Horning Sailing Club enjoyed another fantastic day on the water Sunday, with a warm breeze and plenty of sunshine. The morning races saw particularly close (and eventful!) racing. The Rebels were the first fleet away, with five taking part in racing. After the lead boat - and most of the fleet - sailed the wrong course, it was only Kim West’s Rebel that finished the first race. There was also a good turnout of Yeomans, with Geoff Stubbs helming Tara leading the seven-strong fleet home, with just seconds separating the next few boats. Second was Caroline Johnson helming Cornelian, ahead of Paul Clarke in Two C Sons. In the Yare & Bures, Alastair Fields sailing Rosy Wave finished first, with Kevin Saunders (Silver Cloud) second, and Ron Jackson (Holly Blue) third. The dinghies befell a similar fate to the Rebels, with, despite a large fleet of competitors, Hamish Harmer being the only sailor to complete the course. The second Rebel race did see all competitors finish, and was once again won by Rebel, with Kevin Edwards (Rebel Maid) second, and Amanda Barnes (Rebel Jade) third. With an extra competitor in the Yeomans, the fleet had grown to nine, with Tara taking a second win, ahead of Toby Fields (Tanskey) and Roger Pettit (Anaoh). Rosy Wave took a second win in the Yare & Bures, with Holly Blue second and Silver Cloud third. The second Topper race was won by James Street, with Hamish second, and Zia Gittins third.
As the breeze picked up and turned gustier over lunch, racing became more exciting –the rescue boats kept busy with capsizes and plenty of action. The dinghies especially revelled in the conditions, with screams of joy as the gusts blew through. Tara took a third win in the Yeomans, with Two C Sons second, and Anaoh third; the fourth race was won by Anoah with Steven Middleditch second in Scorpio. James won another Topper race, with Zia second and Hamish third; the fourth race won by Zia, with James second and Hamish third.
Next Saturday sees the rearranged Single-handed Open take place, before Sunday’s racing on the river continues.