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Burghfield Sailing Club
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Berks RG7 4AP

01189 303 604

News - July 2015

JULY 2015

Door code

Important Notice - Door Code Change

Following a recent Committee meeting a decision was made to change the access door code and gate codes for the Sailing Club on a more regular basis.

The codes have been changed from 15:00hrs 29 July 2015 (today).

If you have a Club key fob these will continue to provide access to the building.

If you do not have a key fob, please call in/contact the Club Office for the new code.

The gate code is now different to the door code. For out of hours access to the club site (i.e. when the club office and BSTC are closed), please contact Sharon or Virginia on in the first instance, or in an emergency/out of hours please text Sharon on 07746 393275 with your name, membership number and Postcode.

We do have spare key fobs available. If you would like one please contact the Club Office.


Volunteers Required

Due to the summer holiday and changes in circumstances, work commitments or illness/injury we have a number of Volunteer Duties that need to be filled at short notice.

Currently we are looking for volunteers on the following dates:

Sat 01 Aug - Safety Boat Officer

Wed 05 Aug - Safety Boat Assistant
Sat 08 Aug - Safety Boat Officer
Wed 12 Aug - Bar
Wed 12 Aug - Senior Race Officer
Wed 12 Aug - Safety Boat Officer

There are also a number of members looking for swaps.

If you are able to help out - please contact as soon as possible. Many thanks.

Updated: 29 July
Note: We will try and keep this section up to date, removing filled roles and adding new requirements as they crop up, so please check the dates.
The roster for Sept - Dec will be published very shortly.

Water Water Everywhere.... - Sat 25th July

Toilet Update 13:30 - All fixed :-) Thanks to Dave Martin.


Busy...BUSY...busy - 17, 18, 19 July

From approx. 3pm today (Friday) the club will start to be transformed as they start to arrive with tents, campers, boats, boards, balls, water pistols, frizbees, games and a HUGE amount of energy, fun and laughter.

Yes, it's Oppie Camp weekend, so the club will be extra busy all weekend, but it's going to be fantastic!


Saturday Sailing - 18th July

Fed up taking an early swim? Need some help gybing?

Want FREE coaching? Want to sail in a relaxed, fun and friendly atmosphere with expert advice on hand? If this sounds like you then the Saturday Sailing Sessions are perfect!

Every Saturday afternoon throughout the summer, the club offers sailing development and fun, family, friendly sessions to help members improve all aspects of their sailing.

Laser 4.7 Radial Training

Youth Racer Laser Training - 18th July

Youth Racer - Laser Training Saturday 18th July

For budding Laser 4.7/Radial Sailors
Coaching from Dan Bullock
Ready to Launch 13:30 Finish 17:30

If you are interested in this event or future training please contact

Lottery Numbers

It could be you...

Today the club hosted a luxury lunch to help launch the search in Reading for an unclaimed £1m National Lottery prize.

With the clock ticking on an unclaimed £1million and private yacht getaway prize from the EuroMillions Mega Friday draw on 24 April, 2015 from a ticket bought in Reading, The National Lottery treated members of the Burghfield Sailing Club to a taste of life aboard a luxury private yacht.

The elusive winner is one of ten players from the EuroMillions Mega Friday draw on Friday 24 April 2015, who won a guaranteed £1m prize plus a luxury private yacht getaway. The lucky ticket-holder only has until Wednesday 21 October, 2015 to claim the prize.

The winning Millionaire Maker code from the ticket bought in Reading is TTR 092 858

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Help Burghfield Make Sailing Accessible to All

Burghfield Sailability's aim is to get disabled people on the water (preferably in boats).

We would welcome anyone who could:
  • help with administration
  • help with making teas and coffees
  • help launch and recover boats
  • help as crew or helms in boats
  • help with publicity and fund raising

The different roles have varied levels of staying dry and of sociability.

It is very rewarding to see how much pleasure we provide for so many people and the volunteer team is very sociable and fun to be with.

If you can help a little or a lot Burghfield Sailability would love to see you.

Please Contact


Showers - 8th July UPDATE

SHOWERS The work on the showers is complete! Many thanks to Peter Colvin and the plumbers for the quick work.

Please note: The showers have been changed to ON DEMAND heating.

They will start cool and then heat to the correct temperature which should be maintained.

Feedback about the changes is welcomed. Please drop a note in the box outside the office or email

Cardboard boat

Fun Day - July 11th

Invite your friends and family to Burghfield and take part in the Cardboard Boat Race, Upside down boat bridge, IT on the water, Capsize competition, etc.

Cardboard Boat Race Rules & Entry Form

No Showers

Shower Maintenance - 7/8/9 July

Due to essential maintenance, the showers at the club will be out of use Tuesday 7th & Wednesday 8th (daytime). The work will be completed as soon as possible, but the showers may also be unavailable Wednesday evening and Thursday 9th July. We will keep the website updated and apologise for the inconvenience.

Burghfield SC

Burghfield Breeze - 2015 Issue:3

Out now: Burghfield Breeze - 2015 Issue:3 (July 2015)

RNLI Sailability

RNLI/Sailability Challenge Donations

Many thanks to all those who donated to the RNLI/Sailability Challenge & Cock of Burghfield on 7th June. We raised just over £215 which has now been donated 50:50 to Burghfield Sailability and the RNLI.

RS200 Ladies

RS 200 Ladies Day - 4th July

Burghfield Sailing Club is looking forward to hosting the prestigious, and somewhat glamorous, Ladies Day on 4th July 2015.

There will be four races: two in the morning and two in the afternoon. All races are windward/leeward.

After sailing there will be tea, cake and much Prosecco.

Briefing is at 10:30 and the first race is at 11:15.

Chaps are welcome but only as crews.

Pre-registered boats benefit form a reduced entry fee £20 rather than £25 on the day.

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