Flushing Sailing Club

Pursuits

We run three pursuits, one in the Spring (on a Saturday), one in September, jointly with Royal Cornwall Yacht Club (just across the Penryn River in Falmouth), and the Champagne series, run on Saturdays in October. The Joint pursuit runs at the end of the season in September, on Tuesday evenings and Friday evenings.

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  1. The Mylor Chandlery & Rigging Spring Series comprises three races. The dates of the races in 2019 are Saturday 6th April, Saturday 13th April and Saturday 20th April 2019.
  2. Race Organisation: The Series will be pursuit races and will be run by Flushing Sailing Club. FSC Sailing Rules and Instructions will apply, except as amended herein.
  3. Race Entry: All boats that have met FSC requirements of Race Entry are eligible to race.
  4. Courses:
    1. Courses will be selected on the day from Inner Harbour Clubhouse Starts list by the Race Officer. Inner Harbour/Clubhouse Courses are two rounds and this may be shortened at the discretion of the Race Officer (Rule 12.4). If two rounds are sailed the turning mark will be positioned on the course side of the Finish Line carrying a Green Flag (Rule 13.3).
    2. Courses need to be approx 100 minutes duration for the average boat. That is roughly 9 miles with a good sailing wind, less if it is lighter winds.
  5. Start Line: This will be the line through the transits at FSC. There will be no outer distance mark laid, but boats must be aware of the rules regarding not sailing in the moorings.
  6. Starting:
    1. Individual start times will be displayed on the Club notice board and on the Club website at least 24 hours before the start of each race.
    2. No Starting signal will be given. Individual start times listed relate to Byron handicap numbers where possible. If your boat is not listed, a request for a start time must be made by 12.00hrs on the Friday prior to racing to Malcolm Clark, Ian Jakeways or Bob Chapple. Start times are subject to change.
    3. An adjustment of minus 2 minutes will be made to the first three boats to finish, plus 2 minutes to the last three boats to finish for the start of the next race in the series, so please check your start times each week. A radio clock will be used for monitoring.
    4. Boats that start before their start time: Early starters may be recalled by the Race Officer on VHF. A boat that fails to start correctly will be disqualified without redress by the race committee. Failure to hear a VHF recall will not be grounds for protest.
  7. Finishing: The finish line will be the Club finish line, and all competitors are requested to note the details of the boat in front and behind.
  8. Scoring: The order in which the boats cross the finish line will determine the scoring. Points will be awarded in accordance with the RRS Low Points System, Appendix A4. There will be NO Discard in this series.
  9. Time Limit: The time limit will be 16.30hrs without exception.
  10. Sailing configuration: Competitors are reminded that a boat entering this series must stay in the same configuration through the entire series. Changing from white sail to spinnaker or vice versa is not allowed. The prizegiving will take place at the Annual Prize Giving in the clubhouse at the end of the season.
  • Dates: Tuesday 17th September (FSC), Friday 20th September (RCYC) and Tuesday 24th September (FSC) to include Prizegiving after at FSC.
  • Race Organisation: The Series will be run jointly between Flushing Sailing Club and Royal Cornwall Yacht Club. The Racing Rules of Sailing will apply together with Flushing Sailing Club's and Royal Cornwall Yacht Club's Rules and Instructions, except amended herein.
  • Race Entry: All Boats that have met FSC or RCYC requirements of Race Entry are eligible to race.
  • Courses: Courses will be selected on the day by the elected Race Officer from each Club in accordance with the individual clubs sailing instructions. The course will be broadcast on Channel 72 and displayed in the normal way at each Club. Courses need to be approx 75 minute duration for the average boat; roughly 7 miles with a good sailing wind, less if its lighter winds.
  • Start Line: This will be the line through the transits at FSC and RCYC. There will be no Outer Distance Mark laid, but boats must be aware of the rules concerning sailing in the moorings.
  • Starting: No starting signals will be given. Start times listed relate to Byron or YTC Handicap numbers where possible.
    1. Start times will be displayed on the club websites at least 36 hours before the start. If your boat is not listed a request for a start time must be made, quoting your IRC, Byron or YTC handicap, no less than 24 hours prior to racing to either Julie Hopkins (RCYC), Malcolm Clark (FSC) or Ian Jakeways (FSC).
    2. Start times are subject to change by a Handicap Committee. The start times for the first three boats will be adjusted later by 2 minutes and the start times for the last three boats will be adjusted to 2 minutes earlier for the start of the next race in the series, so please check your start times before each race. A Radio Clock will be used for monitoring all boats starting times.
    3. Boats that start before their start time may be recalled by the Race Officer on VHF Channel 72. A boat that fails to start correctly will be disqualified without redress by the race committee. Failure to transmit or to hear a VHF recall will not be grounds for protest.
  • Finishing: The finish line will be through the transits at FSC and RCYC, and all competitors are requested to note the details of the boats in front and behind.
  • Scoring: The order in which the boats cross the finish line will determine the scoring. Points will be awarded in accordance with the RRS Low Point System, Appendix A4. There will be NO DISCARD in this series.
  • Time Limit: The time limit will be 20.30 hrs with no exception.
  • Configuration: Competitors are reminded that a boat entering this series must stay in the same configuration for the duration of the series, changing from white sail to spinnaker and vice versa is not allowed.
  • Please enjoy the series and we look forward to seeing you in both clubs especially at the prizegiving at FSC after racing on Tuesday 24th September.

    1. The Penrose Sails Champagne Series comprises five races. Dates: all Saturdays, 29th September; 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th October.
    2. Race Organisation: Race Organisation: The series will be run by Flushing Sailing Club and will comprise five Pursuit Races. FSC Sailing Rules and Instructions will apply, except as amended herein.
    3. Race Entry: All boats that have met FSC requirements of Race Entry are eligible to race.
    4. Courses: There will be no course signals, the courses are set out for each race in these sailing instructions.
    5. Start Line: This will be the line through the transits at FSC. There will be no outer distance mark laid, but boats must be aware of the rules regarding not sailing in the moorings.
    6. Starting:
      1. No starting signals will be given. Start times will be based on Byron handicaps where possible. Start times will be displayed on the club website at least 24 hours before the start. If your boat is not listed, a request for a start time must be made by 12.00hrs on the Friday prior to racing to Malcolm Clark or Ian Jakeways.
      2. Start times are subject to change by the Flushing Sailing Club Sailing Secretary. The start times for the first three boats will be adjusted later by 2 minutes and the start times for the last three boats will be adjusted to 2 minutes earlier for the start of the next race in the series, so please check your start times before each race. A Radio Clock will be used for monitoring all boats starting times.
      3. Boats that start before their start time may be recalled by the Race Officer on VHF Channel 72. A boat that fails to start correctly will be disqualified without redress by the race committee. Failure to transmit or to hear a VHF recall will not be grounds for protest.
    7. Finishing: The Finish line will be the transits at FSC, and all competitors are asked to record the details of the boat in front and behind. Please hand in the details to Malcolm Clark or Ian Jakeways no later than the following day 12.00hrs.
    8. Scoring: The order in which the boats cross the finish line will determine the scoring. Points will be awarded in accordance with the RRS Low Points System, Appendix A4. There will be no discards in this series.
    9. Time Limit: The time limit will be 17.00hrs.
    10. Configuration: Competitors are reminded that a boat entering this series must stay in the same configuration through the entire series, changing from White Sail to Spinnaker and vice versa is not allowed. The prizegiving takes place at the Annual Prize Giving at 8.00pm on Saturday 10th November 2018.
    Light winds
    This course will be signalled in the event of light winds by flag “S” over “L” at FSC flagstaff.
    Buoy/Mark Direction
    T Harding & Wakefield Mark (Trefusis) Port
    V Vilt Buoy Starboard
    SN Sailtech Mark Starboard
    G Governor Buoy Port
    CA Castle Buoy Port
    WN West Narrows Buoy Port
    Finish Distance 5.25 Miles
    Saturday 29th September 2018.
    Tide HW 08.20 BST 5.0m, LW 15.00 BST 0.9m.
    Buoy/Mark Direction
    WN West Narrows Buoy Port
    V Vilt Buoy Starboard
    CA Castle Buoy Starboard
    G Governor Buoy Port
    CN SKB Sails Mark Starboard
    BR Black Rock Buoy Starboard
    SN Sailtech Mark Port
    T H&W Mark Starboard
    J St Just Buoy Port
    Finish Distance 10.7 Miles
    Saturday 6th October 2018.
    Tide LW 10.10 BST 1.1m, HW 16.00 BST 4.9m.
    Buoy/Mark Direction
    T H&W Mark Starboard
    G Governor Buoy Port
    CA Castle Buoy Port
    V Vilt Buoy Starboard
    J St Just Buoy Port
    CK Carrick Buoy Starboard
    PL Pill Buoy Starboard
    ME Messack Buoy Starboard
    NB North Bank Buoy Starboard
    Finish Distance 8.44 Miles
    Saturday 13th October 2018.
    Tide HW 08.30 BST 5.1m, LW 15.10 BST 0.8m.
    Buoy/Mark Direction
    ST St Mawes ST Mark Starboard
    BR Black Rock Buoy Starboard
    T H&W Mark Starboard
    SN Sailtech Mark Starboard
    G Governor Buoy Starboard
    V Vilt Buoy Starboard
    WN West Narrows Buoy Starboard
    Finish Distance 9.09 Miles
    Saturday 20th October 2018.
    Tide LW 09.10 BST 1.9m, HW 15.30 BST 4.5m.
    Buoy/Mark Direction
    T H&W Mark Port
    NB North Bank Buoy Starboard
    SN Sailtech Mark Starboard
    G Governor Buoy Port
    CN SKB Sails Mark Port
    WN West Narrows Port
    Finish Distance 7.56 Miles
    Saturday 27th October 2018.
    Tide HW 07.30 BST 5.2m, LW 14.10 BST 0.6m.
    Buoy/Mark Direction
    G Governor Buoy Port
    J St Just Buoy Port
    T H&W Mark Port
    J St Just Buoy Port
    Finish Distance 6.90 Miles
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