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Club News

  • Saturday 25th September; Seven Stars Autumn series, last race of 4; prizegiving at Seven Stars Flushing @1700
  • Tuesday 28th September; Season washup meeting, FSC @2000
  • Saturday 2nd October; Penrose Sails Champagne series, race 1 of 5 | SIs and Courses | Start Times
  • Tuesday 5th October; Winter Talks begin, All Welcome.
    Mark Milburn: Diving in Falmouth
    Mark is probably one of the most experienced divers in the Falmouth area, his knowledge of the wrecks, the reefs and the wildlife is second to none.
  • Saturday 9th October; Penrose Sails Champagne series, race 2 of 5
  • Tuesday 12th October – Vicki Spooner: Sea Grass Project
    Vicki is the Environment and Quality Systems Manager for the Falmouth Harbour Master. This talk is specifically about the sea grass project in the harbour which provides a vital part of the marine ecosystem.
  • Saturday 16th October; Penrose Sails Champagne series, race 3 of 5
  • Tuesday 19th October – Annie Sibert: Preparing Fish
    Annie’s talk is about, in particular, how to source and prepare great fish. Her experience as a chef and working with local fishmongers provides a great insight.
  • Friday 22nd October (Friday) – Prize-giving
  • Saturday 23rd October; Penrose Sails Champagne series, race 4 of 5
  • Tuesday 26th October – Mike Lazo Gamarr: Machu Picchu
    “Mikey” will provide a live virtual tour of Machu Picchu. He is one of the most experienced tour guides in the Cusco and Machu Picchu area.
  • Friday 29th October – Arty Williams: Supper Night at the club
    Arty needs no introduction to the club but was the owner and chef of The Cove restaurant and will prepare a three-course supper for all to enjoy. Reservations will be taken for this event.
  • Saturday 30th October; Penrose Sails Champagne series, race 5 of 5

“Hospitality”

Relax (don't do it)

Please show how much you care for FSC and help us keep Coronavirus at bay:

    • Wear a face mask indoors when moving around
    • Avoid standing or queueing at the bar or food hatch
    • Continue to be careful about contacts even if double jabbed
    • Scan QR code for Track and Trace

Thank you from the Committee, Staff and volunteers of FSC.

Pre-order

Pre-ordering your food through the Flushing Food WhatsApp is the preferred option, but Denise will always have a few extras for those who fail, but they may not be your first choice. Examples of what may be on the menu is under the Suppers page on the website (bookmark it).

Friday evening

Friday evening opening will continue, the launch will be available to take all crews to and from their boats, and the clubhouse itself will be open and serving food from Denise and drinks from the bar after RCYC's Friday evening racing. Please stay in your groups and remain seated. Be prepared to scan the NHS QR code.

Saturday afternoon

A similar sort of arrangement to Friday evening. There is cake and tea, provided by volunteers from the Club. You can volunteer!

Flushing Sailing Club is a truly amazing, flourishing sailing club running the finest 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 2020 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.

Autumn unfolds

The 2021 racing season is slowly winding down with the Joint Pursuit Series on Friday and Tuesday evenings, the Seven Stars series on Saturdays through September, and the Penrose Sails Champagne pursuit series on Saturdays in October.

The start times for the Joint Pursuit series is available here. If you do not appear in the list but wish to take part, please let us know in order to provide you with a start time.

Instructions and Start Times for the Penrose Sails Champagne pursuit series are available. Vying with the gaffers' ‘backwards' race to be the quirkiest series in the FSC race calendar, this unique set of races lets you go places you wouldn't normally race with some interesting and challenging courses.

But with Autumn comes the Tuesday Talks series. Another eclectic and varied mix of talks and other activities. The full list is available here. As usual there will be a slight break over the Christmas period.

Monolith

A mysterious monolith has appeared bolted to the quay wall. Whatever can be its function? Steel sculpture to match the artwork in the club? Bracket to mount a christmas tree? Answers on a postcard please.

FSC Covid Risk Assessment
Return to Boating

Competitors (and all Club members) are reminded that FSC is following Guidance devised by the RYA. A full statement of the Club's Covid Risk Assessment is available here.

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.

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.

Cups

A partial list of all prizewinners from this year's racing is available here. There will be no mass awarding of trophies, as in previous years, but where possible and with the agreement of our sponsors we will try to take a picture of trophy winners being awarded their prize on the sponsor‘s premises.

Talking Heads

Just before we entered lockdown (over a year ago!), Gaye Slater, our Commodore, interviewed a few club members as part of another project. To remind you of the Club and see a couple of friendly (!) faces, we decided to offer a couple of them to you all. The first two are from one of our oldest members, and one of our younger non-members, covering our wide age appeal. To find out more, follow this link.

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.

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