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No more Sunday Dinghy racing for August.

Hi Everyone
Due to the large number of people out on the Helford and down at the club which is great to see after a quiet  start to the season. The decision has had to be made not to do any more Sunday dinghy racing for August this year. We hope to restart Sundays racing in September when there are less people about. This is to help ease congestion at the club and for the safety and enjoyment of all those on the water.
Thursday evenings dinghy racing will continue as normal, 18.00 on the water, 18.30 start racing, as this seems to be a quieter time.
Hope to see you all out on the water (maybe not all at once!! ) 
Cheers
Duncan 


Dinghy racing for the week ahead !!

Hi All 
After a windy Sunday morning, racing was abandoned !! So lets hope Thursday evening is better but early forecasts are giving 16-23mph SE so we may again have to cancel 🙁 I will try and keep you all posted. But we are aiming for 1800 on water and a 1830 start.

Next Sunday is looking good though !!! 16.30 start so get on the water for 16.00.


If anyone is on facebook we have a messenger group that I can add you to for a more instant msg on conditions and events. ether email me or msg and I will add you. 

Hopefully we will have the club email system up and running again soon 🙂
hope to see you out sailing 
Cheers
Duncan


What’s happening at Your Club?

Since opening on 4th July, the Club has sprung back into life in spite of limited hours which are under constant review depending on demand. As the main summer season gets under way, our opening hours will increase and with that an enhanced menu.  For the moment we are still in the experimental stage of re-opening whilst complying with the covid regulations, so watch this space for further details!

Single-handed dinghies can be taken out by competent sailors and 3 wayfarers are in the water so that family groups can sail together. 

Don’t forget the annual May Cup dinghy race is being held this Sunday 19th with a forecast steady northerly 9-14kts and lots of sunshine (at the time of writing!).  This usually attracts lots of participants, let’s hope so this year.

Please use the dinghy WhatsApp group for booking out boats as we have a disinfection and cleaning routine in operation and not all boats are available at any one time. 


Covid Policy

  • For the reassurance of members and staff, we have invested in a so-called ‘fogging’ machine which can disinfect whole rooms and items against both viruses and bacteria with minimal disruption and without using harsh chemicals.
  • Please follow the one-way system to the toilets marked by arrows and notices.
  • For the moment, showers have to remain closed because of the need to clean between uses. 
  • As before a 2m distancing policy is in operation throughout the club premises.  Again, the Committee thank you for your patience over this extraordinary time – we aim to relax regulations and get back to normal as soon as it is considered safe to do so. 

We look forward to seeing you at the club and on the water – stay safe.


Dinghy Racing

Hi All

I am pleased to announce that we are going to finally start dinghy racing at the HRSC!!!

The first race will be on Sunday the 12th July 10:30 start and then continue most Thursday evenings and Sundays, subject to weather conditions. All will be welcome and there are club boats available subject to booking.

Duncan Skingley
07817875706
ku.oc.eniramhsifnusnull@nacnud

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Club Dinghies

During these unusual times, the Committee are keen to enable you to use club dinghies at HRSC.  The RYA have advised us to proceed with caution, so as a first step we have decided to make club dinghies available to the Adult Sailing Group.

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L’Aber Wrac’h

It is with regret that HRSC has had to cancel the annual L’Aber Wrac’h race.

Owing to the Covid 19 pandemic and current UK / French Government Quarantine restrictions HRSC is unable to run the Helford to L’Aber Wrac’h 2020 Race.

The race is always a huge event in the HRSC calendar and will be sorely missed by all those who take part each year in the actual race and the social event that precedes it.

The next Helford to L’Aber Wrac’h Race will take place on 25th June 2021.

We look forward to seeing you then.

HRSC Committee


GOOD NEWS

The 70 year old August Rock navigation buoy has been replaced this season by a brand new buoy, thanks to the generosity of Trinity House Charitable Trust.

It remains a starboard hand buoy and is lit green flash every 5 seconds .

Could we, the Helford River Navigational Aids Committee, who manage the buoys voluntarily, remind river users to remember all four navigation buoys are simply aids to navigation and you should be particularly careful near low water springs?

John Head
Chairman HRNAC


Drying moorings

The Club has 2 drying moorings suitable for boats up to 22ft available for rental.  They are situated a short distance from the end of the Club pontoon.  They will dry out on a big spring tide.

The cost is £440 for this season.

If you are interested in renting one of these moorings please email moc.tcennoctbnull@nimda-csrh

Thank you


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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TRY DINGHY RACING AT HRSC

My first experience of racing was in a Shrimper belonging to HRSC member Simon Sugrue. Simon had kindly asked me to join him as his crew, racing off Mylor and St. Mawes on Thursday nights and Sunday mornings in the Carrick Roads. He was a great teacher and shared with me many tips on how to win races! It was then I realised what fun racing can be and how much there is to learn.

ANGIE WATSON – VICE COMMODORE

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JUNIOR SAILING 2019

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Juno COGS 2019

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

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SAILING REPORT

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.

CHRIS HOSKEN – REAR COMMODORE SAILING


Winter Newsletter 2019

COMMODORE’S REPORT

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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Percuil Regatta & HRSC Racing

Freya (13) & Lilly (12) had a great day crossing to and competing at the Percuil Regatta Sunday, 25th – results to follow at St Mawes SC. Thanks to their Parents and Tom & Troy for escorting them across! More Pics on St Mawes Face Book Page. Percuil SC and its regatta have been merged into St Mawes SC.

At HRSC on the same day TJ Hart gambled on a full RIG and took first over a TopperTastic holiday maker.

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THANK YOU

A HUGE THANK YOU to all the Lady Members who kindly donated the delicious cakes, scones, sandwiches sausage rolls and quiches for the regatta tea on Sunday! The tables were absolutely laden with homemade mouth-watering fayre to feed the hungry sailors! Thank you so much for all your help and generosity!

Kind Regards,

Penny Bolitho and Di Best


Dinghy Race Results Sunday 11th August

HRSC Dinghy Race Results Sunday 11 8 2019

A gusty Laser 4.7 day with Lily Butler, Freya Skingley and Linda World taking the top 3 positions. Visitors Oscar & Jasper from Exeter took the double handed trophy trailing as they did behind the talented trois filles. Sophia Walker also on her first outing with HRSC soon got her wings soloing in her Laser Pico; improving in confidence and performance with every lap. A great day for all 7 young at heart ladies out sailing.