News - July 2016
Galley Closed - Saturday 30th July 2016
Visiting the club on Saturday, 30th July? Please bring a packed lunch.
Unfortunately, the Galley will be closed as Kris is away & Kieran is unwell.
The Galley will be open as normal on Sunday and Wednesday as we welcome back Antony as Galley cover!
We wish Kieran a speedy recovery.
IMPORTANT NOTICE - Changes to the DutyMan System
CHOOSE Your Duty NOW
All sailing duties for Sep - Dec 2016 have been uploaded to the Dutyman system.
As a trial, members can, for a limited time, sign-up for their preferred dates, directly on the Dutyman system. Simply login to Dutyman and select the date/duty you wish to volunteer for.
The sign-up will be available until Monday 1st August. At this point all remaining duties will be automatically rostered.
Members are reminded that they are expected to complete 2-3 duties each year (excluding Wednesday evenings and the Christmas series which are rostered separately).
Rosters for bar duty will follow shortly.
If you are planning to volunteer for the Optimist Open Meeting on 3rd September please contact Rob Thomas as a matter of urgency and before 1st August.
Looks like the summer holidays have arrived! Due to a number of changes to work/personal commitments we are urgently looking for volunteers for:
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 - Safety Boat Assistant
Sun, 7 Aug 2016 - Safety Boat Officer
Sun, 7 Aug 2016 - Assistant Race Officer
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 - Bar
Wed, 3 Aug 2016 - Safety Boat Officer - Thanks James Cutler
Sun, 14 Aug 2016 - Safety Boat Assistant - Thanks Russell Grute
Please check DutyMan for members looking for swaps.
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: 29 Jul 2016
Delay Posting Results - update
Unfortunately, due a continuing technical issue there is likely to be short delays in uploading results after Wednesday and Sunday racing. We are working to resolve the problem as soon as possible. Please bear with us.
Fun, Laughter and Smiles Compulsory - 15/16/17 July
This weekend, 15 - 17 July is the annual Oppie Camp at the club and with 50 sailors plus family members on site It'll be busy, loud, fun and just a little bit bonkers!
Club Race Management Evening - Wed, 7th Sep 2016
This is an evening aimed at anyone interested in Race Management at Burghfield.
It is especially relevant for all current and future SROs.
The evening will focus on running the best club racing that we possibly can.
It will be led by our club PRO and qualified National Race Officer, Ian Bullock, and will include sharing and discussion of hints, tips and best practice.
Evening starts at 19:30 and there will be a working
supper at 20:15 approx.
If you have any particular areas of Race Management that you would like to ensure are addressed, please send an email to
Please register and pre-order supper Here
Please note: Supper must be pre-ordered before 5pm, Monday 5th September 2016
Please note date changed from 5th July to 7th September 2016
2016 Summer Series - Sunday 3rd July
Thanks to everyone who participated in the trial of two morning races over the last two weeks.
The response has been really positive with almost everyone expressing support for the idea.
However, there are a few niggles and processes to get right. So, rather than rush in to it for the next race series, we will revert to the traditional morning and afternoon race format for the 2016 Summer series and plan to adopt the 2-race format more widely in the future.
In the mean time, if you have any feedback or concerns, please feel free to drop Ian a line on
Security - Car Stickers
In order to aid security on the gate in the short term, we would highly recommend adding a BSC car sticker to the corner of your windscreen.
Stickers for each car can be collected from the club office.
The stickers also make it easier to identify whether there are any visitor cars, rather than member cars, left in the car park when locking up.
Burghfield Club Clothing
Now Available - Burghfield Club clothing! Embroidered, polo shirts, hoodies and fleeces in a selection of sizes and colours are now available to purchase at great prices!
Order Club Clothing Here
Gate Security Update - July 2016
With immediate effect, the padlock for the high security gate at the end of the drive has been changed. An email has been sent to all current, primary members with details of the change - please check your inbox.
The reason for the change is so that non-member, regular, club visitors who often attend in high top vehicles, have better access to the club without compromising the overall security of the site - they will only have access when the bottom gates are open.
The gate codes for the other gates and club door remain unchanged.
If you have any problems or would like a reminder of any of the club access codes, please contact the club office for further information or call 07746 393275. Please use the club mobile number rather than calling committee members out of hours - thank you.
Admiral's Club Fun Day & BBQ - Saturday 9th July
All are welcome to the Admiral's Club Fun Day & Cardboard Boat Race.
Bring your friends to the club and enjoy the club’s facilities. The surfboards and oppies will be available for youngsters to play on. Also take part in the cardboard boat race. The club’s BBQs will be available for you to cook your own food in the evening remember your ingredients!
Usual start time - 1.30pm. Will your Cardboard boat win?
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