Horning’s tempting offer produces wide range of interest

Racing from Horning. Picture: Holly Hancock

Racing from Horning. Picture: Holly Hancock - Credit: Archant

More than 100 people tried sailing at Horning's Push the Boat Out event.

Racing from Horning. Picture: Holly Hancock

Racing from Horning. Picture: Holly Hancock - Credit: Archant

A great day's sailing was enjoyed by scores of visitors, with ages on the water ranging from 3½ to over 80.

Racing from Horning. Picture: Holly Hancock

Racing from Horning. Picture: Holly Hancock - Credit: Archant

With enthusiasm high, 19 boats took part in the open downriver race to Thurne, including six river cruisers and nine Yeoman. Whilst the sail to Thurne was pleasant for competitors, the return was noticeable for the lack of breeze, providing frustrating sailing at times. Chris Shallcross's Lacewing was first boat to Thurne, third on handicap behind George Brewis helming Amantani and Robert Harris sailing Rushmere. The return saw Lacewing break clear of the fleet, first both over the water and on handicap. Clive Gardner and Kevin Saunders took a win each in the YBODs.

The downriver leg was won by Kevin Edwards sailing Avocet, whilst the return saw Chris Andrews in Thistle Doo break away from the fleet to win.


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