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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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 after racing. 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: all welcome.

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.

Village Regattas

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). NoR, SIs

This is followed by the resurrected and revitalised Falmouth Town Regatta on June 8th. NoR, SIs.

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.

© Flushing Sailing Club, 2019
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