Hi everyone,

We’ve reached the end of season – that flew by – and we had a lovely weekend to celebrate the end of the 2021 sailing!

The AGM was on Friday evening in the Village Hall, with several members also joining via Zoom. At that we welcomed our new Management Committee, and it’s great to see several new faces joining this, and our new Flag Officers and Treasurer – with Will Penny Snr becoming Commodore, Peter Coles Rear Commodore, Kevin Saunders Treasurer, and Anne Wagstaff & Pam Shallcross kindly continuing their roles as Honorary Secretary and Honorary Membership Secretary respectively – many thanks to them all!

At that meeting, Holly & Will updated the membership on progress during the year, and outlined plans for the coming months. We revisited last year’s aim of the last year being to get members back on the water and enjoying themselves. As we move towards the winter period the focus will turn to progressing plans for becoming a Charitable Incorporated Organisation and the Clubhouse Development Project. We were also delighted to share with members that our Secretary, Anne, has been awarded a prestigious RYA Volunteer Award in recognition of her efforts that will be officially presented at a ceremony in London next month – congratulations Anne, richly deserved!

Meanwhile Saturday saw the start of the End of Season Regatta on Hoveton Little Broad, in light winds, followed by the Flag Officers’ Thank You Party to members on Saturday evening, where we were treated to a fantastic buffet thanks to Vikki, Sarah & Lyn in the Galley. Sunday saw the morning’s overcast skies and drizzle clear up to provide a good day’s racing, even if the winds were still a little light. With close to 40 boats on the water, it certainly felt busy! At the end of racing we had the traditional firing of the cannon to signify the close of the season – many thanks to Ron Jackson for this. At the conclusion of formal racing, many of the younger sailors continued sailing on the water until sunset – so we hope that this was the sign of a good day on the water! The full report is on our website here https://horning-sailing.club/news/hsc-end-season-2021/ – and on Yachts & Yachting here https://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/242769/Horning-Sailing-Club-End-of-Season-Regatta-2021 and End of Season sailing results are available on the website, along with the full trophy list.


Looking ahead to this weekend

We will have a Work Party this Saturday, 16th October, from 10am. Please do come and give a hand to tidy up the Island prior to our handover to Snowflake Sailing Club – thank you.


Last call for Prizegiving – Friday 22nd October 2021

We have managed to negotiate an extension for bookings to our Annual End of Season Supper, Officers’ Handover and Annual Prizegiving, which is taking place on the evening of Friday 22nd October 2021 at The Boathouse in Ormesby (Full address is: The Boathouse, Eels Foot Road, Ormesby St Michael, Norfolk, NR29 3LP) – and we need all bookings by THURSDAY AFTERNOON (14th OCTOBER) LATEST. Please see below menu, and the booking form is available on the Club website.

Please ensure that any trophies are returned to the trophy secretaries (Adrian & Kerry Tooke) prior to this date, engraved and polished ready to be presented to the  new recipient. They can be left in the Galley - many thanks.


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 soon!

Holly - commodore@horning-sailing.club  

Will - vice-commodore@horning-sailing.club