There will be no formal organized racing under the FSC banner until further notice.
Please continue to check the website regularly for updates
With due regard to the Government Guidelines on COVID-19 and with
close attention to protecting members, volunteers and the residents of
Flushing, the Committee and Trustees of FSC CIO have agreed the
The Clubhouse and facilities will remain closed until further notice.
The Club slipway will be cleared and made useable for members to
launch their tenders. Please respect social distancing when doing so.
The Flushing launch will not be running for the time being.
Any racing which takes place will be limited and run under strict
guidelines and in keeping with the requirement for social distancing.
Get ready to race
FSC plans to start racing with pursuit races from the club start line or using the
speed limit buoys if we have a lot of entries. A Covid NoR
amendment is available here.
We think that any boat that with crew from one household
can be covidly raced under current guidelines. Each skipper is
responsible for crewing his boat and that his crew are happy with the
arrangements. We will not be running the launch yet, so each boat will not come
under the responsibility of the club, until they present at the start line. We
particularly do not want to upset the residents of Flushing with sailors
congregating on the quay and not social distancing. So please try to get to your
boats from another place.
Now is the time to do the following:
Enter your boat for racing with FSC (we need confirmation from you that you
are properly insured for racing);
Enter your boats details on the SWYTC web site and Malcolm Clark will give you
a 2020 YTC number. There is no cost to doing this. Only boats on the 2020 list will get
Watch out for the web site updates and or email notification.
The village regatta series has been cancelled so we plan to offer alternative racing
from FSC to fill those dates. An
Amendment to the NoR, detailing the changes is available here.
It contains your instructions for the Simple Pursuits.
need to be cautious and avoid undue risk. We will probably cancel at a lower
wind speed than you might normally expect. We want to avoid as far as possible
damaged boats or injured crew. In the same vein please do turns and avoid the need
for protests, these races are for fun and are not championships. In any case socially
distanced yachts should not come together.
Whatever the government’s Cummings and goings, the guidance keeps changing. At
some point we will be able to resume our published program and be able to use a
committee boat. Until then look out for the current notice on the web site and our
Contact our joint Sailing Secretaries
for more information.
An Amendment to the NoR, which details this Pursuit Series
and describes the conditions under which we will be operating, is
Just before we entered lockdown, Gaye Slater 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, folloow this
You should have received, or will shortly, the Club's SI booklet.
Obviously it's all a bit theoretical at the moment, but we wanted you
to have some physical evidence that the Club still exists and
thrives. Remember the booklet is supported by sponsorship. Many of those
sponsors are facing a very uncertain future. Our (and your) support for
them now and in the future is vital.
And normally (!) we wouldn't send the SIs out by post,
but expect you to collect them from the Clubhouse. But these
are challenging times, and you are worth it!
Keeping in touch during the “Stay Home” phase (let's hope it is a phase)
may be difficult, and the isolation will probably be the
worst part of all of this (apart from ranting that Asda doesn't have a
‘click and collect’ slot for three weeks).
But there are things you can do: video contacting using WhatsApp, or
more scaleable tools like Zoom and HouseParty are fun, once you
iron out the glitches. After all, most of us are in the ‘vulnerable’
category and have time on our hands.
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.