Welcome to Frensham Pond Sailing Club. Based on a beautiful lake in South West Surrey, the club welcomes new members, both experienced sailors and those wishing to learn. If you would like to find out more, please look further at our website or why not take the opportunity to visit and talk with the club manager or the clubs members. Frensham Pond is a club for all ages, all abilities and all seasons.
Perhaps the event should be renamed the Commodore’s Cup after former Commodores Chris Ellis and Judith Young won the Vice President’s Cup last Sunday. Another past Commodore, Nick Royse, was second, John Haine third and a further former Commodore, Graham Howlett, fourth.
Well done to all those that took part.
The final positions were:
|1st||Chris Ellis & Judith Young||Lark|
|5th||Nigel Bayly||Laser Radial|
Congratulations go to Katrina Gilbert who won the Club of the Year Trophy in a thrilling finish.
Twenty one competitors started this pursuit race on a beautiful day blessed with a decent breeze. Amongst the boats was a club GP14 occupied by Steve and Glynn who only last month participated on an RYA Training course; well done to them. But it was Katrina who made up ground on the final push to home who beat John Townsley by just one second.
Thanks to the Race Officer, Ian Johnson, who ensured that all boats got away on time, and to his support team, on and off the water.
List of finishers:
|17th||Ann Howlett||Laser Radial||23627|
Here are two Club sailing events to note that are taking place in September.
SATURDAY 8th SEPTEMBER - CLUB OF THE YEAR TROPHY
This is a pursuit race open to all with the first start at 14:27 pm.
The trophy was presented by John & Sally Townsley to commemorate the winning of the RYA Club of the Year Award 2009.
SUNDAY 16th SEPTEMBER – VICE PRESIDENTS CUP
A Veterans race open to any helms who are aged 65 or over on the day of the event and may be sailed in any class of dinghy. Helms of 2 person boats may be crewed by a person of any age.
The trophy was Presented in 1977 by Dr Hugh Lankaster on his retirement as Commodore.
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
Farnham Leisure Centre
Come along and support your local community, it’ll be a great day out.