For the Horning Sailing Club it was a busy weekend in the beginning of September.

The event was a success beyond the organizers’ expectations. The event was attended by the team of 19 sailors. All the sailors took part in the Broadland Youth Regatta (BYR) on Barton Broad, but the one design open of Yare & Bure participated in the Hoveton Little Broad for both the days on Sunday with the club racing on the River.

The sailing condition was fantastic at the club and around 14 White boats had a good time while racing, with just one yacht taking advantage of having a skipper. With the four out of five races the overall first went to Niki Tansley and Chris Bunn on Fox. The second position was secured by Tom Heaffey and James Dugdale in Ghost, while the third position was secured by Leah Tansley and Martin Thompson in the Dingy Skipper.

The Reedling fleet on the river saw one of the season’s strongest turnouts. Robert Hancock was leading from the start to finish in the two races of morning races. The afternoon races were won by Derek Jones. Similarly, Geoff Stubbs attained the same in the Yeomans. He won all three races, same as Kim West won races in the Rebels. The final race of the championship was won by Toby Pearce.

Sharing his experience after the race, Pearce said, “It was a fun experience. The conditions were really good and this encouraged us a lot. The competitors were tough, but we had confidence in our sailing skill. We never lost our focus of the race and we got the result for the same. All credit for the race goes to the team who coordinated well and made no mistake that our competitors can take the advantage of.”


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