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News - 2015

27th March 2015

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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.

11th March 2015

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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

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.

28th March 2015

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