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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.