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
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
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.
As many of you may know, Arty has sold the Cove. Our booking may have
survived the change of ownership, but we have been totally unable to
communicate with the incoming management. The Club has therefore
decided to move venue to Café Mylor thereby supporting another of our members.
Details can be found here.
The Annual General Meeting will be held on March 17th
at 2000 in the Clubhouse. All members are encouraged to attend.
The various papers and details are available online in the Members’ area.
The password is printed on your Club Membership/SOS card.
As we approach spring, the remaining presentations include:
¶Sue Kittow & Jane Cable talk about Cornish authors Daphne du Maurier & Winston Graham;
¶& Alex Davies will present a workshop on the Racing Rules of Sailing – essential
reminders for the forthcoming season.
A synopsis is usually published through the Club's Facebook
page in the week before, but the whole programme may be found on the website.
Find them here.
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
was created by Katie Barker and Nick Bray, journalism students at Falmouth University.
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.
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.