Flushing Sailing Club
Response to Covid-19 pandemic
Cancellation of AGM
Due to the current situation relating to Coronavirus, your committee decided to cancel the Flushing Sailing Club's AGM on 17th March. The nominees for Committee Members and Trustees will assume caretaker roles until a time when a Special General Meeting can be called.
Cancellation of Briefing
The Race Officers' and Skippers' briefing scheduled for 24th March is also cancelled. The information that would be covered at the meeting will now be sent to you in the FSC March Newsletter, and will also be published on the website.
Postponement of Meal
The Club meal at Mylor Café on 31st March has been postponed, to be rescheduled at a later date. If you would like to be reimbursed now for monies paid in advance, contact Barry Kelly.
There are lots of talks going on at the moment about how best to handle racing in the light of the current problems, but be assured the safety of our sailors and volunteers is our primary concern and you will be kept up-to-date with any decisions made. Difficult times.
Flushing Sailing Club is a truly amazing, flourishing, sailing club running the best 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. We are looking forward to 2021, our centenary year.