Our 2023 season is now in full swing and this week we have not one, but two activities starting – with the Sundown series starting on Saturday evening (from 4pm) and Paddleboarding restarting on Monday evening – more on both of these below, but we hope to see you there. Don’t forget that we continue club racing on the Broad Sunday too.
Last weekend we enjoyed racing on the Broad in the warm sunshine – you can read the full report here.
I hope you are all enjoying the lovely spell of good weather we are having at the moment.
We held a face to face/ hybrid Management meeting on Monday at the club with some Committee members joining by Zoom.
This weekend will see the return of the Sundown series on Saturday with racing starting at 16:00, also next Monday sees the start of Paddleboarding, both of these will require volunteers to come along & help with safety also to run them. Anyone who would like to learn the officer / time keeping please come along.
Last weekend Abbey & Anya represented HSC at the ITCA Topper Coastal Championships @ Snettisham Beach Sailing Club, a lovely club with friendly welcome, with the lovely weather it was like being away on holiday. After completing 3 races each day Abbey came overall 3rd place & Anya 16th place, a big well done to them both, also to SBSC for a great event & hospitality. I was on safety duty on the water.
On the broad the weed continues to be a problem, as with other areas / clubs it is growing & spreading very quickly this year, we continue to speak to the relevant bodies to see what can be done. We will continue to monitor it.
With a nice weekend approaching, have a great weekend, whether at the club or with family for Father’s Day.
Will – Commodore HSC
Vice Commodore’s Clew
We are well into our season now and it is time to remind everyone about the social events that are coming up shortly.
Firstly, we have our ‘Summertime and Wine’ event on Saturday 24 June to follow the pursuit races. This will be a barbeque with drinks available at the bar. You can order a jumbo sausage and a burger (veg option burger if preferred) and the cost will be £7. It helps if we can have names in advance but we can take a limited number of orders on the day if necessary. We can also provide half portions, sausage or burger, for the smaller appetites. Let me know what you want before 21 June if you can.
The following week is Keelboat Weekend and we have ‘A Night at the Movies’ on Sat 01 July, which will be films from the Club archives with hot dogs and popcorn available, all in the Clubhouse.
Not far after that comes the Club Regatta and Horning Week, and you will find the social events being planned are all listed in the White Book. I will let you know which events need pre booking nearer the time, but for now make a note in your diaries as we hope to see most members during Horning Week, which as well as the sailing is the biggest social event of the season.
Firstly, thanks to Ann, Lynn and Louise for volunteering your time to look after the galley last Sunday, it was much appreciated!
Our fun prize giving this Thursday: for every purchase of a can of drink or bottle of water your name will go into the prize draw for a free item next week.
This week’s winners: The following people have won a free item from our large chocolate basket:
Sharon Barnham (I promise it wasn’t a fix!!!)
The sandwich toaster has been located and will be back in full service this Thursday!
Thursdays hot option: Chicken tikka masala with rice
Thursday 22nd June: Sausage, chips and beans or peas (vegetarian sausages available)
Bacon, sausage and egg breakfast rolls
Toasties – our toastie special this week is… ham, cheese and onion
Snacks and Goodies:
Selection of chocolate and crisps, also look out for the tea cakes!
We also have fruit, cereal bars and low calorie chocolate bars
As well as our usual cans and hot drinks we also have bottles of flavoured water
We also have dairy free milk available
If you forget to order, no worries, if we’ve got it, we’ll make it!
See you Thursday and Sunday!
The Galley Team
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This weekend’s activities
Saturday 17th June we will start the Sundown series. All are welcome to take part in this informal race series (keelboats/dinghies) and we start at 4pm. As Will has said this is also a great opportunity to practice running the line/safety boat practice so please do come down and get involved.
On Sunday 18th June, we will see racing continue on the Broad, following Programme C.
We will be following the 6/3 start sequence (instead of 10/5 minutes). The aim of this is to reduce time waiting on the Broad – but it will mean that some starts will be a little earlier, so please arrive in plenty of time for the tow to the Broad.
The start sequence is as follows:
10.39am Yares & Bures
10.42am Juniors & Allcomers “B” & “C”
10.51am Cruisers (continue into series 2)
Series 2: Start 11.15am earliest
Series 3: Start 12.00pm earliest
The later series will start at a time determined by the OOD. Starts will be separated by a 3 minute interval, except Cruisers with a 9 minute interval.
After racing on Sunday, we have one of our ‘Social Sundays’ and it would be great to see members continuing to enjoy the Club into the afternoon. So why not come down, enjoy yourself, have a social sail/paddleboard if you wish – and just enjoy spending time with friends – especially as the forecast looks so promising!
By way of reminder, you can download the full racing programme from the HSC website here.
On Monday 18th June we will restart our weekly paddleboarding sessions. All are welcome at these informal evenings where we usually go for a relatively short paddle, and just enjoy each others’ company. If you’d like to come down but don’t have a board, please get in touch and we’ll see what we can do. We start at 6pm.
Spring Regatta Pursuit Race – from Toby Fields
Pursuit Race – Saturday 24th June (briefing 1:30pm)
On Saturday 24th June in the afternoon, we have our annual Pursuit Race Regatta on the river. We will use your HSC handicap to decide how long the race is for you. At the end, the boat that is leading when the time runs out wins the race. The Pursuit race is spectator-friendly with viewing from the club front and no handicaps to worry about.
Dinghies, Keelboats and even the occasional River Cruiser have competed in the past. Younger members need to be comfortable racing alongside larger craft at times, like on a regular Sunday.
We will be running two pursuits, each around 40-50 minutes long depending on class of boat. Entry is free. You will be told your start time when you enter with us on the day.
After the two races are over, at around 17:00, there will be a social event and bbq, tickets and details will be coming up elsewhere. You will need to pre-book food but not entry to the races. The bar will also open in the later afternoon.
I hope to see many different classes represented in this year’s Pursuits. There are also two club trophies that are awarded for these races. Please ask if you have any further questions.
Toby Fields (AOD/Timekeeper)
13:30 – Briefing for Competitors
Approx. 14:00 – Pursuit Race 1 starts
Approx 15:00 – Pursuit Race 1 ends – the galley will be open for refreshments for competitors and spectators all afternoon.
Approx 15:30 – Pursuit Race 2 starts
Approx 16:30 – Pursuit Race 2 ends
17:00 onwards - Social event and BBQ.
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