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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.

Adult sailing on Tuesday evenings.

Yacht racing on Wednesday evenings.

Dinghy racing on Thursday evenings and Sundays.

Junior sailing on Friday evenings.

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.

Opening Hours


Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Evenings 1800 to 2300
Sunday 1200 to 1800


As advertised for special events.

Head Chef or Management Couple

Helford River Sailing Club seeks a Head Chef or Management Couple (Head Chef and Front of House Manager)

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Sunday 2nd February - Sunday 22nd March

Vix Nance who has just completed an extremely successful season at “The Mussel Shoal” in Porthleven will be joining us for seven weeks serving Sunday Roasts and her own delicious tasty food for social events.

She will be bringing her own ingredients for each session so it would be really helpful if you could book in advance so she has an idea of numbers. For this to be success we need your support!

Dinner and Dance 2020

Saturday 29th February

Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth

Live Music from The Soundcasters

Tickets are now available at £40 each. 

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Bar only open

Sunday 1st March @ 11:00am - 6:00pm

St Piran’s Day Lunch

Sunday 8th March @ 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Live Music with The Stowes

The Good Ship Kangaroo  

Quiz Night

Saturday 14th March @ 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Quiz starts at 8pm

Sunday Lunch

Sunday 15th March @ 12:00pm - 4:00pm


Friday 12th June - Sunday 14th June

Contact Keith Tullett: moc.liamgnull@ttellutajk

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Hythe Sailing Club to Plymouth

Monday 6th July - Friday 10th July

HSC/SWSA Mayflower 400th Multi-Club Race/Rally to Plymouth

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Penzance around Scilly and Back

Friday 24th July - Monday 27th July

Penzance Sailing Club

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Wednesdays at 11.45am

Run weekly by Clare Girling 07815 897260

Suitable for all abilities


Wednesdays at 4pm

Hosted by John Moody

Beginners and intermediates welcome

Please email John if you will be attending: moc.tenretnitbnull@ydoom.nhoj

Junior Sailing 2020

Hi All. I hope you’re all well and haven’t been washed away with all the rain we’ve had this winter! On the plus side it will be summer soon and we’ll be back to sailing, therefore please find attached the application form for Junior Sailing 2020!

Junior Sailing Application 2020

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Juno COGS 2019

2019 was our 4th season racing Juno in the Cornwall Offshore Group Series.

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As is usual at this time of year the river gets to look a completely different place, where in the summer there is hardly a mooring not used, to now its just a few of the working fishing boats on their moorings. The summer has been favourable to sailing this year with few if any cancellations in any races, there were a few yacht races when we did wonder if we would ever get back to the mooring, thank goodness for the engine, and full credit to those who always sail to their moorings.

Dinghy racing has been well attended on most outings with two very good regattas run by Captain Dinghies and his team; the training taking place over the last few weeks of the season has been a great success thanks to Keith Wilkin and Linda, some rising stars in laser racing are benefiting gaining confidence and skills.

My own last sail of the season was a leisurely cruise up to Gull Rock and back with Andrew on Morgawr in mid October, a stunning day with a good steady WNW wind.

The junior sailing finished at the end of the summer holidays and was well attended, thanks must go to our great team of qualified instructors who turn up each week and give their time to teach the next generation of HRSC sailors.

I look forward to seeing many of you in the club at our events throughout the winter months.


Winter Newsletter 2019


What a fantastic season we have had at the sailing club, I would like to thank all the staff, committee members and people behind the scenes for all their hard work and commitment.

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