News & Media

Find all the latest news and developments going on at the club both on-the-water and off-the-water from racing information, member news, committee developments, picture and video galleries to social events. Frensham Pond also has its own very 'local' weather forecasting service so if you want to know the wind speed, whether it’s frozen or if you can pick up a tan …it’s all here

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Working Party 2016

Saturday 5th November

from 0900 to 13.00 

Jobs include:-

  • Painting and varnishing
  • Trimming whiskers from base of trees
  • Edging paths
  • Clearing gutters (more ladders would help)
  • Filling holes in the car park (wheel barrows needed)
  • Cleaning windows
  • Cleaning slipways


 Get a FREE lunch for a morning's work and help keep maintenance costs down.

Please contact Julian Davies or Trevor Hallifax.

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PS: Afternoon sailing as normal. 

Helm of the Year 2016

Tomorrow Sunday 30th October we have the Helm of the Year event- open to all.

Pursuit Race 10:27

Handicap Race 13:00

Don't miss it.  Let's make it a great day with a big turnout!

Enterprise Open 2016 Report

Frensham Pond Sailing Club Enterprise Open and South East Area Championship                                                 2016 – 9th October

The penultimate SE Area Enterprise meeting on 9th October found Frensham again with its best wind direction from the north, although shifting quite a lot, and at force 3 promised a lovely day.  

The fleet consisted of 5 visitors being greeted by 6 home boats with the water shared by a similar number of GP14s.

With the fine conditions the Enterprises took the first start, although a little bit slow across the start line as reported by the race officer, and the first challenge was mounted by Frensham's Nick Carr and Kaz Kawamura but they were fairly soon overtaken by Katrina Gilbert and Jenny Rust who generated a commanding lead of the best part of a leg after 1½ laps.  Sad to say however there was repeat of last year's snapping halyard in Katrina's Ent which forced their retirement.  

By this time Ann Jackson and David Skeens had worked their way up the field and were left in the lead which they held until the end.

By the 3rd lap Martin Davies and Rebecca Bradley had worked their way up to second place pushing Nick Carr down to 3rd, ahead of Ted Bonner and Andy Majury.

After lunch the wind had calmed slightly, the records suggesting 9mph, but the shifts continued to allow good tactical sailing on the pond.  The wind remained in the N sector so the race officer Chris Ellis did not change the course but, after the first race in which the GP14s rapidly caught up owing largely to wind variation, he delayed the GP start by 10 minutes. 

After a better start by the Enterprises the lead was quickly taken by Ann Jackson which she held to the end of the race.  The remainder of the field held much the same order throughout with Ted Bonner and Nick Carr saving the reputation of the home side with 2nd and 3rd leaving Martin Davies in 4th just before dark clouds heralded a squall was some strong gusts.

The final race was notionally back-to-back but the extended delay from the GP14 finish meant that the squall had passed before the start.

Once again Ann Jackson quickly took the lead and this time was followed by Dick Lankester and David Wylie through to the finish with Martin Davies taking 3rd.

Shuffling of positions mostly occurred down the fleet with Nick Carr coming out on top to take 4th place.

Ann Jackson and David Skeens' commanding 1st gave them the Frensham Packard Cup and the South East Championship shield.  After the race all were happy to chat in the clubhouse for a convivial tea with the prize giving by the Rear Commodore, Stefan Bennett.

HELM

CREW

SAIL No.

CLUB

POSITION

Ann Jackson

Alan Skeens

23349

Burghfield SC

1

Martin Davies

Rebecca Bradley

22320

Rugby & Daventry SC

2

Ted Bonner

Andy Majury

22703

Frensham Pond SC

3

Nick Carr

Kaz Kawamura

22870

Frensham Pond SC

4

Dick Lankester

David Wylie

22866

Weir Wood SC

5

Alex Cane

Erica Bishop

21439

Minima SC

6

Roger Carter

Keith Mundy

19510

Frensham Pond SC

7

Robin Broomfield

TBA

22526

Minima SC

8

Roger Miller

Alistair McEwan

22625

Frensham Pond SC

9

Mark Cropper

Erika Cropper

18555

Frensham Pond SC

10

Katrina Gilbert

Jenny Rust

21836

Frensham Pond SC

11

 

                                                                                                Roger Carter

Farnham Sports Awards 2016

Frensham wins Sports Club of the Year

The Farnham Sports Awards were held last night (Monday 17th October) at Farnham Rugby Club.  It was a very successful night with Frensham Pond picking up awards in the following categories:

  • Sports Club of the Year:  Frensham Pond Sailing Club / Sailability
  • Young Volunteer of the Year: Lucy Edgar
  • Volunteer of the Year: Highly Commended Carol Clibborn
  • Highly Commended Shaun Devoto (Nominated by Farnham Swimability, also volunteers with Sailability)
  • Disabled Sports Personality: Kate Hedley
  • Highly Commended Mark Barber (nominated by Farnham Swimability, also sails with Sailability) 

Congratulations to everyone involved. 

Colin Dutton (Commodore)

Return Trophies to The Office

Please return trophies to the office this month for collection by Pat Cushing

Thanks