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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Club of the Year Trophy & Vice Presidents Cup

Hi All

Here are two Club sailing events to note that are taking place in September.


This is a pursuit race open to all with the first start at 14:27 pm.

The trophy was presented by John & Sally Townsley to commemorate the winning of the RYA Club of the Year Award 2009.








A Veterans race open to any helms who are aged 65 or over on the day of the event and may be sailed in any class of dinghy. Helms of 2 person boats may be crewed by a person of any age.

The trophy was Presented in 1977 by Dr Hugh Lankaster on his retirement as Commodore.

Jeff Dolton


Farnham Community Games on Monday 27th August

The Farnham Community Games take place on Bank Holiday, Monday 27th August between the hours of 12 noon and 5pm. The event is designed to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games and encourage more people to take up sport and join local sports clubs. The Games are supported by a wide range of public and sporting bodies and the concept of local 'Community Games' this particular year is being actively encouraged by the Government and LOCOG (the London 2012 organising committee). Many of the local sports clubs will be in attendance including our sailing club. All members and their families are invited to attend the event.

There will be two locations: the new Farnham Rugby Club and the Farnham Leisure Centre. There will be official openings at both locations and these will include the Olympic torch-bearers from Farnham. There will be taster sessions and fun for everyone on the day. Here are the sports represented:

Farnham Rugby Club

  • American Football
  • Archery
  • Running
  • Bowls
  • Cricket
  • Cycling/machines
  • Dance/exercise
  • Disabled sports
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Martial Arts
  • Netball
  • Roller hockey
  • Rowing/machines
  • Rugby
  • Sailing/club
  • Stoolball or Rounders
  • Swimming/club
  • Tennis
  • ..........and more!!

Farnham Leisure Centre

  • Badminton [2-4pm]
  • Basketball [12-2pm]
  • Gym training [12-5pm]
  • Squash [12-2pm]
  • Spinning classes [2pm and 3pm]
  • Swimming [12-2pm]
  • Trampoline [3-5pm]
  • ............and more!!

Come along and support your local community, it’ll be a great day out.

Best Wishes

Jeff Dolton

TEN HOUR RACE - Saturday 7th July - Sponsored charity: The Abbey School

Report by Jim Morley

Frensham Sailing Club’s annual Ten Hour Race is a fun event always held in aid of a charity.

This year the event was in aid of Farnham’s Abbey School whose children are keen supporters of Sailability.

The weather conditions varied with a shifting South Easterly breeze. Although the sun shone at times the event was sent periods of intense soaking rain. This did nothing to spoil the enjoyment of the nineteen competing crews sailing fifteen different designs of racing boat. Each boat sails a fifty minute stint and then makes a pit stop change of crew.

The set course took the boats to every part of the lake. The different designs are scored on a handicap system that makes the lake a level playing field. Throughout the ten hours the crews on the water were supported by family and friends ashore including many Cadet parents. An ice cream van for the children and entertainment by a rock musician enlivened the shoreside, while the galley, kitchen was kept busy through the day as crews changed shifts on the water.

As the last boats finished ,crews and supporters crowded the club house for the post race barbecue followed by the prize giving.

Special thanks were given to the organising team; Karen Ferguson, Kim Davies, Sally Townsley and Ian Hiscocks. To race officer: Tim Hemsley. To the timing team: Graham Howlett, Pat and Sue, who manned the race line computer throughout the day and posted updated results each hour. Especial thanks went to the galley team of Sala and the kitchen girls. And of course the BBQ team: Steve White and his children. Not forgetting the safety boat crews who kept an eye on the water through the day.

If you have raised money for the Abbey School then please hand cheques or cash to the Club Manager, Julian Davies, or any member of the General Committee. It is not too late to make a donation towards the school, your contribution will be very much appreciated and will help to enrich the lives of the students.

Ten Hour Race Results (Full results below)

1st: Phantom – Tim Hemsley – Jeremy Hudson – Clive Eplett.
2nd: Graduate. Sailed by the Videlo family and Neil and Laura Hardie.
3rd: 2.4 keelboat – Lionel East – Nick Cook – Tony Goodall – Peter Gregory – Paul Philips – Jim Morley – Lindsay Burns.
Special Prize. For funniest moment: Iain and Alex Philpott who somehow managed to capsize an allegedly uncapsizeable Bahia training boat.
Fastest lap: Phantom class.
Slowest lap. GP14 class.

The Club’s Annual 10 Hour Race - Saturday 7th July 2012


It’s just three weeks to go to the 10 Hour Race; the largest and most popular annual sailing and social event in the Frensham calendar.
The theme this year is 'Olympic Countries' and each entry to the race will be representing one of the countries at the Olympics, and we expect the boat and its crew to be suitably dressed! There will be a draw one week before the event to decide which country your team will allocated.
The Race will start at 9am and finish at 7pm. There will be team changes every 50 minutes.

There will also be the usual wide range of 'on-shore' attractions – good food and real ale, plus live entertainment throughout the afternoon.

Drinks and snacks will be available throughout the day and a Meat Feast – with Vegetarian Options - will be served from around 7.15pm with prize-giving scheduled for 8.15pm.

The 10 Hour Race is about having fun and traditionally a team consists of a range of sailing abilities. Most teams have at least 3 crews: one of good ability, one of moderate ability and one relatively inexperienced. Your Class Captain will help you make up a team or allocate you to a team if you wish.

Each year, the Club uses the event to raise money for a good cause. This year, the appeal is in aid of The Abbey School in Farnham – a special school for 11-16 year olds with learning difficulties and communication disorders - so we need your help to raise lots of money.

Sponsorship forms will be available for download soon, see “News & Events” on the website. Please fill in the form for Race Entry, Food Tickets and Sponsorship as soon as possible.

Further forms will be available in the club foyer OR you can make a donation to 'Frensham Pond Sailing Club', marked “The Abbey School”. Monies raised, sponsorship forms and donations can be handed in at the club kitchen, or to any General Committee member.

So put the date in your diary, encourage your family, friends & colleagues to support you and book your tickets now.

Cheques, with entry forms, should be made payable to 'Frensham Pond Sailing Club' and either sent to Julian Davies, Club Manager, at Frensham Pond Sailing Club, Pond Lane, Churt, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2QA or handed to Julian in the office.

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