Welcome

Welcome to Frensham Pond Sailing Club. Based on a beautiful lake in South West Surrey, the club welcomes new members, both experienced sailors and those wishing to learn. If you would like to find out more, please look further at our website or why not take the opportunity to visit and talk with the club manager or the clubs members. Frensham Pond is a club for all ages, all abilities and all seasons.

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Diary Reminder

Cadet Open 29th March 2014 (This Saturday No Sailing)

The Cadet Open Meeting has been arranged for Saturday 29th March 2014. There will be no sailing except for Cadets that day.

The Hemsley Superprix Sunday 30th March 2014

The Hemsley Superprix is open to all club members, 10 short races designed to sharpen up your starting skills.

First race 10:30am

The Clubhouse Trophy Pursuit Race 12th April 2014

The pursuit race commemorates the opening of the clubhouse. Cadet start at 14:27pm. All are welcome.

Keith Videlo (Commodore)

 

Guildford Marine Harken Frensham Frenzy 2014

A warm, sunny day and a good south westerly breeze were quite a change for sailors at Frensham Pond on Sunday 9th March. The club's annual Frenzy open pursuit event drew a good forty-four entries including eight visitors. Ages taking part varied from youth to grand master, including veteran former Frensham Finn champion, Richard Hart.

Race 1: The morning pursuit race started late and was won by visiting Solo helm Pete Mitchell from Hayling pursued into second place by Mike Lyons in his Blaze. The weather conditions suited the local Frensham 2.4 keelboat fleet with previous event winner, Richard Smallwood in fourth place behind local helm Graham Butler in a Streaker. Following a crowded lunch in the clubhouse racing started again in the early afternoon.

Race 2: First away on timing was the Cadet junior youth duo: Charlotte Videlo and Katie Yelland. The rest of the fleet followed in Portsmouth yardstick rating order. After a long session in a slightly falling breeze the race winner went to local RS200 duo Katrina Gilbert and Jenny Rush. But second place and overall winner went to the outstanding helm on the day: Hayling's Pete Mitchell in his Solo. Frensham's 2.4 helm Bruce Hill took third.

The day ended in tradition with the famous Frensham Free tea. The laden tables were completely cleared in minutes. Then came prize giving with a fine array presented by the event sponsors: Guildford Marine and Harken. Club Commodore Keith Videlo thanked all who had taken part and made the day such a success. He thanked both generous sponsors for their support and then the race officers and safety boat drivers as well as the club's own kitchen staff.

Overall Results:

Event Trophy: Pete Mitchell, Solo (Hayling Island SC)
2nd: Katrina Gilbert and Jenny Rush, RS200 (Frensham)
3rd: Mike Lyons, Blaze (Burghfield SC)
4th: Bruce Hill, 2.4mR (Frensham)

Special Prizes:
Youngest competitors: Charlotte Videlo & Katie Yelland
Ladies: Katrina Gilbert & Jenny Rush
Grand Master: Richard Smallwood
Master: Bruce Hill
Youth: Alex Butler
Youth over 15: Molly Spiers

 

More photos can be found here

Hiley Jones

It is with deep regret I have to announce the death of Hiley Jones.

 

Keith Videlo (Commodore)

 

Hiley Jones died on the 29th January 2014.

 

He joined F.P.S.C. in the 1970's sailing in the Graduate class, proving to be a first rate helm.  In those days the Grads were well attended and went to Opens frequently. Hiley was competitive to his fingertips and battles were rife between himself, Denis Da Roza and Richard Goss.

 

Twelve of us had three boats in a flotilla sailing around Greece--a wonderful holiday packed with laughter, As always with the rest of the flotilla there was a race on the final day and guess who came 1st, 2nd and 3rd?.

 

Sadly, Hiley had to retire from sailing but got involved with bowls, golf and swimming though he never lost his love of sailing.

Missed greatly by his family and many friends.

 

Valerie Sizer

 

100 Club Winner 1st March 2014

Congratulations to Andy Todd (Toddy) for winning the first 100 club draw on 1st March.

Vice Commodore, Colin Dutton drew the winning "number 17" from the bag on Saturday lunchtime.  The 100 Club has been established to raise money for youth sailing in the club. This covers Optimists, Cadets, RS Teras, Laser 4.7s and Sailability.

Once the 100 Club is fully subscribed there will be monthly prizes of £50, £30 and £20.  For more details, please see the website section or contact Steph Videlo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The next draw will be at the Cadet Open meeting on 29th March.

Forthcoming Events

Saturday 10th May 2014

Saturday 10th May 2014

Sunday 25th May 2014

Friday 6th June 2014

Saturday 7th June 2014