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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Swinging 60’s 10 Hour Race - Saturday 13th July 2012

It’s just one month 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 the 1960’s and we expect the boat and its crew to be suitably dressed!  And there will be a fantastic prize of one year’s free berthing for the person who is the most imaginatively dressed in 60’s attire.

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 from local musician Henry Tresize.

Drinks and snacks will be available throughout the day and a curry – with vegetarian option - will be served from around 7.00pm with prize-giving scheduled for 8.00pm. 

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 Farnham Foodbank – an organisation set-up to aid local people in crisis - so we need your help to raise lots of money. 

Entry and Sponsorship forms will be available in the club foyer.  Monies raised, sponsorship forms and donations can be handed in to the Club Manager, 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. 

The entry cost is £30 for a double-hander and £25 for a single-hander.  Cheques, with entry forms, should be made payable to 'Frensham Pond Sailing Club' and sent either to Julian Davies, Club Manager, at Frensham Pond Sailing Club, Pond Lane, Churt, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2QA or handed to Julian in the office or in his absence, a General Committee Member.


Club Open Day & Winter Prize-giving - Satturday 9TH June 2012

On 9th June 2012 the Club opens its doors to present to the visiting public a great sailing environment, vibrant sailing and social programmes and wonderful clubhouse facilities.  Its our opportunity to show off a little - so please come along on Saturday and support your Club. We have a full programme throughout the day and to complete the event the Winter Prize-Giving ceremony takes place at 4:30pm.

Friday Evening Sailing

Hi All

Friday 1st June 2012 marks the start of Friday evening leisure sailing.

But its not just about sailing; every Friday throughout the summer the Club will be open from 6:30pm to welcome all members whether your interest is in sailing or in meeting other members.

For those balmier evenings why not bring your family to the club and use the Club’s barbecue. Just bring along food, plates and cutlery and enjoy the lovely lake and surroundings.

There’s no need to worry if you don't have a boat as you can now hire our Club boats: Optimists, Toppers, Cadets and Laser Bahia's . Dinghy instructors will be on-hand to provide tuition and help if needed. This is a great opportunity to extend the skills you gained on an RYA Dinghy course.

And to ensure your safety there will also be a powerboat on the water.

If you would like to hire a boat then please email me for a booking.

Kind regards

Jeff Dolton
Jeff Dolton T. 01428 714843 M. 07703 858413 E. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2.4mR Open Meeting - Saturday-Sunday 19th-20th May.

The two day event for 2.4 mini-keelboats was gifted by two extremes of Frensham weather. Twenty boats took part. The six race series was due to start with two races back-to-back on Saturday afternoon. Untypical of this spring the weather was warm and sunny with almost no wind. In the end only one race was sailed and won by Frensham’s Richard Smallwood, with Myron Prosser, also Frensham second. The trophy holder Megan Pascoe was third.

Day Two was a complete contrast. A strong but cold north wind swept over the lake with some severe gusts. Three races were sailed in the morning session to make up for the one lost on Saturday. The sailing was exciting and exhilarating. With the wind northerly the course was set with short legs across the Eastern end of the lake. This kept the fleet tightly bunched at times with lots of close racing to windward. The contrast in conditions meant a return to the expected form. Visiting sailor and seven times winner, Megan Pascoe took charge of the event with four straight wins. This more than enough to retain the Frensham Trophy and Megan was able to sit out the last race. Megan Pascoe is one of Great Britain’s outstanding disabled sailors and only narrowly missed out on Paralympic selection this time. After the race she said. ‘I love coming to Frensham. It’s never easy to sail here. You have to be alert and leave nothing to chance.’ Megan paid special tribute to race officer, Dan Shaw. ‘He always sets brilliant courses. I think he’s one of the finest race officers anywhere.’

The day ended with the famous Frensham free tea with a great spread of food. Club Vice-Commodore Neil Hardie presented the prizes including a special award to Andrew Farrow from New Forest SC who in his first sail in a 2.4 coped well in the conditions. He presented Megan Pascoe with the cup noting that this is the seventh time she had taken part and won.

Results. 1st: Megan Pascoe – Weymouth & Portland. 2nd: Richard Smallwood – Frensham. 3rd: Paul Holzherr – Frensham.

Report by Jim Morley

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