Flushing Sailing Club

Flushing Sailing Club

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 Association.

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 classes.

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.

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Christmas Party

Wednesday 11th December at the Wheelhouse. Payment upfront £31pp to Rebecca Heane (contact details are on the club notice board). Please note that wine is not included in the price, but is excellent value at £15:50 a bottle.

Tuesday talks

The Tuesday talks programme is now available. Paper copies are in the Clubhouse, but of course they are on the website too. Find them here.

Pursuits

The Penrose Sails Champagne Series has one race to run, on Saturday October 26th. SIs (and courses) and Start Times are available. If you are not on the list, please get in touch with us, as per the SIs, as soon as possible.

Important

An amendment has been issued with regard to the courses:
Sailtech (SN) will be replaced in all relevant courses due to SN being absent. The substitute mark will be advised by VHF.

Moorings: a reminder

The Club's SIs (2 and 16.1) require you to treat the imaginary line connecting the outermost mooring buoys as a continuous obstruction. We must also observe the Falmouth Harbour Commission's more stringent bye laws which require those of us with FHC moorings to sail directly to the fairway. Dodging your way through the moorings under sail (or power) may seem like a good idea, but it brings us into disrepute with the powers that be. We need their goodwill.

It is also strongly advised that you do not wait until the last moment to tack alongside a boat moored at the edge of the fairway. The faint hearted worry. It's all in perception. You perceive it's safe; those on the moored boats think it's a close call, complain to the Harbour Master, who must be seen to take action. That action could be to the detriment of Club racing, both here and over the water at RCYC.

Download the Bye Laws.

Len's Lottery

Following the success of last year's 100 Club Lottery, you have another opportunity to support the Club and win handsome cash prizes every month. The draw will take place on the first Tuesday of every month in the clubhouse (or the second if the first is impractical). There will be four prizes each month. Download the form here.

Join

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 video was created by Katie Barker and Nick Bray, journalism students at Falmouth University.

Development Plan

The Club's Development Plan is available here.

Newsletter

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.

Social Media

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.

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