Hi everyone,

Horning Week – Thank you

We’d like to start with a huge thank you to everyone involved in Horning Week, we cannot thank enough the many volunteers who stepped forward (some at very short notice!), and several all week, to help us provide you this year with our much loved and treasured Horning Regatta week, from the early morning cannon firing, through to rescue, galley, on shore help, evening entertainments and so much more - what a week it was! We had so much fun, both on and off the water – and it was great for things to feel a little bit “normal” during the week, with some good weather and varying wind. It was great to see so many boats on the water & members attending, also what a lovely sight to see so many of our young sailors taking part.

We’re also extremely grateful to the 1st Hoveton & Wroxham Sea Scouts for the loan of the party tents which were invaluable during the week, providing us with very much needed outdoor undercover space.

The week started with a great turnout of boats on the Broad Saturday afternoon & Sunday followed by the socials each evening - Saturday was the Treasure/Scavenger Hunt around Horning, and on Sunday the Berry Shield which saw a fine display of power boating skills from the Juniors, followed by the speedy adults, and a relaxing evening with delicious cream teas.

On Monday, during the morning series Horning Sailing Club was presented with the Martin Broom Memorial Trophy by Ben Falat and Julia Bower of the Norfolk and Suffolk Boating Association (NSBA) for 'Outstanding Contribution to Broads Boating', particularly in relation to the Club's work with the Three Rivers Race, the Training Centre and the positive impact on both youth and adult sailors in the area. After racing finished there was the ever-popular Bingo night, which was a very entertaining evening, with Fish & Chips cooked freshly by IB the Chippy.

Tuesday saw the line run by Snowflake Sailing Club, thanks to Ian & his team.  In the evening, we enjoyed a quiz with some great rounds of questions with the results below. We also enjoyed pizzas provided by local business Monzu Pizzas, based in the Village.

Wednesday - what an interesting day. We had Norfolk Broads Yacht Club (thanks to Commodore Elysia & Vice Commodore Bob), a Dinosaur and a Princess helping to run the line; the Dinosaur was also seen wandering round the island too.  All for a good cause though - it was our fundraising day for the Dystonia Society, with fancy dress being the order of the day, seeing some great outfits being worn – in total we raised £221.10. In the evening we took to the water again aboard the Southern Comfort for a trip down to Ranworth Broad & back – with a beautiful sunset.

Thursday was the Horning Town Open Regatta Day, where racing traditionally takes place for the silver-plated spoons & trophies.  Our Regatta Presidents were Paul & Ann Clarke, a massive thank you to them (and all their helpers) for all their efforts and putting on a fantastic Presidents’ Day reception, which was enjoyed by the Vice Presidents who generously contributed towards the day. Paul is such an inspiration to us all, he and Ann presented the spoons & trophies before the start of the evening entertainment which saw our club welcoming for the first time the live 60’s band “Beat Deluxe” playing some great songs from that era.  Neville (from the band) has also taken part in the 3RR. Our lovely Paella was cooked fresh on site by Trudy & Ron, a big thank you to them.

Friday saw our Regatta week drawing to a close, and what a lively day it was on the water, with torrential rain, storms and gusty winds – that said, it was immensely enjoyed. After the final firing of the cannon after the last boat finished, this was followed by the presentation of glasses to competitors. Following the water frolics (which were particularly enjoyed by the younger members!), our evening entertainment saw HSC welcoming back the Spangle Steel Pan Band, who played for us back in 2015 when they taught our then juniors to play the steels followed by a complete song by them. Ian & his band members couldn’t wait to come back to HSC, they gave us a great evening of music to sit back and relax to with a lovely buffet provided by Louise & her team.

A big thank you to all those who helped in the galley, they worked so hard and provided us with the customary bacon rolls and tea etc in the morning to get everyone going, along with some lovely meals at lunch time & afternoon teas, “Well Done” – and thank you!

We hope you all had a fun & enjoyable week, as we did, many exhausting hours were spent to make it happen, thanks again from us both for making it such a special week.                                                                                                                     

 You can read the full report on activities in the Yachts & Yachting report here: https://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/240486/Horning-Sailing-Club-Regatta-Week-2021 and find the full racing results here: https://data.horning-sailing.club/media/racing-results/Horning_Week_Trophy_Winners_2021.pdf 


We are sure that lots of you took some brilliant photographs that you’d like to share with members – if you would like to do this, please email them to commodore@horning-sailing.club via a site such as https://wetransfer.com/ and we will upload these to a Dropbox folder.


Horning Week Quiz results – drum roll please!

Many thanks to our Quizmaster Ron Sargeant - & Trudy - for not only running the quiz but cooking the delicious paella that we enjoyed on Thursday night – they’ve not long been members of the Club, and what a way to get involved! Thank you!

The answer sheets of all teams that completed the quiz are now in.  Some scores were slightly incorrect after a final check by the quizmaster, which means that some teams lost a point or two and some gained a point or two.

The biggest shift was for the Merry Fiddlers - somehow their result on the night was nearly 10 points too low. This means that they pushed Rebel Yell Oh! out of silver position.

We did not get a final sheet score from "Over the River", apologies if you finished the quiz and were missed somehow.


Final Score Board:


Commodore’s Day

The new date for Commodore’s Day is Sunday 22nd August – this will be held back at the Clubhouse, following racing on the Broad (approx. 1.30-2pm onwards). The relaxed afternoon will provide an opportunity to catch up with friends, the bar will be open, there will be fun and games on the water for those who wish to get involved, and we hope that you can join us. It would be useful to have an indication of numbers, so if you plan to come, please email commodore@horning-sailing.club


This week at HSC

Looking ahead to this weekend:

Tomorrow (Saturday 14th) sees the continuation of the Sundown series, from approx. 4pm – all welcome.

 Sunday (15th) we have a down river race to Thurne – if you intend to take part, please email racing@horning-sailing.club so we can send you the briefing information.

On Sunday we will also be running dinghy racing on the river whilst the down river takes place, from approx. 10.30am until early afternoon.

Later in the week:

Monday we will be paddleboarding, starting at 5.30pm – if you would like to give this a go, please contact commodore@horning-sailing.club

On Thursday training will continue, with just 3 weeks left of the training season this year.


Save the date(s)

September is looking to be a very busy month for HSC, with the following events in addition to usual Club racing:

·       Saturday 4th September – Broadland Youth Regatta (NBYC)

·       Saturday 4th/5th September – Yare & Bure Open (Broad)

·       Saturday 11th September – Junior Regatta followed by Bart’s Bash

·       Saturday 25th/Sunday 26th September – Open Dinghy Weekend


Working Party

Saturday 21st August 10:00 - 13:00hrs – drinks provided. We need as many members as possible to attend our working parties, which also take place on a Thursday morning, so we can keep our costs down to make it possible to maintain our low membership fees. Please email, Will - vice-commodore@horning-sailing.club

200 Club

The last 200 Club draw was held during Horning Week – lots of numbers are still available - details on forms on the back wall of the Clubhouse, you can contact Joan Butcher on 01603 466535 or email joan324butcher@btinternet.com. Also, you can speak with Holly or Will.


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

*If you have anything you would like included in the next edition of Jibsheet, please email commodore@horning-sailing.club by 5pm Wednesday, 18th August 2021.*