The winds abated on Friday 8th May just in time for our fleet of 14 boats to head for Southwold.
With some first timers at sea & some Cruising Club regulars, the fleet enjoyed a pleasant run down the coast in sunshine. Everyone was safely tied up by lunchtime leaving plenty of time for mingling & socialising through Friday & Saturday before returning to Yarmouth in nice conditions first thing on Sunday.


With a constant flow of visitors all day the 2015 Horning Boat Show has been the most popular yet. The annual event, now in its third year, attracted thousands of people, with sunny weather, live music and more than 100 trade stalls all drawing visitors to the picturesque Broadland village.

NYA was again the primary sponsor and has been involved with this show since the beginning. We were out again in force this year with more boats on display than ever before including the Haines 400, Haines 32 Sedan, Westwood C340 and the Sealine SC29.

The show was set over three sites around Horning with guests coming from as far as 200 miles away. We extended our stand this year to include a larger marquee and a stage where we were treated to the musical stylings of the hugely enjoyable Testosta Tones, an acapella do-wop quartet who sent spirits soaring. The Pimms served by the girls and the beer that flowed from Rib Robs Barcart also certainly contributed to the rise in atmosphere

As the crowds gathered at the NYA stand to enjoy some delicious food and drink, we were wowed by the Aerobatics of the Yak 52 Display Team

As well as being a significant showcase for maritime companies and an event on the village calendar, the 2015 show launched the two-week Broads Outdoors Festival.

We would like to extend a big thank you to all who joined us on the day and helped to make this year’s Horning Boat Show the best yet.


Last week we took NYA’s stock Haines round to Lowestoft ready for her Boat Review by Motor Boat and Yachting magazine.
Evita, our cruising club lead boat, was present to carry the photographer whilst the team put her through her paces. The tester Jack Haines (no relation) and photographer Lester McCarthy met us in the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club on a thankfully bright and calm morning. By mid-morning we were well under way and were soon mooring up in Southwold where we enjoyed a superb fish lunch.

After a few more hours out at sea we were all reluctant to go home, the weather really was on our side for once. Eventually we made our way back to RNSYC where the crew from Motor Boat and Yachting did a full walk through video and review of the boat.

Thanks to the addition of a couple of GoPro cameras mounted on the bow and stern of Evita, we managed to get a pretty complete picture of the days events and must say the boat really did look fantastic doing some speed out at sea.

The full video and review from Motor Boat and Yachting will be available soon and will be linked to our website and Facebook.