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Burghfield Sailing Club
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01189 303 604

News - March 2017

Clocks forward

British Summer Time Begins - 26th March 2017

It's hard to believe but.... Summer begins on Sunday! Don't forget to put your clocks forward by one hour

Blaze & Aero

2017 Blaze & RS Aero Open Meeting - 1/2 April 2017

Incorporating the:

2017 Blaze Open Meeting - Saturday, 1st April & Sunday 2nd April 2017
2017 RS Aero Open Meeting - Saturday, 1st April 2017 only

Online booking will close at midday on 27th March 2017. Late entries will be accepted at the sole discretion of the Organising Authority. Please see the NOR for details of the fees for entry on the day.

On Saturday evening the bar will be open and we'll be organising an early supper at the club. Everyone is welcome, not just the sailors. If you'd like to join the social please add details to your registration form. If you're a non-sailor and would like to join the social please drop an email to book a place.

NOR and Pre-registration
View Blaze Entries
View Aero Entries

Oppies Easter

Optimist & Feva Easter Training - 10-12 April 2017

Places are Limited so please book as soon as possible

More Details and Book Places

Members: £90
Non-Members: £105


Volunteer Requests

Following the membership renewal and due to changes in circumstances, illness etc we have a number of requests for volunteers/swaps:

Sunday 26 March - Assistant Race Officer
Saturday, 1 April - Safety Boat Helm
Sunday, 2 April - Safety Boat Helm

Sunday, 2 April - Safety Boat Assistant
Sunday, 2 April - Bar
Sunday, 9 April - Bar
Monday, 17 April - Assistant Race Officer
Monday, 17 April - Bar
Saturday, 22 April - Safety Boat Helm
Saturday, 22 April - Safety Boat Assistant
Sunday, 23 April - Bar
Sunday, 23 April- Safety Boat Assistant
Sunday, 30 April - Safety Boat Helm

If you are available to help it would be very much appreciated. Please remember that you can swap dates if you have already been allocated a duty, or if you haven't completed 2 - 3 duties during your membership year, you can volunteer directly within Dutyman or we can allocate a duty to you.

Members are reminded that it is your responsibility to find a replacement if you will have difficulty attending.

Further details about all volunteer duties can be found on the website HERE

Updated: 21 March 2017 12:45

N12 & OK Open

2017 National 12 & OK Open Meeting - 18th March 2017

2017 National 12 and OK open meetings take place at Burghfield on Saturday 18th March 2017.

Sprint racing - fast and furious, quick turnarounds and lots of challenging fun.

Pre-registration has now closed - entries may be made on the day.

More Details, NOR and Sailing Instructions
View National 12 Entries
View OK Entries

Note: (17 Mar 2017 18:45) Although the forecast has now increased a little, given the sheltered nature of the venue we plan to go ahead with the open tomorrow as planned.


2017 2000 Open Meeting - 11th March 2017

Pre-registration is available until midnight 9th March 2017.
Cost: £15 Pre-registered, £20 after 9th March.

Registration 09:00 - 10:00
First warning signal: 10:55

Pre-Registration is now closed. Entries can be made on the day.
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NOR & Sailing Instructions
Open Meetings: General Information
2000 Results

RM at Burghfield

Race Management at Burghfield - 8th March 2017

Local Processes, Course Setting
& Introducing the Deputy Race Officer Role

8th March 2017
Bar open from 18:30
Evening starts promptly at 19:30

There will be a break for a working supper at 20:15 approx

This evening is aimed at SROs, AROs, those interested in DRO and anyone else interested in race management at the club.

The evening will be led by our club PRO and qualified National Race Officer, Ian Bullock. It will introduce the new duty of Deputy Race Officer and focus on the local club processes for providing excellent race management for club racing. The evening will also take a look at suggestions and tips for course setting at Burghfield in a variety of conditions.

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Orders for supper are now closed. If you would like to attend but have not yet registered, please contact the club office.

Youth Race and train

Junior/Youth Race & Train Afternoons

A series of afternoons split between training and racing with coaching provided by BSC youth sailors. Open to all BSC members aged under 18 and their Crew. Open to any Slow Handicap or RYA Recognised Youth or Junior Class Boat (excluding Optimists). Parent/Child combinations are fine! No racing experience necessary. We’ll cover the basics!

18th March, 1st April, 15th April. Meet rigged and ready at 13:00

Pre-registration is essential Register Here
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For more details please contact Mark Stevens

PB2 Courses

RYA Powerboat Level 2 Courses - New Dates

2 day courses arranged through Berkshire Sail Training - contact Lisa/Jean/Jonny directly for more details and booking.

This course is significantly discounted for club members at £125 per person which includes tuition, book and certificate.

New Dates:
  • 18 & 19 February 2017 - Waiting list in operation
  • 29 & 30 April 2017
Places are limited, please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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Optimist IOCA Thames Valley Optimist Training
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RS Aero RS Aero Demo Day
Club Racing Spring Series AM 2
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Blaze 2017 Blaze Open Meeting Day 1
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Club Racing Spring Series AM 3
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Club Racing Spring Series AM 4
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Monday, Apr 10
Junior Easter Optimist & RS Feva Training Day 1
Tuesday, Apr 11
Junior Easter Optimist & RS Feva Training Day 2
Wednesday, Apr 12
Junior Easter Optimist & RS Feva Training Day 3
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