Horning Sailing Club’s racing at the weekend saw extremely warm temperatures and a pleasant breeze on Saturday for the informal Sundown series, followed by lighter winds on Sunday for club racing on the river.
Sunday morning saw competitors also sailing against the tide, racing on Horning Reach. The fluky winds meant that some sailors were able to break away from the fleet, whilst many finished in quick succession. The first fleet away, the Reedlings, saw Robert Hancock (Siskin) pull out an early lead to finish first, with Kevin Saunders (Cockatrice) and Stuart Bailey (Jaws) second and third respectively. The second race was much closer and was won by Cockatrice, with Jaws (Ezra Bailey) close behind. In the Rebels, Kevin Edwards in Rebel Maid won all three races. Racing was more mixed amongst the Yeomans - the first race was won by Chris Bolton in Folly, the second and third by Toby Fields sailing Tanskey, with Geoff/Michael Stubbs in Blue Yeonder taking three second places. The first Yare & Bure race was won by Clive Gardner in Hairstreak, just ahead of Alastair Fields in Rosy Wave, before Rosy Wave won the second race, Jasper Copping helming Scarce Copper taking second place. The dinghies were once again out in force, revelling in the conditions of the final race of the day as the breeze picked up nicely. The first race saw Jasper Richardson (Laser Radial) win, with Hamish Harmer (Splash) second and James Pettit (Splash) third. In the second race, Hamish turned his second placed position into a first, with James Street second. Abbey Penny won the Toppers, with Anya Gittins second and Jasmine Herring third in both morning races. By the afternoon series, Hamish had won another race, with James Pettit second and Chris Bolton, having switched to sailing a Solo, third. Amongst the smaller dinghies, Abbey and Anya finished in first and second respectively, just seconds apart, with Edward Street sailing his Tera third. The final race was won by Chris, with Jasper second and William Woolston (Laser Radial) third, and the Toppers finishing in the same order as the morning’s races.
Next weekend sees a change to the Club’s published programme, with racing on the River. The big event just around the corner is Horning Sailing Club’s Open Regatta Week from 1st-5th August on the River at Horning – all welcome.