A busy river on Sunday

It was another fine day for the third week of Horning Sailing Club’s 2022 season with racing on the River Bure on Sunday. The sunshine brought out a good number of boats, so much so that the river felt busy. Competitors were greeted with pleasant light winds, although at times this dropped away to be little more than a drift, with some boats going aground.  However, others had very close racing, making it an exciting day’s racing.

The morning Reedling races were won by Robert Hancock sailing Siskin, who pulled away from Roger Pettit sailing Osiris, whilst in the Yeomans racing was close, with both morning races won by Geoff Stubbs sailing Tara and Toby Fields (Tanskey) in second place, Chris Bolton (Folly) taking third in the first race and Paul Clarke sailing Two C’Sons, returning from a gear failure in the first race, third in the second race.  In the Yare & Bures, Jack Copping in Scarce Copper took the first win, with second placed Alastair Fields (Rosy Wave) winning the second race ahead of Kevin Saunders (Silver Cloud). There were even more dinghies than seen in previous weeks, with nine Toppers, Splashes and Lasers out sailing – racing was also close, with the lead changing several times. The first race in Allcomers B went to Tallulah Burr sailing her Splash, whilst first Topper was Lily Herring. The second Allcomers B race was won by Harrison Ryder also sailing a Splash, with Oliver Childerhouse winning the Toppers.

In the afternoon series, Toby Fields (Tanskey) broke away from the fleet to win the first Yeoman race, with Michael Stubbs, in his first race in his new Yeoman (Blue Yeonder) second, and Chris Bolton (Folly) third. Amongst the dinghies Lily Herring took another win in her Topper, whilst James Street won a race in his Laser. The final Allcomers races saw Roger Pettit win amongst a mixed fleet in his Reedling, whilst in the dinghies,James Street in his Laser Radial, took a second win in the final race from William Woolston, also sailing a Laser.

Next week sees the first week of racing on Hoveton Little Broad, which opens for Easter, followed by an Open Downriver race on Easter Monday to Thurne – all welcome.