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
- Disabled sports
- Martial Arts
- Roller hockey
- Stoolball or Rounders
- ..........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.
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.