Flushing Sailing Club
Situation normal (for 2020)
In order to conform to the Government's directives and guidelines all racing this year will be in the form of pursuits. This has worked well with up to 35 boats taking part. Details will be published here, and in the Club's Newsletter. Also check out the FaceBook page for various announcements.
We were pleased to host the first class specific event in the Harbour following the pandemic lockdown, the Sunbeam Windward/Leeward Event, on Saturday July 18th. Results.
And in the midst of this, we are still making substantial progress on the Clubhouse Redevelopment. Follow the Centenary Appeal link for more information.
- We are working hard to re-open the Clubhouse and facilities. The bar will be open, access from the french windows on the quay; the toilets may be entered via the normal front door, but the door to the main room should not be used.
- Tuesday's Sailing Suppers are back, in a reduced form. The inestimable Charlie Choak began the process with pasties, but now Denise our caterer will start providing some sustenance. Saturday teas have been suspended. Bring a flask.
- The Club slipway has been cleared and made useable for members to launch their tenders. Please respect social distancing when doing so.
- The Club launch will be running on Tuesday from August 4th. It will take individual crews to their boats. We are unable to run the launch on Saturdays.
- Racing is run under strict guidelines and in keeping with the requirement for social distancing.
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.