Please select your home edition
Ocean Safety 2021 - LEADERBOARD

2021 Yeoman & Kinsman National Championships at Horning Sailing Club

by Holly Hancock 22 Jun 2021 15:26 BST 19-20 June 2021

The Yeoman & Kinsman National Championships took place over Saturday and Sunday (19-20th June) on Hoveton Little Broad, attracting 19 Yeoman, of which 8 were visitors from both Norfolk Broads Yacht Club and Snowflake Sailing Club.

The racing started in relatively light winds on Saturday afternoon, Brian Baker (HSC) sailing Tiger Moth had a good start to the Championships, leading the fleet round the first lap, before dropping down through the fleet. It was also eventful, with one boat managing to pick up the starting buoy and sail it across the Broad, several taking penalty turns, and others managing to pick up weed on their rudders. After close racing, it was Paul Barker sailing Brandy Bottle (NBYC) that took the first win, despite being over the line at the start. Second was HSC's Toby Fields sailing Tanskey, with eventual overall winner Flip Dugdale sailing Firefly in third place (SFSC).

The second race saw Firefly win, with Richard Whitefoot's Fire Opal (SFSC) second, and Tanskey third.

By Sunday, conditions were drizzly and overcast, but a decent breeze meant that racing was enjoyed, if a little frustrating at times due to the wind shifts. The first race saw close competition at the front of the fleet, particularly between Brandy Bottle and Firefly, with Firefly leading the fleet home, Fire Opal second and Tanskey third.

The second race of the day saw Firefly take another win to secure the overall Championships, and another solid performance from Tanskey resulting in second place overall. Third was Geoff Stubbs sailing Tara.

By the final race the wind had shifted further round, with Firefly again in first place, Fire Opal second and Brandy Bottle third.

The Yeoman & Kinsman Nationals trophy winners were:

  • Moores Trophy (Winning Helm) and J & N Trophy (Winning Crew) - Firefly - Flip Dugdale & Roger Hannant (SFSC)
  • Chairman's Trophy (2nd overall) and Alan Wheatley Trophy (leading non-spinnaker) - Tanskey - Toby Fields & Daniel Blackwell (HSC)
  • Scott Salver (3rd overall) - Fire Opal - Richard Whitefoot & Matt Ellis (SFSC)

Related Articles

End of Season Regatta at Horning
Almost 40 boats revelled in the near-perfect conditions Horning Sailing Club ended their 2022 season at the weekend in fantastic weather, with warm sunshine and a steady breeze. Over the weekend almost 40 boats revelled in the near perfect conditions. Posted on 10 Oct
Barton Regatta 2022 at the Norfolk Punt Club
The perfect sailing conditions and revised format attract 138 boats The August bank holiday weekend saw the return of sailing competitors to Barton Broad for the historic Barton Regatta hosted by the Norfolk Punt Club. The perfect sailing conditions and revised format/racing programme attracted 138 boats Posted on 31 Aug
Horning Sailing Club Regatta Week 2022
Plenty of activity both on and off the water Horning Sailing Club enjoyed a brilliant Regatta Week from Saturday 30th July to Friday 5th August with plenty of activity both on and off the water. Posted on 7 Aug
Yeoman Broadland Nationals at Wroxham Broad
Eighteen boats gather over a windy weekend The weekend saw 18 Yeoman gather on Wroxham Broad for this year's Yeoman Broadland National Championship. The sun shone and the wind blew with gusts up to 26 mph. Posted on 3 Jul
61st Three Rivers Race at Horning Sailing Club
There are few races as iconic, memorable or challenging There are few races as iconic, memorable or challenging as the Yachtmaster Insurance Three Rivers Race and, in its 61st year, the 2022 race over Saturday 28th-Sunday 29th May was no exception. Posted on 29 May
61st Three Rivers Race this weekend
The iconic sailing challenge set to grace the Norfolk Broads After a triumphant return to the Broads Calendar in 2021, Horning Sailing Club's Flagship Event - the 61st Yachtmaster Insurance Three Rivers Race is due to take place this weekend (28th/29th May). Posted on 26 May
Horning Sailing Club End of Season Regatta 2021
A great turnout of boats on the water The final weekend of Horning Sailing Club's 2021 season was sailed over the weekend 9th & 10th October, with a great turnout of boats on the water. Posted on 12 Oct 2021
Norfolk Punt Club final Sunday racing of 2021
A very good turnout of White Boats, Yeomans, Punts and other classes A light to moderate warm southerly breeze and hazy sunshine greeted a very good turnout of White Boats, Yeomans, Punts and other classes for the last Sunday race programme of 2021. Posted on 27 Sep 2021
Horning Sailing Club Regatta Week 2021
The event began with two days of contrasting conditions Horning Sailing Club's Regatta Week began with racing on Hoveton Little Broad on Saturday 31st July and Sunday 1st August, with two days of contrasting conditions. Posted on 10 Aug 2021
Yachtmaster Insurance 60th Three Rivers Race
Over 100 boats take part in very light winds The Yachtmaster Insurance Three Rivers Race made a welcome return to the Norfolk Broads on Saturday 5th June/Sunday 6th June, for its 60th Anniversary. Posted on 7 Jun 2021