Flushing Sailing Club
Readjusted readjustment (Plan C, or maybe D)
The Government's latest restriction on gatherings has meant there have to be several changes to what we do and the way we do it. We are determined to continue our programme of racing. The limitation on group size does not appear to apply to organised sports (see RYA advice). However, the sailing suppers and the winter programme are threatened.
- sailing suppers have been suspended for the remainder of the season. It is just too great a challenge to ensure adequate social distancing in our clubhouse while eating. But pasties will be available this Tuesday (22nd September) priced £3.50. First come first served.
- the bar will be open on both Tuesday evening and Saturday afternoon; it is essential that you are not part of a group of more than six, and that you observe adequate social distancing.
- you are welcome to congregate (suitably socially distant) on the Quay, but groups, who must be of 6 or less, should not interact.
- it is unlikely that the winter programme of Tuesday talks will take place in its usual form; perhaps we will be able to have talks presented over Zoom.
- the Wash up on September 29th may have to take place virtually.
- the Prize-giving on November 14th will not take place in its traditional form.
Launch back on Tuesdays and Saturdays
The Club is pleased to confirm that the Club launch will be available on Tuesday and Saturday to take helms and their crew out to their boats (and back again!). The launch will be running for the rest of the season, while observing the latest guidelines or legal requirements.
The Management Committee and Trustees of Flushing Sailing Club are delighted to announce that a unanimous decision has been taken to commence the demolition of our dear old leaky Clubhouse on September 28th in order to start construction of our proposed larger new building on New Quay in Flushing. We anticipate that works will start in mid-September and we hope to open the new building for the start of the new 2021 sailing season on Saturday 3rd April 2021 – the start of our centenary year. Final discussions with Cornwall Council Planning on some related technical aspects are now taking place to enable this very prompt start.
Follow the Centenary Appeal link for more 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.