Flushing Sailing Club

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.

Please bear with us as we try to inject some semblance of order into our programme. Like many of you, we were caught off balance. Being ‘disruptive’ is currently thought of as ‘a good thing’ encouraging innovation and radical thinking, but it does make planning more diffcult. You can only have so many contingency plans. We are currently at E or F.

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.

Clubhouse redevelopment

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.

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AGM

Thank you to all of you who attended the AGM on September 16th, either in person on virtually by Zoom. And also to all those who sent in proxy votes.

The meeting was a bit different, but progressed reasonably smoothly. The chairman's ability to mute all those on Zoom probably helped! There were no unexpected results.

Dave Owens' presentation on the Clubhouse and pontoon developments should be added to the website soon.

Pursuit Series

Start times for the remaining pursuit series have been published, including their start times. Find the details of these pursuits here.

Amendments

Amendment to the NoR, and to the SIs are published here.

Talking Heads

Just before we entered lockdown, 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.

2020 NoR

The 2020 Notice of Race is now available.

Join

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.

Development Plan

The Club's Development Plan is available here.

Newsletter

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.

Social Media

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.

Covid Response

Details of FSC's response to the challenge of the coronavirus can be found here.

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