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.
Wednesday 14th September saw Frensham Pond MYG's first ever Open for the IOMs. There were however 23 skippers/boats and the two flights had 8 good races in the day - ending just after 3pm. The day was beautifully warm but the wind was spasmodic and generally a little lighter than would have been chosen. In fact it was a Race Officers nightmare, with the basic windward / leeward course providing a beat, run and reach on every leg at some stage, and often during the same race. However, the 23 skippers/boats were very tolerant of the conditions, realising that the only way to race was to accept the variations and race regardless. The fleet was divided into two flights with promotions and demotions after each race. The course was reversed after lunch and the wind was somewhat more consistent. All skippers had the chance of 8 good races in the day; and racing finished just after 3pm.
In spite of the conditions some skippers managed to sail with remarkable consistency, the eventual winner, Dave Allison, discarded a 4th and 5th! In second place, just 3 points behind, was John Shorrock, whose son and grandsons sail at Frensham. The top Frensham MYG sailor was John Sturgeon sailing a borrowed wooden boat who came in third.
After the sailing the fleet enjoyed cream scones, cake and tea, while having a good chin wag. The general feeling was that Frensham had revealed a hidden demand for such mid-week fun events, and it is hoped that several other clubs will stage similar events in the future.
Many thanks go to all the MYG helpers, especially to our Sailing Secretary Keith Parrott, and to Jean Royse and Jacqui Sturgeon who organised the tea and cakes.
This is the last session this year- don't miss out.
Ian Gregory will run a coaching session on Saturday 1st October
This will start at 12 noon and finish at 1.30pm
Please be rigged, changed and ready by 12 noon
Lets see you on the water
Zac West won the Laser 4.7 RYA National Squad Qualifier
The first Laser 4.7 Ladder event in the new season was held on 3rd – 4th September at WPNSA . This event was also the first qualifier for the 2016/17 Laser 4.7 National Squad. Zac West won the event by showing great consistency and won every single race over the two days! Congratulations to Zac!
Sunday 11th September
Separate starts for Radials and 4.7s if more than 5 entries
Briefing 10:15am; first start 11:00am; 4 races
Entry fee £16; tea after racing included
See you there!