Welcome

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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Lark Open – 1st April 2012

Hydon’s Triumph at Frensham despite difficult wind conditions.

It was a beautiful day but with frustratingly light winds. Thanks must go to Race Officer Bruce Hill was setting three courses in challenging conditions.

At the start of race 1 Chris Ellis/ Ed Cummins and Chris Holliman/ Kate Hutchins rounded the first mark followed closely by Stuart/ Nick Hydon. Holliman gybed out and unfortunately lost his position. The Hydons managed to go on top of Ellis but Ellis managed to get water on the Hydons at the leeward mark. On the second beat, the Hydon’s tactics of using the right hand side paid off and they got past Ellis and extended the lead. However, on the long run down to the club house the Hydons lost the lead as the fleet came through. Phil Whitney/ Lynda Williams took the lead for a short time until the Hydons came back through. During the second lap the Hydons opened another lead on the fleet. On the final leg to the finish there was a scramble for the first four positions. The Hydons just managed to get 1st with Charlie Roome/ David Marlow half a boat length behind them closely followed by Sam Mettam/ Geoff Phillips (3rd) and Ellis/Cummins 4th.

The second race saw the Hydons blocking Roome on the pin end and opening a substantial lead leaving the rest of the fleet to fight for 2nd place. The positions from 2nd to 8th place changed as frequently as did the wind. The end of the race saw the Hydons with a substantial lead and Mettam in 2nd place. Whitney got Ellis on the line leaving Ellis in 4th position.

After a delicious lunch a new course was set. The Hydons managed to stop Mettam from starting at the committee boat end and they rounded the windward mark first. However, Nigel Huffton/ Helen Scott were gaining on them but the Hydons managed to lose them and open another lead. With the wind changing all the time the positions 2nd to 7th also kept changing, a feature of the day! By the finish the Hydons had the lead and Huffton managed to get second place followed by Roome (3rd) and Ellis in 4th place.

Final Positions were:

1st Stuart and Nick Hydon Shustoke SC
2nd Sam Mettam and Geoff Phillips RNSA
3rd Charlie Roome and David Marlow OCSS
4th Nigel Huffton and Helen Scott Frensham Pond SC

         

Social Evening – Friday 13th April 2012

On Friday, 13th April we are holding another social evening in the Clubhouse.

All members are welcome and we would particularly like to meet our new members. Having joined the club we think it it is important that you hear what the club is about; whether your interest lies in class or handicap racing, recreational sailing, model yachts, disabled sailing, training and coaching, youth sailing or the social activities that take place throughout the year.

After a short introduction from the Commodore there will be an opportunity to discuss, in an informal atmosphere, any aspect of club activities; either with a Class Captain, group representative or the Officers of the Club and General Committee Members.

The Clubhouse will be open from 6:30pm.

We look forward to seeing you.

Jeff Dolton
Commodore

Pond Superprix – Sunday 25th March 2012

It was a grand day out at the Frensham Pond Superprix. With a cloudless sky and a decent breeze thirty six boats representing the Club’s dinghy spectrum entered this fun and really beneficial competition. After the briefing by Race Officer Tim Hemsley, it was straight onto the water for the first of five morning races. After lunch the wind picked up a little and a further five races were run.

Tim presented prizes to the winners of each category as follows:

Not So Fast: Tessa Watkiss

Medium & Overall Superprix Winner: Tim Deacon

Fast: Nick Royse

2012/2013 Handbook

The 2012/2013 Handbook is now available and can be collected from the Club Manager during normal racing hours or between 12am and 2pm on Mondays and Thursdays.

Forthcoming Events

Race Programme