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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Pursuit

The Mylor Chandlery and Rigging Spring Pursuit start times are here. If you are not listed, please get in touch as soon as possible.

Third Approximation

As of April 1st (appropriately) you will be seeing a new version of the website. The information has hardly changed, but things may appear in different places, and it is possible that a few links will fail. These will be corrected swiftly.

The major change is that the website should be easier to read on a variety of screen sizes, from smart phones, through tablets to desktop screens.

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.

In Memoriam

Club members and anyone involved in sailing in the port will be saddened by the news of Jeff Martin's death on January 11th while he was on holiday in France. Our sympathies go out to his family. More

Development Plan

The Club's Development Plan is available here.

Tuesday talks

Throughout the winter, when we no longer have Tuesday evening racing, the Club is host to a bewildering variety of talks and events. This winter continues in that tradition. Highlights include every single talk and event. They all have something special. You will find the list in Tuesday talks and the programme leaflet.

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.

The page features reminders and updates to all our activities.

© Flushing Sailing Club, 2019