News - April 2017


2017 Challenger Regatta - 5 & 6 May 2017

The 2017 Burghfield Challenger Regatta takes place at Burghfield on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th May 2017.

More Details, NOR and online Registration

Supper will be available on Friday evening - please book with the Club Office

Volunteers Required
Additional Volunteers are required both on shore and on the water on both days. Any offers of help would be very much appreciated - please email Burghfield Sailability

Burghfield's Nervous Wrecks - 3 & 4 June 2017 - Entry OPEN

A fantastic, Club charity fundraising weekend in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association & Burghfield Sailability
Registration now OPEN. Pre-register by 30th May for a reduced entry fee.

For Burghfield members who wish to just race on the Sunday the entry fee is optional, but greatly appreciated. Think of it as a recommended donation

NOR, More Details & Registration

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Dutyman Rosters May - Dec Updated - Sign up Now

Please CHOOSE Your Preferred Duty Date/s NOW

The sign-up will be available until 10am Monday 1st May 2017. After this date, any remaining duties will be automatically rostered.

Members are reminded that they are expected to complete at least 2 duties this year (excluding Wednesday evenings and the Christmas series which are rostered separately).

Please sign up for the earlier dates first wherever possible.


Volunteer Requests

The rosters are filling up nicely....Thank you.

We do still need a number of volunteers to help with preparation for the Open Day - both around the site and readying the club boats. If you could lend a hand, it would be very much appreciated. Please speak to Andy Leigh or contact the club office.

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: 27 April 2017 14:45


2017 Comet National Championships - 27 to 29 May 2017

Incorporating the:

Comet National Championships 27th - 29th May 2017
Comet Trio Inland Championships 27th - 28th May 2017
Comet Versa Inland Championships 27th - 28th May 2017
Comet Zero Inland Championships 27th - 28th May 2017
Comet Duo Inland Championships 27th May 2017

Online booking is available until midnight on 21st May 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.

More Details, Registration & NOR

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Comet (Standard, Xtra or Mino Rig)
Comet Duo - Available Soon
Comet Trio
Comet Versa - Available Soon
Comet Zero - Available Soon

Open Day

Open Day Preparation - Help Needed

Volunteers are needed to help get the site shipshape before the open day. So, as in previous years, a number of pre-event preparation days/working parties have been arranged for:
All members are asked to lend a hand, if at all possible, in the weeks leading up to the event (there is too much for the monthly working parties to complete alone). If you are available to help, it would be very much appreciated.

Please sign up on Dutyman (if you already have a working party roster account) or drop the club office an email.

Comet Solo Streaker

2017 Comet, Solo & Streaker Open - 22 April 2017

The 2017 Comet, Solo and Streaker open meetings take place at Burghfield on Saturday 22nd April 2017.

Pre-registration is now closed. Entries will be accepted on the day. Please see the NOR for more details.

More Details & NOR
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View Solo Entries
View Streaker Entries

Wed Eve Series 2017

Wednesday Evening Series: Information Evening - 19 April 2017

A great evening giving you all the information you need to take part in the hugely popular Wednesday Evening Series. Burghfield PRO, Ian Bullock, 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.

Bar open from 18:30
Evening starts promptly at 19:00

Supper Pre-registeration now closed
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2017 Open Day

2017 Open Day - 20 May 2017

2017 Burghfield Sailing Club, Berkshire Sail Training & Burghfield Sailability Open Day will take place on Saturday, 20th May 2017, 12 - 4.

Invite your friends, family & colleagues to come and try sailing! Everyone welcome from novice to seasoned racer. A great day out for all the family - bring spare clothes and shoes you don't mind getting wet!

Keep an eye on the website for more details

Youth Race and Train

Youth Race & Train Afternoon - 15 April 2017

An afternoon split between training and racing. Open to all Burghfield Sailing Club members aged under 18 of all abilities. Open to any Slow Handicap or RYA Recognised Youth or Junior Class Boat (excluding Optimists). Parent/Child combinations in double handers are fine!

No racing experience necessary. We’ll cover the basics!

Meet rigged and ready at 13:00.

Pre-registration is essential - please sign up Here
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Results Query?

So that we are able to deal with results queries more efficiently, please send any results queries to our new, dedicated email address:

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

Note: Pre-registration has now closed. Entries will be accepted 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.

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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: Places are limited, please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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

M4 Closure

M4 Full Road Closure - 31 March to 3 April

M4 Chieveley to Theale fully closed overnight, Friday March 31 to am Monday April 3

The M4 between Chieveley and Theale will be fully closed this weekend from Friday night (March 31), due to bridge refurbishment work.

The M4 east and westbound carriageways, between junctions 13 (Chieveley) and 12 (Theale), will close from 9pm on Friday March 31.

This stretch of carriageway, east and westbound, will not re-open until 6am on Monday April 3, according to Highways England. A diversion will be in place via the A4.

Drivers are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes including the M40, M25, A34, A33 and A404.

Click on news item image for larger photo of the diversion.

Additional closures expected (we'll update as we receive confirmation):
Friday, May 5 to Monday, May 8
Friday, May 12 to Monday, May 15
Friday, May 19 to Monday, May 22

wed eve

Wednesday Evening - Duties

The 2017 Wednesday Evening Roster is now online - please volunteer for a duty by 9pm Sunday 9th April.

As far as possible the Wednesday roster comprises people who sailed in last year's Evening Pursuit races. This does mean that even members who have paid the waiver fee will be included to ensure that we have enough race management and rescue support. Regular crews will be rostered & Junior sailors who sailed regularly last year will also be rostered to give them some experience of race management.

If you didn't race last year, but will be competing this year, it would be appreciated if you could also volunteer for a duty.

Due to the timings and nature of the Wednesday evening series, Wednesday duties are additional to normal club duties.

More Details

technical issues

21 April 2017 - Dutyman Technical Issues

15:00 - It's all fixed :-)