This section includes the basic information you
will need to race at Flushing Sailing Club.
When cancellation does occur, the Club will endeavour to notify skippers by text message as soon
as possible. This relies on the Club having a mobile phone number for each skipper.
The cancellation may also be posted on the Club’s Facebook page.
The following two buttons will open in a separate page as a pdf
which you can print.
The following buttons open the information within this page. To collapse the
information, click on the button again.
The old course boards are no longer in use. All courses will be notified over VHF ch 72.
Any shortening/changing of
courses for a second round will also be notified on VHF.
Course selection for G class (and other open boats)
In windy conditions, particularly in a southerly, G class will not be sent south
of Governor. The RO should check wave state/wind over tide etc, and check with
G class/open boat skippers.
SIs regarding shortening courses
The SIs have been reorganised slightly so that the arrangements
for shortening courses are clearer. See SI 14.
Courses are now numbered 1 through to 223.
ROs will still hoist a numeral pennant to indicate the Group Number for the course(s)
All courses are now problem-free (!).
Mooring exclusion Zone
Don’t forget the exclusion zone includes Caldy and Frigate as well as the new moorings laid between them.
There is a revised diagram.
Touching a mooring
Don’t forget that racing vessels may not touch a mooring
that forms ther limit of the mooring exclusion zone (or a vessel attached to that mooring).
A vessel that does touch such a mooring must retire or be disqualified.
Sailing Calendar, 2020
The calendar is also available as a pdf
and is the centrefold of our SI booklet (available at the Clubhouse). There is also a folded card
which lists all the racing events, again, available at the Clubhouse.
Racing at Flushing Sailing Club is open to all Club members and to members of PoFSA clubs on
payment of the appropriate race entry fees. Details of the fees and their applicability
is detailed on the Entry form link. Some races may be subject to additional fees
- Entries marked * have their own separate SIs and/or instructions.
- The organising authority of entries marked §
is not FSC.
- Entries in red are village regattas, when there will be no racing at FSC.
|Sat 4||MYLOR Chandlery & Rigging series starts*|
| Tues 7||COCKWELLS series starts |
|Sat 11||MYLOR Chandlery & Rigging series* |
| Tues 14||COCKWELLS series|
|Sat 18||MYLOR Chandlery & Rigging series ends*|
| Tues 21||COCKWELLS series|
|Sat 25||SKINNERS series starts|
| Tues 28||COCKWELLS series|
|Backwards Race G class*|
|Sat 2||SKINNERS starts |
|Tues 5||COCKWELLS series|
|Sat 9||SKINNERS series |
|Tues 12||COCKWELLS series ends|
|Sat 16||SKINNERS series|
|Sun 17||BARREL Regatta. All classes.*|
|Tues 19||CHOAKS PASTIES series starts|
|Sat 23||SKINNERS series|
|Silver Sunbeam race V class*|
|Sun 24||COGS/FSC Gull Rock Manacles race* QUW & IRC classes|
|Prizegiving at FSC after racing |
| Tues 26||CHOAKS PASTIES series ends|
|Sat 30||SKINNERS series|
| Tues 2||HINE DOWNING series 1 starts|
|Sat 6||POINT & PENPOL Regatta no racing at FSC
| Tues 9||HINE DOWNING series 1|
|Backwards Race G class*|
|Fri 12–Sun 14||Classics Regatta§, BCG&V classes|
|Sat 13||FALMOUTH TYRES Falmouth/Fowey race* QUW classes|
|Sun 14||FALMOUTH TYRES Fowey/Falmouth race* QUW classes|
|Tues 16||HINE DOWNING series 1|
|Sat 20||SKINNERS series|
|Tues 23||HINE DOWNING series 1|
|Backwards Race G class*|
|Sat 27||St MAWES SOCIAL Regatta no racing at FSC|
|Tues 30||HINE DOWNING series 1|
|Sat 4||LOE BEACH Regatta no racing at FSC|
|Tues 7||HINE DOWNING series 1|
|Sat 11||SKINNERS series|
|Tues 14||HINE DOWNING series 1 Charity Race for the FSC Building Fund|
|Thur 16||Single handed race (2 handed Q&G classes)|
|Sat 18||St MAWES TOWN Regatta no racing at FSC|
|Tues 21||HINE DOWNING Series 1 ends|
|Sat 25||SKINNERS series |
|William & Mary Trophy G class|
|Sun 26||RYA Discover Sailing Day|
| Tues 28||HINE DOWNING Series 2 starts|
|Sat 1||FLUSHING VILLAGE Regatta|
| Tues 4||HINE DOWNING series 2|
|Sat 8||SKINNERS series|
|Sun 9–Sat 15||FALMOUTH SAILING WEEK§|
|Sun 16||Fowey – Falmouth feeder race|
|Mon 17||Falmouth – Fowey feeder race|
|Tues 18||HINE DOWNING series 2|
|Sat 22||SKINNERS series ends|
| Tues 25||HINE DOWNING series 2|
|Sat 29||PORTSCATHO VILLAGE Regatta no racing at FSC|
|Sun 30||PERCUIL Regatta|
|Tues 1||HINE DOWNING series 2|
|Sat 5||SEVEN STARS FLUSHING Autumn series starts|
|Sat 7||SEVEN STARS FLUSHING Autumn series|
|Tues 8||HINE DOWNING series 2 ends|
|Sat 12||SEVEN STARS FLUSHING Autumn series|
|Tues 15||FSC/RCYC Pursuit series starts*|
|Fri 18||RCYC/FSC Pursuit series*|
|Sat 19||SEVEN STARS FLUSHING Autumn series|
|Tues 22||FSC/RCYC Pursuit series * prizegiving at FSC after racing|
|Fri 25||RCYC/FSC Pursuit series ends*|
|Sat 26||SEVEN STARS FLUSHING Autumn series ends: Prizegiving at Seven Stars Flushing 7pm|
|Tues 29||Season wash up meeting at FSC, 8pm|
|Sat 3||PENROSE SAILS Champagne series starts*|
|Tues 6||Winter talks commence. All welcome.|
|Sat 10||PENROSE SAILS Champagne series*|
|Sat 17||PENROSE SAILS Champagne series*|
|Sat 24||PENROSE SAILS Champagne series*|
|Sat 31||PENROSE SAILS Champagne series ends*|
|Sat 14||ANNUAL PRIZEGIVING at FSC, 8pm|
In addition, note that there will be two YTC Regattas, organised by St Mawes SC and by Mylor YC, whose
dates have yet to be announced, and a calendar of Falmouth Working Boat Races, again yet to be announced.
Village Regattas have been held around the Carrick Roads and Gerrans Bay
since the 19th Century. Some have gone, and then come alive again.
At present there are seven ‘village’ regattas. The term
‘village’ is not taken literally. Each regatta has its own flavour
and is quite distinct. With the exception of Percuil, all the regattas are held
on a Saturday. During a village regatta, no racing takes place at Flushing
Sailing Club (mostly
because we’re all round at the regatta and there is no-one left).
Almost without exception the organisers make a huge effort to
entertain the visitors, not just with the racing (in places we don’t normally go), but
the teas and the events.
To keep track of the Village Regattas, consult the PoFSA website.
Flushing Village Regatta
At FSC we are particularly fond of the Flushing Village Regatta
which is run through the Club, though the Race Officer and many of
the helpers are drawn from the village. If you plan to take part you’ll want
the Notice of Race,
the Sailing Instructions,
the Racing Marks chart and
the chart showing the harbour
Besides organising the racing for the day, the Clubhouse is the site of the
On a fine day the Quay is an excellent place to sit out in the sun and enjoy,
assuming you aren’t out on the water.
If you race in a village regatta or Falmouth Sailing Week, you may require
a Yacht Time Correction (YTC), formerly known as the
Falmouth Area Yardstick (FAY). The Working Boats (B & C classes) and Gaffers
(G class) use their existing class handicaps, the Sunbeams (V class) and
Firebirds (M class) both race as one-designs,
but those in Q, E, U and W should ensure they have a YTC. In Falmouth Sailing Week there will
be IRC class races in the Bay where YTC is not required, but in the Carrick Roads
racing for these boats use YTC. It costs nothing, so better to be prepared than to
be disappointed on the day.
To obtain a YTC, follow the link to the YTC application form;
all current local YTC ratings are in the
Falmouth Sailing Week
The Club is one of the members of PoFSA (the Port of Falmouth Sailing Association),
under whose aegis the village
regattas are organised. PoFSA is also responsible for Falmouth Sailing Week,
which in 2020 is 7th to 16th August. Traditionally
the final Saturday is Flushing’s ‘day’ and the evening’s presentations, teas and
entertainment take place at the Club, usually with the addition of a marquee on the
A fully stocked bar is available serving local ales.