Flushing Sailing Club

Flushing Sailing Club

Onward and upward!

The Management Committee and Trustees of FSC CIO would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year in 2021, our Centenary Year.

In spite of the present lockdown, we are ploughing ahead with the work on our new clubhouse which started to take shape at the end of 2020.

Lockdown Lecture

Ed Martin, writer and adventurer will talk about how his adventures sailing and sea kayaking have helped him deal with his mental health. Rather appropriate in these days of lockdown!

Join us over Zoom on Tuesday 26th at 8. Details

Clubhouse redevelopment

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Starting to look like a building

Into the New Year

Work on the Clubhouse was suspended over the Christmas and New Year break, but has started again, with laying the concrete slabs and erecting scaffolding. The slab in the Race Office was laid on Monday 11th January. Groundworks and shuttering for the pad was also completed on the Monday. The main Clubhouse concrete slab was poured on Wednesday and on Thursday the roofers and walling contractors arrived on site. The scaffolding of the building has also been commenced today and subject to tide and weather conditions should be completed by Friday. Busy Busy Busy!

If all goes to plan, the next three months should see completion of the project. However, it's not over yet, Donate Now, Donate Often!

Follow the Clubhouse redevelopment link for the latest information.


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 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. We are looking forward to 2021, our centenary year.

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Intrepid Walkers

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A few of the Festive Walkers, December 12th.

The British Yachting Awards 2020

Falmouth Sailing Week is The Event of the Year in The British Yachting Awards 2020! And Falmouth Marina came first in the Best Marina category. A remarkable double whammy for Falmouth.

See the Award Ceremony (the action starts at about 6'30" in.)

FHC (2019)

The Harbour Commissioners have issued their summary report for 2019. Good to see that Energy Annabelle (she went aground as Kuzma Minim) who occupied the Crossroads mooring for 2019 and part of 2020 did benefit someone. The report is here.

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.

Calendar

The provisional sailing calendar for 2021 is now available. All the old favourites, and a few novelties to whet your appetite.

Talking Heads

Just before we entered lockdown, 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.

2020 NoR

The 2020 Notice of Race is now available.

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.

Covid Response

Details of FSC's response to the challenge of the coronavirus can be found here.

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