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.
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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 their 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.
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.