Welcome

Port Navas Yacht Club is a friendly members club that welcomes visitors.

Founded in 1958, the Club is part of the picturesque village of Port Navas, set on the beautiful Helford River. From the Club you have access onto The Helford river and out into Falmouth Bay. Or you can go inland down the river to Gweek passing ancient oak forests on the way – but make sure you get the tides right.

We have 34 Pontoon berths, 12 Trot moorings, 7 Swing moorings, 27 beach moorings and racks for small dinghies. For more information on moorings, including prices, see MOORINGS section. Parking is, we are afraid, limited. Where possible, or when the car park is full, please could you park in the village and walk along the charming river front – it’s a three minute walk and good for you!

Visiting boats can use the pontoon, the Club, the shower and loos – see VISITORS section.  All boat owners are members and we have a very loyal section of Social Members who, at £25 a year, help us to run the Club – see MEMBERS section.

Our small and quirky Bar and Restaurant serves great value food and drink. It’s run by Nigel Logan and Mike Maguire and welcomes members and non-members alike. 

PNYC is managed by Tom and Antonia (Ant) Ellemann.

PNYC is proud to be Patron of Clean Ocean Sailing.

BAR & RESTAURANT

01326 340065


Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 6pm. 


11 Aug
2022

Brendon and Sarah Howson

As most of you know, Mike and Nigel are ending their tenancy of the Bar and Restaurant this December. Their last night will be Saturday 17th December. They will have been at the club for 5 years and Ant and I would like to thank them publicly for helping us to keep PNYC going and growing. We couldn’t have done it without their help and support and it has been a pleasure working with them and their families for the last half a decade!

We are delighted to formally announce that Brendon and Sarah Howson will be taking over the lease of the Bar and Restaurant from January 2023. Brendon and Sarah run The Oyster Catcher gift shop in Mawnan Smith. Prior to coming to Cornwall with their two teeenagers, they ran a very successful National Trust tearoom and restaurant in Devon. What was particularly nice for us was that they approached us the moment they heard that Nigel and Mike where hanging up their tea towels. They would describe themselves as cooks rather than chefs. They plan to be open more hours in the Summer season and are looking to open for Sunday lunches in the off season.  

From Sarah and Brendon:

Hello! We are so excited to be taking on The Bar and Restaurant in early 2023. For us it is a privilege to be continuing on from Nigel and Mike.  We wish them a very happy future.  We are Brendon and Sarah (some of you may already know us from The Oystercatcher gift shop in Mawnan Smith).  We both come from catering backgrounds and we set up and ran a very busy tea room as National Trust tenants for 10 years before our move to Cornwall. With the help of our two teens, we can’t wait to welcome you all with open arms to the Bar and Restaurant. 

We have so many plans and ideas and we’re looking forward to serving you delicious meals, snacks and drinks from the beautiful and unique setting we all love in Port Navas. We’re busy sourcing the best of Cornwall’s produce from local suppliers for new and seasonal menus to serve to you in a warm, welcoming setting.  Hope to see you join us in the New Year! 

11 Aug
2022

TENDER

The UG (Uncle Giles) has had a major make-over.

Please can you make sure that when tying up the club tender you make sure that the bow can’t go under the pontoon!  Within less than a week of doing our repairs on the tender, she was tied up in such a way that the bow got trapped under the pontoon and it broke the wooden prow.  We have also put up a sturdier kayak rack, replacing the wooden contraction that I made a couple of years ago but which has not stood the test of time.  We have also added some new planters at the entrance and a few hanging baskets with herbs, cleverly choosing one of the hottest periods in our history. All the plants are now looking a little sad.

11 Aug
2022

PAT CROSS

We are sorry to announce the death of lovely Pat Cross a few weeks ago. Pat was 93 and came to the club for dinner just a week or so before suffering from a stroke from which she didn’t recover. She was a charming, graceful lady who was both interesting and interested. There is a lovely piece about Pat on the PN Website – portnavas.com/pat-cross/   Our thoughts are with David and Carol Cross.  

11 Aug
2022

It’s never too late to renew your membership

We are a bit down on previous years, partly because I think the Covid lock-down had an effect from which we haven’t quite recovered. It may also be partly my fault for not pursuing members! And while on the Admin Front, if you have paid and have not had your membership cards, please do let me know.  There are a number of membership cards awaiting collection behind the bar.  

11 Aug
2022

GOOD BOATING NEWS

On a personal note, I can report that our own fleet of boats have gone from three out of three not working to two out of three up and running. This has revolutionised our use of the water as a family. I can recommend regular servicing and turning the engine over at least once a week – not something that we have found time to do despite being down at PNYC almost daily.  I can see some salty dogs shaking their heads as they read this. 

11 Aug
2022

WANTED

Member looking for 10ft tender.

11 Aug
2022

THE PN REGATTA

The Regatta took place a few weeks ago and was a great success. Thanks to all those that came and to all those that helped to make it happen.  There are photos and videos on the PN Website – portnavas.com/regatta/regatta-2022/    We also have pictures of all of the winners getting their cups so if you want a copy just drop me a line.  

The committee is looking for a couple of new committee members who want to take an active part in next year’s regatta. And we are always looking for additional volunteers to help the week before the regatta to help with setting up and for volunteers who are happy to give us a hour or two on the actual day manning games and stalls. If this might be you, please email admin@pnyc.co.uk.