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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Because of COVID-19 restrictions the AGM will be held on-line using Zoom on Friday 29th January 2021 at 8:00pm

It will help greatly with the management of the meeting if members intending to participate pre-register by emailing the Secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 6pm on Wednesday 27th January.

The Zoom link, information about how the meeting will be run, and the accounts, will be sent out during the week before the meeting to members who pre-register.  

The Notice, Agenda and Accounts for the Club's AGM are available through the Club website (members' area) and the Facebook group.

Kate Whyatt
Hon. General Secretary

Website Homepage Photo Competition

You will now notice that the Homepage Club photos have been updated and I would like to say a big thank you to all who sent in photos. You will see that the photos are of a high quality and a great representation of both the range of activities and the environment at the club.

I received over 150 photos that were taken recently and it was difficult to reduce them to 20, in fact there are 26 displayed.

The good news is that all the photos received will be put in the Club archive photo section.

You may recall that I was going to choose a winning photograph, that is a quality photo that represented the Club’s vibrant activities to both members and the outside world and It took me a while to select a winner. Eventually I chose the photo of the Cadet fleet flying on a broad reach in a strong breeze. The reason I have chosen this is because it represents a lot of what the Club is about and that is coaching youngsters to get to a high racing standard by their mid teens. The photograph was taken by Stephanie Videlo.

Well done Steph and you have won a bottle of Bordeaux.

Thank you again and let’s look forward to a great 2021 sailing.


Sad News - Laurie Weeden

Laurie Weeden

Long-standing members will be sad, though perhaps not surprised, to hear of the passing of Laurie Weeden. He was born 6th June 1922 and died after a brief non-Covid-related illness 14th November 2020 aged 98.

His renown extends far beyond the Club. You may read elsewhere of his Second World War exploits. How he was probably the last living glider pilot at both D-Day and Arnhem and on what happened on those occasions. And how he was one of 12 Second World War veterans to be selected by Prince Charles to be painted by a variety of artists in 2015.

Strongly involved with the Cadets initially and then his beloved OK`s he famously once said: 'Members approaching retirement should not necessarily assume that they are old enough to enlist in the OKs'.

But the sailing was far from all that he gave to the Club. He joined the General Committee in 1971, and became treasurer two years later, holding the post for five years. These were the years when VAT was introduced, and Laurie led the reformation of the Club accounts, splitting off berthing and social activities from membership income. He was also Rear- and then Vice-Commodore for the years 1984 to 1987.

He was a lovely person to know, having an infectious chuckle and yet a steel inside. In the 1970s he was Father Christmas for the Club's children's Christmas party arriving across the Pond with his sack of presents. He had a good 'Ho Ho' voice, recalls Keith Videlo. Former member John McLaren writes "What an innings. A lovely man with a great sense of humour. Good friend and strong supporter of my father in their quest for competitive racing at Frensham. Always Mr OK and would never be defeated by the elements. Producer of a son in his own image. A lovely family."

Our condolences to Tim Weeden and the whole family

A full obituary will appear in the next newsletter. My thanks to Graham Howlett and Pat Cushing for putting this together

David Innes Commodore FPSC

Documents in Force


DOWNLOAD FPSC Lockdown 3 guidelines for disabled sailing 2021 02 15 HERE

DOWNLOAD FPSC Helper - guidance notes for disabled sailing 2021 02 15 HERE

DOWNLOAD FPSC Risk Assessment - Limited return to disabled sailing 2021 01 18 HERE

DOWNLOAD FPSC Carer - guidance notes for disabled sailing 2021 02 15 HERE

DOWNLOAD FPSC Sailor - guidance notes for disabled sailing 2021 02 15 HERE

DOWNLOAD FPSC Safe Operation of Safety Boats during COVID-19 restrictions HERE Updated 17/6/2021



DOWNLOAD SUMMARY FPSC Restart after Lockdown 3 HERE Updated 17/5/2021

DOWNLOAD FPSC Roadmap out of Lockdown 3  HERE Updated 12/5/2021

DOWNLOAD FPSC Restart after Lockdown 3 HERE Updated 11/5/2021

DOWNLOAD FPSC COVID-19 Risk Assessment HERE Updated 9/5/2021

DOWNLOAD FPSC Safe Operation of Safety Boats during COVID-19 restrictions HERE Updated 17/6/2021

DOWNLOAD RYA Sailing & Racing in Mixed Households HERE

DOWNLOAD RSG COVID-19 Racing Plan HERE New 12/5/2021

DOWNLOAD Adult Coaching Plan HERE  

DOWNLOAD RYA Power Boat Training Plan HERE Updated 12/4/2021

DOWNLOAD RYA Indoor Training HERE Updated 12/4/2021

DOWNLOAD Youth Training Plan HERE 

DOWNLOAD Bar Operation Notice to Members HERE 

DOWNLOAD Re-opening FPSC Bar and Galley HERE Updated 13/5/2021

DOWNLOAD Changing Room Notice to Members HERE Updated 12/5/2021

DOWNLOAD Re-opening the Changing Rooms HERE Updated 12/5/2021

DOWNLOAD Return to Racing - Competitors Guide HERE

DOWNLOAD Return to Racing - Race Officer Guide HERE

DOWNLOAD Return to Racing - Sailing Instructions HERE

DOWNLOAD Return to Racing - Duty Officer Guide HERE


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