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November and December Social Events

Saturday 6th November 1 to 4pm
Christmas Craft Fayre -mulled wine /mince pies

Saturday 13th November 7.30pm
Cornish Singing Odds And Sods and Beer tasting

Friday 19th November 7.45pm
Talk -Nicci Pugh – life on board the HMS Uganda, the Hospital Ship during the Falklands War

Friday 26th November
Junior Sailing Posh Nosh

Saturday 4th December 8pm
Christmas Quiz

Sunday 19th  December  12noon
Christmas Family Lunch – Father Christmas and Magic Man have been invited to join us!

Wednesday 22nd December 7pm
Christmas Carols with The St Keverne Band –  Mince pies and mulled wine

Friday 31st December
New Year’s Eve Party – Live Music (TBC)

Delicious Sunday Roasts – Please book to avoid disappointment
Email moc.liamgnull@csrevirdrofleh or call 231460

End of Season

Dear Members,

As the end of the season is fast approaching, I just wanted to send a quick reminder that we require all vessels to be removed from their moorings and the pontoon by Sunday 31st October 2021.

Many thanks,


Dinner Dance Survey

Dear Members,  

Following the success of the last Dinner and Dance in 2019, we are hoping to organise another one to take place in early 2022.  We would like to get an idea of how many people would be keen to attend.  

Please take a moment to fill out this quick survey: 

Many thanks,  
Social Sub-Committee

Unpaid Tenders on the Pontoon

Dear Members,

Any tenders remaining on the pontoon which are not displaying a payment sticker will be removed this Sunday 19th September.

Owners will be charged for their storage.

Missing VHF Radios

Dear Member,

A check has been carried out of the VHF radios and unfortunately we are currently missing 4 Icoms and one SH from the radio cupboard.

If you have inadvertently taken one home, could you please return any radio to the Clubhouse at your earliest convenience.

Thank you.

Members Update

Dear Members,

Firstly I’d like to apologise for the lack of emails being sent out this week. Unfortunately our entire clubhouse team is having to isolate since a confirmed positive Covid test among them, so our usual processes have been disrupted.

The clubhouse has been deep cleaned and since the further lifting of restrictions, it can now open for the use of toilets and showers. If you do enter the clubhouse, please sign the track and trace form or use the QR code with the NHS app at either entrance.

We have a temporary volunteer team opening the bar on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th July in the evening from 6pm. We are also very happy to announce that we have Chimichangas Mobile Catering food van coming to the club on the Saturday from 6pm, so please join us for some fantastic Mexican street food.

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Upcoming RYA Level 1 & 2 Courses

Dear Members

The Helford River Sailing Club is offering more dates for RYA Level 1 & 2 Courses which take place at the Childrens Sailing Trust. The new dates are as follows:


Will give you a basic understanding of boat handling techniques.


You will become a competent sailor in light winds, improving sailing techniques and manoeuvres, rigging, launching, safety capsize, recovery and basic rules of the road.

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Kitchen Closure

Dear Members,

It is with great sadness that due to one of our kitchen staff testing positive for Covid we’re having to close the kitchen while a PCR test is carried out and the kitchen is deep cleaned.

We’ll let you know as soon as we can open again.

We are open for food!

We are now running a small blackboard menu, Wednesday to Sunday .

Table services only, please book in advance. We will try to accommodate walk-ins if space allows. Masks to be worn when not seated, please.

Please see club opening times for more details on kitchen hours.

To book call 01326 231460 or email moc.liamgnull@csrevirdrofleh

The new regulations and what they mean to HRSC

The clubhouse can accommodate around 45 people inside, with additional outside seating. Everyone MUST be seated at a table, these are arranged to comply with social distancing guidelines. (There is NO bar seating –approaching the bar is PROHIBITED). Orders for food and drink will be taken and paid for at the table.

Front of House Team will serve drinks and prepare the tables and then serve food. We have limited staff to keep everyone separate, so please be patient.
I cannot stress enough the importance of adhering to these guidelines. Failure to do so could result in the clubhouse being closed once again. We will review them as soon as possible, as the roadmap continues to develop.

The following explains these restrictions.


  • Face Coverings must be worn until seated at a table.
  • Wait to be assigned a table. Do NOT move to a table until directed as they must be cleaned and sanitised after every visit.
  • Please sign in or alternatively, you can check in via the NHS Covid-19 App by using the NHS QR Code displayed.


  • Tables are set up for 2, 3 or 4 or 6  people to meet social distancing and to also reflect  group sizes. Please do NOT rearrange any tables or chairs or move between tables


  • Orders for food, condiments and drinks will be taken at the table.
  • Food menu and specials displayed on a blackboard. 
  • Pay when ordering. Contactless payment should be used whenever possible. 


  • Front of House Team will serve drinks and food direct to your table.
  • These procedures are in place to minimise handling.


  • Leave all glasses and plates on your table. Do NOT return anything to the Bar or Kitchen.
  • Please always comply with Front of House Staff requests.


  • Access to the toilet facilities, changing rooms and showers are open.
  • Please follow social distancing rules

Important Club Notice

Outside of bar opening times and the presence of club staff, the club facilities (including toilets and showers) must remain closed, even to visiting yachts.

This is due to government Covid-19 guidelines and our ability to enforce track and trace. We will let you know when this changes.

Annual L’Aber Wrac’h Race

Dear HRSC Member,

It is with regret that we announce the Annual L’Aber Wrac’h race has been cancelled again this year. The organisers are hoping that they will be able to host it again in 2022.

However, all is not lost! There will be a race next month, followed by a party in the evening with live music. Full details to follow.

Report from Helford River Navigational Aids Committee

As of Friday 14th May 2021 the starboard hand August Rock buoy is again on station. Flashing green every 5 seconds.

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Calling all Rescue Boat Coxswains & Crew

The rescue boats are a critical part of all HRSC activities and without those members that regularly give up their time to provide cover these activities simply couldn’t take place.

I’m trying to get our records up to date of all members who can provide cover as well as those that would be happy to go out as crew to help, get involved with and see some of the activities on the water first hand.

If you can help as Race Officer for different events, could you also let us know.

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Member Update

With the new regulations underway today I am pleased to announce that we can now allow people inside the clubhouse.

To book a table please email moc.liamgnull@csrevirdrofleh or call 01326 231460

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Colin Charles Brown

Many club members were saddened to hear that Colin Brown had recently passed away. The club would like to offer our deepest sympathy to his family. Here is an obituary written by his son Matt with contributions from friends and a picture of Colin at the helm of his Drascombe Coaster “Aziz”.

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Sailing Update

Hello and welcome to what will hopefully become a regular HRSC sailing update.

The RYA have issued guidance on what sailing activities can happen vs the government’s timetable. In summary organised activities are permitted from 29 March, and changing rooms and toilets can open from 12 April – when we should also be able to enjoy a socially distanced drink on the balcony 😀. From 17 May the club should be open indoors (subject to the rule-of-6), until 21 June when all restrictions will hopefully be lifted.

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August Rock

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!

John Head
Chairman of Helford River Navigational Aids Committee

New Commodore

Dear Member

I have the honour of being elected Commodore of HRSC, so a little profile of my connection to the Helford River and HRSC.

I was born just outside of St Keverne, about a quarter of a mile from Coverack Bay. At 18 months old the family moved to Withan Farm which ran down to Frenchman’s Creek. We spent a few years at Treveador Farm again bordering Frenchman’s Creek and the Helford River, a short time at Trewothack Farm overlooking Falmouth Bay, back to Withan Farm where I lived until I moved to my own farm which overlooks Carn Creek, so all of my life has been within a short distance of the water.


Cadgwith Fishing Cove Trust

Dear Members,

HRSC would like to show our support for the Cadgwith Fishing Cove Trust and the community in their endeavour to purchase the iconic buildings within the cove.

‘This Fishing Life’ shown on BBC TV recently gave a great insight into the work of this community of fishermen and their families.

Adrian Miller

It is with sadness that we report the passing of past Commodore Adrian Miller on 1st February. Although suffering from a long term illness he was ultimately a victim of the Covid 19 pandemic. 

Adrian served as Commodore from 1998 until 2001, having previously served as Secretary and Vice Commodore.

During his first year he oversaw the club’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. The highlight was the Jubilee Regatta on the 6th June with races for allcomers. To compliment the celebrations Adrian produced the booklet “Helford River Sailing Club The first fifty years”, a general history of the club and clubhouse.

His second year saw the 40th anniversary of the annual race to L’Aber Wrac’h with over sixty boats taking part.

During his third year Adrian was instrumental in setting up the Charter of Friendship with L’Aber Wrac’h and Landeda. Copies of this Charter hang on the wall of the club and the wall of the Hotel de Ville in Landeda.

Adrian’s lasting legacy was at the time less noticeable, but has stood the test of time. He was keen to see the sailing facilities at the club improved and Adrian did a substantial amount of the groundwork and behind the scenes negotiations that resulted in the planning application for the dinghy park extension and the pontoons that we all enjoy today.

The club extends its sincerest condolences to his wife Pam and the rest of his family.

Rob Hewett – Trustee


We have regrettably decided to close the clubhouse until the current lockdown is eased. We will be working to open as soon as possible. Please keep an eye out for further updates.

Helford River Sailing Club