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 iconic 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 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 amazing number of yachts setting sail for their Saturday afternoon races. They make a fine 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 was honoured to host the main prizegiving for the whole of Falmouth week during August 2015 and 2016. They were days to remember for all competing sailors and families. We look forward to hostng the 2017 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.
We are a friendly sailing club and always welcome new members. If you would like to join, please download the membership form using the link below. Or come along any Tuesday evening, or on a Saturday afternoon through the sailing season. You will be guaranteed a warm welcome. Download Membership Form (pdf).
At the AGM, Ian Jakeways was elected as Sailing Secretary, taking over from Bob Chapple, who ascends the slippery slope of Flag Officer-hood as Vice-Commodore.
Ian (with Jenny) races General Khaos, a GK33.