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Burghfield Sailing Club
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Berks RG7 4AP

01189 303 604

News - February 2018

2018 Oppie Open

2018 Optimist Winter Open Meeting - Entry Open

This year's Open Meetings kick off on 3rd March with the 2018 Optimist Winter Open Meeting incorporating the hugely popular 2017/18 Rooster® Optimist Southern Traveller Series.

A discounted entry fee is available for sailors registered by midnight, 22 Feb 2018, and paid by 28 Feb 2018. Entries after 22 Feb will be charged the standard fee.

Discounted Fee: £17.50
Standard Fee: £22.50

Event entry closes midnight, 28 Feb 2018. Late entries will only be accepted at discretion of the organising authority and payment of the late entry fee.

Further Details, NOR, Sailing Instructions and Enter Here

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Lift - broken

Lift - Out of Order - 14 Feb 2018

If you are visiting the club over the next few days or at the weekend, unfortunately the lift is out of order. We have an engineer visit booked early next week and will update once the problem has been resolved.

Easter Decs

Easter Decorations & Treasure Hunt - 24 March, 10.30 - 1pm

Come along and make some lovely Easter decorations.

Take home your hand-painted pot, decoupage eggs and Easter hanging decorations. Followed up by a treasure hunt within the grounds.

Most materials are provided but please bring an apron (or wear old clothes for painting), bring your sharpies. There will be prizes for the best pot.

More Details and Book Tickets HERE

2018 Social Events

2018 Upcoming Social Events - Save the Dates!

We have an exciting programme of new social events planned for 2018.

Further details for each event will be available in due course.

• Saturday 24th March - Easter Decorations & Treasure Hunt - Book Tickets Here
• Friday 13th April - Quiz Night with Fish & Chip Supper
• Saturday 12th May - Open Day
• Saturday 2nd June - Nervous Wrecks (Racing, Hogroast & Live Music)
• Saturday 18th Aug - Mid Summer Party
• Saturday 15th Sept - Picnic & Live Music Evening
• Sunday 16th Sept - Bart's Bash
• Wednesday 26th Sept - Taste & Talk (Cheese, Wine & Beer)
• Sunday 21st Oct - Make a Guy for the Bonfire
• Friday 26th Oct - Halloween (Bonfire, Soup & Hot Dogs)
• Saturday 24th Nov - Annual Awards Dinner
• Saturday 1st Dec - Wreath Making & Carols Round the Tree

Tea & Cake Socials
2.30 - 4.30
Saturdays - 7 April. 26 May, 16 June, 14 July, 13 October
Seniors - 1st Thursday of each month (starting 12 April)

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


Youth Race Training - Spring 2018

Following on from the successful training in Autumn 2017, the Spring training is open to all BSC members aged under 18, these Saturdays are aimed at improving racing skills alongside other young sailors. Suitable for all sailors, whether new to racing or experienced on the national circuit. Sorry, but Optimists may not attend these sessions.

Non-members may crew for BSC members for £5 and parents/guardians may crew for under 18s.

Dates are:
Saturday 24th March - Start 13:30 after Easter Fun Day

We aim to finish at the end of the day around 16:00.

To help the organisers, please Register Here

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Boat Maintenance Working Party - Volunteers Required

The Bosun, Peter Langdon, and team will be carrying out some work on the club Safety Boats (pressure cleaning, hull repairs, etc.) during February 2018.

• 8/9 Feb
• 15/16 Feb
• 22/23 Feb

Anyone with fibreglass, DIY carpentry/joinery or rope skills would be very much appreciated. However, if you don’t have any experience, but are happy to get involved you will be given a full briefing - the more the merrier!

Time: 0930 for 1000 start, finishing late afternoon.

If you are available, please sign-up on the Working Party dutyman roster or send an email to

RS Aero Demo Day

RS Aero Demo Day - 8 Feb 2018

Fancy Trying an Aero? Click on the image for further details about the RS Aero Demo day on 8 Feb!

First Aid Course


We have spaces available for the First Aid Course running this Sunday 18th February if you would like to attend.
Please contact Paul Outram for more information

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