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.

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Restaurant and Bar

Today's Menu

Opening Hours:

Tuesday to Friday Bar Opening Hours 18.00 to 23.00 
Restaurant Menu 18.00 to 20.00
Bar Menu 18.00 to 21.00
Saturdays Bar Opening Hours 12.00 to 23.00
Lunch Menu 12.00 to 14.30
Restaurant Menu 18.00 to 20.00
Bar Menu 18.00 to 21.00
 Sundays Bar Opening Hours 12.00 to 21.00
Restaurant & Bar Menu 12.00 to 14.30

Mondays CLOSED except for Bank Holidays when we are open for lunch and dinner. Opening times March to September 2018.

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.

Please book your table by calling Alex on 01326 231460

Find out more about Alex and Patrizia.

Saturday 26th May - Friday 1st June

‘RYA Push the Boat Out’ Week

Push the Boat Out at Helford River Sailing Club.

What it’s all about?

The Royal Yachting Association RYA has instigated a nationwide event to encourage people to have a go at sailing. At Helford River Sailing Club the week we have chosen for our PTBO is Saturday 26th May through to Friday 1st June.

What’s on offer

Saturday 26th May 12.30pm till 6.30pm is the day we are offering you the chance to experience sailing; the club has seven Wayfarer dinghies, these are sixteen ft long and offer a very stable comfortable sailing experience with a crew capacity of four, an ideal dinghy for the family. Buoyancy aids / life jackets provided.

If you wish a bit more of a racing encounter we have a choice of RS Visions 3-4 person, RS Fevas 2-3 person, topper single or two children and the basic but super junior training dinghy the Optimist. If you wish to sail any of these please bring your own wet suits, Buoyancy aids will be provided. There will be an opportunity to sail in a keel boat /yacht for a short trip around the river, an experience not to be missed.

We also have a restaurant with views only dreamed of; enjoy a meal, a drink from the bar or sit and have a coffee while watching the boats go by.

When should I come?

All of this will be there for you on Saturday May 26th, but if you are unable to make this day the club will be open to non members through to Fridays 1st June.

Other activities:

  • Tuesday 29th is the regular Wayfarer evening we will be happy to take you out on this evening.
  • Wednesday 30th is the weekly Keel boat / yacht race evening, although limited to capacity we would do our best to accommodate you on one of these boats.
  • If you’re competitive why not join or dinghy racers on Thursday evening, we have some double handed dinghies and we would be pleased to take you out for an hours racing, again limited numbers.


Saturday 26th May - Friday 1st June

Club open to non-members for Push The Boat Out week

From Saturday 26th May to Friday 1st June HRSC will be open to non-members.  This will be a great opportunity to promote the Club at the start of the season and to allow non-members to experience what the Club has to offer both on and off the water.

Please invite your friends and neighbours so they can see for themselves the friendly and welcoming atmosphere of HRSC.

We will ensure that non-members are made aware that parking in the Club car park is for Members only.

Thank you

Friday 1st June @ 8:30pm



Friday 1st June @ 8.30pm

60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s & 00’s

With our own DJs: ‘King and Blanning’

Everyone welcome!

Sunday 17th June

Fathers Day

Big Breakfast followed by a Dog Walk around Helford.

Bring your well behaved canine friend.

Thursday 28th June

Pre L’Aber Wrac’h Champagne Recovery Party

A celebration of the arrival of the L’Aber Wrac’h race crews with food and live music.

Champagne and Pimms 18.30hrs to 19.30hrs. Race office opens at 19.00hrs.

Friday 29th June

L’Aber Wrac’h Race 2018

Helford River Sailing Club are proud to announce the 59thAnnual Pursuit race from Helford to L’Aber Wrac’h.

You can download the Notice of Race, Entry Form and Sailing Instructions here:

L’Aber Wrac’h Entry Form 2018

L’Aber Wrac’h NOR 2018

L’Aber Wrac’h SIs 2018

L’Aber Wrac’h French Entry Form 2018

L’Aber Wrac’h NOR French 2018

L’Aber Wrac’h SIs French 2018

Tuesday 10th July

Classic Boats from France

Sunday 22nd July

May Family Cup

Dinghy Races

Sunday 12th August

Falmouth Week 2018

HRSC will be hosting the first day’s racing of Falmouth Week 2018. This is our biggest social event 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

(9 posts in the last 60 days)

Yacht Race Photos | 16 May 2018

Pictures (c) Dom Brandreth

Club Slipway

The Club slipway will be closed to all vehicles from 17.30 to 20.30 on Friday evenings from May to September. This is for the safety of our junior sailors.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Yacht Race Results | 9 May 2018

Racing tonight was a little problematic with a forecast of 20 plus mph winds and rain, the start line at central seemed to be the least windy place on the river. The course Committee start, Gew, Voose then back to Committee ×2, we decided to shorten the course to one lap, at the finish the wind picked up to the predicted 20mph and it rained, but what an exciting although damp journey back to the moorings.
It was great to have the first PY entrant in tonights race a Sadler 26 owned and helmed by Martin Fenton, crewed by Kitty Brogden and Sam Adams. See you next week. Chris Hosken, Rear Commodore Sailing.


Yacht Race Results | 2 May 2018

Perfect sailing weather. Looked like it might be too breezy though so 3/4 boats elected not to fly their kites. Dragun was brave and used their spinnaker to stretch ahead on the first downwind leg. Closer racing between the 3 remaining boats. A fight for the line between Avocet and Mawgawr with Avocet strongly defending their on-starboard line. Great racing.

Pictures (c) Chris Hosken


New Captain Yachts 2018

Hi Everyone

I’ve taken over as Captain Yachts this year. My aim for the next three years is to:

  • Make yachting as easy and enjoyable as possible for all
  • Introduce more dinghy sailors and social members to yacht racing
  • Entice more boats onto the water and boost racing on Wednesday nights
  • Help sociable sailors to communicate and cruise in company

Pursuit Races and other formats

I’d like to investigate the possibility of doing the occasional pursuit race. This should make things more appealing to novice and non-707 racers. Also up for consideration: different helm nights. I.e. Ladies, Ex-commodores (not the band), dinghy instructors or any other inventive ideas. Please email me with your thoughts: ku.oc.csrevirdroflehnull@sthcay

Sailing Calendar

You can see all the club’s events and scheduled activities in the Sailing Club Manager events section: To get these events to sync with your computer or smartphone click on “Click here to subscribe to this calendar”. All HRSC yachts events are in this calendar. “Cruising in company” dates will be added if/when dates are confirmed.

Calendar snapshot (9 May 2018)

Saturday, 14 April PoFSA | Falmouth to Fowey 1 | Coastal Series | RCYC Events ltd

Sunday, 15 April PoFSA | Fowey to Falmouth | Coastal Series | POFROC

Wednesdays 2 May – 6 June HRSC | Wednesday Evening Yacht Racing, Early Summer Series

Saturday, 14 April PoFSA | Falmouth to Fowey 1 | Coastal Series | RCYC Events ltd

Sunday, 15 April PoFSA | Fowey to Falmouth | Coastal Series | POFROC

Friday, 4 May PoFSA | Roscoff Race | Offshore Series | RCYC Events ltd

Saturday, 5 May PoFSA | Roscoff to L’Aber Wrac’h | Trial Race | RCYC Events ltd

Friday, 11 May RYA | Push The Boat Out RCYC

Sunday, 27 May PoFSA | Gull Rock to Manacles | Coastal Series | FSC

Monday, 28 May RYA | Push The Boat Out | FSC

Saturday, 2 June PoFSA | Plymouth to Fowey | Coastal Series | Saltash SC

Saturday, 9 June PoFSA | Loe Beach Regatta

Wednesdays 13 June – 18 July HRSC | Wednesday Evening Yacht Racing, Mid-Summer Series

Saturday, 16 June PoFSA | Falmouth Town Regatta

Fri 22 – Sun 24 June PoFSA | 2018 Falmouth Classics

Saturday, 23 June PoFSA | Eddystone Race | Coastal Series | St MSC

Thu 28 Jun – Sun 1 Jul PoFSA | 2018 IRC SW Championships | FSC

Friday, 29 June HRSC | HRSC to L’Aber Wrac’h

Fri 6 – Sun 8 July PoFSA | 2018 Working Boat Championships | St MSC, COGS

Saturday, 14 July PoFSA | Point & Penpol Regatta

Saturday, 14 July PoFSA | A2 Rigging, Falmouth to Penzance | Coastal Series | Penzance SC

Saturday, 21 July PoFSA | St Mawes Social

Wednesdays 25 July – 5 Sept HRSC | Wednesday Evening Yacht Racing, Late Summer Series

Friday, 27 July PoFSA | PASAB | Offshore Series | Penzance SC

Sunday, 12 August HRSC | Helford River Sailing Club Regatta Day, part of Falmouth Week

Sun 12 – Sat 18 Aug PoFSA | Falmouth Week

Wednesday, 15 August HRSC | Wednesday Evening Yacht Racing, Bonus Race

Friday, 24 August PoFSA | Trinity Race | Offshore | RCYC Events ltd

Saturday, 25 August PoFSA | Porthscatho Regatta

Sunday, 26 August PoFSA | Percil Regatta

Saturday, 8 September PoFSA | Mylor Yacht Harbour Cup, Falmouth Coastal Race | Coastal Series | Mylor YC

Saturday, 22 September PoFSA | Falmouth to Fowey 2, Layup Cup & Social | Coastal Series | POFROC

Wednesday, 14 November HRSC | Yachts Prize Giving

Many thanks,


Dom Brandreth

HRSC Captain Yachts
M: 07967 077 491
E: ku.oc.csrevirdroflehnull@sthcay

Membership Drive

This year the Committee is making a special effort to increase the membership of the Club. In particular we will be encouraging local residents to join.

With this in mind we will be taking out Temporary Event Notices, otherwise known as TENS licences for particular events. A TENS licence will allow non-members to attend the Club and purchase alcohol without being signed in by a Member. In other words it means that during these events the Club will open to non-members.

The first of these events will be the Big Spring Party on Saturday 21st April. ‘The Soundcasters’, a popular band from Kent, already known to many locals having played previously many times at The Shipwrights, will be headlining. Our new stewards Alex and Patrizia will be serving internationally inspired street food.

From Saturday May 26th to Friday 1st June the Club will be open to non-members. This will be a great opportunity to promote the Club at the start of the season. It will allow non-members to experience what the Club has to offer both on the water and in the clubhouse during a whole week. On the Saturday they will be able to try the activities we are organising for the ‘RYA Push the Boat Out’ event. You will be hearing a lot more about this event.

Invite your friends and neighbours so they can experience the friendly and welcoming atmosphere of HRSC.

We will ensure that non-members are aware that parking in the Club car park is only available for Members.

Angie Watson Vice Commodore

Commodore’s Report: Spring 2018

As many of you will be aware the tidal surge, caused by Storm Emma on 1st March, caused a lot of damage to the pontoon, the heart of the Club’s infrastructure. Then, the following day, a tree trunk was swept under the seaward pontoon. I am pleased to confirm that our insurers and the underwriters have reported that the loss is recoverable and have no objection to us authorising Falmouth Divers to commence work on the repairs, which we hope will start on Monday 26th March.
However the Club will be paying for elements considered to be part of general maintenance. Therefore we will be organising fundraising events to contribute towards this extra expenditure throughout the year.

I am pleased to see that our new stewards Alex and Patrizia are settling in so well. They are both good chefs and I am encouraged to see the Club is now busy with Members enjoying their food and drink.
I would like to thank all the Committee members for their support and hard work and wish all Members a successful and enjoyable year on and off the water.

John Bolitho Commodore

Spring Newsletter 2018

Dinghy Racing Has Started

HRSC Dinghy Race Reports Thursday 19 04 2018

Wafted by a gentle Northerly breeze on the hottest day of the year, HRSC was justly rewarded for its massive team effort in getting the club back on the water following Storm Emma’s attempt to wreck the club foreshore and pontoon.

If new to racing or want to get racing,  download the Calendar, Entry Form,  Map & Courses, & Dinghy Handicap Number (PN) below

HRSC Dinghy Racing Calendar 2018
HRSC Dinghy PN 2018

Due to unforeseen circumstances the delivery of the Club yearbook, along with the car park stickers, membership cards and spring newsletter will be delayed.  We hope to get these out to you within the next couple of weeks.

Thank you for your patience.

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