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Find all the latest news and developments going on at the club both on-the-water and off-the-water from racing information, member news, committee developments, picture and video galleries to social events. Frensham Pond also has its own very 'local' weather forecasting service so if you want to know the wind speed, whether it’s frozen or if you can pick up a tan …it’s all here

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Training Course Cancellations

Training Course Cancellations due to Covid-19 Coronavirus

Regrettably due to the current Covid-19 Coronavirus situation, the following training courses have been cancelled:

  • All Saturday morning courses scheduled from April 25th to June 20th.  i.e. Optimist, GP and Bahia courses.
  • All the May 26th to May 29th courses.  i.e. Optimist, Topper and Cadet courses

Emails will be sent out to all those affected as soon as practicable explaining how refunds can be claimed. 

The following courses are still scheduled.  However, it is possible that they may be cancelled due to Covid-19.  A decision will be made and communicated prior to the end of May.  No further bookings are being taken for these courses.   

  • All the July 27th to July 31st courses.  i. e Optimist, Topper, Feva and GP14/Bahia courses
  • All the August 18th to August 21st courses.  i.e Optimist and Topper courses

Stefan Bennett

RYA Training Centre Principal

COVID 19 Closure at Frensham Pond SC

The recent announcement by the Prime Minister that ""We need people to start working from home where they possibly can. And you should avoid travel, pubs, clubs, theatres and other such social venues" has left the Committee with no alternative to suspending all organised activities at Frensham Pond Sailing Club for the foreseeable future. 

With immediate effect all dinghy racing, training, coaching, workshops, Model Yacht Group and Sailability and any other organised activities at Frensham Pond Sailing Club are postponed until further notice. Some casual sailing may be permitted on the Pond for maintaining fitness after appropriate reviews are carried out. This will be advised by an update to this notice.

This isn't a decision which was taken lightly as club sailing is instrumental in providing hundreds of youngsters and able and disabled sailors of all ages and walks of life with a sport where the encouragement of self reliance and risk assessment is at the core of what we do. 

Arrangements for those booked on training courses are being reviewed over the next week or so and alternative arrangements will be put in place.

The Club will keep events and governmental guidance under review and will issue a further update as and when there are any substantive changes to this notice.

David Innes


Covid 19 Poster

Skittles Postponed


Dear All

You will be aware that Covid-19 is continuing to spread and the health advice published by the government / NHS.  

Clearly good hygiene is a vital part of reducing the risk of spreading any virus and while I am sure you are all doing this at home and in the workplace could I ask that you try to observe the following at the club:

  • make sure you wash your hands regularly with soap and warm water - NB please do so every time you first go into the clubhouse
  • use tissues or a flexed elbow to cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneezing
  • put used tissues in a bin as soon as possible
  • avoid unnecessary contact with people that are unwell
  • avoid touching surfaces used by other people where possible
  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

I have attached a link to the NHS website that provides information on Covid-19 and also address the common questions that you might have.

As with any seasonal cold/flu, if you are concerned that you might be contagious, please do not attend the club.

David Innes