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.
Nick Craig holds onto 2nd place at the OK Worlds. going to be a tall order to take the title from Roger Blasse (AUS) who has taken a commanding lead on day four at the Singha OK Dinghy World Championships.
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Thanks to the magnificent effort of Graham Howlett breaking the ice the day before, the Reddie & Spring Challenge races were able to go-ahead on Easter Monday.
The ice may have cleared but the wind was bitingly cold and the wind was a good F4 with 20kt gusts, and this strengthened as the day wore on. It was not surprising then that only seven boats signed on for the event, although this number was totally eclipsed by the armchair sailors who chose the warmth of the clubhouse over the tempest outside.
Five boats finished the morning pursuit race, and the current Spring Challenge Trophy holder, Ian Gregory in his Laser, came home first, a mere nineteen seconds in front of Jack & Laura Hardie in their Cadet. The Lasers of Tony Hyland and Graham Howlett followed and then Jess d’Arcy in her Cadet.
After lunch, and with the entries reduced to four boats, the handicap race got underway. It looked like a Jack & Laura Hardie victory all the way until three capsizes on the last lap saw Ian Gregory steal through to gain his second bullet.
The final position of the boats competing in both races were as follows:
Well done to all those who took part in the race and congratulations to Ian Gregory on retaining the Spring Challenge Trophy and to Laura Hardie winner of the Reddie Trophy for highest placed crew. Thanks go to all involved in the race organisation and particular thanks go to those who manned the safety boat.
The trophies will be awarded during the Winter Series prize-giving on 25th May.
Last weekend saw the first outing for the three new RS Tera’s, purchased by the Club with the support of the Eric Twiname Trust. These new training boats will play a key role in the continued development and support of youth racing at the Club. Together with member owned RS Tera’s, the addition of these training boats has enabled us to form a new Youth Group which will fill a vital gap in our youth development programme.
Neil Hardie (Vice Commodore & Youth Development Officer) commented “these boats will be key to the Club in retaining new youth sailors brought on through our RYA Training Centre. They will be encouraged and supported to learn and practice their new racing skills, before they move on to one of our two key Youth Fleets of Cadets and Laser 4.7’s. We would like to thank the Eric Twiname Trust and RS Sailing for this very generous offer and for their continued support.”
Welcoming this new Youth Group to the Club was Neil together with the Commodore, Jeff Dolton, Training Principal, David Hutley and many of the children who sail and race at the Club.
Frensham Pond Sailing Club wish the group and its sailors a lot of success.