Thanks to all those who attended the AGM via Zoom. All sorted and looking forward to another great year at FSC.
We were given an update on the Clubhouse, which will be handed over to us at the end of April, although full occupancy may take a little longer. Updates to follow.
It's not too late to contribute to the project; the easiest way is to use the Justgiving Crowdfunder. No sum too small (or too large!).
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.
If you haven't figured out your start, try this link.
We have a new boatman! Many of you will recognise him – Sonny Davies. He used to crew on a little Trifle, but now he has his RYA Powerboat Certificate he's going to be taking you out to your boat (and back again). Chances are it will take him a few weeks to learn where all the boats are moored, so be patient. It goes without saying that he and you will be observing all the appropriate Covid rules. He may have Centenary Pennants and 2021 SI boooklets to distribute, but please don't wait until you get out before consulting the SIs. Be prepared!
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 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.
To celebrate 100 years of Flushing Sailing Club and the amazing new clubhouse we are producing a Centenary Brochure. It will include a history of the club, articles from club members, the story of the Big Build and many superb images. Copies will be available from May 1st, price £5. If you'd like to book your copy, email .
Racing commences on Saturday April 3rd with the first in the Mylor Chandlery & Rigging Pursuit Series.
The NoR for the IRC Challenge Cups is also available.
The 2021 sailing calendar is also available. All the old favourites, and a few novelties to whet your appetite.
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.