Hi everyone,

Already October and although the evenings are drawing in, the warm weather is making it feel far from this time of year! Don’t forget that we have a number of activities still to look forward to, including our Oktoberfest and Regatta next weekend, as well as our Autumn Regatta tomorrow and our new Autumn Passage Race on 21st October – you can find out more about this below, and we would love to see a great turnout for this (basically, it’s a non-stop downriver!)

Don’t forget that we are intending for our racing season to continue into mid-November – more information will follow about this soon.

Last weekend saw two events take place at Horning – the Yeoman & Kinsman Broadland Championships on Hoveton Little Broad, won by Roger Hannant (congrats Roger!) and Club racing on the river – you can read the report here.


Commodore’s Update

Last weekend Abbey & myself were at Draycote Water SC, where Abbey represented HSC in the ITCA-GBR Topper National Series 1 (NS1), with 85 5.3 Toppers taking part in the event, Abbey came overall 35th, with a 12th place in one of the races. I was on duty as ITCA-GBR’s CSL (Course Safety Lead), well done to Abbey.

If anyone is interested in the ITCA-GBR Topper Travellers or National Series events please talk to Abbey & Anya or myself, it’s a great way to progress your sailing, also to experience sailing on reservoirs, estuaries or the sea.

Don’t forget to get your entry in for our Autumn Passage Race on Saturday 21st October - if you are not racing, come down & join in, why not book a roast dinner that will be available following the race, we will also need volunteers for galley & safety boats so please come forward, you will also get a roast dinner.

A reminder to members that our season continues to mid-November now.

If you are considering selling your boat, you can contact Jibsheet so it can be advertised to our members who may well be looking for your boat, it also keeps the boats in the Club.

Don’t forget our up & coming AGM on Friday 13th October at 8pm in the Clubhouse, please attend if you can as it will include details & voting for the Club to become a CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation), your vote & attendance is important.

Have a great weekend.

Will – Commodore HSC



Vice Commodore’s Clew

Thank you to all those who have now booked for the End of Season Oktoberfest on 14 Oct. I will be ordering food and drink this week, but I will allow a small reserve for a limited number of extras if you have forgotten. Let me know soonest if you can - see details in this edition of Jibsheet.


The main event comes later, with our Prizegiving Dinner at The Old Rectory, Crostwick on 28 Oct, and the booking form for this is also in Jibsheet. This should be a glittering (literally) affair with all the trophies on display prior to the presentations, and a cracking menu as befitting the occasion (see poster for details).


We still have 3 big sailing events this month, and please make sure you attend the all important AGM at the Club on 13 Oct as we have some major long term decisions to make which will affect the future of the Club. We all need to be involved in this.




Please contact Peter if you’d still like to attend the Oktoberfest, and for Prizegiving book by 14 October. The booking form is here (or use the form attached to the poster).


Rear Commodore’s Update

We will be holding another work party on the morning of 28th October – please watch out for an email with further details about this. It was also great to see how well the Yeoman and Kinsman Nationals went, and congratulations to all the winners. We would like to make a special mention to all the juniors who took part in the event – Anya Gittins, Hamish Harmer, Jasmine Herring, William Woolston, Harrison Ryder and James Street. We are so proud of our juniors.

Izzy & Lorraine



Programme for this weekend

Tomorrow sees our Autumn Regatta take place on Hoveton Little Broad, this follows a special Bloodbath format, with three starts as follows (please note that these are different timings to usual):

Series 1

10.30 Allcomers A

10.36 Allcomers B & C

10.42 Cruisers (continue into series 2)

Series 2 – Start 11.15 earliest

**-** Allcomers A

**-**  Allcomers B & C

Series 3 – Start 12.00 earliest

**-** Allcomers A

**-**  Allcomers B & C

**-**  Cruisers


Galley News

Quick reminder that the deadline for ordering your roast dinner for the End of Season Regatta on Sunday 15th October is Tuesday 10th October. Please use the link below to order your choices. One course will be £7 and two courses will be £8.50. There is a choice of beef, pork, chicken or vegetarian sausages and for dessert a choice of NY cheesecake or chocolate gateau served with cream.




Payment can be made on the day.


Our loyalty card draw took place last Sunday and the lovely Rosemary, who volunteered alongside Trudy, did the honours. Our three winners are…. drum roll please…. Jill Herring, Lorraine Street and Dawn Docking. They are now the recipients of a free two course roast on the 15th enjoy ladies! Cards from this season will roll onto the next one.


This Sunday we will have sandwiches and baguettes to buy when sailors return to the clubhouse from the Broad, so if you build up a hunger from racing, we’ve got you covered. We will also have toasties available too and remember, if we’ve got it, we’ll make it!


See you Sunday!

The Galley Team


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New passage race – from your Flag Officers


On Saturday, 21st October 2023, our Club has decided to run an Autumn Passage Race. It will be an Open race and can be entered by River Cruisers, keelboats, production cruisers and double-handers.  The entry fee will be £20 per boat and will include a two-course

roast dinner for two people.  Entries need to be in by 15th October. 

Even if you are not competing in the race, we would love to see ALL our members join us for the roast dinner, which will be available after the race at a cost of £8 per person. Spread the word - the more the merrier.


The Notice of Race is available here and the entry form here. Please send entries to racing@horning-sailing.club





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/




Helm & Crew Opportunities


If you are a helm looking for a crew, or a crew looking to get on the water, 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.




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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*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 11th October 2023.