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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Newbery Shield - 1st January 2015

Final Results as of January 1, 2015

Overall

 
PositionClassSailNoHelmCrewPY No. Pursuit Race 
 
Total
1st Lark 2339 Matt Shorrock Ben Shorrock 1071 1 1
2nd Laser 164748 Roger Gilbert   1088 2 2
3rd Devoti D-One 55 Nick Craig   959 3 3
4th Laser 4.7 194448 Ross Thompson   1185 4 4
5th RS200 37 Katrina Gilbert J Gilbert 1051 5 5
6th Laser 160725 Nick Hudson   1088 6 6
7th Solo 4410 John Townsley   1146 7 7
8th RS100 10.2 3 Clive Eplett   988 8 8
9th Laser RADIAL 178505 Jess D'Arcy   1122 9 9
10th Laser RADIAL 75032 Gavin Maclachlan   1122 10 10
11th Signet 907 KateTaylor Rob Anstey 1265 11 11
12th RS Tera 2391 Luke Anstey   1451 16 DNF 16
12th 420 517620 Megan Ferguson George Bridge 1100 16 DNF 16
12th Solo 4680 Richard Howard   1146 16 DNF 16
12th Laser 176655 David Farmer   1088 16 DNF 16

Keen Cup 2014

Overall

 
PositionClassSailNoHelmCrewPY No.Pursuit Race
 
Total
1st RS Tera 2391 Luke Anstey   1451 1 1
2nd 2.4 28 Lionel East   1248 2 2
3rd 2.4 No No John Brooker   1248 3 3
4th Rooster 8.1 367 Colin Hammond   1044 4 4
5th Lark 12 Phil Whitney Lynda Williams 1071 5 5
6th Signet 907 KateTaylor Rob Anstey 1265 6 6

RS Tera Update 2014

Its been a busy year for the clubs RS Tera fleet, going from strength to strength we are regularly seeing 12 boats on the pond now having formulated an excellent training program for the children to help them develop their confidence and racing skills.

Earlier on in the year we established the class’s first Race series the RS Tera Summer Scramble Series. With a Prize donated by Neil Hardie and some excellent craftsmanship by Harry Stratton-Brown this gave the children a great Trophy to contend for. This proved as ever popular and close competition right up to the last weekend where Ralph Neville took the Title closely followed by Luke Anstey and Laura Hardie.

This was duly followed by a top coaching session by non-other than Frensham’s very own sailing superstar Nick Craig. The children were inspired and relished every bit of Nick’s helpful coaching advice. The day proved a very popular one, followed up by Nick presenting the trophy to Ralph and the runners up for their summer performances.

Following on from this a number of our top RS Tera Sailors teamed up to compete and learn in the ever competitive October Cadet Fleet Training. This proved  a great learning experience for them and it was evident their Helming experience in the RS Tera stood them in good ground for two handed cadet fleet racing. Some good skills were learnt and im sure some some will venture back into the cadet for the odd guest appearance and regatta competition in the coming season.

With the Youth Cadet Training session concluded in October our sailors are now back in their RS Tera’s training hard. A couple of them attend the ever popular RS End of Season Championship to battle with the strong winds on day 1 and then in complete contrast the light winds day of Sunday.

All sailors put in a sterling performance and once again Ralph Neville, who I should add, has made next year’s RS Tera National Squad, finished a credible 8th overall giving Frensham its best ever result at a main RS Tera event.

With winter almost upon us the Fleet are already competing for the next Trophy. Yes the class now has a 2nd Trophy, named the RS Tera Winter Frosbite series and competition is already hoting up for what looks to be another close fought battle .

All this completes another successful year for the RS Tera Class at Frensham as it goes from strength to strength, giving our young sailors the opportunity to stay in the sport they love, have fun! And get some great results along the way. GOOD Luck to all in 2015!

Enterprise Open 2014

The penultimate SE Area Enterprise meeting on 12th October found Frensham with its best wind direction from the north east - although it was an act of faith in the weather forecast that the winds would arrive after a still misty start.   The faithful amounted to 9 home boats and 5 visitors.

 There was only a slight delay in the start but the increasing wind force did mean that the GP14 fleet rapidly caught up the tail of the Enterprise fleet, causing some jostling.

In the low wind conditions the first race did seem to becoming a procession and it looked as though the old guard were going to be beaten by Neil Barrat and Sophie Jones.    However the fleet closed up on the last run and there was close racing up the final beat until a favourable shift near the end let David Beaney, with Sarah Hirst-Malin, and Ann Jackson, with Alan Skeens, through to take the first 2 places.

 After lunch the wind had increased and backed to almost northerly leading to a course revision by the race officer, Chris Ellis.  This saw the fleet split very much into a trailing pack and a lead pack.    David Beaney established an early lead which he never relinquished.  Sadly Neil and Sophie were deprived of the opportunity to redress the first result after a terminal impact with a GP14 which was on another leg of the course – although this was the only significant clash between the different fleets.  This allowed Philip and Lesley Johnston to take a 2nd followed by Ann Jackson with Keith and Rebecca Videlo taking a 4th again.

 The final race gave even better conditions with some significant but smooth shifts allowing tactical advantages to be gained.  The depleted fleet of 10 remained much tighter in this race with a lot of positions changing.  David lost badly at the first mark rounding and was close to the back of the fleet and Ann Jackson took an early lead.   As David rejoined the leading group, Keith Videlo found stronger wind on the far left of the run and moved into the lead, but on the next beat Ann Jackson found the windshift to restore her lead.    Philip Johnston was denied the opportunity of gaining a podium place by abandoning ship, something about toe-straps in the wrong place.  With Ann disappearing into the distance this left Keith Videlo keeping a wathcfull eye on David to hold 2nd place to the finish.

 David Beaney and Sarah Hirst-Malin’s 1st gave them the Frensham Packard Cup and yet another result to cement their lead in the Thames Valley Bowl.

After the race all were happy to warm up in the clubhouse for a convivial tea with the prize giving by the Commodore, Keith Videlo, as the rain fell outside.

 

HELM

CREW

SAIL No.

CLUB

POSITION

David Beaney

Sarah Hurst-Malin

20234

Castaways

1

Ann Jackson

Alan Skeens

23349

Burghfield SC

2

Keith Videlo

Rebecca Videlo

22494

Frensham Pond SC

3

Philip Johnston

Lesley Johnston

22933

Papercourt SC

4

Alex Johnson

Ian Johnson

23168

Frensham Pond SC

5

Ted Bonner

Andy Majury

22703

Frensham Pond SC

6

Roger Carter

Keith Mundy

19510

Frensham Pond SC

7

Mark Cropper

Erika Cropper

18555

Frensham Pond SC

8

John Haine

Richard Hodson

9414

Frensham Pond SC

9

Ian Simpson

Amanda Shakir

7830

Hawley Lake SC

10

Neil Barrat

Sophie Jones

23247

Wanlip SC

11

Nick Carr

Simon Lovett

22870

Frensham Pond SC

12

Bob Boyd

Mary Boyd

1049

Frensham Pond SC

13

Roger Miller

Matt Gourlay

22625

Frensham Pond SC

14

 

Forthcoming Events

Friday 30th January 2015
Sunday 8th March 2015
Friday 27th March 2015

Race Programme

Saturday 31st January 2015
09:30 12:30

Saturday 31st January 2015
Saturday 31st January 2015
Sunday 1st February 2015
Sunday 1st February 2015