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Unfortunately in the recent (20th/21st October) gale a 35 foot ketch broke loose from its mooring and landed up next to the Quay wall breaking the new railings, removing several coping stones and crushing at least three of the wooden steps accessing the slipway.

One consequence is that the slipway is unusable, and the launch will operate from Ferry Quay for the remainder of the season.

Ketched in the act
Ouch!
A David to the rescue

Tuesday talks, and more

  • Where marked zoom logo the talk will also be available over Zoom (Meeting ID – 304 203 4596; Password – POFSA)
  • Friday 29th October – Arty Williams: Supper Night at the club
    Arty needs no introduction to the club but was the owner and chef of The Cove restaurant and will prepare a three-course supper for all to enjoy.
  • Saturday 30th October; Penrose Sails Champagne series, race 5 of 5 | SIs and Courses | Start Times
  • Saturday 30th October @ 1930; Bach Cello Suites #1, #3, #5, Nigel Blomiley. Tickets (£10 full price, £5 concessions) or  .
  • 2nd November – Oliver Tullet: North Coast Wine Co. Wine tasting
    Oliver runs the trade supply to many of the restaurants in Cornwall. This evening you might learn a little bit about wine tasting, you might learn a little bit about wine and about how wine is made and enjoy some local wines.
  • 9th November – Sue Sayer: Seal Sanctuary
    The Seal Sanctuary is a charity that rescues and rehabilitates grey seal pups from around the Cornish coastline. Sue has been involved with the seal sanctuary for many years and gives an interesting insight into the charity’s work. Sue will be presenting her talk virtually. zoom logo The Club is open as normal.
  • 13th November (Saturday) – Prize giving
  • 16th November – Arty Williams: Cooking talk
    Arty returns! He will be providing a cooking demonstration with samples of food for all to taste (and RNLI Christmas card sale).
  • 17th November – Beer and Burger evening for students and skippers.
  • 23rd November – TBA
  • 24th November – New Members' Evening; more details to follow.
  • 30th November – Pete Goss – A Life of Sailing
    Pete Goss is a British yachtsman who has sailed more than 250,000 nautical miles around the world. His talk no doubt will cover his many experiences on the ocean.

“Hospitality”

Relax (don't do it)

Please show how much you care for FSC and help us keep Coronavirus at bay:

    • Wear a face mask indoors when moving around
    • Avoid standing or queueing at the bar or food hatch
    • Continue to be careful about contacts even if double jabbed
    • Scan QR code for Track and Trace

Thank you from the Committee, Staff and volunteers of FSC.

Pre-order

Pre-ordering your food through the Flushing Food WhatsApp is the preferred option, but Denise will always have a few extras for those who fail, but they may not be your first choice. Examples of what may be on the menu is under the Suppers page on the website (bookmark it).

Friday evening

Friday evening opening will continue, the launch will be available to take all crews to and from their boats, and the clubhouse itself will be open and serving food from Denise and drinks from the bar after RCYC's Friday evening racing. Please stay in your groups and remain seated. Be prepared to scan the NHS QR code.

Saturday afternoon

A similar sort of arrangement to Friday evening. There is cake and tea, provided by volunteers from the Club. You can volunteer!

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 2022 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.

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What next?

How to get through the winter without sailing?

W Cornwall RC

Try radio control. West Cornwall Radio Sailing Club are holding an open day on Sunday November 7th at Argal Reservoir when potential new members will be able to come along and experience the thrill of IOM (International One Metre) racing. Come to the lake between 1000 and 1300s and speak to one of the members for a chance to try the sport. Details.

Advantages of radio control yacht racing include: no crew needed, keep dry, no mooring fees, close racing, one design (no handicaps), about 10–15 races per session, and they are a really friendly bunch. You might find some other FSC members already there.

The Tuesday Talks series continues to go from strength to strength with another eclectic and varied mix of talks and other activities. The full list is available here. As usual there will be a slight break over the Christmas period. But to compensate there will be a Christmas party with food and music.

Monolith

The mysterious monolith now sports a fluorescent sleeve, making it much easier to spot. Rumour has it that it is one end of the start/finish line. Just in time for the end of the racing season.

FSC Covid Risk Assessment
Return to Boating

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.

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.

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.

Cups

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.

Talking Heads

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.

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.

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