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

Sunday Lunch on the first Sunday of the month

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

Thursday Feb 1st 2024 - Wednesday Feb 28th 2024


Melissa and Sarah will be away from 1st to 28th February on a well earned break and therefore the Bar and Restaurant will be closed during that time.  HOWEVER they have kindly agreed to allow the bar to be opened by volunteers every Friday for drinks.

So the bar will be open just for drinks Friday 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd of February from 6pm.

Thursday Feb 29th 2024

Bar & Restaurant re-opening

Come and celebrate the Leap Year with us – open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday with additional opening days as we move into the Summer.

17 Jan


Everyone with a mooring should have received an email from me about this coming Summer season. If you haven’t received a renewal email please do let me know asap. Many thanks for those that have already paid and sent in the forms – much appreciated. Paperwork and payment needs to be in no later than 29th Feb – yes it’s a Leap Year. And if you already know you DON’T want a mooring, please do let me know asap so that I can offer it to others before they have found something else. 

We have a couple of trot/swing moorings available. The beach is full. And we have one inside space on the pontoon just below the clubhouse. This  is only good for a smaller boat like a Dory or smallish sailing boat. Unlike the 17ft minimum that applies to the other pontoon moorings, here you only pay for the actual size of the boat. Let me know if you might be interested.

17 Jan


A big thank you to all the kind members who have already signed up using GoCardless. If you want to become a member for 2024, could we ask that you do so via GoCardless. Each year you will be told of the annual payment and you can cancel at any point:

You can also pay online at:
PNYC Ltd, Lloyds Bank, Sort 30-80-48, Account No. 51425568
Please let me know if you have paid online so that I can confirm your membership and send out a membership card.

17 Jan


This years’ plans for improvements at The Club include:

  • Finishing the new terrace. We need to put down a final layer of bonded resin on the floor and the new steps from the kitchen. 
  • Installing the guttering on the roof.
  • Replacing the Kitchen Door
  • Replacing more decking on the pontoon and laying additional anti-slip strips.  
  • Improving the planting around the car park area
  • And more white and blue paint everywhere! 
07 Dec


We would just like to thank Sarah and Melissa for taking over the bar and restaurant earlier this year.  It is fabulous to have them onboard. They are open until 17th December every Thursday, Friday and Saturday so please keep coming for drinks and for food.  

And Ant and I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year and look forward to seeing you all in 2024 – if not before!

07 Dec


We had a lovely, convivial evening on Wednesday 22nd November. It went mostly really well apart from a couple of missing questions and a couple of extra questions in some of the rounds due to a cut-and-paste-disaster on my part! The winners, Team Uglow from Falmouth, won by a narrow margin. They are pictured below with the winning PNYC Quiz Trophy:

£190 was raised for PN Regatta along with a number of PN Calendar sales. 

07 Dec


We have relunctantly taken the decision to increase mooring fees in line with inflation.  So fees will be going up by some 5%. We are sorry that we have had to do this but last year we were hit by a huge increase in utility costs, rising inflation and having to pay VAT on all mooring and membership fees, reducing the take by 20% (although we were able to claim back some of the VAT on expenses paid by the club).

We will be sending out mooring forms this month for next Summer.  Again, if you know you DON’T want your mooring for next Summer, do let me know (if you haven’t already) as we have waiting lists for all types of moorings.  

07 Dec


Will remain £25 per adult for the year.  We are so grateful to all our members – boat members and social members alike.  100% of the membership fees goes back into the club to allow us to maintain and improve it.  We value every kind contribution. And this year we sport new kitchen equipment, a new roof and a new outside covered terrace, made possible in part by you, our kind members.  

I put my hands up to say that I was very poor at getting many membership cards out on time this year. We took the decision not to post them (due to the cost) and decided to leave them behind the bar for collection. We have been left with some 30-40 un-collected cards.  Next year we will leave cards for Cornish based members behind the bar (emailing them to tell them they are there as per this year) and will post cards to everyone living across the border 

The best way to join is through GoCardless. Click onto right link below (based on the number of memberships you want) and they will send you a set-up email asking you to confirm that you have set up an account. Then every January you will get an email asking you to approve or opt out of the annual membership fee.  I then get a confirmation of your automatic payment and can send out cards. Here are the links to do this with GoCardless.  

If you have already done this, YOU DO NOTHING NOW UNTIL YOU GET AN EMAIL IN JANUARY asking you to accept a renewal of membership for 2024..