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Port of Falmouth Sailing Association

The PoFSA Team

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.

Nigel Sharp

Chairman

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.

Derek Hill

Vice Chairman

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.

Gaye Slater

Secretary

Crewed in the harbour since 1980, on a variety of cruiser racers, best boat ever is Macavity, a Corby 25. Havenít missed taking part in Falmouth (Sailing) Week for over 30 years. Want to put something back in for all those years of great racing in the best waters.

Still sailing!

Gaye is also Commodore of Flushing Sailing Club, the Port's premier racing club, who are celebrating their centenary in 2021.

Sue Swingler

Treasurer

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Neil Andrew

Race Mangement

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 2016, 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 Davies
Chris Davies

Race Officer

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 chairs the SWYTC (South West Yacht Time Coprrection) committee.

Jane Wright

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 peopleís 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.

Jackie Andrew
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Race Office

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 Treneer
Sue Treneer

Prize Coordinator

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.

Malcolm Clark
Malcolm

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.

Sometimes seen on the Folkboat Aries, usually at the pointy end.

 

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