Yacht racing

Wednesday Evening’s Yacht Racing 2024

Yacht racing at HRSC happens every Wednesday evening at 6:30pm from April till October. We also have the occasional regatta – see the 2024 racing programme below for details.

Wednesday evening’s racing season starts immediately after Easter with some informal practice races for those boats already in the water and Series Racing starts, in earnest, on Wednesday 1st May.  

We intend to run three Series during the summer commencing with a Spring Series of seven races (1st May – 12th June) followed by a Summer Series of a further seven races (19th June – 7th August).  The race on Wednesday 26th June will be for the Dorothy Winfrey Cup.

 After a short break for Falmouth Week, we finish the Series racing with a six race Late Summer Series (21st August – 25th September).  For those boats still in the water at the end of September there will be a couple of informal races during the first two weeks of October.

Wednesday evening’s racing is sometimes referred to as ‘sailing with a purpose’. Courses are set within the estuary or just out into the bay, depending upon the wind and sea conditions and the races are run on a handicap basis (RYA YTC rating). Keel boats of any size can enter and an Entry Form can be found on the HRSC webpage.  Only one Entry Form needs to be completed for the whole season and there is no Entry Fee. (Entry is open to all HRSC and POSFA members.)  All Series races are programmed to start at 18:30 (BST) and the start line will be within the estuary.

The Wednesday evening’s sailing crews are friendly and welcoming to new sailors be they skippers or crew.  To get involved check out the HRSC Yacht Racing Facebook page.  If you have any questions please contact our Captain Yachts, Rowly Kirby ([email protected], 07971966336)

All race entries (for the regular series or HRSC regattas) must complete the online Race Entry form before they cross the start line. You only need to complete the form once to enter all HRSC yacht racing events – then just turn up to the start line on time.

Please also read and comply with the Sailing Instructions and Notice of Racing.

For last minute alterations, cancellations, race results, photos or to contact other racers please join HRSC’s Yacht Racing Facebook page.


Cruising takes place ad-hock by members posting intentions to cruise to specific destinations in company.

Please feel free to contact HRSC by Facebook @ Helford River Sailing Club Keel boat sailing or email, [email protected]