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News - April 2018

Wed eve

Wednesday Evening Pursuit - Starts 25 April

Come and join one of the most popular Wednesday Evening Race Series in the country!

More Details about Wednesday Evening Racing

Don't forget to sign on,check your class and personal handicaps and order supper!

Due to a slightly lower entry last year and a number of regulars unable to compete this year due to cahnges in work commitments, we are looking for a significant number of volunteers especially later in the series.

Maybe you don't want to sail but you'd like a chilled evening at the club - on the water and then enjoy a drink and supper with friends? Maybe you'd be prepared to complete more than one duty this series? If you are available to help, we'd really appreciate hearing from you. Either contact the club office or volunteer directly on the Wednesday Dutyman roster.



Oppie Training

IOCA South Regional Regatta - 28 April 2018

The young Optimist sailors who have been training hard over the winter with the Thames Valley or South IOCA training will be putting their new skills to the test at the IOCA South Regional Regatta on Saturday 28 April.

This is a completely new initiative this year, and has been well receieved by parents and sailors.... so much so, that the event is heavily oversubscribed! We have just over 50 sailors in Regatta Racing and 17-20 in Coached Regatta Fleet, so it's set to be the biggest event of the year so far!

We are looking for additional help on the day, so if you'd like to get involved either on the water - Safety Boat assistants, or on shore helping with registration, lunch and carparking, then please contact theclub office as soon as possible.



Challenger

Challenger Open Meeting - 4/5 May 2018

Burghfield will be hosting the Challenger OPen meeting on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th May. The event is supported by Burghfield Sailability, but if you are free on either/both days and would like to help out it would be very much apppreciated. Help is need on the water - rescue helms / crews and also on shore for launching and recovery of all the boats.

Please contact if you are available to help.



PB Refresher

2018 BSC Members' Powerboat Refresher Days - Additional Dates Added

Following consultation between the Main and Sailing Committees the Club has decided to run a series of Member Powerboat Refresher days.

The aim of the refresher days is to ensure all club members acting as safety boat helms are aware of current best practice, current club policies and procedures, and also have the opportunity to practice and improve their boat handling skills through a set of supervised on water scenarios and experience in each type of club powerboat.

Safety Boat Helms
All safety boat helms completing duties at the club during racing or training (including but not limited to Oppie Club, Youth/Junior Training, Fleet Training) will be required to complete a refresher course. Reluctance/failure to complete a course, may result in members only being permitted to carry out safety boat assistant/alternative duties in the future.

Safety Boat Assistants currently holding a valid PB2 certificate
If you would like to be considered for Safety Boat Helm duties, or would just like to practice your helming skills, please sign-up for a refresher day.

Senior Race Officers
Please sign up for a refresher..

The days will be run by the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre on behalf of the club and will primarily be "on water" refresher days. The course is likely to include some additional tips and techniques relevant to club activities that may not generally be covered in a standard PB2 course.

Further Details, Current Dates & Sign Up Here



Comet Solo Streaker

2018 Comet, Solo and Streaker Open - 21 April

Incorporating the:

2018 Comet Open Meeting (Eastern Travellers' Series)
2018 Solo Open Meeting (Thames Valley Series)
2018 Streaker Open Meeting (Southern Paddle Series)


Pre-registration is available until midnight, 18 April 2018. Pre-registered boats will benefit from a discounted entry fee.

Pre-registered Fee: £15 per boat
Standard Fee: £20 per boat


More Details, NOR and Pre-registration

View Comet Entries
View Solo Entries
View Streaker Entries

Open Meetings - Results & Report



Aero

RS Aero Spring Championships - 14 April 2018

Pre -registration is available until midnight, 11 April 2018. Pre-registered boats will benefit from a discounted entry fee.
  • Pre-registered Fee: £17.50 per boat
  • Standard Fee: £22.50 per boat

More Details, NOR and Pre-registration
Sailing Instructions now available
View Entries
Results and Report

Open Meetings - Results & Report



Easter Boats

Happy Easter - Bank Holiday Series 1 & 2

More about Bank Holiday Races
  • Usually each Bank Holiday from Easter Monday to the end of August there are a couple of races held.
  • Tend to have fewer people racing than on a Sunday or Wednesday, so the water is not crowded.
  • A good opportunity to swap helms or crews, to try new ideas, or to gain more experience.
  • Normally the Bank Holiday Races are Pursuit Races. With a 100-minute race in the morning (start at 11:00 = finish at 12:40); and a 70-minute race (start at 13:50 = finish at 15:00) in the afternoon.
  • The races held count towards the Bank Holiday series results.

Burghfield Race Formats - More Details



Quiz Night

Quiz Night - 13 April 2018 at 19:30

Create your own team (up to six people) or alternatively, Andy and Virginia will organise teams on the night and join us for an evening of general knowledge trivia and supper

£9.50 per person
(includes fish or sausage and chips supper and a glass of wine)

The bar will be open and there will be a raffle.

Please book as soon as possible & no later than Sunday 8th April 2018 as we need to pass confirmed numbers to the Frying Squad!

More Details and Book Tickets Here



Lift - broken

Lift - Working

With huge thanks to Andy Leigh, Nygel Gardner & Ceri (Lift Engineer Extraordinaire) Burghfield passenger Lift is now working!




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Thursday, Apr 26
Sailability BSC Sailability Group
Committee Youth Committee Meeting
Sailability BSC Sailability Social
Saturday, Apr 28
IOCA (UK) IOCA South Regional Regatta
Sunday, Apr 29
Optimist Oppie Club
Club Racing Spring Series 6 am
Club Racing Spring Series 6 pm
Wednesday, May 2
Pursuit Evening Pursuit 2
Thursday, May 3
Sailability BSC Sailability Group
Committee Sailing Committee Meeting
Friday, May 4
Working Party Working Party - Open Day Prep
Challenger 2018 Challenger Open Meeting Day 1
Saturday, May 5
Working Party Working Party - Open Day Prep
Challenger 2018 Challenger Open Meeting Day 2
Sunday, May 6
Optimist No Oppie Club
Club Racing Spring Series 7 am
Club Racing Spring Series 7 pm
Monday, May 7
PowerBoats Members' Powerboat Refresher Day
Bank Holiday Bank Holiday Series 3
Bank Holiday Bank Holiday Series 4
Wednesday, May 9
Pursuit Evening Pursuit 3
Thursday, May 10
Sailability BSC Sailability Group
Sailability BSC Sailability Social
Friday, May 11
Working Party Working Party - Open Day Prep
Saturday, May 12
Working Party Working Party - Open Day Prep
Open Day BSC Open Day
Windsurfing 2018 LWA Open Meeting
Sunday, May 13
Optimist Oppie Club
Club Racing Spring Series 8 am
Club Racing Spring Series 8 pm
Wednesday, May 16
Pursuit Evening Pursuit 4
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