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Just as the virus mutates, so too does the web of regulations and guidance. The latest guidance requires people to wear a face coverings most indoor public venues and in shops and on public transport. However pubs or restaurants are not included. Quite where a private club with a bar and sometimes food fits is unclear, but common sense suggests caution.

Although Friday sees the removal of restrictions, we still need to do regular LFTs, wear masks or respect the right of others to do so, keep the ventilation and sanitising going and spread out.

Keep Safe

Into 2022, to boldly go etc!

On Tuesday evenings the Club is open from 1930, but talks do not begin until 2000. The bar will be open, but no food is served. Where marked zoom logo the talk will also be available over Zoom (Meeting ID – 304 203 4596; Password – POFSA)

Friday evening opening continues and the clubhouse itself will be open from 1830, serving food from Denise and drinks from the bar.

Pre-ordering your food through the Flushing Food WhatsApp is the preferred option, but Denise will always have a few extras for those who fail, but they may not be your first choice. Examples of what may be on the menu is under the Suppers page on the website. Denise also sends out a WhatsApp message outlining the menu to those who have registered.

  • 28th January (Friday) – Club Supper Singalong
    Many of you have experienced the impromptu singing of the crews of the working boats and we thought we would have a supper and a great singalong to some of your favourite songs.
  • 1st February – Andy Aston: Cape to Cape, an overland drive from Africa to Norway: South African Andy is going to tell the story of his overland drive from South Africa to Norway.  zoom logo
  • 8th February – Jaws UK? British Sharks: Douglas Herdson
    Dr Douglas Herdson is a marine biologist at the National Marine Aquarium. He will give us an insight into the sharks around our shores.  zoom logo
  • 15th February – TBA
  • 22nd February – TBA
  • 1st March – Miles Carden: Falmouth Harbour Master
    Miles has recently taken over as Falmouth’s Harbour Master and will give us an insight into the operations of the harbour.
  • 8th March – Dave Cockwell: Tales from the Cockwell boatyard
    Dave runs the Cockwell’s Boatyard and will provide us with images and stories about the boatyard.
  • 15th March – AGM
  • 22nd March – Race Officer & Skipper's Briefing
  • 29th March – Adventures on Persephone: Nigel and Karen Goodhew
    Persephone is a Sigma 38 which Nigel and Karen have had some great adventures on, across the Atlantic and back. They will tell us in person some of their stories.

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.

Seeking staff to run the club launch

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

Important Stuff

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

  • 32308063: General Account: for the clubhouse running expenses, Membership and Race entry fees and all non-bar related receipts. There is a card machine tied to this account.
  • 32303262: Catering Account: covers all income and expenditure related to the Bar supplies. There is a card machine tied to this account which can be used to purchase drinks at the bar.
  • 78639660: Fundraising and Donations Account: for the Building and Pontoon Fund.

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.

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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