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Saturday Sailing 2015 Schedule

We are pleased to announce this schedule of activities:-

02 May 2015 Treasure Hunt
09 May 2015 Boat Handling - Tacking
16 May 2015 BSC OPEN DAY
23 May 2015 Duck Hunt
30 May 2015 Boat Handling - Upwind Sailing
06 June 2015 Boat Handling - Boat Control
13 June 2015 Boat Handling - Rudderless Sailing
20 June 2015 Football in Boats
27 June 2015 Boat Handling - Spinnakers
04 July 2015 Rules of the Road
11 July 2015 BSC FUN DAY
18 July 2015 Gybing with Spinnakers - Video coaching
25 July 2015 Introduction to Racing
01 August 2015 Rigging & Tuning
08 August 2015 Boat handling - Tacking and Gybing
15 August 2015 Boat handling - Spinnaker
22 August 2015 Leaving & Returning to windward, lee & cross shores
29 August 2015 Launch and recover with cakes on an Island
05 Sept 2015 Introduction to Racing
12 Sept 2015 No Activity due to large numbers for the Optimist Open
19 Sept 2015 Battle of Burghfield

All the above dates & suggested activities are weather dependent, so the content on the day may need to be adjusted to suit conditions.
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News Section...

We will update all of our news below - please put this page in your favourites for up to the minute news (http://www.burghfieldsailing.org/acnews).

For those who wonder what the AC is all about please follow this link for more details. Or even better, come along to one of our events!
Battle

Battle of Burghfield and End of Season Social - 25th September 2010

Sadly, the AC 2010 season is coming to an end all too quickly, but not before the ever popular ‘Battle of Burghfield’. This is always a great fun event, involving on water battle, and the chance to search for and capture treasure from locations around the lake. As in past years, we will award prizes for best dressed boat/best dressed pirate " we look forward to seeing more great costumes again this year. There will of course be prizes for the winning navy.

No hand to hand combat allowed, but there will be plenty of time to practice your close quarters sailing - waterpistols are recommended!

After the battle is over, we will share stories, tea (and cake!) at the End of Season Social in the clubhouse. Bring some cake to share, and a mug " we will supply tea and coffee. As usual, be rigged and ready to sail at 13:30 or join us a bit earlier around 12:30 in the bar for a spot of lunch " catering will be available. No need to book, nothing to pay, just turn up.

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AC committee needs you!

As we start to plan for an even more fantastic 2011 AC season, we would love to have some new members of the AC committee. It’s a great way to get involved in the club and build up friendships. If you are interested, talk to one of the committee or email
Asymmetrics

Development day 11th September 2010

Coming up another great opportunity for some really great sailing development, with not one but two activities running at the club.

In the morning, James Tanner will be running the second of three training sessions publicised through the asymmetric fleet. Starting with theory this intermediate session will build on apparent wind and boat trim techniques building up to more wind awareness and roll tacks and gybes. Caroline Martin will be joining James out on the water late morning to help attendees put it all into practice. Session runs from 10.15 " 12.30 and is open to all asymmetric sailors.

Caroline has then kindly agreed to run another development session for Admirals club in the afternoon. The development days have been well attended this year and there is some flexibility to focus on any topics you may particularly want help with, depending on conditions on the day. As usual, be rigged and ready to sail at 13:30 or join us a bit earlier around 12:30 in the bar for a spot of lunch. No need to book, nothing to pay, just turn up.
Cakes

AC deliver meals on the water!

Little did we know when delivering cake round the lake at the end of this years AC Moveable Feast that we'd be caught on camera on our Commodore Jeremy's 'stern cam' filming from the back of his N12.

See the fantastic clip he put together for us here - we've already had several requests to provide a cake delivery service more regularly!
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2010 AC season the best yet!

Just about half way into the 2010 AC season, we are still seeing new people join us for AC events, but there is always room for more so if you are free on a Saturday afternoon, do come down to the club for a 1.30 start.

Calendar

We've run a couple of new events so far this season - Ducks and Hounds and a Moveable Feast which have been well attended and are sure to appear in future calendars. We've also had a fantastic second trip to Weymouth.

Reports

From 31st July - 28th August, we will be hosting recreational sailing on Saturday afternoons before we launch back into our September programme.
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Development programme for 2010

As part of our programme for 2010, Admirals club will be running a number of development days again this year:

15th May - close quarters sailing/basic skills practice

19th June - Asymmetric skills and man overboard

17th July - 5 essentials refresher and other topic tbc

11th September - topic tbc

The exact details of what we do will depend on the conditions on the day and on what you want to get out of the session. So if you want to develop your sailing skills or improve your tactics, and get to know other people at the club at the same time, these are for you!

More details will be sent out by email to those on our AC mailing list a couple of weeks before each event. If you would like to see specific areas covered on future development days or would like to be added to these regular mailings, please contact
Asymmetric Spinnaker

Development Day - 16th May 2009

Our next Admiral's Club event is a Development Day on Saturday 16th May open to all members of BSC with asymmetric dinghies, who are either new to asymmetric sailing, or for those who are just looking to improve their skills.

If you have an asymmetric dinghy and have never found the courage to hoist that spinnaker, then this is the day for you.

It will teach you how in a safe environment, with plenty of encouragement from the trainers and other sailors in the group. It will add another dimension to sailing that is tremendous fun.

So take advantage of this exciting and fun opportunity to join in with others who are interested in extending the range of their sailing skills.

Nothing to pay, but to help us manage numbers, please book your place by emailing by Wednesday 13th May.

On the day, be rigged and ready to sail at 13:30, or maybe come a little earlier to join other AC/BSC members for lunch in the club house first from 12:30 onwards!

There will still be plenty of 'non asymmetric' AC sailors around that afternoon, so if this development day isn't for you, do still come down to the club for a sail on 16th May.

Treasure Hunt

2009 Admiral's Club kicks off Saturday with annual Treasure Hunt

A warm welcome to everyone who is eagerly anticipating joining our AC band for the first event in our 2009 calendar.

We will start the season with a fun event which is fast becoming an AC tradition: the Treasure Hunt. This event has proved to be very popular in previous years with all ages, and will include some of the previous favourite elements, together with the introduction of some new ones to keep you on your toes.

So please ensure Saturday 2nd May is in your diary.

Come along and be rigged and ready to sail at 13:30, or perhaps join us a bit earlier at 12:30 for a spot of lunch (prices are very reasonable).

No need to book, nothing to pay, just turn up. Meet up in the bar after every event

For further information, or if you have any queries, contact:


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2008 Survey Results

Thanks to the people who responded to the Admiral's Club 2008 Survey.

The full results are available here (pdf) Survey Results.

The highlights of the survey were:
  • Our goal is to "to cater for those sailors who enjoy the social side of sailing more than racing". Everyone thought we had achieved this either "Very well" or "Fairly well" in 2008
  • Everyone thought it was an appropriate goal to continue for next year
  • 90% of people were looking for "More of the same" for next year

With this input, the Admiral's Club committee is finalising the programme for next year, with more of the same, but a few new additions as well.
Battleships

13th September 2008 - Battle of Burghfield!!

Bring the whole family along to the inaugural Battle of Burghfield!!

An excellent event has been organised which will involve sailing, strategy, attack, defence, cannonballs (soft ones), island raiding and general all round team based fun!

The event will use the club toppers for island raiding but please rig your own battleship for the other elements of the battle. The event will follow strict sailing rules and has been planned to ensure there is no boat to boat (or officer to officer) battling!!

Equally importantly there will be 2 prizes for Best Dressed Battleship and Best Dressed Crew so dig out the bunting and naval outfits and get into the spirit of the battle!

Battle will commence at 1.30pm in the Officers Mess (Club House).

For further details please contact
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5th July 2008 - It's a Knock Out!!

On Saturday it is the 2nd Admiral's Club It's a Knock Out!

Last years event was a resounding success and saw over 30 people taking part. The emphasis is on 'family fun' so bring the whole family down for an afternoon of sailing, obstacles courses and general all round wetness!

The events use the club boats so you don't need to rig up before hand and we will start with a briefing at 1pm in the clubhouse.

Teams will be of 8 people (or so) so either come as a unit or come on your own and we will organise teams on the day.

Following the It's a Knock Out there is a club 100 minute pursuit race starting at 4.30pm - we've arranged for all AC Members/participants to have a 6 minute handicap. For those who haven't raced before this is an excellent handicap and will prove a great introduction to racing. The race is an informal way of getting everybody in the mood for...

THE SUMMER PARTY! Don't forget to buy your tickets for Saturday night - after drying off from It's a Knock Out and pursuit racing get your party gear on for an evening of dancing, eating & the odd fizzy drink! Tickets available from the bar and are £12 adult and £8 junior.
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28th June 2008 - Development Day

Saturday 28th June was the next installment of the AC Development Days.

The weather was quite windy (90% of people capsized - some twice!) but good practice in use of kicker, mark rounding and race starting was had under the expert tuition of Richard, George & Jeremy.

Don't miss out on the next one.
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Novice Race 1 (31st May 2008) - Results!!

Saturday 31st saw the 1st novice race (and race training session) of 2008.

It was an excellent session run by Richard Goss, George Rowland & Jeremy Carey - our thanks to them.

The results are now available here

Looking forward to the next one on 19th July.
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14th June 2008: Try a boat

14th June was a really enjoyable 'Try a Boat' AC afternoon.

It was great to see some new faces and also to see people coming back to their 2nd/3rd AC sessions.

'Try a Boat' sessions are great for meeting new people as crews/helms and boats are being swapped all afternoon!

The next 'Try a Boat' is on the 23rd August but don't forget you can always contact the club office to book any of the club boats for most weekends!
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17th May 2008 - Development Day

Saturday the 17th May was the 1st AC development day for 2008.

An excellent day was had by those who attended. Nick Martin provided a great coaching session with not very much notice so many thanks to Nick.
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Treasure Hunt Report

Jay's excellent report from the AC Treasure Hunt 2008 can now be found here.
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New Brochure for 2008...

Our new 2008 Admiral's Club Brochure can be downloaded here!
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27th September 2007 - Admiral's Cup & End of Season Tea Party

Saturday 27th is the last event of the season for the Admiral's Club.

Please join us at 1.30pm for our Admiral's Cup - a novice handicap race designed to introduce you to racing. Perhaps to prepare you for Wednesday evenings??

Following the race we are having an end of season Tea Party so please bring an empty mug and a piece of cake and we'll provide an urn and the tea bags - very civilised!

See you Saturday.

Created on 14/07/2007 03:40 PM by Nicholas Bratton
Updated on 27/04/2016 09:15 AM by Sharon Bullock
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