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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2012/2013 Handbook

The 2012/2013 Handbook is now available and can be collected from the Club Manager during normal racing hours or between 12am and 2pm on Mondays and Thursdays.

Easter Sailing Programme 6th & 9th April 2012

GOOD FRIDAY 6th APRIL 2012

REDDIE TROPHY – HANDICAP RACE 11:00am Start

REDDIE TROPHY – PURSUIT RACE 13:27pm Start

EASTER MONDAY 9th APRIL 2012

REDDIE TROPHY & SPRING CHALLENGE TROPHY – PURSUIT RACE 11:27am Start

REDDIE TROPHY SPRING CHALLENGE TROPHY – HANDICAP RACE 14:00pm Start

The Reddie Trophies

These are Silver Cups presented by Miss Pam Reddie, and are awarded to the highest placed and highest placed crew competing in the four races over the Easter Holiday Series. Any three races to count. These trophies are in addition to other trophies that may be awarded over Easter.

The Spring Challenge Trophy

Presented by past Commodore Ian Swaddling. Awarded on the day to the overall winner of the two races on Easter Monday, both races to count. Ties to be broken in favour of the last race.

Note: Normal Class and Handicap Racing 7th and 8th April.

Lark & Phantom Open – Sunday 1st April 2012

Frensham Pond, often known as the ‘home of champions’ is a ‘great place to get to grips with the relationship of wind and rig, and with lots of mark rounding practice’ says Nick Craig the 2011 Yachtsman of the Year – it will be a great warm up for the season ahead.

Any support team will be welcome and we have a great Clubhouse to watch the racing from (free wifi and plenty of sockets for your lap tops), and if you are feeling fit there is a great walk round the ‘Pond’.

The Briefing on Sunday is at 1015. The first race will be at 1100. There will be three races, one before lunch then two back to back after lunch with two to count. Prize giving and free tea will be about 1600.

Entry fee £10 for the Phantoms and £15 for Larks.

Hope to see you on Sunday 1st April.

Further information: Larks: Chris Ellis This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phantoms: Tim Hemsley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The Pond Superprix - March 25th 2012

On the 25th March 2012 we will be holding the Second ever “Pond Superprix” a series of 8-10 single lap short course sprint races. The aim of the Superprix is to give us all some needed starting practice.

The original Idea came from David Youll who suggested that we should have a day of starting practice, which I then developed into the Superprix. We ran it last year as a replacement for the RS 200 open meeting, as a filler for a moved event but as it was so popular and fun we decided to make it an annual event.

The format of the day will be for 5 races in the morning, have lunch and then have 5 races in the afternoon. There will be 3 classes each having their own start as follows:-

Fast- i.e Laser, RS200, Phantom, Lark RS 100 etc.

Medium- i.e Enterprise, GP14, Solo, Comet Trio etc.

Slow- i.e. Access, Cadet, 2.4mR, Laser 4.7

All races will be committee boat starts, with an area cordoned off with buoy’s as a starting area in which you may not enter until your warning signal, if you are over the line then you have to return to the box and do a 360 degree turn before continuing.

In order to gain a very quick race, all courses will consist of a beat, a spreader leg and a run to the finish, there will be a number of windward marks so that the different fleets can have similar length races. To avoid confusion and to make recording easier there will be separate start and finish lines. The fleets will have 3 minute starting gaps.

All the races will be timed and the results calculated in the normal fashion.

With the start of the club open meeting calendar on the horizon I can think of no better way to get prepared.

Sounds fun!

Keep this date clear, if you want more info please contact me.

Tim Hemsley
Hon. Sailing secretary

Forthcoming Events

Race Programme