Hi everyone,

The 60th Anniversary Yachtmaster Insurance Three Rivers Race

WOW! What a week! The 60th Three Rivers Race sponsored by Yachtmaster Insurance Services Ltd took place last weekend, and what an event it was. With over 100 starters, warm sunshine, a gentle breeze (during the day at least) and a great atmosphere, it truly was a weekend to remember.

Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, and a massive thank you to the Three Rivers Committee for their immense hard work in putting on the Race, to our Race Sponsors, to all the volunteers for their phenomenal efforts, to the local businesses, clubs and organisations for their generous support, and of course to the competitors for making the Race such a great event. I managed to make it round very nearly all the guardships to thank them in person on behalf of the Flag Officers, and the general consensus was that it was great to get back on the water. Thank you also to you, our members, for both your support and adherence to the COVID-19 protocols over the weekend.

We’ve seen some incredible pictures from the event (including that amazing sunrise!) – and know that a number of you would like to share your images with Club members. To that end, we have created a Dropbox folder, which should enable the possibility to both upload and download images – enjoy! The viewing link is https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ohndfbasxq68p45/AAB0EoinKtkYK4gpiGwWZ_kea?dl=0 – if you would like to add images, please email me and I will send the edit link: commodore@horning-sailing.club

We were also fortunate to have good media coverage of the Race – both before and after - with articles on the BBC website and in the EDP. You can also see the Yachts & Yachting Race Report here.


The Sundown Series Starts THIS SATURDAY

12th June will see the start of our informal Saturday racing, the Sundown Series. With warm weather and light winds forecast, it’s the perfect opportunity to get out on the water in a relaxed environment. We’ll be starting races at approx. 4pm. If you intend to come we’d be grateful if you could please let us know – racing@horning-sailing.club We could also do with one additional rescue crew so please let us know if you can help on the above email address.


Sunday Sailing

This Sunday (13th June) we will be racing on the Broad. As previously, there will be 3 back-to-back races, and we will aim to be back at the Clubhouse for 1.30/2.00pm.

The programme is:

Series 1 – 30-45 min race

10.30am Reedlings

10.35am Yeomans

10.40am Rebels

10.45am Yare & Bures

10.50am Dinghies

11.00am Cruisers


Series 2 – 30-45 min race

** = times to be confirmed on the day during racing.

** Reedlings

** Yeomans

** Rebels

** Yare & Bures

** Dinghies

** Cruisers

Series 3 – 30-45 min race

** Reedlings

** Yeomans

** Rebels

** Yare & Bures

** Dinghies

The pontoon on the Broad is subject to a maximum of 10 people on this at any one time. The toilet is open, but, if using it, please be aware that this is an area of increased COVID-19 risk.

A note to the parents of Junior Sailors who have been taking part in Sunday Racing – unfortunately we will not be able to get you all up to the Broad, we may possibly be able to take one or two. Could other parents please stay on the Island and/or complete a loco parentis form – available here and send to me before Sunday (commodore@horning-sailing.club), we should be back by 1.30-2pm.

IMPORTANT: Please be rigged and ready by 10am to ensure that you arrive in time for the tow to the Broad.

The forecast is looking hot so please remember suncream, sunhats and plenty of water.


A message from Toby Fields regarding the Yeoman/Kinsman Nationals

Just another quick plug for the Yeoman Nationals to be held at HSC over next weekend (19-20 June). Please contact Toby on tfields9@hotmail.co.uk or at the club on Sunday if you would like to enter or attend the fleet social. You do NOT need to be a member of the Yeoman and Kinsman Association to enter, and all are welcome to attend the barbecue but I will need a little notice to organise the food.

The Notice of Race and Entry Form can be found here.


Paddleboarding sessions

Our Monday evening paddleboarding sessions are continuing to prove popular, with lots of fun on the water. If anyone can help with running these we’d be so grateful – please email commodore@horning-sailing.club

They take place Monday evenings 5.30pm-7.30pm, with all welcome. You can book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hsc-paddleboarding-sessions-tickets-154099047399


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