Hi everyone,

To start this week’s Jibsheet, we wanted to give you some really good news – which is that Horning Sailing Club has recently been awarded British Youth Sailing Recognised Club status – this recognises our efforts in developing young people’s sailing and racing skills, and encouraging young sailors at grassroots level to stay in the sport – we will be having a formal presentation later in the year, but we hope you’ll agree that this is another great milestone in HSC’s development.

In other news, we hope that you’ve had a good week – despite the unseasonably changeable weather, we’ve been making the most of it, with a work party last Saturday, Sunday racing and the start of our SUP (stand-up paddleboarding) evenings on Monday. We’re also looking forward to our junior race session on Thursday evening (tonight!), then on Sunday we have racing on the Broad, followed by another paddleboarding evening on Monday - with the Three Rivers Race next weekend. With the weather looking to improve over the next few days and bank holiday weekend, we hope to see you on the water!

If you missed the racing last Sunday, you can read all about it here: https://horning-sailing.club/news/club-racing-sunday-23rd-may-2021/

Junior Race Nights

After last week’s crazy weather, we are hoping for a calmer Thursday evening this week to enable more young people to get on the water! Please note that there will be no race night next week (3rd June) due to preparations for the Three Rivers Race. Instead, there will be a Zoom Q&A Drop-In evening for Beginners/Adult Training, I will email login details to all those who have expressed an interest separately.


Saturday Work Party

This Saturday there will be a work party from 10.00am – we need as many members as possible to come and give a hand, to ensure that the Island is looking in top form for the Three Rivers Race. Please email vice-commodore@horning-sailing.club if you can help.


Sunday’s racing

This Sunday we will be racing on the Broad, as it reopens on Saturday! This will see the continuation of our 3 back-to-back races, and we will aim to be back at the Clubhouse for 1.30/2pm.

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 is now up on the Broad, subject to a maximum of 10 people on this at any one time. The toilet is open for emergency situations, but, if using it please be aware that this is an area of increased risk.

A note to the parents of Junior Sailors who have been taking part in Sunday Racing – unfortunately we will be unable 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 (commodore@horning-sailing.club), we should be back by 1.30-2pm. Please ensure that you arrive in time for the tow to the Broad (be rigged and ready by 10am).


SUP (Paddleboarding) nights

Our first Monday evening paddleboarding evening took place in perfect weather (even a beautiful rainbow!), despite the hail and stormy skies that threatened during the day! We had around a dozen paddleboarders on the water (of all ages) – and had a lot of fun! If you’d like to join us (each Monday 5.30-7.30pm) you’d be very welcome – and it would be great if you can book via this link so we can plan for numbers: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hsc-paddleboarding-sessions-tickets-154099047399

Crews wanted/available

Recently I’ve had a few queries from individuals who are either looking for, or are available to crew – particularly for racing at weekends. If you are either looking for a crew, or are available to crew – please email commodore@horning-sailing.club and I’ll do my best to coordinate responses to help get more people on the water!


World Sailing Steering the Course

You may have heard about the World Sailing’s Steering the Course Festival which takes place until Sunday 30th May, and celebrates women in sailing. At HSC, we are fortunate to have a number of strong women role models – from sailors, to instructors, duty teams, mums and every woman who plays a part in the Club, so thank you to you all. It would also be great to have a strong turnout of female sailors on Sunday to celebrate this, so please do sail if you can!


3RR Galley Rota

Can you believe that the 3RR is just over a week away?! The Race Committee are still in need of Galley volunteers to help over the weekend – so if you can just offer an hour or two of your time, please add your name to Google Sheet here, the rota list outside the Clubhouse, or communicate with Karen Fields  -  karen@thepiglets.plus.com  or Marianne Saunders - Marianne.saunders@virginmedia.com when you can volunteer, on which day and the time slot you would prefer.

Thank you.


HSC 200 Club Update

At last new cheque books have arrived and I am about to start filling out the 49 cheques, get them countersigned and posted out to the lucky winners. Those members living in Horning Village will have the pleasure of their post being hand delivered by Julie and her dog Poppet.

Please ask Will or Holly for a membership form, where there are full details on how to join, plus some of the ways in which the 200 Club has supported the HSC on various projects over the most recent years. Our main aim now is to raise funds to support the planned new clubhouse project. Joan (contact details in White Book).

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


*If you have anything you would like included in the next edition of Jibsheet, please email commodore@horning-sailing.club by 5pm Wednesday, 2nd June 2021.*