Photograph thanks to Toby Fields

Horning Sailing Club enjoyed activity on the water both on Easter Sunday and Monday, with racing on the Broad and a Downriver to Thurne. Hoveton Little Broad was open for the first time this year, and several boats, including a strong fleet of dinghies, enjoyed an early season sail in the spring-like conditions, with warm sunshine and a southerly breeze. Keelboats out on the water included a Yeoman and Yare & Bure. In the Rebels, Kevin & Jo Edwards took three wins over Simon Moore & Kim West in Rebel. In the hotly contested dinghy races, Lasers and Splashes sailed in the Allcomers B fleet, and Chris Bolton made it three wins in his Laser, with a second place going to Jasper Richardson (Laser Radial) and James Street (Laser Radial) in the final two races. James was third in the first race, with Hamish Harmer third in his Splash. Amongst the Toppers, the first race went to Lily Herring, the second and third to sister Jasmine. Back at the Clubhouse, a relaxed social afternoon was enjoyed.

Photograph thanks to Ioana Cimpoiasu

With a poor forecast for Easter Monday, this undoubtedly affected the turnout, but a small contingent of hardy sailors still ventured out in the torrential rain to race to Thurne. This included one cruiser, one Yare & Bure, two Yeoman and one Enterprise. It was quick sailing to Thurne, with the Cruiser arriving after a little under an hour from the start at Woods Dyke, the remainder of the fleet following soon after. Given the inclement conditions, the lunchbreak was shortened and the return leg followed imminently, finishing at HSC’s Clubhouse. Despite the wet conditions, it was still enjoyable racing.

Next Sunday (16th April) sees racing return to the River.