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.
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
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.
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.
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.