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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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Lark Open – 1st April 2012

Hydon’s Triumph at Frensham despite difficult wind conditions.

It was a beautiful day but with frustratingly light winds. Thanks must go to Race Officer Bruce Hill was setting three courses in challenging conditions.

At the start of race 1 Chris Ellis/ Ed Cummins and Chris Holliman/ Kate Hutchins rounded the first mark followed closely by Stuart/ Nick Hydon. Holliman gybed out and unfortunately lost his position. The Hydons managed to go on top of Ellis but Ellis managed to get water on the Hydons at the leeward mark. On the second beat, the Hydon’s tactics of using the right hand side paid off and they got past Ellis and extended the lead. However, on the long run down to the club house the Hydons lost the lead as the fleet came through. Phil Whitney/ Lynda Williams took the lead for a short time until the Hydons came back through. During the second lap the Hydons opened another lead on the fleet. On the final leg to the finish there was a scramble for the first four positions. The Hydons just managed to get 1st with Charlie Roome/ David Marlow half a boat length behind them closely followed by Sam Mettam/ Geoff Phillips (3rd) and Ellis/Cummins 4th.

The second race saw the Hydons blocking Roome on the pin end and opening a substantial lead leaving the rest of the fleet to fight for 2nd place. The positions from 2nd to 8th place changed as frequently as did the wind. The end of the race saw the Hydons with a substantial lead and Mettam in 2nd place. Whitney got Ellis on the line leaving Ellis in 4th position.

After a delicious lunch a new course was set. The Hydons managed to stop Mettam from starting at the committee boat end and they rounded the windward mark first. However, Nigel Huffton/ Helen Scott were gaining on them but the Hydons managed to lose them and open another lead. With the wind changing all the time the positions 2nd to 7th also kept changing, a feature of the day! By the finish the Hydons had the lead and Huffton managed to get second place followed by Roome (3rd) and Ellis in 4th place.

Final Positions were:

1st Stuart and Nick Hydon Shustoke SC
2nd Sam Mettam and Geoff Phillips RNSA
3rd Charlie Roome and David Marlow OCSS
4th Nigel Huffton and Helen Scott Frensham Pond SC

         

Social Evening – Friday 13th April 2012

On Friday, 13th April we are holding another social evening in the Clubhouse.

All members are welcome and we would particularly like to meet our new members. Having joined the club we think it it is important that you hear what the club is about; whether your interest lies in class or handicap racing, recreational sailing, model yachts, disabled sailing, training and coaching, youth sailing or the social activities that take place throughout the year.

After a short introduction from the Commodore there will be an opportunity to discuss, in an informal atmosphere, any aspect of club activities; either with a Class Captain, group representative or the Officers of the Club and General Committee Members.

The Clubhouse will be open from 6:30pm.

We look forward to seeing you.

Jeff Dolton
Commodore

2012/2013 Handbook

The 2012/2013 Handbook is now available and can be collected from the Club Manager during normal racing hours or between 12am and 2pm on Mondays and Thursdays.

Pond Superprix – Sunday 25th March 2012

It was a grand day out at the Frensham Pond Superprix. With a cloudless sky and a decent breeze thirty six boats representing the Club’s dinghy spectrum entered this fun and really beneficial competition. After the briefing by Race Officer Tim Hemsley, it was straight onto the water for the first of five morning races. After lunch the wind picked up a little and a further five races were run.

Tim presented prizes to the winners of each category as follows:

Not So Fast: Tessa Watkiss

Medium & Overall Superprix Winner: Tim Deacon

Fast: Nick Royse

Easter Sailing Programme 6th & 9th April 2012

GOOD FRIDAY 6th APRIL 2012

REDDIE TROPHY – HANDICAP RACE 11:00am Start

REDDIE TROPHY – PURSUIT RACE 13:27pm Start

EASTER MONDAY 9th APRIL 2012

REDDIE TROPHY & SPRING CHALLENGE TROPHY – PURSUIT RACE 11:27am Start

REDDIE TROPHY SPRING CHALLENGE TROPHY – HANDICAP RACE 14:00pm Start

The Reddie Trophies

These are Silver Cups presented by Miss Pam Reddie, and are awarded to the highest placed and highest placed crew competing in the four races over the Easter Holiday Series. Any three races to count. These trophies are in addition to other trophies that may be awarded over Easter.

The Spring Challenge Trophy

Presented by past Commodore Ian Swaddling. Awarded on the day to the overall winner of the two races on Easter Monday, both races to count. Ties to be broken in favour of the last race.

Note: Normal Class and Handicap Racing 7th and 8th April.