Port Navas

logo_07Helford Passage have very kindly agreed to move their 2017 Regatta to August 12th so that next year’s Port Navas Regatta can take advantage of the tide on Saturday August 5th. We expect to get underway at 4pm and we do hope you’ll be able to join us. 

Whether you are a resident or visitor, we hope you’ll use this site to keep up to date with what’s going on in and around Port Navas.

If you have any photos to contribute, or ideas for other items that could be included on our website, please send us an email.  Many of the pictures on our site can be enlarged just by clicking on them.  If you want to re-publish any photos please email us.

The Port Navas Village Hall has a full programme of talks, courses and exhibitions. Please check our programme and do come along and support our events. The hall is here for the benefit of the village and we hope the programme is to your liking.  All comments and suggestions would be most welcome.

You can book the hall for private and group events by ringing Bernice Wickins on 01326 340718. There is a modest charge.

Visit the Port Navas Yacht Club website.

Recent news

Port Navas Quay and the Oysterage

Chris Gregory, Land Steward for the Duchy of Cornwall, has given us an insight into the Duchy’s thinking regarding the future of the Oyster Farm.

Read his letter…

Port Navas Flooding

Very heavy rains in mid-September caused unusually severe flooding in Port Navas. A deluge of mud engulfed the village hall forecourt and threatened the hall itself.

Thanks to Cate Jones for the photo.


First Soup Kitchen

Our first Soup Kitchen of the season in the Hall. Delicious soups, thanks to Pauline and Tiffa, and a table-full of chatty and satisfied customers.

Our next Soup Kitchen is on Wednesday 2nd November, 12.30 onwards, £3

Giles Williams

Giles Williams, who was a very good friend to Port Navas, died unexpectedly on September 9th.

Giles was a partner at KPMG in London. Their chairman described him as “one of the world’s leading experts on financial services regulation” and “the ‘go to’ adviser for the major financial institutions, regulators and governments”. He was also a born and bred Cornishman who loved this part of the county and was committed to making a difference here.

Giles at this year's Port Navas Regatta
Giles at this year’s Port Navas Regatta

Two years ago Giles acquired the Port Navas Yacht Club. His intention was to preserve an iconic local institution that he, and his family and friends, so enjoyed.

Giles was also a keen supporter of the Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust. The HRCST is dedicated to providing the opportunity for children in local schools to sail and kayak single-handed, discover love and respect for the sea, gain confidence for life and accelerate academic learning. His family have asked that any donations in his memory are made to the HRCST. You can find out more at hrcst.org.uk/giles-williams

Giles had many friends around Constantine and Port Navas. They, and his family, will miss him.

Summer Barbecue

Another very successful summer barbecue. Thanks to all those involved in preparing the delicious food and all those that came to enjoy it.

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Port Navas Phonebox

With typical lack of civic responsibility, BT have removed the phone line from our village call box and are likely to remove the box itself before long.  This box may not be used much, but it’s an important emergency lifeline. Many of our elderly residents have neither mobile phones nor internet access; there is no mobile signal anyway in the middle of the village, and many of the houses are unoccupied for significant periods.

According to OFCOM, our unitary council can block the removal of this service. If you believe that it should be retained, please write to, or email, Mark James who is responsible for Customers and Communities at the Communities and Organisational Development Directorate, Cornwall Council, Room 4S, New County Hall, Truro TR13AY. Email: mjames2@cornwall.gov.uk

Mel Chambers’ Regatta Photos

More Regatta photos. These are from Mel Chambers. Thanks Mel.

Click to see Mel’s photos

Iain McLaren’s Regatta Photos

Thanks to Iain McLaren for these photos from this year’s Regatta.

Click to see Iain’s photos


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