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Christmas Greetings 2019

Christmas Greetings

Frensham Pond Sailing club wish all members and their loved ones a safe and enjoyable festive holidays with your families.  As Commodore, I look forward to seeing many of you for Mince pies and a glass of mulled wine on Boxing day or else at the New Years Day race to blow off the cobwebs.

Wishing all fair seas and following winds for 2020,

Yours Aye

Jeremy Hudson

Changing Rooms Refresh

Hilary Reed

Hilary Reed nee Hunt
I am very sorry to inform members that Ken Reed's ex wife Hilary Reed died at her home in Portsmouth on 13th October following a short illness.

Ken has asked that this be communicated to FPSC Members. Many of the older FPSC members will remember her and her family will be delighted to see them at her burial and the celebration of her life. It will take place at 11.30am on Tuesday 12th November at The Sustainability Centre, Droxford Road, East Meon, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32 1HR.

Hilary joined the FPSC in 1961 as part of the Hunt family membership when she was 15. She learned to sail in her Dabchick in Durban. She sailed with her mother Betty in their GP14 at Frensham and also crewed for Chris Holman. She and Ken sailed together in Graduate No1573, winning many open meetings and the points trophy at the National Championship. She was a great sailor and became an instructor developing the RYA single handed training scheme. She then sailed cruising yachts, mainly in the Solent. She has been unable to sail in recent years but frequently visited Southsea sea front and Hayling Island Sailing Club, posting her pictures on facebook. She will be much missed.
Jeremy Hudson

Christmas Party 2019

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:




FPSC/Hampton SC

Bryan Taylor

Richard Parslow



Welsh Harp SC

Keith Street

Lucy Barrie



Tollesbury/Welsh Harp

Richard Ham

Charlie Cotter



Welsh Harp SC

Tomasz Szakola

Nia Williams




David Youll

Sue Collett




David Innes

John McGuinness