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News - November 2018


2018 Icicle (Christmas) Series

The 2018 Christmas (Icicle) Series will have four races this year. There will be two races on Sunday 23 Dec, and two on Sunday 30 Dec.

Because of the nature of the series, it is expected that the members who decide to race in this series will offer to do a race/safety role whether they have paid the waiver fee or not. These duties are considered separate to the normal duty system. Average points for (one race) will be available (as per normal racing) if you sign on the day of a duty. So, if you do offer to help, you will not lose out in the series.

If you intend to do the series, please be generous and offer your assistance as without volunteers, no racing will take place. There is a sign up form in the clubroom or please let Virginia know

Needed: SRO, AROs, Safety Helms and Crew, Results and Bar (1 member also a keyholder)

Please note the GALLEY will be CLOSED for both of the Icicle Series dates

IOCA TV Training

IOCA (UK) Thames Valley Optimist Winter Training & Regatta - 2018/19

IOCA(UK) Thames Valley Area will be running a series of training days between November 2018 and March 2019. There will also be a regatta at the end of the training for sailors who have attended winter training at IOCA Thames Valley and IOCA South areas.

The fee is £165 for six days training and the regatta.

For more experienced sailors
There is an option for sailors who are at a level of experience at RYA Zone squad and above to attend for the six coaching days without the regatta at the end. The fee for this is £150.

For the Optimist training you must be a member of IOCA. For membership details see the IOCA website

Register for IOCA(UK) Thames Valley Training

Saturday 3rd November 2018
Saturday 8th December 2018
Saturday 19th January 2019
Saturday 2nd February 2019
Saturday 2nd March 2019
Saturday 23rd March 2019
Saturday 13th April 2019

This training is very popular, so please sign up as soon as possible.


Christmas Wreath Making, Mulled Wine & Mince Pies - Saturday 1 December 2018

Session One: 10.30 - 12.30pm
Session Two: 2pm - 4pm

£8.50 per person

Come along to the club and make a rustic wreath full of nature’s treasures from the woods and garden. We will put together a mixture of very natural materials that you might expect to find on a walk in the woods. Ideal for your front door or indoors, on a wall, propped up on a shelf or mantelpiece. Lovely as a gift for any occasion - it could also be used as an Xmas arrangement with a large candle in the middle.

Places are filling up fast so don't forget to book a place by emailing no later than Friday 30 November 2018


2018 BSC Junior/Youth End of Season Championship - 24th November

New for 2018!
Free entry for members!

This event is also open to Optimists and a separate start will be offered if entries are sufficient.

The BSC Junior/Youth End of Seasons Championship is open to BSC members aged under 19 on 31st December 2018. It comprises several races, which should provide some very useful starting practice.

Non-members may crew for BSC members for £5.

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2018 AGM

Notice of 2018 Burghfield Sailing Club Annual General Meeting

The 2018 Burghfield Sailing Club Annual General Meeting will take place in the Clubhouse on Thursday, 22nd November 2018 at 19:30hrs.

The final notice & agenda and nomination form is available for download Here.

Notification of any other business must have been received in writing by the Club Manager at least 14 days prior to the meeting (no later than midnight, 7th November 2018).

Supper: A complimentary supper will be available for members attending the meeting. Supper must be pre-ordered (no later than 9am, 19 November 2018) and will be served between 18:30 and 19:15.

Register Attendance & Order Supper Here
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Sailability Dinner

208 Sailability Dinner - 17th November

Please join us for the 2018 Sailability Dinner on Saturday, 17th November.

Time: 19:00 for 19:30 start
All welcome

Cost: £17 per person

Cheques payable to Burghfield Sailability. Payment should be made as soon as possible. Please contact if you would prefer to pay by bank transfer.

Booking has now closed
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Bonfire Night - Friday, 2nd November 2018

Join us for a fun filled evening of flames, smoke, bangs and excitemnet as we commemorate Guy Fawkes and his flaming ways.

Guy building competition 18:30
Soup & Hot Dogs
Guy Fawkes Parade
Lighting of the Bonfire 20:00

Tickets are limited so please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Tickets: Adults - £6 / under 16s - £4.50

Online booking has now closed. There are a very LIMITED number of tickets available to purchase on the day.

Laser opne

2018 Laser Open - 3rd Nov 2018

The 2018 Laser Open takes place at the club on Saturday, 3rd November. Online entry is open with discounted entry fee available until 1st November.

Starts for Standard and Radial/4.7 (may be separate start depending on number of entries).

Online booking has now closed. Entry will be accepted on the day.

More Details and NOR Here
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Wed Winter Talks

Wednesday Winter Talks - No.1 Water Safety - 7 November 2018 - CANCELLED

As some members may be aware, Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Servce (RBFRS) occasionally use Burghfield to train on their water rescue craft.

Steve Kingston, will be joining us from the RBFRS specialist Water Rescue team for the evening to explain how the team works and the importance of Water Safety. It promises to be a very interesting and entertaining evening.

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

As for previous winter talks there will be a short break for supper at approx 20:15 then the talk will continue. Supper must be pre-booked no later than Monday 5th November.


2018 Phantom Open - 10 Nov 2018 - Cancelled

The 2018 Phantom Open takes place at the club on Saturday, 3rd November. Online entry is open with discounted entry fee available until 8th November.

Short course racing - 8 races planned!

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