC CWL.  A full report for download will be available soon.

Helford – L’Aber Wrac’h Race | 2018 RESULTS

Pictures © Sue Hewett

There were 30 yachts entered for the 2018 Helford to L’Aber Wrac’h race. It was a race of variable winds! Very light winds, if any, for the majority of the fleet, for the first six hours or so then it blew ENE 6 for the rest of the passage. Fourteen yachts finished and sixteen retired, some of whom motored towards France until the wind filled in.


The winner this year was Richard Hall in his Westerly, Physis, with two French yachts in 2nd and 3rd place.

1st Physis -Hall

2nd Oneida -Moreau

3rd Les 4 Vent avec West -Lanier

Helford – L’Aber Wra’ch 2018 Results (more…)


Picture (c) Dom Brandreth. Near Roskruge Beacon looking back to Helford.

Race 3

A breezy easterly, sometimes a bit NE. Mild easterly swell with sets of waves coming every 10 mins or so. I didn’t take any sailing photos, so this pic was from the journey home. If anyone has any photos to share please either email me or post them on the Facebook group.



Picture (c) Dom Brandreth

Race 2

A generally steady northerly, although a hole in the wind appeared at Turning Mark just as Morgawr got there (or at least that’s their excuse and they’re sticking to it). Great to see two guest crew on Morgawr – as part of an expended Push The Boat Out programme.


Navigation buoys

Picture © The Corporation of Trinity House 2016

Helford River Navigational Aids Committee are pleased to announce that they have secured a grant from Trinity House Charitable trust to renew the Voose buoy. It will be larger than the present buoy and will also be lit. Light sequence Q fl 1sec. We hope to have it on station by mid July.

Members are also warned to keep well clear of Bar buoy at low water springs. Remember it is only an aid to navigation. The same applies to August Rock buoy!


Picture (c) Dom Brandreth

Mid Summer Series

To allow continuity for the 707 One Design racing series and to encourage new PY boats to race I have created a Combined Fleet super-series. We will keep the existing One Design series, but we’ll also have a Combined Fleet series that allows PY boats to race 707s (and each other) using the TCC / IRC handicapping system.

The TCC ratings were taken from various sources found online. Handicap can and will be updated over time as ratings become more accurate.

Race 1

A breezy start to the Mid Summer series. Avocet had issues with an overpowered kite causing broaching and loss of position, but a lift on the last leg allowed them to get back past Dragun. Morgawr were two-handed and chose to go white sails only.


Updated yacht race Sailing Instructions

Updated Sailing Instructions for the mid and late Summer races series. The main change is the requirement to record your own finish time (for conventional-start races). Some other minor formatting changes to clarify the differences between conventional-start and pursuit races.

The updated document is available on the Downloads page and here.

YACHT RACE RESULTS | 30 MAY and 6 June 2018

Picture (c) Dom Brandreth

The results are in, the numbers have been crunched and the winners are…

  • Early Summer Series (One Design): Dragun
  • Early Summer Series (PY): Kari II

In the final race of the series (Race 6) Dragun pipped Avocet for the win – tying the series on 9 points each (with discards). But with more first places Dragun takes the series on the tie-breaker (see ISAF Appendix A8.1 for more info). And after joining the series late Kari II takes the PY title. Well done all.


The view from the balcony tonight

Picture (c) Dom Brandreth

We are looking into fixing the webcams. Stay tuned…

YACHT RACE RESULTS | 16 and 23 MAY 2018

Picture (c) Dom Brandreth

Due to family commitments and PTBO work I’ve been a bit slow getting the results out for the last two weeks. Here are the combined results for 16 and 23 May. Note, due to my poor sailing instructions I have had to split the results by fleet, creating two parallel race series. I will update the instructions for the Mid-Summer Series so that we the PY fleet can race against the 707s. Dom.


PTBO 2018 Photos (1)

Pictures (c) Dom Brandreth

Some quick shots from today’s Push The Boat Out event. It was incredibly well attended and the weather was just about perfect. Rain coming in now (5:30pm).

Yacht Race Photos | 23 May 2018

Pictures (c) Dom Brandreth

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