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Laura Lily - 05th April 2014

We’re off to friendly Frensham again for some excellent close racing and a good chance to see familiar faces. Frensham maybe small however it produces champions and hosts one of the best opens of the year.

The weekend starts with training on the Saturday 12th April followed by the open meeting on the Sunday 13th. If you wish to attend the training please contact Chris Ellis [email protected] with any specific needs.
The training this year will be run by Clive Eplett. Clive has recently written the popular dinghy racing publication ‘Club Sailor: from back to front’ which has many tips for us all, as well as being amusing. He currently sails an RS 100, Laser and occasionally an RS 200. In the 1980s Clive raced Larks and crewed for Paul Raby. They did very well, with 3 Belle Isle and 2 Inland wins as well as 3 Nationals 2nds! Clive is familiar with Frensham, which will help for the Open the following day. This will be a great opportunity to practise race starts, tactics and basic boat handling skills or whatever you require.
The training runs from 1130 to 1700 and includes entry to the Clubhouse Trophy pursuit race.
Training will cost £10 for class members and £15 for non members.

The important stuff for Frensham Open

Briefing time: 1015
Start time of first race: 1050
No. of races: 4 – 2 back to back in the morning, lunch, then 2 back to back in the afternoon.
Sunday entry fee: £15.
Bacon butties served from 0930 and lunch available
Frensham free tea
Plenty of parking, easy launching off jetties.