After a very pleasant evening’s racing for Saturday’s Sundown Series, it was a sweltering hot Sunday for Horning Sailing Club’s racing at the weekend, taking place on Hoveton Little Broad in light, fluky winds. The dinghies were really out in force, outnumbering all others on the water.
In the Reedlings, racing was particularly close in the changeable conditions, with Robert Hancock sailing Siskin winning all three races, just seconds ahead of Stuart Bailey sailing Jaws in the first race and Kevin Saunders in Cockatrice in the second. Amongst the Yeomans, Geoff Stubbs in Tara pulled out an early lead, also winning all three races, with Allan Dornan second in Nimrod, and Roger Pettit third in Anoah, a pattern that would be repeated in each race. Kim West took two wins in the Rebels sailing Rebel, with Amanda Barnes winning the third in Rebel Jade.
Thirteen dinghies sailed, including three Lasers and ten Toppers. The first race saw Anya Gittins win overall on handicap sailing her Topper, with Jack Copping second sailing a Laser. Also sailing a Laser was third-placed Thomas Wildman. The second race saw Jack Copping win, with Anya second and William Woolston sailing a Topper in third place. The third race was won by James Street, with William Woolston second and Charlie Porter third – all sailing Toppers.
Two River Cruisers – Amantani and Grayling – also raced on the Broad, with George Brewis in Amantani winning both races over Peter Goshawk in Grayling.
Next Saturday sees racing return to the river, and Horning Sailing Club’s Regatta Week begins on Saturday 31st July.