TONIGHT – Friday 17 February – Talk – John Head – 8pm; Suppers served from 5.30pm
Saturday 18 February – Lady Commodores’ Dinner – Oak Room, 6.30pm
Thursday 23 February – Dix Noonan Webb Valuation – 10am-2pm
Saturday 25 February – New Members’ Evening, 6.30pm
Sunday 26 February – Walk & Lunch – Sunday Carvery 12.00 – 1.45pm
*** 50% off Specials Board on Thursday evenings***
Friday 3 March – Sunbeam Talk – Upper Deck
Sat 4 March – King Charles Mummers’ Dinner – Upper Deck
Tuesday 7 March – Flushing SC Inter Club Quiz
Friday 10 March – Men’s Dinner
Saturday 11 March – Ladies Dinner
Sunday 12 March – Sunday Carvery Lunch
Wednesday 15 March – Quiz Night
Friday 17 March – Film Night – ‘Now Voyager’ Bette Davis
Saturday 18 March – Rib forum – Upper Deck
Friday 24 March – Sunbeam Talk – Upper Deck
Sat/Sun 25/26 March – RYA Regional Mark Laying Course
Sunday 26 March – Sunday Walk & Carvery Lunch
Wednesday 29 March – RTA Talk/Workshop
Friday 31 March – Talk – Ranulf Rayner – America’s Cup history
Tonight we have John Head coming along to give a talk on â€œA Snapshot of Farming in the 1990sâ€. The evening is fully booked and we will be serving suppers earlier than usual from 5.30pm for those of you who wish to come in and eat early. We have also managed to put enough seats in the Upper Deck so everyone will be able to see and hear the talk comfortably.
The last few talks have been proving very popular on Friday evenings. It has been great to see some new faces. Last week Nick Head entertained us with a talk on SKB Sails. A truly fascinating insight into his business. Ten members were then lucky enough to follow this up with a behind the scenes visit to his Sail Loft in Penryn on Saturday afternoon (see picture above). We even saw his state of the art cutting machine in action. A very big thank you to Nick for a splendid presentation. As mentioned before the Club is always looking for members to give us a talk on their business or hobbies. What seems like perhaps a mundane topic can be really enthralling for other members. So if you have any ideas or suggestions please contact Rachel firstname.lastname@example.org
However there is still time for the last talk of the season â€¦â€¦â€¦..
â€œThe Americaâ€™s Cup â€“ past, present and futureâ€
to be held on Friday 31 March. This topical talk is to be given by Ranulf Rayner, gentleman farmer, and author of several books including â€œThe Story of the Americaâ€™s Cup 1851-2013″. Ranulf grew up in Devon and was always drawn to the sea. Once saved from a shipwreck he always intended to give something back and raises money through the sale of his books and prints to the Trinity Sailing Foundation. Ranulf has given his talk to many Yacht Clubs around the world and prior to â€˜our turnâ€™ will be visiting The Royal Dart and Royal Torbay. It would be good if we could have a full house for his talk here in Falmouth. So put your name down quickly on the list in the bar. The format for the evening will be the same as usual, food served from 6.30pm and the talk commencing promptly at 8pm.
Sunday Walk – Sunday 26th February
Trelissick Woodland Walk
Followed by Lunch at the RCYC
Departing Trelissick House Car Park at 10.00am
Approx. Distance 3 miles.
The walk starts at the National Trust Trelissick House car park, and will follow the pathway to the Old Lodge, and descend to the Lambsclose Plantation, to proceed along the north shore of Lamouth Creek toward Round Wood Quay. The walk will then follow the same foot path west from R.Wood Quay to the bridge at the head of the creek, to return along the south shore of Lamouth Creek and the west shore of the River Fal to Channels Creek. From there it is a short hop up the hill returning to the Trelissick House car park.
There will be a charge for parking. (N.T. members free)
Easy walking, light terrain, no styles or flooding and little mud.
There are contingencies for those wishing to take a shorter route.
Light waterproofs and good walking shoes are recommended.
Walkers will have to return by car to the RCYC for lunch, which will be served at 1.00pm. In the unlikely event that the walk is cancelled due to inclement weather the lunch will be served at the arranged time of 1.00pm. Those not wishing to take part in the walk are most welcome to join the group for lunch at 1.00pm.(Booking for lunch is essential)
We are pleased to welcome back Commodore Jamie Miller CBE Royal Navy Regional Commander as our Guest Speaker at the Men’s Dinner on Friday 10th March. Some of you will remember when he was Guest Speaker at our Dinner back in 2010. Needing little introduction, Commodore Jamie Miller has a long and distinguished career and is an excellent speaker; he is described as being ‘disarmingly charming’.
Meanwhile, the ladies are set to be entertained by Hilary Keam, a retired Primary School teacher, who has been writing and performing her own Cornish Dialect poems for the past forty years. She was very proud to be made a Bard of the Cornish Gorsedh in 2010, and her Bardic name is ‘Degor Hwarth’, which means ‘Bringer of Laughter’. Hilary is in constant demand to entertain various organisations throughout the County, and she uses the presentations of her poems and ‘yarns’ to raise money for Cornish Charities.
The lists for both of these dinners are now up in the bar, and the menus can be viewed here – men’s dinner ladies dinner. Both dinners are ‘formal’ (black tie/cocktail dress).
Flushing Sailing Clubâ€™s Inter Club Quiz Challenge
Tuesday 7th March, Bar open 7.30pm Quiz at 8pm
Would you like to get a team together and represent the Club to win the Quiz Trophy against other sailing clubs in the area? If so, please let us know!