Flushing Sailing Club
Onward and upward!
The Management Committee and Trustees of FSC CIO would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year in 2021, our Centenary Year.
In spite of the present lockdown, we are ploughing ahead with the work on our new clubhouse which started to take shape at the end of 2020.
Ed Martin, writer and adventurer will talk about how his adventures sailing and sea kayaking have helped him deal with his mental health. Rather appropriate in these days of lockdown!
Join us over Zoom on Tuesday 26th at 8. Details
Starting to look like a building
Into the New Year
Work on the Clubhouse was suspended over the Christmas and New Year break, but has started again, with laying the concrete slabs and erecting scaffolding. The slab in the Race Office was laid on Monday 11th January. Groundworks and shuttering for the pad was also completed on the Monday. The main Clubhouse concrete slab was poured on Wednesday and on Thursday the roofers and walling contractors arrived on site. The scaffolding of the building has also been commenced today and subject to tide and weather conditions should be completed by Friday. Busy Busy Busy!
If all goes to plan, the next three months should see completion of the project. However, it's not over yet, Donate Now, Donate Often!
Follow the Clubhouse redevelopment link for the latest information.
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.