Hi everyone,

Whilst we all still recover from Horning Week, it has been back to our usual activities – the Sundown series on Saturday (with the line ably run by Hamish, Xanthe and Edward), Club racing on the Broad Sunday, a lively Paddleboarding session on Monday and Training taking place on Thursday.

This weekend sees the Sundown Series continue tomorrow (Saturday – 4pm onwards), club racing on the river Sunday, and paddleboarding Monday – the weather looks to be very encouraging for the next few days, so please come down and make the most of it.


Commodore’s Update

Welcome to this week’s Jibsheet, yet another week has flown by, Monday we had a lovely evening with a small group of Paddleboarders, with some new people coming to join in, following this we had the management meeting.

The replacement of the Quay heading continues at the rear of the island, so please be careful around the area at this time.

Saturday is the Sundown Series, so come down and join in a relaxed series of racing.

Could we ask the owner of the dinghy trailer that has been placed under the tree near the tyres to remove it please, also a reminder that boats & trailers should not be left in the car park.

After returning from the ITCA Topper Nationals in Pwllheli, Wales, where Abbey represented HSC, she came overall 44th. There were some challenging conditions, especially on the Friday, with massive waves & strong winds, well done to Abbey. It was also a busy week for me as CSL (Course Safety Lead) for the event.

I hope you all have a great weekend, hopefully the sun will come out.

Will – Commodore HSC



Vice-Commodore’s Clew

After the excitement of Horning Week, the Club now continues to follow the normal programme of weekend sailing and weekly training activity, and our next social events will be coming up in September and October, as published in the White Book. We our also now starting to plan additional activities to take us into the winter months and we will have more to say about that soon.


I have been taking a bit of a break on the ‘other’ boat in a salt water environment but will be back for this weekend’s activities, for which the weather looks set fair. See you there.






This week’s activities:

Looking ahead to this weekend, Saturday 19th August – Sundown Series 4pm.

Sunday 20th August sees racing on the River, following Programme D.

The programme 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.


Monday 21st August – Paddleboarding, 6pm.

By way of reminder, you can download the full racing programme from the HSC website here.


Would you like to practice your Officer of the Day/timekeeping skills?

I (Holly) am Officer of the Day for the Downriver Race to Thurne on 27th August, and if anyone would like to come along and see what is involved, you would be very welcome – you’d just need to have transport from Horning to Thurne – please email me on holly.hancock@me.com



HSC 200 Club




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The second of our 4 annual draws took place during Regatta Week


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The lucky winners are listed below:


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            John Means £100


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Andy Barnham £50               Bob & Christine Hancock £50


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sue Goodchild £30             Julie Hunter £30  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Brian and Josephine Munro £30


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Richie Dugdale £20                Mandi Goshawk £20

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Barbara Means £20                   Stuart Bailey £20


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    If you would like to join please contact Pauline or Julie


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    paulinebourke21@icloud.com  quaggyduck@gmail.com 



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Remember….. YOU HAVE TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT!


                                    The next draw will be at End of Season Supper







Get your HSC Club clothing


Some of our younger members have been modelling our HSC Club clothing – if you want to get your own, you can check out what’s available here: https://st-cyr.co.uk/product-category/horning-sailing-club/



HSC Yare & Bure Weekend


Do you know anything about ships in bottles and could help us with a trophy?

The trophy (photographed) is in need of a little TLC – can you help us to fix it, or know anyone who can? Please get in touch if so with secretary@horning-sailing.club


Helm & Crew Opportunities


I am co-ordinating helms and crews who wish to get on the water... so, if you are a helm looking for a crew, or a crew looking to get on the water now, please contact me (Holly) on holly.hancock@me.com with your requirements and contact details, I will do my best to help with these requests.



Barton Regatta


The organisers of Barton Regatta, which takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend, have asked us to let you know about their activities and how you can get involved – you can find out more here https://www.puntclub.co.uk/bartonregatta



Could you contribute to Jibsheet?


Whether you’re just starting sailing, currently sailing or an older member, if you’d like to write an article or share your news/thoughts for Jibsheet – maybe how you got into sailing, your sailing journey so far, experiences or achievements, thoughts on your sailing activities, suggestions for what you’d like to see, or simply information you’d like to share with others - please let me know.  You can contact me at news@horning-sailing.club





Easy Fundraising


If you haven’t signed up yet to support the Club through online shopping, you can do so here at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/horningsc/ - a huge thank you to everyone who has supported us in this way!



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Please do keep in touch and follow us on social media for our latest news and updates. We’re on Facebook (page here, group here), Twitter and Instagram. HSC’s Galley Instagram account is @HSCGalley.


*If you have any news stories or anything you would like included in the next edition of Jibsheet, please email me - Holly - on news@horning-sailing.club by 5pm, Wednesday 23rd August 2023.