It was another good weekend at Horning Sailing Club, with the Sundown Series continuing on Saturday afternoon and a Down River race to Thurne on Sunday, with lighter winds than those seen over the last few weeks. Starting from Woods Dyke just beyond the Ferry Inn, Horning, there were a good number of competitors. With six sailing Cruisers, including visiting boats taking part, it was a busy start line – and a sudden gust of wind just as the signal sounded resulted in two boats being pushed over the line. Despite this, the whole fleet was quickly away for a pleasant sail to Thurne, turning close to Oby Mill en route.
First over the water was Steve Burton’s Wandering Rose, although on handicap it was Phil Montague’s Pickle that took first overall, followed by Adrian Lincoln’s Tinkerbell in second and Peter Goshawk’s Grayling third. The return leg saw Pickle take another win, with George Brewis’s Amantani second and Grayling third.
The mixed Allcomers fleet saw Yeomans, Rebels, Yare & Bures and dinghies participate. On the down river leg it was the day of the Rebels, with Kim West (Rebel Queen) and Kevin Edwards (Rebel Maid) winning both over the water and on handicap. Third was Toby Fields sailing his Yeoman (Tanskey). On the sail back to Horning, racing was particularly close between the Yeomans and Rebels, several finishing within seconds of each other. Chris Bolton’s Yeoman (Folly) was first over the water and on handicap, with Tanskey second and Yare & Bure Silver Cloud, helmed by Kevin Saunders, third.