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  • Job Positions Available

    Ollie and Nathan are seeking new staff at HRSC. If any of your family or friends are interested, please get in with the office.

    Bar Staff

    Ollie our Bar Steward is seeking a personable, enthusiastic person to join our friendly bar team here at Helford River Sailing Club in Helford Village as we gear up for the busy summer season and looking to continue throughout the year.

    Your duties:

    • You will need to be knowledgeable about beer, wine, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks.
    • Handle cash/card transactions accurately and efficiently.
    • Able to work in a fast-paced environment.
    • Provide our members with excellent customer service.
    • Maintain cleanliness and tidiness of the bar area, ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations.

    Your Experience:

    • Previous experience working in a restaurant or bar setting is essential.
    • Strong communication skills and a friendly demeanour towards guests.

    Kitchen Porter

    Nathan our chef is seeking a KP(Pot Washer) aged 16yrs or over. No previous experience necessary. You will be vital addition to the friendly team at HRSC.

  • Memories of Johnny Blunden Founder Member of HRSC

    Rodney Myers has been in touch with the club to advise us that Johnny Blunden died aged 99 on his 99th birthday in early February.

    Johnny was a founder member of the club in 1948. Rodney Myers and his sister Jane will be attending his funeral on March 4th at 2pm at Urchfont village church.

    Rodney has kindly sent us these memories and a photo of Johnny to share with you, the members of HRSC.

    The club was formed by a small bunch of enthusiasts in 1948 when Culdrose Air Station opened. They were very helpful & used to race their whalers on the Helford. The group who got the club started were Mr Kirby, Johnny Blunden, Bets Williams (then Betty Danby) Mary Gardiner, Peter Danby & Robin Momber. Bets is the sole survivor now. She was 19 years old in 1948 & now lives in Constantine, having lost 2 husbands. The committee originally met in a room at Selangor, Bar Road, where Bets lived with John Edwards (they were married). They needed more space, so my parents invited them to come to Trewince for meetings & social occasions & they got very involved in the development of HRSC. Johnny was a pilot at Culdrose flying Venoms & other prop planes & jets such as the Sea Vixen. He became great chums with my parents who sailed & raced an old gaff cutter called Otter. There is a framed photo of Otter in the club.

    Trewince Hotel became almost a second mess for the young officers & Saturday nights was food, drink, dancing & party time. Several unfit to return to base so the large sofas were often occupied until breakfast time!

    As a youngster Blunden was a bit of a hero for being a pilot of a jet, plus he had a lovely old Riley with running boards (always breaking down) plus he was a good sailor & became a huge family friend. He was Godfather to my younger sister who was christened at Culdrose. So, a long association & I last met him a few months ago on our way up country for a pub lunch.

    Best Wishes to you & the club.

    Rodney 

  • Dinner and Dance | Greenbank Hotel Falmouth | Saturday 2nd March

    TICKETS NOW ON SALE! DON’T MISS OUT

    Tickets only £47.50 but are limited so will be sold on a first come first served basis. Buy your Tickets & give your menu choice at the Clubhouse Bar

    Luxury 3 course dinner and live music from the fantastic Holly Turton and the Stone Roots

    6:30pm Arrival – until late.

    7:30pm Dinner is Served

    Raffle for Air Ambulance

    9:15pm Live Music – Holly Turton & the Stone Roots

    12 Midnight Finish

    A fabulous evening of fine dining and dancing in the beautiful Greenbank Hotel. A perfect opportunity to get a group of friends together or to come alone, for a social and fun filled evening. We would particularly like to welcome new members and those that have not been before, as well as familiar faces. This is a perfect opportunity to get to know other club members. A very warm welcome awaits all.

    Tickets are limited and will be sold on a first come first served basis from the HRSC bar. Menu choices to be given to bar staff when purchasing tickets. Please advise of any allergies.

    Holly Turton and The Stone Roots can be found on You Tube https://www.youtube.com/@stoneroots9844. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cI9T2ZGTc6Q They are an excellent band and come highly recommended by club members.

    Menu – please give choices when purchasing tickets: CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MENU

    PLUS A FANTASTIC OFFER FROM THE GREENBANK HOTEL
    Special 10% Bed & Breakfast Discount on all rooms for the night, call the hotel on 01326312440 to book.

    Don’t miss out – tickets on sale now!

  • GOONHILLY EARTH STATION – TALK – 17th Jan 8pm

    Join us this Wednesday evening from 8pm for a fascinating talk from Ian Jones, CEO of Goonhilly Earth Station, as he discusses his work at Goonhilly, along with sharing some fascinating and entertaining facts.

    Our bar will be open as usual so come along early and mingle with other members alongside the beautiful Helford River.

    Food available from 18:00-19:30 – a choice between a curry, a burger or fish & chips! Please book food in advance on 01326 231606 or via email [email protected]

  • DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

    UPCOMING SOCIAL EVENTS at HRSC

    JANUARY 17th WEDNESDAY 8PM – TALK – IAN JONES CEO GOONHILLY EARTH STATION

    JANUARY 21st SUNDAY 2PM – LIVE MUSIC WILL EASON & JOE HURWORTH

    JANUARY 26th FRIDAY 7:30PM – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

    FEBRUARY 3rd SATURDAY 8PM – QUIZ NIGHT

    FEBRUARY 7th WEDNESDAY 8PM – TALK BY Cpt IRWIN COMMANDING OFFICER RNAS CULDROSE

    DINNER DANCE 2024 – SATURDAY MARCH 2ND – With Band the STONE ROOTS