Racing - What races are organised at Burghfield?

What are the different races at the club?

The list of the different races shown here is in approximate ascending order of difficulty for a new person to racing. It doesn't mean you have to follow the progression, as often there is more support for you from other fleet members at some of the other events, but it should give you an idea of how serious the racing might be taken by your fellow competitors.


Admiral's Club

Introduced in 2007, Admiral's Club is:

Fleet Training Days

Each fleet within the club normally manages to organise 2 or 3 different training days during the year. Some of these might be straight boat handling improvements, while others will involve lots of short races for practise.


Wednesday Evening Pursuit Race

These events, held for approx. 18 weeks in the summer, are very popular - both with complete beginners to the racing scene, and to those who are a lot more experienced.


The Bloodbath

As a celebration and end to the Wednesday Evening Series, come and join us for the 2018 Bloodbath.... It’s not scary! It’s a great, fun way to end the evening series!

A lap-timed handicap race, single start with one loooooooong line, & no personal handicaps!

Start 6:50pm for ALL competitors
Competitors will need to go through the start/finish line on every lap
The race will be in the region of 45-60mins long

If you’d like to use a club boat for this event, please contact the club office.

Following the Bloodbath, join us for supper and Prize-Giving

Prizes will be awarded for the 2018 Wednesday Evening Series & Bloodbath. Prizes will be awarded throughout the fleet so come and join in!

Bank Holiday races


Burghfield Blast

Short course, rapid fire sprint racing.

We will try and set a course which will take 15-20 minutes with a finish on a separate line from the start but in the same area of the lake.

Initially, classes will start in the same sequence as for normal Sunday racing but as soon as all of a particular fleet has finished, they will be re-added to the back of the queue for another start.

Blast - More Details

Special Events on Sundays

Keep an eye on the website for confirmed dates.

Normal Sunday Racing

Sunday's are when the main racing at Burghfield takes place. The racing is organised into fleets and handicap racing, and the numbers on the water can vary between about 20 or 25 boats (when its cold and raining) to well over 100 (when its sunny and there is a good breeze blowing).

Oppie Open

Open Meetings


National Championships