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.
On 22nd August two of our keen young RS Tera Sailors (Ralph Neville & Laura Hardie) ventured North to Derwent Reservoir for what was to be for both of them their first ever Nationals as Helms in this thriving new RS Tera Sport Class.
The competition looked tough with 103 sailors taking part and a forecast of light to tricky airs to start with, building to a strong breeze finish on the last day.
The two of them faired extremely well placing 18th and 44th after day one. This improved day 2 moving up the score sheet to 14th and 33rd respectively which left the final day to complete the championships.
The last day started off with a fresh breeze and launching to a music playlist from the Worlds which was a really novel idea and appeared to help some of the children relax a little for the final days racing as they danced down the slipway to tunes.
Come the first race and breeze had increased to a fresh 18-20Knts and this slowly built througout the day touching 25knts at times. This was quite normal for Derwent apparantly, but for some sailors, just too tough to compete. Our sailors however, toughed it out and completed all three races and completed a very succsseful first championship for them both placing 22nd and 38th respectively. Great sailing you two, roll on the end of season champs where Frensham hope to field an even stronger squad!
Friday 5th September 7.30 pm
A light-hearted competition based on the website http://www.finckh.net
Teams of two (one experienced sailor and one novice) Prizes will be awarded.
The bar will be open for drinks and nibbles
Tom Flintham will be your quiz master.
GP14 Sailors with racing experience
Saturday 13th September from 10.00 am.
This is a GP14 fleet activity being run by Neil Hardie. Please contact Kate Whyatt for more details.
Novices of all Classes
Saturday 27th September. 10.00 - 13.00
Run by Tom Flintham, this is for sailors new to racing or who have just started. Assemble at clubhouse for briefing then change and launch.