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Details of 2024 annual subscription and boat parking + mooring fees are included in the Membership Notes but are repeated below for ease of access.

Our clubhouse is available for morning, afternoon and evening lets and is very popular for use by various clubs and organisations, and for private parties, when not being used for club activities. Please check the Club Calendar for availability.

The main clubroom is 30m x 20m and can be configured to suit a multitude of needs. It has a well-appointed kitchen and licensed bar. Seating capacity for dining is up to 130. The club also has a marquee which can be erected on the patio with easy access to and from the clubroom.

Contact Club Hire for further information.

Established in 1951 and based at Helensburgh Pier, the club needed more space and moved, first to "The Hangars", and then in 1959 to its present site north of Kidston Park. The club's early history is well-documented hereThe original clubhouse was built in 1968 and withstood the elements until the Great Tidal Surge in 1991. It staggered on, lovingly patched up, until a decision to rebuild in 2008 ... two metres higher than before! The new clubhouse was opened on 27th June 2009 by (at the time) RYA Olympic Team Manager Stephen Park, OBE, an Honorary Commodore of HSC. The other Honorary Commodores are Mike McIntyre (Olympic Gold Medallist in the Star class in 1988) and Emma Sanderson (nee Richards) of Round the World Alone fame. All learned their skills at HSC.

We now have excellent changing and showering facilities plus a large clubroom with  bar and kitchen and open wifi/broadband. Solar panels, LED lighting and underfloor heating provide creature comforts without punishing the environment. HSC was Scotland's first Volvo Championship Club, and boasts a thriving membership and a keen RYA Training Section. Many of its one-time dinghy enthusiasts have, with advancing years, moved to yachts and participate in East Patch Racing (organised jointly with RNCYC) as well as in the Clyde and West Coast circuit organised by the Clyde Yacht Clubs' Association.
 
The clubhouse is open (PIN code access) from 09.30 until dusk from 1st April until the end of the schools October break; otherwise during office hours and at weekends. The bar is open after racing on Wednesdays and early evening (from 16.30) on Sundays. Dinghy Park and Moorings access is available 24/7 and ample car parking is available for use by members.
Commodore Euan Morrison Vice Commodore Alan Jeffrey
Rear Commodore (Onshore) James Miller Rear Commodore (Training) Susan Miskelly
Rear Commodore (Offshore) Callum Shaw Regatta Secretary Allan Lennox
Hon Secretary Donald McLaren Hon Treasurer Tom Hendry
Sailing Secretary Gavin Jeffrey Dinghy Park Secretary Mike Heath
Moorings Secretary Dan Challis Social Convener Penny French

Administrator

Liz Redstone Welfare Officer Shona Shields

                     

By post: HSC Clubhouse, Rhu Road Lower, Helensburgh G84 8QT
By Phone:
 01436 673424 and leave a message
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