Frensham RS Tera Open Meeting 2016
Frensham Pond Sailing Club RS Tera Open Meeting
36 enthusiastic young competitors from as far afield as Rutland, Harwich and Sutton Bingham took to the Pond for the 2016 FPSC RS Tera Open Meeting on Sunday 12th June.
In the Pro fleet, Tim Hire set the early pace in the first race but was overhauled by Freddy Wood, who never looked back and took a clean sweep of firsts. Tim and Issy Taylor-Jones were always close behind, though, and traded places to take second and third overall.
The Sports mustered an amazing 29 entrants, with impressively close racing throughout the fleet. At the front there was a hard fought battle and much place changing in all four races between Tom Ahlheid, Luke Anstey, Alice Davis, Ralph Nevile, Fergus Pye and Jake Thompson, with Tom Stratton-Brown always pushing them. Ralph edged out Luke by a boat length to take his third win and the series, with Luke having to settle for second overall with a win and a string of seconds.
Grateful thanks to Andark Diving & Watersports and RS Sailing, who very generously supplied some fantastic prizes for the event.
Pro Fleet : 1st Freddy Wood (HISC); 2nd Tim Hire (Royal Lymington); 3rd Issy Taylor-Jones (Royal Harwich / Alton Water).
Sport Fleet: 1st Ralph Nevile (FPSC); 2nd Luke Anstey (FPSC); 3rd Tom Ahlheid (FPSC); 4th Alice Davis (Great Moor SC); 5th Jake Thompson (FPSC); 6th Fergus Pye (Draycote Water SC)
Novices : 1st Akira Blackha (Welsh Harp); 2nd James Healy (Emsworth SC); 3rd Beth Lewis (FPSC)
The full results table can be found in the “Results” section of the FPSC web site.
Queens Award for Voluntary Service
Frensham Pond Sailability has been honoured with the Queens Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award that a voluntary group can receive in the United Kingdom.
This award reflects the hard work, commitment and enthusiasm of literally hundreds of regular volunteer helpers and support from the club over 15 years since Sailability was launched in Septmber 2001.