Welcome to Frensham Pond Sailing Club. Based on a beautiful lake in South West Surrey, the club welcomes new members, both experienced sailors and those wishing to learn. If you would like to find out more, please look further at our website or why not take the opportunity to visit and talk with the club manager or the clubs members. Frensham Pond is a club for all ages, all abilities and all seasons.

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Clipper Round the World Race - Talk by Jonathan Pickering

Local resident, Jonathan Pickering, has just completed the Clipper RTW Race on 'Singapore' which finished third.  He will be talking about his adventures at Rowledge Village Hall on Friday 9th November 2012 at 7:15pm. See poster below for information.

Frensham Pond Laser Open Meeting - 23 September 2012

The forecast was dire - lots and lots of rain, plus wind gusts up to 32mph. No doubt off-putting to travellers and home fleet alike. The reality was somewhat different - lots of rain in the morning with at times a shortage of wind - almost dry in the afternoon with much stronger wind but by no means unsailable and nowhere near 32mph.

Our race officer Andy Shorrock kept us on our toes with some interesting and (to me) unusual courses.

Amongst the four 4.7 sailors the real battle, with close racing, was between Jack Hardie (Frensham) and Cameron Allen (Emsworth). Jack dominated until Cameron finally managed to overhaul him in the 4th and last race, but by then Jack had won the meeting.

For the Radials we were honoured to have Steve and Sarah Cockerill from Hill Head amongst the six sailors. The Radials shared the start line with the Standard fleet and Steve in particular pushed the Standards hard, especially in the first race. The Cockerills having to miss the fourth race allowed John Haine (Frensham) to creep into second place in the results, separating Steve and Sarah.

The Standards were the largest fleet, with 11 sailors. Here the battle at the front was between Clive Eplett and Nick Hudson, both of Frensham. For them it all depended on the last race - when Nick tacked on to port off the start line into a starboard-tack boat (me) and he called it a day, contenting himself with second place. In third place was Steve MacQueen from Itchenor, although I think of him as a Frensham member as he appears on our Honours Boards.

Graham Howlett


Vice Presidents Cup

Perhaps the event should be renamed the Commodore’s Cup after former Commodores Chris Ellis and Judith Young won the Vice President’s Cup last Sunday. Another past Commodore, Nick Royse, was second, John Haine third and a further former Commodore, Graham Howlett, fourth.

Well done to all those that took part.

The final positions were:


Helm/Crew Boat
1st Chris Ellis & Judith Young Lark
2nd Nick Royse Phantom
3rd John Haine Laser
4th Graham Howlett  Laser
5th Nigel Bayly Laser Radial
6th Andrew Hicks Enterprise

Club of the Year Trophy – Saturday 8th September

Congratulations go to Katrina Gilbert who won the Club of the Year Trophy in a thrilling finish.

Twenty one competitors started this pursuit race on a beautiful day blessed with a decent breeze. Amongst the boats was a club GP14 occupied by Steve and Glynn who only last month participated on an RYA Training course; well done to them. But it was Katrina who made up ground on the final push to home who beat John Townsley by just one second.

Thanks to the Race Officer, Ian Johnson, who ensured that all boats got away on time, and to his support team, on and off the water.

List of finishers:

Place Name Boat Sail No
1st Katrina Gilbert Laser 164748
2nd John Townsley Solo 4410
3rd Jeff Dolton Solo 5083
4th P Gregory 2.4 36
5th Graham Howlett Laser 193251
6th R Evans 2.4 96
7th Steve Gregory Comet 57
8th Colin Sprakes Laser 149734
9th Nick Cook 2.4 93
10th Richard May Laser 74948
11th I Brown Laser 39239
12th Kate Taylor Signet 387
13th Jess D'Arcy Cadet 9400
14th Jordan Enterprise 18516
15th Bob Castle Laser
16th Unknown Laser 4.7 144814
17th Ann Howlett Laser Radial 23627
18th Unknown Laser 4.7 180348

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