Hi everyone,

As we continue to plan for Horning Week activities (more exciting news on these below!) Club life has continued to be busy and seeing lots of people on the water. Saturday night saw the Sundown series grow in popularity still further and a relaxed sail was enjoyed in the sunshine, even joined by the Wherry Ardea! On Sunday we raced on the Broad – in the warm weather the winds were frustratingly light at times, but it was still pleasant being out on the water. Find out what happened here: https://horning-sailing.club/news/club-racing-sunday-18th-july-2021/

As a Management Committee we’ve also reviewed our Club procedures and policies, taking into account the latest government update and RYA advice. In line with the cautious and conservative approach advocated by the RYA, we will be largely keeping the current COVID-19 protocols in place on site to help keep members safe. This means:

·       Please continue to check in using the QR Code (and also check out when you leave)

·       The one-way system to the toilets remains

·       The one-way system through the Clubhouse remains

·       Please continue to wear face masks in enclosed spaces (i.e. the Clubhouse, galley and toilets)

·       Please continue to keep your distance to help keep everyone safe.

Please familiarise yourself with our updated full method statement and risk assessments which can be found on the Club website.


Looking ahead to this weekend

This Saturday (24th July) we will have a working party to get the Club and Island ready for Horning Week. We will be starting from 10am and please do come down and give a hand if you are able to – there are plenty of tasks to undertake and it is through the efforts of volunteers that our Club continues to run. Please email vice-commodore@horning-sailing.club if you can make it.

Don't forget that there is a Powerboat Refresher taking place from 2pm on Saturday (contact Andy Barnham on cpi@horning-sailing.club for more information).

Saturday afternoon will see the Sundown series continue with racing starting approx. 4pm – all welcome and hope to see you there. The BBQs will be available following Saturday’s racing if you would like to enjoy an informal evening at the Club.

On Sunday we will be racing on the River. The schedule is:

Series 1 - Recommend 45 minute race (Cruisers longer)

10.30 Reedlings

10.35 Rebels

10.40 Yeomans

10.45 Yare & Bures

10.50 Juniors & Allcomers “B & C” (e.g. Toppers/Lasers/Splashes)

11.00 Cruisers


Series 2 – Start 11.30 earliest (ideally 11.45)

**.** Reedlings

**.** Rebels

**.** Yeomans

**.** Yare & Bures

**.** Juniors & Allcomers “B & C”


13.00 Allcomers Crews & Practice Race – Approximately 20 minute race (all welcome)


Series 3 - Recommend 45 minute race (Cruisers longer)

14.00 Reedlings

14.05 Rebels

14.10 Yeomans

14.15 Yare & Bures

14.20 Juniors & Allcomers “B & C”

14.30 Cruisers


Series 4

**.** Reedlings / Yeomans

**.** Rebels / Yare & Bures

**.** Juniors & Allcomers “B & C”

**.** The series will start at a time determined by the OOD.

Starts will be separated by a 5 minute interval.


RYA Training

This continued on Thursday evening in beautiful weather – a light breeze and warm sunshine, much to the delight of the juniors who enjoyed capsize practise and the adults who enjoyed a pleasant sail on the river/Broad.



Our new informal paddleboarding sessions have continued to be even more popular. Due to demand, we are intending to continue both paddleboarding and the Sundown series after Horning Week.


Horning Week – 31st July – 6th August 2021

The news you’ve all been waiting for! Plans for Horning Week have been in full swing – and we have the full social programme to share with you. The sailing will follow the programme advertised in the White Book (don’t forget you can pre-book your racing here), and the socials are as follows:


Saturday 31st July – Treasure Hunt/Scavenger Hunt in Horning Village (6-00pm)

Sunday 1st August – Berry Shield (Motor Boat handling competition) & cream teas (5-00pm – after racing)

Monday 2nd August – Fish & Chips and Bingo (6-00pm)

Tuesday 3rd August – Quiz & Pizza (6-00pm)

Wednesday 4th August – Cruise on the Southern Comfort (7-00pm depart, arrive 6-30pm)

Thursday 5th August – Paella and Music from Rock ‘n’ Roll Band “Beat Deluxe” (7-00pm)

Friday 6th August – Water Frolics and end of Horning Week relax with music from the Spangle Steel Pan Band (6-00pm)


General information

There is more information about the socials in the flyer below, and food is available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday. Pre-booking is required – you can do so here. We have also created a handy guide to Horning Week which we hope you find helpful.



Can you help with a Horning Week Duty?

A huge thank you to all those who have signed up to help on the Galley & Rescue Rota for Horning Week. If you haven’t done so already, please add your name to the rota, or let us know your preference – we’d be so grateful – we are still in need of additional rescue crews & galley teams, particularly for the afternoons.


Update on the Horning Sailing Club Challenge to Tokyo

Thank you to all those who have been sending through your mileage – we are getting closer but still have a long way to go, so if you haven’t already joined us, please start now – you can backdate your mileage to the start of July! Please email commodore@horning-sailing.club with your weekly mileage updates.  Remember – every mile counts! 


200 Club

Don’t forget that you can still join the HSC 200 Club (quarterly cash prizes to be won) – for more information contact Joan Butcher, or speak to Will or Holly.


Keep in touch

Don’t forget to follow Horning Sailing Club on social media for our latest news and updates – we’re on Facebook (page here, group here), Twitter and Instagram.


We look forward to seeing you very soon!


Holly - commodore@horning-sailing.club  

Will - vice-commodore@horning-sailing.club