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News - 2015

APRIL 2015

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19 April - Road Closed

Planning to sail at the club on Sunday 19th April?

Notice of Temporary Traffic Lights/Road Closure 16 Mar - 19 Apr 2015

Station Road, (from Brunel Road to South side of railway bridge) - Arrowhead Road, Theale - Carriageway and resurfacing works.

Work is scheduled to start Monday 16th March 2015 and last for 5 weeks. Temporary traffic lights will be in place during the works. The road will be CLOSED on the following dates:

Fri 10 April (7pm - 11.30pm)
Sun 12 April (7.30am - 5pm)
Sun 19 April (7.30am - 5pm)

Diversions will be in place, please approach the club from Hangar Lane (past Fox & Hounds) - for further details/directions check out the alternative routes Here

Wednesday Racing

Wednesday Evening Pursuit Racing - 15 April

The first of the Wednesday Evening Series races got off to a fantastic start with almost 70 boats registered (the biggest entry for the first race in the series since 2007!)

Results have just been posted - if you spot any errors please contact

Photos from Jeremy Carey can be found HERE and Sportography.TV had their drone in the air producing a great short video HERE

More details about Wednesday night racing can be found HERE

Register now

2015 Streaker, Solo and Comet Open - 25 April

The Streaker Southern Championship, Solo Open (TV series) and Comet (Single Handed) Open Meetings will take place on Saturday 25th April 2015.

Pre-registration is available until 23rd April with pre-registered boats benefitting from a reduced entry fee. Entry fee is £10 if pre-registered, £15 on the day.

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Pre-Registration Form
Streaker, Solo & Comet Open NOR

Update SIs

Club & Open Meeting Sailing Instructions

Please note that the Club and Open Meeting Sailing Instructions have been updated (v. March 2015).

The revised versions can be downloaded HERE


Blaze Open Meeting - 11th & 12th April

This weekend Burghfield will be hosting the start of the 2015 Blaze Traveller Series. Pre-registration (reduced entry fee) is still available More Details and Pre-Registration.

On Sunday, racing will be co-ordinated around the Club Spring Series.

Burghfield Wednesday Sailing

Introduction to Wednesday Evening Racing - 8th April

Ever thought of trying racing? The Burghfield Wednesday evening race is the ideal way of getting started with pursuit racing using personal handicaps which gives an advantage for slower sailors.

The first race is on Wednesday 15th April, and on the Wednesday 8th April there is a talk giving an introduction of what you need to know and do.

Arrival 17:50, Talk from 19:00. Bar will be open, but catering is not available.

For Sale Sign

5 April - Boats for Sale

Whilst the noticeboards are unavailable following the club re-decoration, please remember you can use the For Sale Submission Form to advertise any boats for sale.

31st March 2015



After over 15 years manning the club office, volunteering for Sailability, helping with rescue duty, compiling results and generally being an oracle on all things Burghfield, Tuesday 31st March will be Pat's last day!

Thank You and Good Luck from everyone at the club!

More photos from the Commodore's Reception & Prizegiving can be found here thanks to Sportography.tv - Proceeds from photos will go to Burghfield Sailing Club Sailability on behalf of Ivor and Pat.

30th March 2015

N12 Sprint champs

National 12 GUL Series and OK Open

It was a windy day at the club for the International OK Dinghy Open and the 2015 National 12​ GUL Series. The 20 boats battled gusty weather to complete 10 races, followed by prize giving and plenty of cake.

Results from the event can be found here: National 12 / OK

Sportography.tv were on hand to take some fantastic photos National 12 / OK

Photos are also available from Jeremy Carey via his flickr account. Click the link below or image:

N12 and OK sprint championships 2015

28th March 2015

credit: Jake (www.ohbullocks.com)

2015 Junior Easter Courses

We are pleased to announce that these fun packed and popular courses will once again take place over the Easter holidays.

  • 9 - 10 April 2015 for Laser 4.7s
  • 13 - 15 April 2015 for Optimists

More details and sign-up are available: Laser 4.7 and Optimist

27th March 2015

Last year

Blaze Open - 11th & 12th April 2015

The 2015 Blaze Traveller series starts off on 11th & 12th April with the Burghfield Open.

Saturday morning will be informal training plus the option of trying one of the new sails that fit on standard Blaze spars - the larger Halo or smaller Fire. There will then be 3 races after lunch.

On Sunday there will be 3 more races interleaved with the standard club races.

Further details and links to pre-registration here

If you're interested in finding out more about the Blaze, please pop down on Saturday morning for a chat, or perhaps later on in the bar?

23rd March 2015

Saturday 2nd May: Treasure Hunt

Mark your calendars - on Saturday 2nd May we have the traditional start of season Treasure Hunt, starting at 1:30. It's a lighthearted event, where you have to sail around the lake to find clues to a location within the club, then solve the puzzles you find there.

All welcome, be ready to sail at 1:30. Meet under the balcony for a briefing. It's not a race and there's no time limit, but there will be a prize giving at the end of the afternoon.

21 March 2015


Commodore's Reception - 22nd March 2015

Pat will be leaving the club after 15 years of dedicated and loyal service to Burghfield, so please join us in saying a fond farewell at the Commodore's Reception this Sunday afternoon at 1pm.

Racing for Sunday will be 2 races back-to-back in the morning. There will be no afternoon racing. We will be serving a hot and cold complimentary buffet with tea/coffee/soft drinks, the bar will also be open.

The Galley will be open for breakfast, but they will not be serving lunch, as they will be preparing the buffet.

Prize-giving will also take place for a number of the previous race series including: Commodore's Cup, Frostbite, Christmas, Autumn, and Summer.

1st March 2015


Great days racing

Sun, wind and a hint of warmth, what more could you ask for from the start of a new month with a hint of spring in the air.

If you didn't make it today, I'm afraid you missed out as the gallery below will testify from JCarey

Fear not there's always next week, ...... let's hope it just as good!

Flickr Gallery

25th February

Weather photo

'Understanding the Weather' talk by Simon Rowell Wednesday 11th March 2015 @ 7.30pm

Simon Rowell is a weather expert he was the winning Clipper ‘Round the World’ race skipper in 2002 as well as Assistant Race Director in 2005.

He is an RYA Ocean Yachtmaster instructor and was Chief Instructor of UKSA until 2009. Simon's in-depth knowledge of weather systems stems from his university masters degree in Applied Meteorology.

His great teaching style and tailor made courses will inspire you to spending even more time looking at the weather but understanding it and making it imperative to look at the clouds whilst racing.

This informative talk is a must see for any sailor. The main topic will be "Visual Clues on the Water", a talk that he has also given to the British Sailing Team.

Do please come along
Wednesday 11th March 7.30 pm
Entry fee £5.00 per person
Supper will be available from the Galley
Bar open from 6.30pm


Skittles Evening: 21st Feb 2015

All are welcome to come to the Skittles evening on the 21st Feb starting at 7:30 pm.

This was a VERY successful evening last year and tickets go fast. There will be a limit of 50 spaces, so please book on the website to secure your space and order your food.

Book your spaces using the booking form. Entry is £5 per person

Food will be £6 for per main meal and £2.25 per dessert. This must be booked in advance on the form.

Book here.

National 12 GUL Series and OK Open

It was a windy day at the club for the International OK Dinghy Open and the 2015 National 12​ GUL Series. The 20 boats battled gusty weather to complete 10 races, followed by prize giving and plenty of cake.

Results from the event can be found here: National 12 / OK

Sportography.tv were on hand to take some fantastic photos National 12 / OK

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