It was another good week at Horning Sailing Club, beginning with the start of the 2024 training season on Thursday evening, followed by a visit from a number of Yeoman sailors from Ireland on Friday, who enjoyed a cruise on the Broads courtesy of the Club’s Floating Classroom ‘Bure Magic’ and the Club’s hospitality through its fantastic volunteer team.

Sunday saw racing continue on the river in a pleasant breeze and warm sunshine. As for the last few weeks the strongest fleet were the Yeomans and dinghies, with close competition. Plenty of crews were also taking the opportunity to get in some Three Rivers Race practice, with the key event on the Norfolk sailing calendar just over a couple of weeks away!

First away were the Reedlings, with Robert Hancock (Siskin) winning both races over Kevin Saunders (Cockatrice), whilst the Rebel fleet saw three boats race for the first time this season, with Kevin Edwards (Rebel Maid) taking two wins over Amanda Barnes (Rebel Jade). The Yare & Bures saw Alastair Fields (Rosy Wave) win ahead of Kim West (Nevada Blue), whilst Paul Howes sailing River Cruiser Melinda enjoyed an early season sail.

In the Yeomans, Paul Clarke sailing Two C Sons won both the morning races with Geoff Stubbs (Tara) second in both, Toby Fields (Tanskey) and Caroline Johnson (Cornelian) also took a third place each. Roger Pettit sailing Anoih won the afternoon race, with Izzy Barham-Brown (Amethyst) second.


Amongst the dinghies, competition was fierce, with two Fevas adding to the usual fleet of Lasers and Splashes. The first race was won by Hamish Harmer sailing his Splash, with James Street second in his Laser Radial, both back to the club fresh from a voyage on the Excelsior from Lowestoft to Grimsby. The second race was won by Lily Herring sailing an RS Feva, crewed by Edward Street, with James second. The first afternoon race was won by Jasmine Herring sailing her Laser Radial, with James Pettit (Laser Radial) second, and Anya Gittins sailing an RS Feva crewed by Xanthe Harmer third. The final race saw just dinghies compete, won by James Street in his Laser Radial, with Hamish second and James Pettit third.

Next weekend sees an Open Downriver race to Thurne – all are welcome to take part, please contact for further information.