The annual Yare & Bure Open and Club Racing

Sailors from Horning Sailing Club took part in three events over the weekend of 31 August/01 September both at home and away.  Whilst a team twelve young sailors enjoyed participating in the Broadland Youth Regatta at Hickling, back on Hoveton Little Broad a Yare & Bure Open was taking place, attracting 14 participants over the two days including four visitors.  Saturday afternoon was very breezy and saw Yare & Bures flying up and down the Broad in challenging conditions, whilst Sunday’s sailing was more manageable.  The first race saw Chris Bunn crewed by Niki Tansley take a win, and this winning streak would be set to continue over the weekend, eventually winning the overall event with four wins out of five races.  A first and two seconds were enough to secure Paul Carrington second overall in White Ermine, whilst Stuart Rix helming Cinnamon Twist was third with two seconds and a third.  Jeremy Tusting who sailed Yare & Bure Brimstone, and has been sailing Whiteboats for some 60 years, said “It was a very enjoyable weekend with exciting racing”.  Club racing took place on the River outside the Clubhouse, the wind varying from gusty to very light, with the biggest turnouts in the morning before the torrential rain and gustier winds hit.  Robert Hancock sailing Siskin won both Reedling races, whilst in the Rebels Kevin Edwards (Rebel Maid) and Amanda Barnes (Rebel Jade) took two wins each.  The Yeomans saw Toby Fields (Tanskey) win the first race, whilst Geoff Stubbs (Tara) won the later two.  A mixed fleet of dinghies competed, with Edward Wildman’s Laser winning both over the water and on handicap ahead of Jack Barnham sailing a Laser Radial, this pattern repeated across all four series.


Many thanks to Brian Baker for the photographs.