Hi everyone,

We hope that you’ve had a good week – we’ve enjoyed another busy week on the water at HSC, with Saturday’s Keelboat Weekend and Yeoman Open followed by the Sundown Series and Social, Sunday’s racing on the Broad switching to the River, Monday’s paddleboarding and Thursday’s training. You can catch up on the race report here. Don’t forget that series and weekly results are also on the HSC website here.

On that note, we also have an important update for racing this weekend – given the ongoing weed difficulties on the Broad, the Race Management Committee held an urgent meeting last night to discuss a way forward and, given how this is not only having an impact on racing but also posing a safety issue with the rescue boats being affected, the next two Broad programmes will switch to Programme A on the River. We realise that this will be disappointing for some, but the situation will be kept under review and hopefully we will be able to revert to our published programme shortly. We are also very fortunate to have the possibility to switch to a different programme. A full update from Race Management will follow later but, for the time being, we wanted to ensure that members are aware of this change.


Commodore’s Update

It’s been another busy week at the Club, with the Training centre last Thursday, where I was out on the water with the beginners & improvers. Last Thursday also saw the RYA inspect our Training Centre, which we passed, my thanks to all involved.

On Friday I was sorting various things at the Club before the Keelboat & Yeoman Open, which started Saturday lunchtime on the river and saw a mix of boats taking part with some nice sunshine & wind.

To give our juniors some sailing last weekend Peter & myself ran a Sundown Series which saw a very good turnout of dinghies and ended with the juniors having great fun with some water frolics. During this, the Summer Social evening was held with a BBQ & an open bar, everyone enjoyed the evening, thanks to all who helped. Help will be required this Saturday as I will be away, so if you can help, please come down and, if possible, let us know in advance.

Sunday saw the second day of the Keelboat & Yeoman on the Broad, with another day of sunshine & variable winds. After the start of the 1st race, boats suffered with picking up large quantities of weed which caused loss of steering & boat speed. The race was duly abandoned, as was the racing on the Broad. The team then swiftly set up racing on the river in which two races were completed.

On Monday I met with Mark Collins, the Commodore of the Northern Rivers Sailing Club, who had planned to use the Broad this weekend for a Regatta. Unfortunately, given the weed conditions, they decided against it.

Our Race Management team met on Thursday to make a decision following my concerns raised at the Management Meeting regarding the condition & safety of continuing racing on the Broad & to bring racing back on the river - the full update will follow.

Monday also saw about 20 people paddleboarding. It was a lovely sunny & warm evening and a good time was had by all. Help is required on rescue, also if you would like to come down & join in it will be great to see you.

Thursday I was back at the training centre & today Peter & myself will be working on the new dinghy surface. If you are free, please come down & help.

Thanks to members who have donated slow cookers. Liz Ollier still requires more for the charity they are collecting them for, so if you have one, I am happy to receive it at the Club.

With Horning Regatta fast approaching I am pleased to announce the Horning Town presidents this year will be Karen & Alastair Fields. They will be in touch shortly, please support them. It is also their 40th Horning week, my thanks to them.

Don’t forget the charity event on Friday at the Club - Strawberries & Champagne - raising money for the Benjamin Foundation, please see poster for details. It would be great to see as many members as possible support the event.

This weekend I will be at Snettisham Beach Sailing Club, where Abbey & Anya are representing HSC in the Topper Training & Traveller, good luck to both of them.

If I could ask members to be patient & polite to all our volunteers who give up their time so racing can take place, sometimes things don’t go according to plan, but  these volunteers should not be subject to unacceptable behaviour from members, so let’s all be courteous to each other and accept that things go wrong at times.

I hope you all have a great weekend, whether sailing or out with family & friends, it looks to be hot & sunny.

Please keep safe & well, see you soon

Regards, Will - Commodore HSC



Rear Commodore’s 8 Knot

Last Thursday we had a reed cutter working in the dykes around the island. This required all the boats moored there to be moved, but they are all now back in their berths. You may notice a certain amount of cut weed floating around, although we have tried to remove as much as possible. Whilst the reed cutting does not significantly affect the depth of water, which may have to be addressed separately, it should make the movement of keelboats a little easier.

Do not forget that we have an important work party at the Club this Saturday to complete the hardstanding project. Will and I are going to make a start on this on Friday morning and we hope to complete the unfinished bit left over from last time. This then leaves the final phase to do on Saturday, and if we have enough people we should complete the job.

I hope to see many of you at the Champagne and Strawberries function at the Club on Friday evening.

Peter – Rear Commodore HSC



Looking ahead to this weekend

Saturday 9th July – Sundown series – be down for 4pm

Sunday 10th July – change to programme – Programme A on River. The OOD is Andy Barnham.


The programme is:

Series 1 - Recommend 45-minute race (Cruisers longer)

10.30 Reedlings

10.35 Rebels

10.40 Yeomans

10.45 Yare & Bures

10.50 Juniors & Allcomers “B & C” (e.g. Toppers/Lasers/Splashes)

11.00 Cruisers


Series 2 – Start 11.30 earliest (ideally 11.45)

**.** Reedlings

**.** Rebels

**.** Yeomans

**.** Yare & Bures

**.** Juniors & Allcomers “B & C”


13.00 Allcomers Crews & Practice Race – Approximately 20-minute race (all welcome)


Series 3 - Recommend 45-minute race (Cruisers longer)

14.00 Reedlings

14.05 Rebels

14.10 Yeomans

14.15 Yare & Bures

14.20 Juniors & Allcomers “B & C”

14.30 Cruisers


Series 4

**.** Reedlings / Yeomans

**.** Rebels / Yare & Bures

**.** Juniors & Allcomers “B & C”

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


Starts will be separated by a 5-minute interval.


Have you had your White Book this year?

There is a chance, if you have renewed on line after mid-March, that you have not received a White Book.  If this is the case, could you please let me know?

With thanks.

Pam Shallcross

Membership Secretary


01692 630593


Champagne & Strawberries Party


The Champagne & Strawberries party is tonight - all details are on the poster, and you can get tickets from Anne Wagstaff. Please support this good cause if you can.



Club Clothing


Sale Bargains!!!!!!


Don’t forget to visit the web site and have a look at Club Clothing .

Treat yourself to a new sweatshirt or pick up a bargain T-shirt and matching cap.


Also water bottles are now only £10 !!!!


Any enquiries please contact me.




Happy shopping!





Dates for the diary

Regatta weekend is on 30/31st July

Horning Regatta Week runs from 1-5th August


Monday – Paddleboarding sessions

Paddleboarding will continue this Monday 11th 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 need 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,