Ahoy, sailors! ⛵️🌊🎵 Join us this Bank Holiday Monday at Helford River Sailing club for a sizzling barbeque and toe-tapping tunes from the talented Viv Robertson! 🍔🎶 From folk to blues, rock to bluegrass, and even some Cornish shanties, Viv’s eclectic setlist is sure to get you dancing in your deck shoes! 🎸🎤 Bring your friends, family, and appetite, and soak up the sun and sea views with us. 🌞🌊 See you there!
Died peacefully 12.12.2017 AGED 70 YEARS
We are very sad to report that Allen Benney, who was a long-standing Member of the HRSC and served on the Committee for many years, has passed away peacefully at Fairholme Nursing Home.
Allen loved the Helford River and sailing was his passion, with a boat and mooring on the river for over 53 years. He was an active member of the Club from 1972; racing his various yachts throughout the years, both on the Helford and in Falmouth, especially enjoying the Falmouth Week Regatta and the Sunday Pursuit Series, and into the Autumn as a Member of Flushing Sailing Club. He was fiercely competitive and had a regular crew of friends who put up with his yelling and determination to ‘stand on!’ for over 30 years.
Allen served as Hon Treasurer for many years when the Club was experiencing financial difficulties and through his determination and fortitude, being very sound and honest he guided the Club out of its problems and into a safe financial footing. He was also Rear Commodore Admin. and Vice Commodore. It was thanks to Allen that our deep-water moorings were all updated with larger sinker blocks that he had made up and brought out in his tractor and trailer from his farm in Helston at his own expense.
Allen was generous to a fault and incredibly kind. He never liked to see anyone alone and was always the first person to welcome visitors to the Cub. When Jane was Commodore he introduced himself as the ‘Commodores Wife’ and enjoyed entertaining at the bar! He was an enormous support during Jane’s time as Commodore.
Allen served on the WCORA (West Coast Offshore Racing Association) Committee with Wally Royal who remembers their trips to Plymouth in his Land Rover with great fondness.
Allen took enormous pleasure and pride in taking Privateer 20 years ago across the Atlantic, via The Canaries and Cape Verde Islands to the Caribbean and back, via Bermuda and the Azores. He had wonderful friends who accompanied him both ways and they had a lot of fun.
The funeral will be held at Helston Methodist Chapel, Coinagehall Street on Friday 22 December at 1.00pm and afterwards at the Clubhouse from 3.00pm
Make sure you head down to the clubhouse for a Sunday Roast soon. They’re getting rave reviews! | Sundays 12-2pm
This week, Andre is preparing cauliflower, leek, and mustard cheese, and his gravy received rave reviews last week, so be sure to join us for a delicious meal. We’ll have topside of beef from Dales, pork, and incredibly flavourful turkey, as well as a walnut and cranberry nut roast. Additionally, we’ll serve Yorkshire puddings, thyme-roasted potatoes, balsamic red cabbage, a winter root vegetable puree, stuffing, red wine-infused gravy, heritage carrots, locally-sourced greens, and parsnips.
Enjoy wonderful views, drinks and great food this Sunday at HRSC
To reserve a table call the clubhouse on 01326 231606
The time has come to report to Members regarding the problems the Club has experienced this summer which have affected many of you.
Bridge classes every Monday from 14.00 to 16.00 under the expert guidance of John Moody. All are welcome – beginners and returners alike.
There is now a temporary unlit buoy marking the August Rock. It will be sometime before a new lit buoy will be on station but negotiations are moving forward .
In future the main lit buoy will be brought in during the winter months which is disappointing, but the Gedges in an easterly is not a fun place!
Chairman of Helford River Navigational Aids Committee
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.