Peter Goshawk’s Swallow takes honours in downriver at Horning

Action from Horning at the weekend. Picture: Holly Hancock

Action from Horning at the weekend. Picture: Holly Hancock - Credit: Archant

Horning Sailing Club's Open Downriver Race to Thurne attracted six cruisers and six keelboats to take part, including a visiting cruiser.

Action from Horning at the weekend. Picture: Holly Hancock

Action from Horning at the weekend. Picture: Holly Hancock - Credit: Archant

With a running start from Woods Dyke boat yard, it was a fast trip downriver, with first boat to Thurne being Peter Goshawk's Swallow, first both over the water and on handicap, ahead of Gordon William's Smuggler, with Rushmere helmed by Robert Harris third.

The keelboats saw the top two places go to Yeomans – Charlie Brown, helmed by Gordon Jewell, was first, with Tara, helmed by Geoff Stubbs, second. J Coles, sailing Rebel Chieftain, was third.

As the wind dropped during the afternoon and the competitors were left fighting the tide, the decision was taken by the officer of the day to finish racing opposite the entrance to Ranworth Broad.

In the Cruiser fleet the return leg saw Amantani, sailed by George Brewis, first, with Swallow second and Rushmere third, whilst in the keelboats Tara was first, followed by Yeoman Lara, helmed by John Rawlinson, second, and Reedling Merlin, helmed by Morag Jones, third.

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