Action from Sunday's racing on the River - Photographs taken by Holly Hancock

“April Showers” certainly lived up to their name for the second week of Horning Sailing Club’s 2021 season with everything from spells of warm sunshine to hail and sleet.  The River Bure was uncharacteristically quiet on Sunday, with sailors turning out in force to enjoy the conditions.  Despite the occasional hailstorm, racing on Horning Reach was pleasant, if a little frustrating, with fluky winds.  The Yeomans saw close competition, with Paul Clarke in “Two C Sons”, Geoff Stubbs in “Tara”, and Toby Fields in “Tanskey” all taking a win each.  The Rebels and Yare & Bures sailed together, with Alastair Fields in “Rosy Wave” and Kim West in “Rebel” taking a race each.  The strongest fleet of the day was the dinghies, with a good number of Toppers and Lasers racing.  Racing was especially close amongst the Lasers, with the lead changing regularly.  Eventually, it was Thomas Wildman who won both races, ahead of Edward Wildman (second) and Dominic Copping (third).  The Toppers were very keen to get back on the water and sailed four races throughout the course of the day.  Hamish Harmer sailing Crazy Days won three out of four races, the remaining race going to William Woolston.  Next week sees racing continue on the river.