Hi everyone,

Another week has flown by, and last weekend we enjoyed Keelboat weekend and another Sundown series race night, both with great turnouts – you can read more here: https://horning-sailing.club/news/keelboat-weekend-2021/

Many thanks to Steven Middleditch for the great pictures of Keelboat Weekend on the Broad!

The big news this week is the Government’s intended easing of Covid-19 restrictions from 19th July. Whilst we await a final decision from the Government on Monday (12th July), the good news is that Horning Week can go ahead! We will send further information on this soon, but in the meantime wanted to reassure members that we will continue to take a cautious approach, and safety of our members remains a priority. In the meantime, and until we update further, it is important that we continue to adhere to the Covid-19 protocols on site, social distance and keep each other safe. Please can we ask members to follow the one-way systems in place – as unfortunately these are not always being followed.


This Weekend – 10th/11th July

We have had to postponed our planned Open Day on Saturday until later in the season, but the Sundown series will continue this Saturday evening from 4pm, with Club racing on the river Sunday.  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.



Last Monday we enjoyed a paddle to Dydler’s Mill. Sessions take place Monday evenings 5.30pm-7.30pm, all welcome. You can book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hsc-paddleboarding-sessions-tickets-154099047399


Can you help during Horning Regatta Week?

We have put the Galley & Rescue Rota up in the Clubhouse for Regatta Week (31st July-6th August), or you can let us know your preference. Perhaps there might be a group of friends who would be willing to take on the Galley for the week? – You would have freedom to come up with a simple menu/food options – and we would fully support you to put this in place. If you’re interested in helping with this or the Line, please email or speak to Will or myself and we’d be happy to talk further. We also need a volunteer to man the signing in desk for entries. We really rely on volunteers to make Horning Week work, so please do help if at all possible - without sufficient volunteers to come forward this may affect racing and social events.


Update on the Horning Sailing Club Challenge

Don’t forget to let us know how you are getting on with our mission to make it to Tokyo by Horning Week – please email commodore@horning-sailing.club with your weekly updates! 5,832 miles over the next month is going to need a huge team effort to make it happen!

How can we do this?

However you want – maybe sailing, paddling, cycling or even walking the dog – and, collectively, let’s try to make this goal! It doesn’t matter if you walk a mile or 20 miles a week – it’s all about the team effort.

How to get involved?

Just log the distances that you are covering – either on an App such as Strava, or just recording it manually – and send weekly to commodore@horning-sailing.club – every mile helps!


200 Club

Don’t forget that you can still join the HSC 200 Club (quarterly cash prizes to be won) – for more information contact Joan Butcher, or speak to Will or Holly.


Galley help still needed!

Can you help with keeping stocks topped up for the Galley?   A list of what is required would be provided, although all ideas are very welcome. Please email commodore@horning-sailing.club if you can help.


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