Hi everyone,

Another week has raced by and last weekend was a slightly quieter one at HSC, with a work party on Saturday when lots of work was carried out across the river putting chicken wire on the walkways, and then Club racing on the river on Sunday.

You can read the full report on Club racing here https://horning-sailing.club/news/club-racing-19th-september-2021/ – it was somewhat eventful as we were also joined by several fire crews, the Hemsby Inshore Rescue team and several more rescue boats who responded to a report of a boat fire upriver – thankfully there appeared to be no lasting harm done.


COVID-19 Update

We are aware that there have been a number of COVID-19 outbreaks in the local area, particularly in local schools, and, as such, would like to remind members that if you or any members of your household display symptoms of Covid-19, or test positive for Covid-19, you should not attend the Club. It is also still important to adhere to regular handwashing and hygiene practices to help keep everyone safe. Thank you.


Looking ahead to this weekend:

This weekend we have Open Dinghy Weekend - Held on both the River Bure outside the Clubhouse on Saturday afternoon and on Hoveton Little Broad on Sunday, there is racing for Allcomers B and C, which includes Lasers, Splashes, Toppers and Teras (plus other classes of course!) – with trophies on offer too!  There is also class racing for Enterprises and Bitterns.

This is a great opportunity for some late season sailing and we hope that it will be a very enjoyable event.

The programme is as follows:


Race 1

14.00pm       Enterprises

14.05pm       Allcomers “B”

14.10pm       Allcomers “C”

Race 2

**.**              Enterprises

**.**              Allcomers “B”

**.**              Allcomers “C”



Race 3

10.30            Enterprises

10.35            Allcomers “B”

10.40            Allcomers “C”

10.45            Bitterns

Race 4

**.**              Enterprises

**.**              Allcomers “B”

**.**              Allcomers “C”

**.**              Bitterns

Race 5         

14.00pm       Enterprises

14.05pm       Allcomers “B”

14.10pm       Allcomers “C”

14.15pm       Bitterns

**.**    The series will start at a time determined by the OOD. Starts will be separated by a five minute interval.

After racing on Sunday there will be burgers available to purchase and we encourage you to stay on to have a chat with sailing friends and enjoy the atmosphere - hope to see you there! If you wish to, please also make/bring a cake for after racing on Sunday! Of course you are welcome to come down too if you are not racing.


End of Season/Prizegiving

Our and Annual End of Season Supper and Annual Prizegiving will take 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). Please put this in your diary – time, menu and prices will follow very soon, but we hope that members will support this special event.


Save the dates:

Autumn Regatta – This new event is taking place on Hoveton Little Broad on Sunday 3rd October; the schedule will follow nearer the time.

AGM – Friday 8th October – Horning Village Hall & online.

End of Season Regatta – Saturday 9th/Sunday 10th October.


200 Club

HSC 200 Club. The next draw will take place on 10 October in the Clubhouse, around late morning. So there is still time to choose your number and join the 200 Club. Forms with full details are on the wall at the back of the Clubhouse or you can contact me at: joan324butcher@btinternet.com, call 01603 466535. You can also speak with Holly or Will at the Clubhouse.


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