Flushing Sailing Club is a truly amazing, flourishing, sailing club running the best
yacht racing in the port of Falmouth.
Founded in 1921 for the benefit of Flushing residents, the club is situated on
the New Quay commanding stunning and panoramic views of the inner Falmouth Harbour
and the reaches of the Penryn River.
The club has a long history of providing exhilarating and competitive racing for
yachts in and around the Carrick Roads as well as coastal and offshore events. A
strong involvement with the Sunbeam class during the early years of both
the Club and the Sunbeam class continues. We
enjoy the full support and participation of the Falmouth Working Boats
With their distinctive topsails, the working boats and the gaffers are a symbol of
the region and continue a traditional form of sailing. But the club supports
contemporary yachts too, providing competitive and friendly racing for many
Most racing takes place in the Carrick Roads and Falmouth Bay, usually finishing on the
club line (an imaginary line between ourselves and the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club).
During the summer we can
expect around 50 boats racing on a Tuesday evening, and an awesome number of yachts
setting sail for their Saturday afternoon races. They make a grand sight as they
come up the harbour to the finish line.
Members are joined together by their love of sailing, but being a visitor
friendly club, non-members are also invited to share our facilities on Tuesday
evening and Saturday afternoon racing throughout the season.
Flushing Sailing Club has been honoured to host the main prizegiving for the whole
of Falmouth Sailing Week. It was a day to remember for all competing
sailors and families. We look forward to hosting the 2019 prizegiving.
And we are inordinately proud that Pete Goss MBE consented to become an Honorary
Life Member of the Club, together with Bill Hunt, Nessa Simcock and Harold Martin.
A potted history of the first 75 years of the Club is available here. We are looking
forward to 2021, our centenary year.
Gull Rock Manacles
The COGS/FSC Gull Rock Manacles race takes place
on Sunday 26th May. The race is open to Q, U, W and IRC classes.
The first start is at 10:00. Prizegiving take splace at the Club
The SIs may be found here. This race is sponsored by Formation Marine.
Pushing the Boat Out
On Monday 27th May the Club will be pushing the boat out. This is
our contribution to the annual RYA inspired encouragement to get people
out on the water. Several helms have volunteered their boats and time
to take would-be sailors out around the harbour and maybe further afield.
A group of Club stalwarts will organise and entertain them ashore. Come
and join in. Bring your friends, family, neighbours, someone you met in the pub:
YTC Open Meeting
St Mawes is running a YTC Open Meeting on the same day as our Push the Boat
Out extravaganza. Clearly not enough Bank Holidays! Details
and Entry Form.
The first of the village regattas kicks off on June 1st at Loe Beach.
Remember there is no racing at FSC during village regattas (except the Flushing Village Regatta of course).
This is followed by the resurrected and revitalised Falmouth Town Regatta on June
Our Q, U and W classes may require a YTC rating for village regattas. Check the
NoRs and SIs and make sure that you have the right handicap or rating for
your class. Obtaining a YTC is easy (and free!), and the handicappers usually turn
round a request within a day. But don't leave it to the last minute.
We are a friendly sailing club and always welcome new members. If you would like
to join, please follow this link for membership details. Or come along
any Tuesday evening, or on a Saturday afternoon through the sailing season. You
will be guaranteed a warm welcome.
A short (2 minutes) promotional
was created by Katie Barker and Nick Bray, journalism students at Falmouth University.
We send out a newsletter to all Club members on
a monthly basis to provide some up-to-date information
on what is going on at the Club. Why haven't you
received yours? Perhaps because you aren't a member,
we don't have an email address for you, or it's in
your spam folder. All three can be easily rectified.
You can now follow the Club on Facebook. Simply click on the icon
and ‘like’ the page, and news will be delivered to you.
We also have a `closed' group which can be available to
all members. Just ask to be added. It allows us to share
with Club members rather than the whole world.
The page features reminders and updates to all our activities.