Sunbeams have traditionally raced at three of the local clubs - Flushing Sailing Club, Royal Cornwall Yacht Club and St Mawes Sailing Club.  Under the rules of the Port of Falmouth Sailing Association (PoFSA), which comprises the local clubs, a personal member of a club is permitted to participate in racing at any of the other clubs, usually on payment of a higher race entry fee.

In addition to regular club racing, Sunbeams compete in one-off events including the annual class championship, Falmouth Week, village regattas, and Falmouth Classics.