Sailability

Frensham Pond Sailability offers people, who because of a long term illness or disability, require support to sail. There is a range of sailing available from therapeutic to competitive sailing all within a safe, caring and social environment. The site is easily accessible and all equipment and facilities needed for sailing are provided. So why not come and experience what many have described as 'freedom on the water'.

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Welcome

 

 Frensham Pond Sailability 

 

Accessible Sailing for All

 Coronavirus Covid-19 and Sailability

We are now at what would have been the start of the Frensham Pond Sailability season, but with the Covid-19 pandemic and the social distancing/self-isolation requirements in force for the foreseeable future, we are unsure when we will be able to resume sailing.

 Member Support 

We sincerely hope that you are all keeping well but recognise that the enforced reduction in social and sporting activities can present particular challenges to both sailors and volunteers alike.  If we can, we would like to provide some form of practical support to any of our members should they be in need over the days and weeks to come.  Depending on the type of support needed, this could be provided by other Sailability members or from alternative sources. 

If any of you feel that some practical help is needed, please contact Brian Grimwood (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) who has kindly offered to act as coordinator.  Also, if there are any sailors or volunteers who can provide some support to any member in their locality, Brian would like to hear from you as well.

 Ongoing communications

We are planning to communicate with all of you by email and social media on a fairly regular basis during the coming weeks.  We will always be looking for interesting, useful or humorous items, whether or not sailing-related, which may help you all get through this difficult period.  If you find any such items (articles, videos, photos, etc.) or even want to write a brief article yourself, please send them to me (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) so that we can circulate it to all members.

 New Logo

As part of the plans for our 20th Anniversary in 2021, we have been looking at a new FPS logo and a new range of clothing.  These were displayed for comment at the Forum last November.  The designs have now been finalised and it will be possible to order new items of clothing when we start sailing again.  We will have some samples for you to look at.  I have reproduced the new logo below which, while specific for Sailability, has been aligned with the main Club logo to reinforce the fact that we are an integral part of the Club.  Depending on clothing colour the logo colours will be varied to ensure good visibility.

       

Photoalbum

To remind you of all the good times last year, and good times still to come, Tony Machen has kindly compiled a photo album of activities at the Pond in 2019, which clearly conveys the friendly competitiveness, team spirit, and wonderful social atmosphere that we all enjoy but miss so much at the moment.
 
The link to the photo album is below.  There are a lot of photos so you can pick and choose or you can select the slideshow option - click on any picture, then the 3-dot icon at top right of the screen selecting "Slideshow"
 
https://photos.app.goo.gl/WwT2mk6p651EBUSCA

 

Please feel free to get in touch over the coming weeks about any matter.  We are here to help if we can. 
 
Wishing you well and hoping that you all keep safe


Kind regards

 Ivor Barrett
Chair - Sailability Management Committee

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          

      

 

 

 

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Sailability Contacts:

Ivor Barrett   Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     

 
    

Frensham Pond Sailability meets on Thursdays and Saturdays between April and October at Frensham Pond Sailing Club, Pond Lane, Churt, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2QA. The Welcome Desk is situated to the far right of the car park.

Tel: 01252 792859