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Bill Hunt

It is with great sadness that we record the death of Bill Hunt, a revered past Commodore of the Club. He will be missed.

June Special Events

  • Sunday 13th – Falmouth Tyres Fowey to Falmouth race: Q, E, U and W classes (traditional classes B, C, G and V – Classics Regatta). SIs
  • Saturday 19th – Flushing Sailing Club Centenary Sail Past and Regatta: Details & Instructions, and the SIs. This is an open event with free entry. Boats completing the sail past and regatta will receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine. Pre-entry is essential, just tick the boxes on the FSC entry form and submit it. Help us celbrate this major milestone in the Club's history.
  • Sunday 27th – IRC Challenge Cup races: windward/‌leeward courses followed by a regatta course. SIs and entry form.


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. The menu is under the Suppers page on the website (bookmark it).

You are now permitted access to the clubhouse, where groups of up to six may sit round tables. Drinks will still be provided by table service. Please, please, note that you cannot go up to the bar and order, nor can you lounge idly by the bar. For that you'll have to wait until June 21st at the earliest. And you have to wear a face covering while in the clubhouse, unless seated for a meal. If not for your own sake, then for the sake of the Club, and the others who are there. You may have had your two vaccinations, but many have not, and vaccination does not confer immunity, nor prevent you from infecting others.

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!

Notice to Race Officers and competitors

The respective Falmouth Working Boat and Falmouth Gaffer Associations agree that for the purposes of the definition of “Start” and “Finish” and rules 21.1, 29.1, 30 and 44.2 of the RRS (but not any other rules) the term “hull” includes a boat’s bowsprit in its normal position.

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 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.

The fabulous, gorgeous, dynamic, loud, proud, Toyah will be performing at Mylor Sessions on June 26th, in an FSC benefit performance. Isn't she lovely! All thanks to the excellent Mylor Sessions. More details. Tickets going fast!.

Centenary Brochure

To celebrate 100 years of Flushing Sailing Club and the amazing new clubhouse we are producing a Centenary Brochure. It will include a history of the club, articles from club members, the story of the Big Build and many superb images. Copies are available, price £5. If you'd like to book your copy, email .


download the Centenary Flyer

2021 NoR & SIs

The 2021 Notice of Race and the SIs are available.

Falmouth-Fowey: SIs

Centenary Sailpast: Details & Instructions, SIs

Challenge Cups: SIs

Firebird Windward/Leeward Championship: SIs


The 2021 sailing calendar is also available. All the old favourites, and a few novelties to whet your appetite.

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.


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.


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.


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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