It was another busy weekend at Horning Sailing Club, with several events taking place. Saturday saw a team of 19 young sailors head to the Broadland Youth Regatta at Norfolk Broads Yacht Club, whilst back at HSC a Yare & Bure Open started on Saturday afternoon, held on Hoveton Little Broad. Nine boats participated both days, including two visitors from Norfolk Broads Yacht Club. With a pleasant easterly/north-easterly breeze, it was an enjoyable sail both days. Stuart Rix, crewed by Rosie Rix, in Leopard pulled out an early lead to win the first race on Saturday, something which they would build on over the coming races, winning three more during the weekend, and the event overall. Second was Martin Thompson, crewed by Nick Matthews/Leah Tansley, in Dingy Skipper, who would go on to be second overall, with four second places and one win (almost two, after sailing an extra lap on the final race and allowing Leopard to take the win!). Dominic and Jack Copping in Scarce Copper came third three times over the weekend, and third overall.  The battle for third place in the other races was hotly contested by the home sailors and shared between Holly Blue (Ron Jackson) and Rosy Wave (Alastair Fields).

Photograph of the Yare & Bure Open - thanks to Gordon Crook

Back on the river outside the Clubhouse, and still on a high from their third placed team position at the Broadland Youth Regatta on Saturday, the dinghies were once more out in force. There was also a strong turnout of Yeomans, with seven taking part. In the Rebels, Kim West in Rebel Queen won two races, whilst Gary Wright (Lucky Rebel) won one. In the morning Yeoman races, Geoff Stubbs (Tara) took two wins, with Paul Clarke (Two C Sons) second, and Toby Fields (Tanskey) third in both races. The afternoon race saw Tara win, with Tanskey second and Keith and Gill Beaven in Merry Fiddler third. The first Allcomers B dinghy race was won by Harrison Ryder sailing his Splash, the second race by Dan Herring in his Laser. Dan added another win after lunch, with Tallulah Reardon-Burr winning the last race, also sailing a Splash. Amongst the Toppers, sisters Zia and Anya Gittins won a race each in the morning, with Abbey Penny winning both afternoon races.

Next weekend sees the HSC Junior Regatta take place on Saturday, with a Down River race on Sunday.

HSC's racing on the river Sunday