Hi everyone,

How have we reached the end of season already, with just this weekend to go before we finish Horning Sailing Club’s 2021 sailing?! The year seems to have flown by and we really hope that you’ve enjoyed the activities both on and off the water.

It’s going to be another busy weekend, with the AGM Friday night, sailing on Hoveton Little Broad Saturday afternoon, the Flag Officers’ Party after sailing on Saturday (all welcome), and Club racing on the river Sunday. Hope to see you then to finish the 2021 season in style.

Last weekend we held our Autumn Regatta on Hoveton Little Broad – despite the forecast for strong winds, it was an enjoyable morning’s racing with both a keelboat and dinghy ‘bloodbath’ style race – read about it here: https://horning-sailing.club/news/autumn-regatta-3rd-october-2021/

The full Trophy List (exc. End of Season) is now available on the HSC website here: https://data.horning-sailing.club/media/racing-results/HSC_Trophy_List_Pre-EOS_2021.pdf



A reminder that our AGM will be held on Friday 8th October, commencing at 8pm, both in-person at Horning Village Hall, which is situated at the top of Mill Loke, and online via Zoom. The login details have been emailed to members.

Hope to see you there.


Looking ahead to this weekend

End of Season Regatta – 9th/10th October

We will be sailing on both Saturday afternoon (Broad) and Sunday (River). Please note that Saturday is an earlier start than usual. The programme is as follows:

Saturday – First PM series

13.30 Reedlings

13.35 Yeomans

13.40 Rebels

13.45 Yare & Bures

13.50 Allcomers “B”

13.55 Allcomers “C”

14.05 Cruisers


Saturday - Second PM series will start at a time determined by the officer of the day. Starts will be in the same order except cruisers. Starts separated by a five minute interval.


Sunday – First AM series - River Course

10.30 Reedlings

10.35 Rebels

10.40 Yeomans

10.45 Yare & Bures

10.50 Allcomers “B”

10.55 Allcomers “C”

11.05 Cruisers


Sunday - Second AM series will start at a time determined by the officer of the day. Starts will be in the same order except cruisers. Starts separated by a five minute interval.


14.00 Reedlings

14.05 Rebels

14.10 Yeomans

14.15 Yare & Bures

14.20 Allcomers “B”

14.25 Allcomers “C”

14.35 Cruisers  


**.** Rebels & Yare & Bures

**.** Reedlings & Yeomans

**.** Allcomers “B & C”

**.** The last series will start at a time determined by the OOD.


Starts will be separated by a five minute interval. At least one Saturday race (if sailed) must be counted towards the

fleet trophies. Time of the tow to the Broad will be announced by the OOD.


Food for the weekend – We have a note from Vikki and her Galley team regarding the Galley opening times and lunch for Sunday. Please see below and get in touch with Vikki if you’d like the hot option for lunch on Sunday



Flag Officers’ Party – Saturday 9th October 2021, approx. 4.00pm

As you are hopefully aware, we are holding a ‘thank you’ party on the Island on Saturday afternoon after racing. We will be providing a buffet and the bar will be open. It would be very helpful to have an indication of numbers planning to attend so that we can plan for catering. If you plan to come, please email commodore@horning-sailing.club – thank you.


End of Season/Prizegiving – Friday 22nd October 2021

Our Annual End of Season Supper, Officers’ Handover 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). Pre-booking is essential by 10th October – please see below menu and the booking form can be found under 'downloads' on the website – we may not be able to take late bookings, and need to confirm numbers well in advance. All welcome.

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


Boats on the Island

As the end of HSC’s season approaches, a gentle reminder that if you have a boat currently stored on the Island, you will need to either remove it or contact  Snowflake Sailing Club, who are based on Horning’s site over the winter months – mid October to mid March.  More info here https://www.sfsc.co.uk/


200 Club

HSC 200 Club. The next prize draw will take place on Sunday 10 October in the Clubhouse, around late morning. 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