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 

04 Jul


Well…… apologies for such a long delay in getting out a newsletter. It’s been way too long. And with a lot of rain in between.  

We have been busy painting everything after a very late start due to the constant bad weather. We’re going Cobalt Blue and White this year. 

Almost all the boats are now in the for the Summer. We have a few trot moorings, one swing mooring and one double kayak space still available should anyone be tempted to put something on the water.  

I must really apologise for the slowness of getting membership cards to everyone.  I will send out an email by Monday 8th July to EVERYONE who has kindly paid for 2024. Cards will be left for members behind the bar with Melissa. If you have paid and you don’t get that email by next Monday, or if you just feel like emailing me as a reminder, then please do so.

We appreciate every member whose kind contribution goes entirely towards maintaining The Club. 

On that note, if there is anyone out there who would be willing to help us do the membership side of the club I would be most grateful. Turns out I am really useless at doing this efficiently. We have set up GoCardless which in theory makes things much easier. It would involve keeping a simple database of members and membership payments and then making sure membership cards are left behind the bar for collection.  

04 Jul


The bar and restaurant is now open Wednesdays for pizzas.  Bar opens 4pm and food served from 5pm.

Bookings recommended – book@pnyc.co.uk

Take away pizzas available. 

And then also open as usual Thursday, Friday and Saturdays from 4pm for drinks and 6pm for food.

04 Jul


A member is looking for a very small inflatable tender that she can carry on her own – so about 4ft.

04 Jul


Had a lovely request from Beth Rednally. She is marrying her partner Dylan in August and, as ex- lifeboat crew and now as current fishermen, they are having a nautical theme to their wedding.  Does any one have any old sails or flags or nauticalia that they would be willing to donate for the wedding?  You can call Beth directly on 07397222880.  Beth and Dylan below:

04 Jul


Avon Jetrib 3.2m (Four Stroke)

Ideal tender or runaround up to 40 knots (it you’re brave enough) it’s only done 19 hrs from new so its condition is like new. Complete with trailer similar condition and cover etc.
please phone 07802703054 if you require more information. Available to view in Port Navas.

£8,000 ONO

04 Jul


Thanks to Dave Tully who very kindly stepped in and used his engineering skill and a very large hammer to replace the broken linkage on the pontoon.  Much appreciated. I have started to extend the anti slip strips on the pontoon and will continue to do that. 

04 Jul


Our three kids, Martha, Nancy and Finn, left PNYC last Friday to take part in the L’Aber Wrac’h Race.  As it turned out, no-one actually finished the race by the cut off time due to a total lack of wind but we had some nice sailing, a beautiful sunset and moon and constant dolphins all the way across.  The kids have since rounded Brittany and are now heading to Greece via the Canal Du Midi, Corsica, Sardinia and Italy.  Very proud of them!

We had a pretty miserable 20 hour return journey on Sunday… not really my cup of tea!!!

04 Jul

Paxos Anyone?

If anyone fancies a week on Paxos we can offer a 56% discount to members…. We have two weeks available:

  • Monday 8th July to Monday 15th July – short notice!
  • Monday 22nd July to Monday 29th July. 

Sleeps 4, 6 or 8.

Price reduced by 56% for 8 people to £3,250.
For 6 people in three bedrooms price is £3,000
For 4 people in two bedrooms price is £2,500

Fly to Corfu and 4 ferries a day to Paxos. English house keeper. More photos and information available. 

We also have one week available in – Monday 9th September – but this would be reduced only by 25% at this point. 

With best wishes to you all

Tom and Ant