Frensham Pond Sailing Club Open Day 2018
Saturday 12th May - Open Day and RYA "Push the boat out day"
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If you are in possession of a trophy, please could you return it to the Club Office by the end of April. Pat needs them back to arrange engraving and have them ready for the Winter Prize Giving.
2018 Lark training will take place at Frensham on Saturday 7th April.
The training on the Saturday will be followed by our Open Meeting on Sunday, the latter will be shared with the RS200s.
The Lark Class is funding the training and Clive Eplett is our coach for the day, which is great news. The coaching will be for all levels with a lot of individual feedback and guidance, particularly using video in the post race debriefing.
The plan is to build the sessions around the needs of those attending. It will include a mix of the on and off-the-water coaching. The planned format is:
1100 Introduction, discussion about needs, Q&A, Lark tips – Clive Eplett
1145 Boat set up – Nigel Hufton
1230 On water coaching – Clive Eplett
1420 Club Pursuit race, with videoing
1600 On-the-water coaching – Clive and Nigel
1640 Debrief – Clive and Nigel
1800 Curry & beer.
There will be a spare Lark available on the Saturday Training day for anyone who is keen to have a go in a Lark. Please contact Chris Ellis for details. 07917 365457
Hydon & Biglin win Frensham (again!)
Stuart Hydon and Anne Biglin won the Frensham Lark Open on Sunday 8 April 2018, winning the prestigious trophy which now has been awarded for 50 consecutive years!
Following a training session (see separate post), 11 boats braved the drizzle and calm to sail in 3 races.
In race 1, Chris Ellis and Judith Young looked like they would roll Nigel Hufton and Matt Wood however Hufton/Wood managed to squeeze ahead just to windward of Stuart Hydon and Ann Biglin. At the end of the first leg Hydon/Biglin made a dash(!) for the right hand side giving them an advantage coming into the mark. Also pulling through was Nigel and Fiona Denchfield who rounded second from the same area. From there the positions where decided.
After an impromptu visit by Lark designer Mike Jackson, Race 2 saw Chris and Kate Holliman lead round the first mark first. Unfortunately, they planted themselves between 2 RS200s which had parked up at the first mark and started 5 minutes earlier. This allowed Hydon/Biglin to squeeze through. Hufton/Wood also took advantage of the situation and stayed high and left on this leg giving them first call on the breeze but never quite catching Hydon/Biglin. Positions remained in that order to the finish.
Race 3 was a short race with Hydon/Biglin again leading from the start. Chris and Kate Holliman pulled through to second and held that position to the finish with Shaw/Carruthers behind them.
Thanks go to Frensham Pond SC for hosting the weekend and in particular holding their nerve waiting for the wind to come in on Sunday.
1st, 2528, Stuart Hydon and Ann Biglin, Shustoke SC, 2
2nd, 2475, Chris and Kate Holliman, RYA, 5
3rd, 2538, Nigel Hufton and Matt Wood, FPSC, 5
4th, 2459, Nigel and Fiona Denchfield, Grafham Water SC, 7
5th, 12, Phil Whitney and Lynda Williams, FPSC, 8
Lark training a success.
Lark sailors from across the fleet came to listen to Clive Eplett - ex-Larkie, top sailor, coach and sailing author on 7th April. Clive passed on his wisdom before the fleet launched and put it into practice in a race. A post-race video debrief provided practical feedback - and entertainment - before the fleet retired to the pub for dinner.
The Larks and RS 200s are sharing the Open meeting day.
Notice of Race Frensham Pond SC - Lark and RS 200 Open Meeting Sunday 8th April, 2018
The Larks will be competing for the magnificent Frank Carter Trophy Rules: The Open Meeting will be governed by the Rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing, the prescriptions of the RYA, the Class Association and by the Sailing Instructions. Entries:
The meeting is open to all Lark and RS200 dinghies on satisfactory completion of the Entry form.
Registration: Registration will take place at FPSC on the morning of the event.
Briefing: On the day at 1015 am.
First Race: RS 200 prep 1055. RS 200 Start 1100. Lark prep: on or after 1100. Lark start 5 minutes later.
Schedule of Races: 4 races – 2 back to back in the morning (medium, short), lunch, then 2 back to back in the afternoon (medium, short). Three races to count in final result, for each fleet.
Entry fee: Larks and RS 200s - £15.
Kitchen: Bacon butties and coffee served from 0915, lunch available. Frensham free tea.
Sailing Instructions available on the day.
As usual please could Frensham members bring some savouries and cakes as a contribution to the Open meeting free tea on Sunday.
Thank you and hope to see you there.
Larks - Chris 07917 365457 RS 200s – Stefan 07941 272358