Thanks to a massive effort by HRSC Commodore JC Bolitho and his teams, and indeed Falmouth Divers, by the 20th April:
Pontoon was open for business – MIND the GAP between the Quay & Repaired Bridge.
Dinghy Park, largely cleared Racks repaired
Dinghy Racing Marks refurbished, set & racing began in glorious sunshine
Wayfarers repaired and rejuvenated
Wayfarer, Drascombe, Safety & Committee moorings redesigned & replaced.
Committee & Safety boats overhauled and improved to an exceptional standard.
Now’s the time to pat each other on the backs, shake hands by way of thank you, get out on the water, and celebrate the season to come when greeting old, new friends and holiday makers alike.
If the Helford is not an elixir of life – what is?
er, yer dont have to drink it, just immerse, something which racers, canoeists and swimmers do willingly (mostly)
The following positions on the General Committee will be vacant as from the AGM in January 2016:
Rear Commodore Sailing
If you would be interested in any of these positions or need any further information please contact the Commodore, Mark Buckley, on 01326 281057 or email [email protected]
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!
Penny Bolitho and Di Best
The last few days have finally seen the weather change as we slip into winter having experienced autumn for just a brief moment as the temperatures remained unseasonably high. The majority of the boats have left the moorings and the river is alone again. The amazing summer weather had the Club buzzing with each sailing discipline functioning at its best. The Club’s facilities proved their worth and the balcony remained full throughout and racing and teaching was enjoyed at all levels. However the greatest success this year had to be the dinghy racing. The numbers swelled into double figures for most races and a very keen group of juniors joined the old stalwarts to provide some very enjoyable racing. This could not have happened without the support and dedication of the safety boat crews, so a very special thank you again to all of them.
Our Club Stewards Jack and Sophie, having had a very good summer, feel that they have gained the required experience and knowledge to go it alone and I have to inform you that they will be leaving us at the end of November to run a restaurant in Cadgwith. We have appointed Chris and Janet Conboye as Stewards and they will be starting on 6th December. Please do come along and support them and the Club on club nights and the winter social programme we have planned.
I would like to finish by wishing you all a very happy Christmas and a healthy and successful New Year.
Julian Samuel – Commodore
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 [email protected] or call 01326 231460
Picture © The Corporation of Trinity House 2016
Helford River Navigational Aids Committee are pleased to announce that they have secured a grant from Trinity House Charitable trust to renew the Voose buoy. It will be larger than the present buoy and will also be lit. Light sequence Q fl 1sec. We hope to have it on station by mid July.
Members are also warned to keep well clear of Bar buoy at low water springs. Remember it is only an aid to navigation. The same applies to August Rock buoy!