Photographs thanks to Phil Montague

There was breeze and sunshine in abundance for this week’s racing at Horning Sailing Club. With the winds much livelier than the last few weeks, the Yeomans and dinghies in particular revelled in the conditions, which were also the two largest fleets. Amongst the Yeomans, Geoff Stubbs in Tara had an eventful race – having started last, he managed to work his way into first position before misreading the course and eventually finishing in third. It was extremely close on the final beat with Paul Clarke (Two C Sons) just overtaking Toby Fields (Tanskey) at the last moment, the latter taking three second places. The later races remained just as exciting, with several opting to use a storm jib as the winds picked up; despite this, Tara won the second race, with the third going to Two C Sons. The last race was won by Chris Bolton in Folly, with Stephen Middleditch in Scorpio second. 

In the Yare & Bures, Jack Copping’s decision to go three up paid off for the first race with a win, repeating this feat during the second race too.

The dinghies saw several capsizes, but the sailors enjoyed the conditions, with Harrison Ryder taking two wins in his Splash in the Allcomers B fleet, and Tallulah Burr achieving the same in her Splash during the afternoon series. In the Toppers, Jasper Richardson made it four wins in four races, with Anya Gittins taking second place in all four.

Next Saturday sees Horning Sailing Club running taster sailing sessions for all ages as part of the Horning Boat Show –all welcome. Sessions of 20-30 minutes take place from 10am-4pm for just £5 per person with accompanied U16s free. Find out more at

Sunday sees racing continue on the River.

More action from the River this Sunday