Sailability

Frensham Pond Sailability offers people, who because of a long term illness or disability, require support to sail. There is a range of sailing available from therapeutic to competitive sailing all within a safe, caring and social environment. The site is easily accessible and all equipment and facilities needed for sailing are provided. So why not come and experience what many have described as 'freedom on the water'.

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Welcome

 

 Frensham Pond Sailability 

 

Accessible Sailing for All

 

 

Would you like to participate on equal terms in a mainstream sport?

If so, you will find a warm welcome from Sailability at Frensham Pond Sailing Club.

 

 

                      

 

If you have a disability or long term illness and you are looking for a physically active and competitive outdoor sport, you will find it at Frensham Great Pond on any Thursday or Saturday morning between April and October.  The water is filled with sailing boats! Most of the sailors will have various disabilities, but this does not stop them sailing, either independently on their own, or with one our volunteer helms.  

 No previous sailing experience needed

Cruising & competitive racing – on-site & national events

Starter boats to Paralympic class mini-keelboats

Expert support and tuition

Fully accessible site

Personal hoists for boat access

Buoyancy aids, protective clothing & hoist slings

 Lively social scene

Please contact us to arrange a free taster sail any Thursday or Saturday morning (April – October)

 

 

 

                                                                                             

 

 

 

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2017  SEASON

Wednesday 20 September - Hansa TT

Thursday 12 October - Regatta

 

Congratulations to Paul Phillips - Champion of Champions

The prestigious RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta took place on 5th and 6th August at Rutland Water. More than 50 boats and 74 sailors took part in Britain’s biggest disabled sailing event, including a team of 7 from Frensham Pond Sailability. The whole club would like to congratulate  Paul, who was crowned Champion of Champions.

Paul, who has competed in this event since 2011 said “The racing was quite close and exciting at times and I really didn’t expect to win. It was a really enjoyable event”. There was a whole variety of weather conditions and before the start of the Pursuit Race there was a big squall, with strong winds. Luckily the rain eased off and conditions started to improve.

Paul has been sailing with Frensham Pond Sailability for more than 10 years, and before that, he sailed round the world. He is closely involved with the running of the club as treasurer and sails almost every week.

There were also other successes for the team from Frensham with two other sailors in the top 5 in the pursuit race, Megan Pascoe and Kate Hedley and Paul, Megan and Lindsay Burns winning their respective class races.

 

 

    

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Over 75% of our operating costs and 100% of our capital costs are met from donations and on-going fund-raising events. If you would like to help by making a small donation to Frensham Pond Sailability, please click on

 

Sailability Contacts:

 

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Frensham Pond Sailability meets on Thursdays and Saturdays between April and October at Frensham Pond Sailing Club, Pond Lane, Churt, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2QA. The Welcome Desk is situated to the far right of the car park.

Tel: 01252 792859