The Port of Falmouth Sailing Association coordinates two slightly different activities, the Village Regattas, and Falmouth Sailing Week. It also functions as an ‘umbrella’ organisation for the sailing and yacht Clubs in the area. These are some of the key players and their roles.
A lifelong sailor, Nigel was born and brought up in St Mawes, and lived in Hampshire for most of his adult life before moving back to St Mawes in 2007. Having worked in the boatbuilding industry for 36 years, he is now a freelance marine writer and photographer. He is a past Sailing Secretary and Commodore of St Mawes Sailing Club, and has been Race Officer for the Carrick fleet in Falmouth Sailing Week since 2017. He owns a Contessa 32 Songbird, an RS Vareo dinghy Mockingbird and is a member of the Evelyn Working Boat syndicate.
Devon-boy Derek spent much of his working life in the Middle East and Africa. However he did manage to fit in sailing (notably on a boat called Proper Job), becoming Commodore of the Accra Tema Yacht Club. Since his return to Falmouth he has crewed on working boats including Grace; but more recently Minx and Tai Mo Shan.
Hon. Secretary at RSC, usually found sailing a Firefly at RSC, but can also be found crewing a Sunbeam, or racing yacht whenever the opportunity arises. Mark layer at several championships in Falmouth.
"We moved from Gloucestershire to Falmouth about 11 years ago and the time has flown by. I am a member of Restronguet SC and Mylor YC. In the past my main interest was cruising and also (less successfully!) dinghy sailing. More recently I have crewed on a Mylor based yacht racing at FSC and in the bay during Falmouth Sailing Week. I own a rib kept at Mylor.
PoFSA is the fifth sailing organisation for which I have been Treasurer and I still hold that post for Falmouth Classics Association. Hopefully, I have learnt a lot about being part of organisations run by volunteers. I look forward to supporting the further development of Falmouth sailing events"
A local lad, Neil is a respected and energetic member of the local sailing community. He was one of the mark-layers at the Olympics in 2012, and frequently officiates in national and international events. Oversees and coordinates the entry system. His attention to detail is legendary. He might appear to be in the shadows, but he writes the Notice of Race, and generally ensures that we're on an even keel and still on course for our destination.
Chris is Race Officer for the Bay fleet; a former Rear Commodore (Sailing) at RCYC and previously Sailing Secretary at MYC. He is Chairman of the RYA South West Region. He was largely responsible for what became the RYA YTC (Yacht Time Correction) handicapping system, now administered by the RYA and ROC.
Publicity and Sponsorship
Falmouth born, the daughter of a builder of fine wooden yachts, I grew up in the harbour, literally! Amongst a varied career in the creative industries I also worked as professional yacht crew, sailing other people’s beautiful yachts on the American eastern seaboard and in the Caribbean. Since retiring I worked first for Mylor Yacht Club for 8 years with their communications and publicity. I then took up the reins to publicise the work of PoFSA and find those elusive and wonderful businesses who sponsor and support the racing community in Falmouth. I'm your contact for all press enquiries.
A local lass, Jackie is one of the hidden workers of PoFSA. Never in the limelight she works tirelessly in the runup to the Week, ensuring the competitors are properly organised. During the week she handles many of the queries which are generated on a day to day basis.
Sue has been sailing and racing in Falmouth and beyond, since childhood. She became involved with PoFSA as the representative of Mylor Yacht Club and is currently a volunteer on the Race Management Team for Falmouth Sailing Week and is enthusiastically involved with the Village Regattas and Falmouth Classics.
Results & PoFSA website
During Falmouth Sailing Week responsible for the collation and generation of the daily and overall results, and their publication in time for prize-giving for almost 10 years. Go-to Sailwave guy.
Also responsible for the creation and maintenance of this website.
Past Commodore of Banbury Sailing Club, located about as far from the sea as you can get.