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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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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

 

GP14 Open 2014

The Sunday Open meeting saw four visitors to Frensham join the strong fleet that sails regularly, making a total of 12 boats. 

A misty start to the day with promises of an increase in wind held true to BBC weather forecasts and Race One got off on time in a light breeze. Neil Hardie from Frensham returned to GP’s for the day, sailing with Alex Philpot in a borrowed boat, and commanded a clinical and trouble free first race to take honours. Not so for those battling over 2nd, 3rd and 4th with frequent place changes, lively debates on racing rules and some extremely close racing to the finish. Richard Ham from Tollisbury SC sailing with Neil Hardie’s son, Jack, took second and Bryan Taylor with his son Daniel, third.

The battle over first place in Race Two was relentless with a tightly knit fleet and Richard Ham, with Jack Hardie, nudged out ahead.  The Taylor’s climbed from third to first on the final beat only to gift the race back to Richard and Jack with a tactical error approaching the finishing line. Richard Lord and Norman Brown from Welsh Harp SC came in third. Neil Hardie and Alex Philpot fought of Andrew Todd, sailing with his daughter Lara, to finish fourth with ‘Toddy’ fifth.

With three boats in the running for overall victory, it was all to be on the last race.

‘Toddy’ and Lara made a spectacular start and reached the windward mark first followed by the Taylors then Neil Hardie / Alex Philpot.  Richard Ham /Jack Hardie had a 2nd and 1st up their sleeve but chose the port end of the start line, ran out of water and had to ditch most of the fleet to get back across on port tack. They tested the strength and depth of the Frensham GP14 fleet and were able to climb back up to 4th by the finish.

Bryan and Daniel Taylor finished in a comfortable 1st and took the race and regatta. Neil Hardie and Alex Philpot finished second in the race securing a 2nd overall, leaving Richard Ham and Jack Hardie to discard that race and settle for 3rd overall.

The prize giving was enjoyed over a spectacular sandwich and cake fest and the age of the top crews became evident when the prizes of wine had to be substituted for gift vouchers!

The event was shared with the Enterprise Open meeting which caused only marginal overlapping.  We hope the visitors saw the close racing that we enjoy at Frensham every weekend and if they would like to join us again for a Sunday session they are most welcome.

A final thank you to Chris Ellis and the race team who organised an event that was enjoyed by all who took part, as well as Roger Carter and the Enterprise fleet for their part in the day.

 

GP14 Open 2014

Overall

Sailed: 3, Discards: 1, To count: 2, Entries: 12, Scoring system: Appendix A

Rank

Fleet

SailNo

Club

HelmName

CrewName

Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

Total

Nett

1st

GP14

13762

FPSC

Bryan Taylor

Daniel Taylor

(3.0)

2.0

1.0

6.0

3.0

2nd

GP14

14020

FPSC

Neil Hardie

Alex Philpot

1.0

(4.0)

2.0

7.0

3.0

3rd

GP14

13866

Tollisbury

Richard Ham

Jack Hardie

2.0

1.0

(4.0)

7.0

3.0

4th

GP14

14102

WHSC

Richard Lord

Norman Brown

(4.0)

3.0

3.0

10.0

6.0

5th

GP14

13316

Papercourt

James Ward

Richard Whitehill

5.0

(13.0 DNF)

5.0

23.0

10.0

6th

GP14

13864

FPSC

Andy Todd

Lara Todd

(6.0)

5.0

6.0

17.0

11.0

7th

GP14

13421

WHSC

Helen Allen

Michal Szady

8.0

6.0

(10.0)

24.0

14.0

8th

GP14

13708

FPSC

Stuart Duckworth

Christine Duckworth

(11.0)

8.0

7.0

26.0

15.0

9th

GP14

13954

FPSC

David Youll

Sue Collett

7.0

(13.0 DNF)

8.0

28.0

15.0

10th

GP14

14014

WHSC

Andy Wadsworth

Andy Shrimpton

(9.0)

7.0

9.0

25.0

16.0

11th

GP14

12878

FPSC

John Traylor

Jon Denyer

10.0

9.0

(11.0)

30.0

19.0

12th

GP14

13836

FPSC

Neil Holden

Catherine Holden

(13.0 DNS)

10.0

12.0

35.0

22.0

 

Bart's Bash 2014

42 boats on the water

On Sunday 21st September Frensham Pond was crowded with sails. Nothing unusual in this but these boats and sailors were taking part in a World event with observers from the Guinness Book of Records on hand to record the event.

This was less a competitive race than a sort of waterborne fun run. The race was part of an ambitious worldwide event never tried before in memory of Andrew "Bart" Simpson, the outstanding Olympic medallist killed in a yachting accident in America. Sailing clubs on every continent took part on the day to compete in the biggest small boat event ever held. Throughout the world the Bart's Bash was raced. At Frensham an entry of 42 boats sailed representing every design of dinghy on the lake and some not usually seen.

After exactly an hour the event was ended and the statistics noted for the Guinness officials.

Final Results as of September 24, 2014

Barts Bash Handicap at 11:00

Start: Start 1, Finishes: Elapsed time
PositionClassSailNoHelmCrewPYElapsedLapsCorrectedPoints
1 RS200 37 Katrina Gilbert Jenny Rust 1051 0:47:48 3 0:45:29 1
2 Laser 130799 Nigel Hufton   1088 0:50:43 3 0:46:37 2
3 Streaker 1760 Graham Butler   1146 0:53:34 3 0:46:45 3
4 Laser 160725 Nick Hudson   1088 0:52:00 3 0:47:48 4
5 Laser 190612 Colin Dutton   1088 0:52:05 3 0:47:52 5
6 Lark 2530 Chris Ellis Judith Young 1071 0:51:26 3 0:48:01 6
7 Laser 113600 Matt Hill   1088 0:52:26 3 0:48:12 7
8 GP14 13762 Bryan Taylor Daniel Taylor 1130 0:54:46 3 0:48:28 8
9 Laser 161554 Andy Shorrock   1088 0:52:51 3 0:48:35 9
10 Solo 4410 John Townsley   1146 0:56:46 3 0:49:32 10
11 2.4mR 48 Richard Smallwood   1248 1:02:22 3 0:49:58 11
12 GP14 13864 Andy Todd Lara Todd 1130 0:57:13 3 0:50:38 12
13 Streaker 1824 Hugh Marston   1146 0:58:04 3 0:50:40 13
14 Laser Bahia nsp 1 Rob Ahlheid Tristan Ahlheid 1125 0:57:03 3 0:50:43 14
15 Laser 162891 Brendan Chaplin   1088 0:55:20 3 0:50:51 15
16 Laser 193251 Graham Howlett   1088 0:55:41 3 0:51:11 16
17 RS Tera Sport 1995 Laura Hardie   1451 0:49:37 2 0:51:18 17
18 RS Tera Sport 2369 Ralph Neville   1451 0:49:44 2 0:51:25 18
19 Enterprise 22703 Ted Bonner Andy Majury 1115 0:57:50 3 0:51:52 19
20 Laser 174948 John Haine   1088 0:56:28 3 0:51:54 20
21 OK 2165 Alan Dance   1100 0:57:19 3 0:52:06 21
22 Enterprise 22870 Nick Carr Neil Platt 1115 0:58:07 3 0:52:07 22
23 GP14 14020 David Innes Wendy Innes 1130 0:59:22 3 0:52:32 23
24 Laser 186671 Doug Brett   1088 0:57:23 3 0:52:45 24
25 Laser 161408 John Winchester   1088 0:57:27 3 0:52:48 25
26 Enterprise 19510 Roger Carter Keith Munday 1115 0:59:13 3 0:53:07 26
27 Enterprise 23168 Ian Johnson David Hay 1115 0:59:31 3 0:53:23 27
28 Laser RADIAL 120565 Karen Bradbury   1122 0:59:55 3 0:53:24 28
29 RS 100 8.4 447 Colin Hammond   1000 0:53:52 3 0:53:52 29
30 Laser 180834 Steve Morgan   1088 0:59:21 3 0:54:33 30
31 Enterprise 22494 Nick Clibborn Kazuko 1115 1:00:51 3 0:54:34 31
32 Laser 39239 Ian Brown   1088 0:59:47 3 0:54:57 32
33 SigneT 907 Kate Taylor Rupert Neville 1265 1:10:54 3 0:56:03 33
34 Laser Bahia nsp 3 Iain Soars Lindsay Soars 1125 1:05:28 3 0:58:12 34
35 Laser 4.7 23627 Ann Howlett   1185 1:10:02 3 0:59:06 35
36 Solo 4634 Peter Marshall   1146 1:09:08 3 1:00:20 36
37 Comet Trio 346 David Stones Jack Stones 1085 1:06:27 3 1:01:15 37
38 GP14 13693 Neil Holden Catherine Holden 1130 1:11:41 3 1:03:26 38
39 Laser 153891 John Denyer   1088 DNF 3   43
39 Solo 3920 Trevor Halifax   1146 DNF 3   43
39 RS Tera Sport 1880 Thomas Ahlheid   1451 DNF 3   43
39 RS Tera Sport 2391 Luke Anstey   1451 DSQa 3   43
43 2.4mR 101 Mark Greenwood   1248 DNC 3   45
43 2000   Jemima Steele TBA 1100 DNC 3   45

For overall results go to http://www.bartsbash.co.uk/results/table

 

Enterprise & GP14 Open Meetings 2014

The Enterprise & GP14 Open Meetings will take place at Frensham on Sunday 12th October

The notice of race for the Enterprise Open can be downloaded here and the GP14 notice can be downloaded here

Sailing Instructions for the event are available here

Forthcoming Events

Thursday 30th October 2014
Friday 31st October 2014
Sunday 9th November 2014
Thursday 13th November 2014
Saturday 17th January 2015