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 2022 prizegiving.
And we are inordinately proud that Pete Goss MBE consented to become an Honorary Life Member of the Club, together with Nessa Simcock and Harold Martin.
A potted history of the first 75 years of the Club is available here.
We are looking for an enthusiastic person to run the Club Launch, working Tuesday and Friday evenings (approx 4–5 hours each) April to September and Saturday afternoons (approx 5 hours) April to October. Holders of RYA power boat level 2 and VHF radio licence certificates are preferred, but assistance with training is possible for a suitable candidate. For further information call Len Cheshire 07857 666371 or 01326 340425
The Club has changed its banking arrangements. We used to bank through Santander, but as you prepare to pay for your 2022 Club membership remember to change the sort code details of the payee to Lloyds Bank if you pay by BACS. We'd hate the money to end up in the wrong account.
In fact the Club has no less than three new accounts with Lloyds. In all three cases the sort code is 30 98 97
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.
The page features reminders and updates to all our activities.
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.
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.
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.
The Club's Development Plan is available here.
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.