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NOTICE TO ALL SKIPPERS

Please note it is a requirement that all boats entering racing with Flushing Sailing Club furnish the club with a current entry form properly completed, a valid handicap rating certificate, and the required race entry fee. Failure to do so will invalidate your entry.

To date two boats have sent rating certificates without an entry form or fee. Fifteen boats in the IRC classes have failed to send a rating certificate, and one has omitted payment. We understand that the issue of IRC certificates is taking longer than usual and to this end will invoke item 9.2 in the Notice of Race. Boats without a current certificate will be allowed to race in The Choaks Pasty series using a rating issued by the race committee so that results can be computed. This may be slightly higher than your true rating. Boats who have not completed an entry form and paid will not be counted. Please make sure this is not YOU.

We should also like to remind you of our special events which require an entry on the entry form in the special racing box.

  • Firstly: The Club's Centenary Regatta and parade of sail on June 19th. Each boat entering and participating in both will receive a bottle of bubbly. Pre-entry is required. ENTRY IS FREE.
  • Secondly: Our IRC Challenge Cup series. Two days racing in May and one in July. The NoR is on the website. There is a modest entry fee. Closing date is May 18th.

If you wish to enter either of the above events please tick the relevant boxes on the race entry form and submit it.

Thank you for your support. Happy sailing.

Len Cheshire

FSC Food: Tuesday Menu

Chicken Curry or Veggie Curry; with rice and sides: £7.75; Chips £2.40; Cheesey Chips £3.00; Dirty Fries £5.50; Jumbo Hot Dog £2.00. To pre-order, message Denise (WhatsApp, or text on 07503359743) with your choice by 1000 on Tuesday or take pot luck. You will be able to pay for food contactlessly. Denise has a card machine!

Drinks and food will be served outside. There will be tables and chairs on the quay. Hospitality can only be provided to groups of up to 6 seated on the Quay, definitely not inside except to access the toilet. Just follow instructions on the table. Please stay in your groups and remain seated. Be prepared to scan the NHS QR code.

Unfortunately we have to run a cash bar as we are waiting for the card payment machine.

If the weather is inclement, sorry it’s off, we can’t just decant into the club house.

Challenge Cups: Coming Soon!

This innovative series will consist of: Bay Racing – 2 windward/leeward courses and 1 Regatta course finishing at the each day on Sunday 23rd of May and Sunday 27th June, and 1 offshore race on Sunday 30th May finishing at the club.

Windward/Leeward Racing will take place in Falmouth Bay or in adverse weather conditions may be held in The Carrick Roads. The Offshore Race will take place off the South Cornish Coast.

More details in the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions.

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.

Notice to Race Officers and competitors

The respective Falmouth Working Boat and Falmouth Gaffer Associations agree that for the purposes of the definition of “Start” and “Finish” and rules 21.1, 29.1, 30 and 44.2 of the RRS (but not any other rules) the term “hull” includes a boat’s bowsprit in its normal position.

Pursuits almost over

If you haven't figured out your start time, try this link.

New Boatman

We have a new boatman! Many of you will recognise him – Sonny Davies. He used to crew on a little Trifle, but now he has his RYA Powerboat Certificate he's going to be taking you out to your boat (and back again). Chances are it will take him a few weeks to learn where all the boats are moored, so be patient. It goes without saying that he and you will be observing all the appropriate Covid rules. He may have Centenary Pennants and 2021 SI boooklets to distribute, but please don't wait until you get out before consulting the SIs. Be prepared!

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

FSC Food

As we slowly re-orient ourselves into the second decade of the 21st century, we are pleased to announce another WhatsApp group: FSC Food. Scan the QR code to join. Instructions on what to do next will surely follow. (Look left!)

Centenary Brochure

To celebrate 100 years of Flushing Sailing Club and the amazing new clubhouse we are producing a Centenary Brochure. It will include a history of the club, articles from club members, the story of the Big Build and many superb images. Copies will be available from May 1st, price £5. If you'd like to book your copy, email .

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download the Centenary Flyer

2021 NoR & SIs

The 2021 Notice of Race and the SIs are now available. As are the Start Times.

Challenge Cups

The Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions for the Challenge Cups are now available.

Calendar

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

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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