After a brilliant start to the Club’s informal Sundown series on Saturday afternoon, which saw a number of members enjoying being on the water with some fun races - including a sailing backwards leg - it was another warm day for Horning Sailing Club’s racing on Hoveton Little Broad on Sunday, a good breeze making for enjoyable racing. Although it had only been a week since the last racing, the weed growth was noticeable and this, along with an unusual wind direction, provided some challenges. Races were short and sharp, three packed into quick succession.
In the Reedlings, Brian Levy made it three wins in Osiris, whilst Kim West sailing Rebel won two races over Kevin Edward’s one in Rebel Maid. Alastair Fields won all three Yare & Bure races in Rosy Wave.
The Yeomans had a particularly strong turnout, with seven participating, and close racing. The first race saw Toby Fields (Tanskey) take a win with Geoff Stubbs (Tara) second and Roger Pettit (Anoah) third. The second race saw a little over thirty second separate the first four finishers, with Toby taking another win, Paul Clarke (Two C Sons) second and Roger third. The final race saw things mixed up a little, with Izzy Barham Brown (Amethyst) winning, Toby second and Geoff third.
The mixed fleet of dinghies were as competitive as ever, although they enjoyed capsizing to cool down at various points during the morning! The first race was won by Hamish Harmer sailing his Splash, with James Street (Laser) second and Tallulah Burr (Laser) third. The second race saw James and Hamish switch places, while the third race was won by Tallulah, with James second and Hamish third. Jasmine Herring won all three races in the Toppers.
Next Saturday sees the Club’s annual Pursuit Race on the river, followed by a Downriver race to Thurne on Sunday.