It was a fantastic spring day for Horning Sailing Club’s start to the 2022 season on Sunday. Although the day had begun overcast, the cloud quickly lifted to provide warm sunshine and a light breeze. Whilst some had sailed over the winter, for others it was the first time on the water since October, the calm winds and quiet river presenting a gentle introduction back to sailing, and racing was enjoyed up and down Racing Reach, despite the low water providing a few challenges with some unexpected groundings.
The morning Yeoman races saw the first go to Geoff Stubbs sailing Tara and the second to Toby Fields sailing Tanskey. For the afternoon races, the fleet was joined by a Reedling, Osiris, helmed by James Pettit, which went on to win both races. The first Yare & Bure race was won by Alastair Fields in Rosy Wave, the second by Kevin Saunders in Silver Cloud, and the third again going to Rosy Wave. The dinghies saw a mixture of Toppers, Lasers and a Splash sail, with Zia Gittins winning the first race in her Topper, while the second was won by sister Anya, also sailing a Topper. The afternoon races saw William Woolston take two wins in his inaugural outing in his Laser Radial.
Next weekend sees racing continue on the River Bure at Horning.