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 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.

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

  • Moorings, Membership and Admin call Tom on 01326 340525 or email admin@pnyc.co.uk
  • Bar and Restaurant Bookings leave a message on 01326 340065 or email Melissa at book@pnyc.co.uk

PNYC is proud to be Patron of Clean Ocean Sailing.


Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 4 pm – Food from 6 pm

Reservations: book@pnyc.co.uk or leave a message on 01326 340065 

25 Mar


Rain, rain and yet more rain. Never known a February-March that has been so consistently wet. So far we have been unable to wield a paint-brush to remove the green stains everywhere. And I don’t believe any of the Winter moorings have been able to anti-foul their boats. But at least the clocks are changing on Sunday and the daffodils are out.

The Winter Season ends on 31st March so please make sure that you have vacated your moorings for the people who have rented Summer Moorings from 1st April. Please email me – admin@pnyc.co.uk – if you think you might have any problems.

There will be the inevitable 10 day transition between Winter and Summer Moorings so I would ask that you kindly bear with us while boats are moved off and boats arrive for their Summer Moorings. We will have space for ALL those that want to get on the water asap but it might take a few days to get everyone on the right moorings – again, any issues, please email me. With regards the beach, the tides aren’t very high until about the 7th/8th April so the two larger won’t be off until then. I will set out the beach as best as I can and will be in contact with all those on the beach who might be effected – we can always find you temporary spaces on the pontoon until those larger boats have gone if you want to get on the pontoon from 1st April. 

25 Mar


We have put down the final layer of bonded resin on the outside covered terrace, fixed the steps and connected the railings. The clubhouse is now waiting for a few days of dry weather so that it can be painted. 

With much relief Henry from Helford Home Improvements has fitted the gutter and down-pipe so that you can now go out in the rain and avoid a shower as you enter and leave the gents.

A new kitchen door – scrounged and re-used from my dad’s house – has been put in and also awaits a break in the rain for painting.  

And finally, Ant and I have been clearing the over-grown plants on the huge wall in the car park. The intention is to plant a couple of Wisteria to grow up the wall. 

25 Mar


Mike Maguire, now regularly cooking at Flushing Sailing Club. is covertly advertising PNYC on his apron.  And Roger McDonald is strangely taken with my Baker Boy hat. Love it!

Keep dry.  Tom and Ant.