Welcome

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.

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Coaching Saturday 6th April

Who is it for?

Novices, Anyone Who Wants to Improve,

Those Who Don’t Race Because They Are Embarrassed To Be Always Last

 

What are our aims?

To set you on a path to improve you’re sailing

To give you enough confidence to do a handicap race and enjoy it

 

What are we going to do?

10.00                    Meet in Clubhouse for Briefing

                              Review of sailing rules.  (So you don’t bang into each other)

10.15                    Rig boats and launch

                             There will be instructors on hand to answer your rigging queries 

10.45                    Exercises on the water 

11.30                    Land for Coffee Break

                             Debrief on exercises.  Briefing on racing procedure at Frensham

12.00                    Starting and Racing

                              Upwind and downwind starts

                              One lap race using a standard Frensham course

13.00                    Land, Debrief and Lunch

14.00                    Get ready for Saturday Handicap Race

                             (Don’t feel obliged, but we think that you ought to take the opportunity to put into practice what you have

                               learnt while it is fresh in your minds)

14.30                    Start of Saturday Handicap Race

                              (After which we instructors might manage a debrief if anyone has any energy left)

 

Email:    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you coming; we need to know numbers. 

Tel:         Tom Flintham 01256 703606          

Frensham Frenzy 2013 Report

Sponsored by Typhoon and Guildford Marine  

Sunday March 10th 2013

 

The Frensham Frenzy is an event open to all comers. And this year it reverted to its tradition - following two previous Frenzies in 2011 – 12, that had zero wind and anything but frenzied.

On Sunday March 10th the wind gusted across the lake from the north east at speeds reaching twenty five knots. Unusually for Frensham the lake saw breaking wavelets. But it was the wind chill that affected everyone involved; with the cold causing not a few retirements.

The Frenzy is a pursuit event. First start goes to the Cadet Class. Local Cadet crew, Molly Spiers and Lucy Petifor led off the line and held that lead for long periods of both races. Among the chasing classes was the Finn of veteran sailor, Richard Hart.

Richard, a Frensham founder member and former champion, was by far the oldest contestant on the day. This did not affect his form as he competed around the course to finish fifth overall out of twenty eight entries. But the day belonged to three visiting crews. First a Lark dinghy sailed by Pete Mitchell and Karen Falcon from Southampton and an Icon class sailed by Mike Lyons and Simon Beddous from Burgfield, and furthest travelled crew, a Lark sailed by James Ward and Kate Cumming from Exe SC. Fastest Frensham entries were Tim Deacon in his Solo, with Richard Hart fifth and Graham Howlett sixth in his Laser.

Following the contest the sailors were only too happy to reach the warmth of the clubhouse and attack the famous Frensham free tea. Club commodore, Jeff Dolton, thanked all the contestants and also the event sponsors: Typhoon and Guildford Marine for the splendid array of prizes. Then he thanked the race officer and the safety boat crews who had had a busy day, the galley staff for their good food, and of course: sailing secretary Keith Videlo, a previous winner of this event.

 

In her speech the winner, Karen Falcon, thanked everyone who had organised this day. “This is such a friendly club and such happy place to come to. It was well worth the trip from Southampton. We will come back again…”    

                                                                                               

Results:

1st. Lark – Pete Mitchell & Karen Falcon – HaylingIsland and Netley SCs.

2nd. Icon – Mike Lyons & Simon Beddous – Burgfield SC.

3rd. Lark – James Ward & Kate Cumming Exe SC.

4th – Solo – Tim Deacon – Frensham.

5th. Finn - Richard Hart – Frensham/Warsash.

6th Laser. Graham Howlett – Frensham.

 

Special prizes. Youth. Molly Spiers & Lucy Petifor

Master. Nick Royse

Grand Master. Richard Hart.                                                                                           

 

Tim's Hemsley Memorial Race

TIM HEMSLEY

 

                                                          27TH February 1964 -4th February 2013.

 

There was standing room only in the crematorium chapel in Aldershot. A congregation of more than one hundred gathered to say farewell to sailor and sportsman, Tim Hemsley. With Tim’s family and close friends were so many from his home sailing club at Frensham, as well as offshore yachtsmen and international sailing figures. Also present was a large contingent of Tim’s Travis Perkins workmates and many friends from the non-sailing world and from the worlds of rugby and off road motoring. It was a moving and fitting occasion accompanied by Tim’s favourite music. Tim’s family and sailing friends read tributes that brought so many memories of this great and lovable character.  

 

Following the ceremony a long convoy of cars set off for Frensham Sailing Club. Here a cheerful wake was arranged in exactly Tim’s style. Famous throughout the sailing world as “the pieman” it was appropriate that Alresford hot pies were on offer for all. On the water a short memorial race took part. Thirty five dinghies from seventeen classes took part from Access 2.2 to RS 100. Members of Tim’s family took part as well as his 2010 winning crew for the round the Isle of Wight Race. The memorial race was informal but first to the finish was Tim’s Phantom series rival, Simon Hawkes. It was good to see Tim’s own Phantom dinghy out on the water as well as his newly bought National 12. It was so sad that Tim was not at the helm.

TIM HEMSLEY

TIM HEMSLEY – A CELEBRATION OF HIS LIFE

Tuesday 26th February 2013

1:30 PM               The Park Crematorium, Guildford Road, Aldershot,

                             Hampshire, GU12 4BP

                            **Casual or sailing clothing preferred.**

2:30 PM               Afternoon reception at  FRENSHAM POND SAILING CLUB.

                            Pond Lane, Churt, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2QA

3:30 PM               Dinghy Race (maximum 30 minutes duration)

 

Flowers to Michael Miller & Partners, 27a High Street, Petersfield, GU32 3JR.

Donations in aid of Frensham Pond Sailability and RNLI.  Gift aid forms/envelopes will be available at the crematorium, and at the club.

RSVP to Simon Hemsley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Jeff Dolton

Commodore

       Y&Y Article                    Tim Hemsley Remembrance Group 

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