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.

FSC burgee

Time to dress up

Thursday 20th is the Menagerie Fancy Dress Race to Mylor. Starting from FSC we wend our way to Mylor Yacht Club, where refreshments and moorings will be available. Prizes go to the flamboyant rather than the fastest. A very enjoyable time is usually had by all. If you can't hop on a boat, just drive round to MYC and join in anyway. Full details here.

Falmouth Tyres Flushing-Fowey race

While the Carrick Roads is occupied by the Classics, Q, U and W classes will be off to Fowey (probably to avoid the shanties!), in the Falmouth Tyres sponsored race, leaving on Saturday 15th at 1100, and returning on the 16th. The SIs are available here. Any notices to competitors will be published on the Clubhouse noticeboard by 0900 on the 16th.

Boat pushed out

On Monday May 27th we took part in the RYA-inspired Push the Boat Out event. The masses arrived, were kitted out with buoyancy aids, transported to a waiting yacht, and gleefully sailed up and down. Certificates were issued, and cream teas consumed. Unfortunately the wind strength gradually increased and in the interests of safety we ended a bit earlier than anticipated. See the participants here.

Village Regattas

The first of the village regattas kicked off on June 1st at Loe Beach. A great day's sailing was had by all. Our U class was well-represented (in fact they were the only U-class boats), but many other FSC regulars were to be seen on the course, including Galene, Tai Mo Shan, Tattarat, Atalanta, Hawk (probably trying to emulate their perfect village regatta attendance of last year), the ever-reliable Winnie, most of the Gaffer fleet, and a fair few I will have missed.

The Falmouth Town Regatta, scheduled for Saturday June 8th has been cancelled.

Things quieten down a bit until the Point & Penpol regatta on the 29th. Through lots of us taking our eye off the ball, conditions at P&P are not ideal and you are strongly advised to check the tides. Word has it that the Working Boats are unlikely to appear because of the tidal height.

On the following Saturday, July 6th, there is the first of the many St Mawes based regattas, the St Mawes Social Regatta. Read their SIs very closely. Many have been caught out by the Turkeylanders idiocyncratic courses. Basically they do things different over there.

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. Link.

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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