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News - April 2018

Comet Solo Streaker

2018 Comet, Solo and Streaker Open - 21 April - Entry Open

Incorporating the:

2018 Comet Open Meeting (Eastern Travellers' Series)
2018 Solo Open Meeting (Thames Valley Series)
2018 Streaker Open Meeting (Southern Paddle Series)

Pre-registration is available until midnight, 18 April 2018. Pre-registered boats will benefit from a discounted entry fee.

Pre-registered Fee: £15 per boat
Standard Fee: £20 per boat

More Details, NOR and Pre-registration

View Comet Entries
View Solo Entries
View Streaker Entries

Wed eve

Wednesday Evening Pursuit - Information Evening - 18 April

A great evening giving you all the information you need to take part in the hugely popular Wednesday Evening Series. Wynn Kenrick & Nigel Rolfe will explain how the series works and the personal handicap system. After supper there will be an introduction to racing, with help and information for less experienced sailors, or those new to racing.

The evening is suitable for junior sailors, complete racing novices and experienced racers; in fact, anyone wanting to try out the series or understand how it works.

Evening starts promptly at 19:00

Please note: Supper is not available

More Details about Wednesday Evening Racing

Racing Starts Wednesday 25th April! Come and join one of the most popular Wednesday Evening Race Series in the country!

PB Refresher

2018 BSC Members' Powerboat Refresher Days - Additional Dates Added

Following consultation between the Main and Sailing Committees the Club has decided to run a series of Member Powerboat Refresher days.

The aim of the refresher days is to ensure all club members acting as safety boat helms are aware of current best practice, current club policies and procedures, and also have the opportunity to practice and improve their boat handling skills through a set of supervised on water scenarios and experience in each type of club powerboat.

Safety Boat Helms
All safety boat helms completing duties at the club during racing or training (including but not limited to Oppie Club, Youth/Junior Training, Fleet Training) will be required to complete a refresher course. Reluctance/failure to complete a course, may result in members only being permitted to carry out safety boat assistant/alternative duties in the future.

Safety Boat Assistants currently holding a valid PB2 certificate
If you would like to be considered for Safety Boat Helm duties, or would just like to practice your helming skills, please sign-up for a refresher day.

Senior Race Officers
Please sign up for a refresher..

The days will be run by the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre on behalf of the club and will primarily be "on water" refresher days. The course is likely to include some additional tips and techniques relevant to club activities that may not generally be covered in a standard PB2 course.

Further Details, Current Dates & Sign Up Here


RS Aero Spring Championships - 14 April 2018

Pre -registration is available until midnight, 11 April 2018. Pre-registered boats will benefit from a discounted entry fee.
  • Pre-registered Fee: £17.50 per boat
  • Standard Fee: £22.50 per boat

More Details, NOR and Pre-registration
Sailing Instructions now available
View Entries
Results and Report

Easter Boats

Happy Easter - Bank Holiday Series 1 & 2

More about Bank Holiday Races
  • Usually each Bank Holiday from Easter Monday to the end of August there are a couple of races held.
  • Tend to have fewer people racing than on a Sunday or Wednesday, so the water is not crowded.
  • A good opportunity to swap helms or crews, to try new ideas, or to gain more experience.
  • Normally the Bank Holiday Races are Pursuit Races. With a 100-minute race in the morning (start at 11:00 = finish at 12:40); and a 70-minute race (start at 13:50 = finish at 15:00) in the afternoon.
  • The races held count towards the Bank Holiday series results.

Burghfield Race Formats - More Details

Quiz Night

Quiz Night - 13 April 2018 at 19:30

Create your own team (up to six people) or alternatively, Andy and Virginia will organise teams on the night and join us for an evening of general knowledge trivia and supper

£9.50 per person
(includes fish or sausage and chips supper and a glass of wine)

The bar will be open and there will be a raffle.

Please book as soon as possible & no later than Sunday 8th April 2018 as we need to pass confirmed numbers to the Frying Squad!

More Details and Book Tickets Here

Lift - broken

Lift - Working

With huge thanks to Andy Leigh, Nygel Gardner & Ceri (Lift Engineer Extraordinaire) Burghfield passenger Lift is now working!

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Streaker 2018 Streaker Open Meeting
Solo 2018 Solo Open Meeting
Comet 2018 Comet Open Meeting
Sunday, Apr 22
Optimist Oppie Club Starts
Club Racing Spring Series 5 am
Club Racing Spring Series 5 pm
Wednesday, Apr 25
Pursuit Evening Pursuit 1
Thursday, Apr 26
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Saturday, Apr 28
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Optimist Oppie Club
Club Racing Spring Series 6 am
Club Racing Spring Series 6 pm
Wednesday, May 2
Pursuit Evening Pursuit 2
Thursday, May 3
Sailability BSC Sailability Group
Committee Sailing Committee Meeting
Friday, May 4
Working Party Working Party - Open Day Prep
Challenger 2018 Challenger Open Meeting Day 1
Saturday, May 5
Working Party Working Party - Open Day Prep
Challenger 2018 Challenger Open Meeting Day 2
Sunday, May 6
Optimist No Oppie Club
Club Racing Spring Series 7 am
Club Racing Spring Series 7 pm
Monday, May 7
PowerBoats Members' Powerboat Refresher Day
Bank Holiday Bank Holiday Series 3
Bank Holiday Bank Holiday Series 4
Wednesday, May 9
Pursuit Evening Pursuit 3
Thursday, May 10
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