Flushing Sailing Club

Flushing Sailing Club

Let Sailing Commence

Pursuit racing commenced at FSC on June 13th. The first two series, the Mylor Chandlery & Rigging series on Saturday afternoons, and the Cockwell's series on Tuesday evenings have been completed. They are followed by the First Skinner's pursuit series on Saturday July 11th, 18th, 25th and August 1st and the First Hine-Downing pursuit Series on Tuesday July 14th, 21st, 28th and August 4th. We hope to be able to commence fleet racing in due course.

We are also pleased to announce the first class specific event in the Harbour following the pandemic lockdown, the Sunbeam Windward/‌Leeward Event, on Saturday July 18th. Details.

In a time of Coronavirus

With due regard to the Government Guidelines on COVID-19 and with close attention to protecting members, volunteers and the residents of Flushing, the Committee and Trustees of FSC CIO have agreed the following measures:

  1. The Clubhouse and facilities will remain closed until further notice.
  2. The Club slipway has been cleared and made useable for members to launch their tenders. Please respect social distancing when doing so.
  3. The Flushing launch will not be running for the time being.
  4. Any racing which takes place will be limited and run under strict guidelines and in keeping with the requirement for social distancing.

Keep Safe

Do this now

Watch out for the website updates and‌or email notification. Amendments to the NoR and the SIs, detailing the changes is available here. Please read the all of the amendments before sailing.

Whatever the government’s Cummings and goings, the guidance keeps changing. At some point we will be able to resume our published program and be able to use a committee boat. Until then look out for the current notice on the web site and our emails.


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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Race Calendar

A ‘new’ Race Calendar has been issued which takes account of the lost dates at the beginning of the season and the canceled Village Regattas.

Covid Response

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

Pursuit Series

Start times for the Hine-Downing One Pursuit series, and for the Skinners One Pursuit series.

Also check the details of these pursuits here.

Amendments

Amendment to the NoR, and to the SIs are published here.

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, folloow this link.

SI booklet

You should have received, or will shortly, the Club's SI booklet. Obviously it's all a bit theoretical at the moment, but we wanted you to have some physical evidence that the Club still exists and thrives. Remember the booklet is supported by sponsorship. Many of those sponsors are facing a very uncertain future. Our (and your) support for them now and in the future is vital.

And normally (!) we wouldn't send the SIs out by post, but expect you to collect them from the Clubhouse. But these are challenging times, and you are worth it!

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.

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