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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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2019 GP14 Open Results 6th October

 

Three visitors joined eight local boats for Frensham`s annual GP14 Open Meeting which was the concluding event for the 2019 GP14 Southern Travellers Championship.  The forecast was for 14 to 28 knots, initially from the north-west veering later in the day to a point to the north, with the competitors being met by clearing blue skies, a welcome site after rain over the previous week.  Race officer Hugh Marston set a long course utilising the full length of the pond and got the first race away cleanly. Tomasz Szakola and Nia Williams from Welsh Harp led the first beat keeping the lead through the tricky conditions at the west end of the pond where the gusts and shifts made conditions very difficult.  Szakola and Williams were pursued by local sailor Bryan Taylor, who had teamed up with Richard Parslow from Hampton SC, Keith Street/Lucy Barrie from Welsh Harp and local pairings David Innes/John McGuinness and David Youll/Sue Collett, all chasing hard.  Visitors Richard Ham and crew Charlie Cotter (Tollesbury/ Welsh Harp) had a slow start having had to re-rig the mainsail after the 5 minute gun but they came through the pack to take fourth.  Taylor/Parslow took the win from Szakola/Williams in second and Street/Barrie in third.

After a welcome lunch the second and third races were held back to back with the wind strengthening and gusts getting even more vicious.  The Race Officer sensibly kept us away from the west end of the pond to everyone`s relief.   A massive pile up on the start line freed the way for Taylor and Parslow to get away cleanly with Youll and Collett showing strongly with local pairings of Stuart and Christine Duckworth, and David Hawkins and Phil Mutton sailing well on the first beat. Having cleared the debacle on the start line Street/Barrie and Innes/McGuinness began to show in the first group. It was only at this point we noticed that Richard Ham was missing and we found out later that a jammed centreboard had required shore surgery. The second race finished with Taylor/Parslow wrapping up the win from Street/Barrie and Youll/Collett in third.  Richard Ham rejoined for race three and took the win from Street/ Barrie in second.  Tomasz and Nia took third from Innes/McGuinness having recovered from a spectacular capsize on the run.

Final results below:

 

1st

13762

FPSC/Hampton SC

Bryan Taylor

Richard Parslow

2nd

13787

Welsh Harp SC

Keith Street

Lucy Barrie

3rd

14166

Tollesbury/Welsh Harp

Richard Ham

Charlie Cotter

4th

13237

Welsh Harp SC

Tomasz Szakola

Nia Williams

5th

14180

FPSC

David Youll

Sue Collett

6th

14020

FPSC

David Innes

John McGuinness

2019 Enterprise Open Results 6th October

The penultimate Thames Valley Area Enterprise meeting on 6th October saw a fleet of 5 consisting of 2 visitors and 3 home boats sharing the water with the GP14 Open. The last vestiges of Hurricane Lorenzo gave fast and furious sailing with the wind holding up to westerly 17 gusting 29  and shifting wildly but the rain held off to give a bright dry day.The race officer, Hugh Marston, stuck to schedule with one race before lunch followed by 2 races back-to-back in the afternoon.

In the first race David and Alex Beaney got off to a good start and quickly gained a healthy lead on Ann Jackson and Alan Skeens, leaving the home boats in their wake.    Home boats Roger Carter with Keith Mundy and Ted Bonner with Andy Majury took the next places but conditions proved too much for Roger Miller and Alastair McEwan who retired.

Race 2, following a revised course, saw the reverse of the first with Ann Jackson taking an early lead on David Beaney which she maintained with expert sailing, despite David chasing her hard but never quite managing to overtake.  Once again Roger Carter followed in 3rd and this time the wind took its toll on Ted Bonner who capsized and retired from the race.

In Race 3 the two visitors both seemed to find their mojo as they were nip and tuck away from the start line.  David Beaney was first to the first mark which was the start of a tense tussle with Ann Jackson who many times gained an overlap on David Beaney but never managed to gain the lead.

David and Alex Beaney's 2 first places which gave them the Frensham Packard Cup and also meant that they took possession of the Enterprise Thames Valley Championship shield. After the racing all were happy to chat in the clubhouse for a convivial tea with the prize giving by the Vice Commodore, David Innes.

Pos

SailNo

Helm

Crew

Club

 

R1

R2

R3

Pts

1st

20234

David Beaney

Alex Beaney

Rickmansworth SC

 

1

(2)

1

2

2nd

23349

Ann Jackson

Alan Skeens

Burghfield SC

 

(2)

1

2

3

3rd

22656

Roger Carter

Keith Mundy

Frensham Pond SC

 

(3)

3

3

6

4th

22703

Ted Bonner

Andy Majury

Frensham Pond SC

 

4

DNF

DNC

9

5th

22625

Roger Miller

Alastair McEwan

Frensham Pond SC

 

DNF

DNC

DNC

12

Christmas Party 2019

2019 Frensham Pond SC GP14 Open

 

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