The Club has a number of keen racers within its membership and promotes dinghy racing activities through a number of events:
10 Hour Relay Race – Frensham Pond Sailing Club
This event is held during a summer day at Frensham Pond Sailing Club. The race is open to teams racing the Club boats.
Match Racing – Frensham Pond Sailing Club
We normally try to hold two series of match races, one in the spring or early summer at or near the end of the Level 1+2 course and one in the late summer after our summer camp. Both of these series use the Club boats on Frensham pond usually on a weekday evening and are open to all members. The racing is competitive, but not too serious and is an ideal introduction to club racing. Each series usually culminates in a race afternoon held at the weekend usually coinciding with a social event (Summer Social in July and the Late Summer Social in September). The races are usually held on an individual helm basis and trophies are awarded for best helm and best novice helm.
Summer Camp Regatta
A highlight of the Clubs annual camp is the Regatta, usually held sometime during the middle weekend. The day consists of races in a number of different categories. There is a handicap race open to all and a ladies helm race as well as races for the coveted ‘GP’ and ‘mirror’ trophies.
Bart’s Bash is a charity event to raise funds the help transform the lives of young people through sailing. We are looking to put teams into the next race in the Autumn.
Winter Series – Frensham Pond Sailing Club
The club Comet Trios are available to Dinghy Section members and there are handicap series on both Saturday and Sunday.
Comet Trio Nationals
The club boats can be taken to any Comet Trio Open Meeting and Nationals. Any Comet Trio rigged as our boats are, with the sails from the standard sailmakers and just as they are can be taken to any Comet Trio event and it’s in class. That also means that you can race our Comet Trios in any handicap race as well, and it’s within class and ready to go.
Pictures of our boats at the Comet Trio Nationals in 2015 with thanks to Mike Rice.
Round Isle of Sheppey Race Notes
A good sail is the longest dinghy race in Europe, and the notes for the race will help future explorers enter this race without making the mistakes that we made on our first year.