All members will be aware that we recently took the decision to replace the existing Clubhouse. Our rather tatty, very functional, architecturally dull home leaked. Its flat roof was always going to be a zone of weakness, and over time it had been patched and patched again. What should we do? All sorts of back of an envelope proposals were entertained, and eventually we took the decision to put something into practise.
Discussions with the planners, who were going to have to be placated at some point, led us down the ‘iconic’ building route, resulting in a design which also seemed to please most Flushing residents (another important factor). The final design maximised the magnificent position on the quay, looking out to the Roseland, or up to Penryn, with Falmouth brooding across the water, where the Maritime Museum is an echo of the shape of the new building.
We were able to raise the height of the building, and create a mezzanine floor for the Race Office (after all, we are a racing club!) which optimises the existing Club line between ourselves and the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, and will give us uninterrupted views down the fairway.
As the project took shape, we've tried to keep members up-to-date with frequent bulletins documenting progress. In reverse chronological order:
Photographs of the progress also appear on the Club's Facebook page (click on the logo), and there are usually some notes in Mainsheet, the newsletter sent to all members and donors.
If you have any queries or questions please email Dave Owens.