Hi everyone,

Another week of lovely weather (on the whole!), and this week has seen more activities at HSC with training continuing, the Sundown Series on Saturday and Club racing on Sunday – you can read more here https://horning-sailing.club/news/club-racing-26th-june-2022/. We also had several sailors participate in the Yeoman Nationals at NBYC – congratulations to them all, and you can find out the full results here

Photograph of Sunday's racing thanks to Dawn Docking

Looking ahead to this weekend we have a Yeoman Open as part of Keelboat weekend, with racing on both days (the full programme is below). In a change to the programme in the White Book, we will also be running the Sundown series on Saturday evening but a little later than usual, beginning at 5.30pm (this will also coincide with the Summer social should you wish to come down, enjoy the BBQ and watch the evening racing).

We’re getting towards Regatta season too, with Horning Week a month away - our Regatta weekend is on 30/31st July on Hoveton Little Broad and Horning Regatta Week runs from 1-5th August where there will be sailing all day every day, with socials in the evenings too. Please put this in your diaries if you have not done so already – it’s not to be missed!


Commodore’s Update

Welcome to all our new members joining the Club - our membership continues to grow & it’s great to see new families taking part in the club activities.

I was away at the weekend at Rutland Sailing Club where the ITCA NS5 were being held and Abbey was representing HSC. It was a very challenging weekend of sailing completing all races with gusts up to 30 mph. I spent Sunday on the Topper 4.2 squad committee boat with the Race Officer running all races.

Monday saw the management committee meet via Zoom, and paddleboarding was cancelled due to the localised bad weather, but it will be great to see everyone back next week.

Thursday (tonight) sees the Club undergo an RYA inspection on the Training Centre. Training is going well, if parents can help with various tasks please see a member of the team, all help is greatly appreciated.

Next Friday, 8th July, HSC is host for the Benjamin Foundation Strawberries & Champagne charity event, please support this - see event poster below.

This weekend is the Keelboat & Yeoman Open weekend. It would be great to see as many members as possible taking part in the event or coming along to watch. This is followed by the Summer Social from 17:30hrs, BBQ + Sides for £4 each, for booking details see poster (or purchase on the day subject to availability).

After sailing we intend to run a Sundown Series, all welcome to take part.

Any help or problems, please feel free to contact me.  I look forward to seeing you this weekend. Take care & keep safe,

Regards, Will - Commodore HSC



Rear Commodore’s 8 Knot

I am using my piece here to keep reminding everyone of our big work party on 9th July, when we will be aiming to complete our hardstanding project. The more people we have, the quicker we can get it done. We will be moving boats off the racks, then moving the racks and weeding the ground currently under the racks. That done, we have to level the soil before laying the matting and then the plastic matrix segments on top. A bit like a giant jigsaw but with all the pieces the same. Finally we tip the shingle on top and brush it all in. Simple, but only if we have lots of people to make it all happen.

So that’s it from me, but I will be back with a final reminder next week. Enjoy this weekend’s keelboat competition and do not forget the social event from teatime on Saturday.

Peter – Rear Commodore HSC



Looking ahead to this weekend

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd July – Keelboat Weekend and Yeoman Open - Please see the White Book for details of racing. The OOD is Ian Bray.

Saturday evening, 2nd July – Sundown series & Summer Social BBQ - Both starting from 5.30pm Saturday – all welcome.



Champagne & Strawberries Party


Tickets are still available for the Champagne & Strawberries party - all details are on the poster, and you can get tickets from Anne Wagstaff. Please support this good cause if you can.



Monday – Paddleboarding sessions

Paddleboarding will continue this Monday 4th July from 6pm-8pm. Please be ready to go at 6pm - we usually go for a paddle for an hour or so before returning to the Clubhouse. Please bring your own paddleboard (along with leash), and buoyancy aid.


Crewing reminder

if you are in need of a crew/would like to crew, please email me (Holly) on news@horning-sailing.club and I’ll do my best to coordinate requests.


HSC 200 Club – from Joan Butcher

Fifteen numbers totalling £320 are drawn each quarter with a top prize of £75. If you would like to join the 200 Club, the new HSC 200 Club application forms are now on the notice board on the back wall of the Clubhouse. Alternatively, you can speak to Will. If you wish to contact me I am on 01603 466535 or email me at joan324butcher@btinternet.com.


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/


Follow us on social media

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.


See you soon,