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.

Restaurant and Bar

Today's Menu

Opening Hours:

Tuesdays to Saturdays Restaurant  18.00 to 21.00
Bar 18.00 to 23.00
Sundays Restaurant  12.00 to 14.30
Bar  12.00 to 15.00

Mondays CLOSED except for Bank Holidays when we are open for lunch and dinner.

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. Please call 01326 231460 to book your table.

Find out more about Alex and Patrizia.


Friday 27th April @ 1:30pm

MP Surgery

HRSC is hosting another ‘drop in’ surgery with your local MP Derek Thomas on Friday 27th April starting at 13.30.  Please come along and chat with Derek who will be happy to discuss any issues or concerns you may have.

The bar will be open from 13.00

All welcome

Saturday 12th May


The monthly Quiz Night and Play Your Cards Right will be held on Saturday 12th May starting at 20.00hrs.

Your Quiz Master this time will be the one and only Rob Matthews.

Food will be available as usual from 18.00hrs.

All welcome

Saturday 26th May - Friday 1st June

‘RYA Push the Boat Out’ Week

… details to follow

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

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

(5 posts in the last 60 days)

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.

Pontoon Open

Thanks to a massive effort by HRSC Commodore JC Bolitho and his teams, and indeed Falmouth Divers, by the 20th April:

  • Pontoon was open for business – MIND the GAP between the Quay & Repaired Bridge.
  • Dinghy Park, largely cleared Racks repaired
  • Dinghy Racing Marks refurbished, set & racing began in glorious sunshine
  • Wayfarers repaired and rejuvenated
  • Wayfarer, Drascombe, Safety & Committee moorings redesigned & replaced.
  • Committee & Safety  boats overhauled and improved to an exceptional standard.

Now’s the time to pat each other on the backs,  shake hands by way of thank you,  get out on the water,  and celebrate the season to come when greeting old, new friends and holiday makers alike.

If the Helford is not an elixir of life – what is?

er, yer dont have to drink it, just immerse, something which racers, canoeists and swimmers do willingly (mostly)


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