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Laser News February 2018

Graham retires, Gavin takes over.

First and foremost, I am sure that the Laser fleet will join with me in expressing our warmest thanks to Graham Howlett for his long-term involvement as Laser Class Captain.  Graham has now retired and is replaced by Gavin MacLachlan.  Gavin is a relatively recent arrival to the club (2013/14) and is berthed beside the 2.4s next the carpark (sail no. 195760).  So if you want to find him when rigging your Laser, you know where to find him. 

Some administrative items:

Minor Series races - Lasers will continue what was started last year, by including two training sessions to replace two of the Minor Series races during the summer. Details will follow in due course.


Laser Thames Valley Circuit 2018 – our own Rob Beere, Thames Valley Coordinator, has provided a poster for the Thames Valley Circuit events for the forthcoming year. Please note the date of our own Laser Open Day, Sunday 16th September.   Download Thames Valley Laser Grand Prix 2018 Poster


Ian Gregory has, once again, kindly arranged a series of combined adult/youth Laser training sessions. These will be run approximately monthly during 2018/19. I’ll circulate the specific time and dates once the Members’ Handbook has been published. Ian’s final training session for this winter takes place on Saturday 3rd March 2018 (rigging advice from 11am, ready to sail by 12 noon).


Tom Flintham Webmaster (and of course Laser sailor)


East Hampshire Sports Awards

Luke Anstey was awarded Junior Sportsman of the Year at the East Hampshire Sports Awards last Thursday for his sailing achievements. There were 25 nominations from a wide range of sports, out of which Luke plus 3 others were shortlisted and interviewed by Roger Black (Olympic 400m medallist) in front of a large and rather enthusiastic audience. Yes, Frensham got a mention!

General Committee 2018

The following people were elected to your General Committee at yesterday’s AGM.   


Jeremy Hudson

Vice Commodore

David Innes

Rear Commodore

Megan Pascoe

Hon. Treasurer

Jeff Dolton

Hon. Sailing Secretary

Clive Eplett

Hon. Gen Secretary

Rob Anstey

Hon. Membership Sec.

Graham Butler

Committee Member

David Stones

Committee Member

Ian Gregory

Committee Member

Fiona Goult

Committee Member

Andy Bradford

Committee Member

Simon Law

Committee Member

Neil Holden

We welcome new members Megan Pascoe, Jeff Dolton, Simon Law and Neil Holden and wish them well in their work for the Club.  Leaving the committee are Colin Dutton, Stefan Bennett, Radek Uzel and Trevor Hallifax.  I am sure that you will join with me in thanking them for their service to the Club especially Colin who has completed two years as Vice Commodore and two years as Commodore.

Jeremy Hudson





Website Update

The Boat Booking system is not working at present.  This is due to teething problems whilst moving the website to a new Internet Service Provider.  This move will ensure a better and more reliable access to the site.

In the meantime, if you wish to book a boat or have booked a boat, please contact Julian This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Julian will be running boat booking by paper and pen whilst we repair the system on the website.

Update Thursday 16th Feb

Some of you noticed that the Members Handbook and Club Records and Archives were not available.  That got fixed late last night thanks to Graham Howlett restoring some files after we spotted and corrected a bug.

So all that remains to be fixed is the Boat Booking system. This might take a little longer

Tom and Iain

Howlett Trophy

At the 2018 Prize Giving Graham Howlett kindly presented the Club with a tankard to be used as a fourth trophy in the Helm of the Year competition. Graham spoke movingly of how much the Club meant to him and the enjoyment that he had got from the Club’s activities. The tankard, engraved with the Club logo, will be known as the Howlett Trophy.  

The Prize Giving was attended by 60 people and preceded by a talk from our Sailing Secretary, Clive Eplett, author of the popular book; Club Sailor: From Back to Front - Tips and Advice for Sailors.