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News - November 2017

M4 Diversion

M4 - Weekend Closures Jct 12 - Jct 13

M4 Chieveley to Theale will be fully closed overnight,on the following dates.

A diversion will be in place via the A4.

Drivers are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes including the M40, M25, A34, A33 and A404.

Click on news item image for larger photo of the diversion.

Location The M4 westbound between junctions J12 and J13
Location The M4 eastbound between junctions J13 and J12

Reason Roadworks are planned

Schedule From 21:00 on 24 November 2017 to 06:00 on 27 Noveber 2017
Schedule From 21:00 on 8 December 2017 to 06:00 on 11 December 2017
Schedule From 21:00 on 15 December 2017 to 06:00 on 18 December 2017
Schedule From 21:00 on 12 January 2018 to 06:00 on 15 January 2018
Schedule From 21:00 on 19 January 2018 to 06:00 on 22 January 2018

Please note that WestBerks Council have confrmed today that Deans Copse Road will also be closed for 2 days commencing 25th November.

2017 AGM

Notice of 2017 Annual General Meeting & Changes to Constitution/Rules

The 2017 Burghfield Sailing Club Annual General Meeting will take place in the Clubhouse on Thursday, 23rd November 2017 at 19:30hrs.

The full notice and nomination form can be downloaded Here

In preparation for the AGM the change to the By-Laws Appendix C on Fees and a proposal for discussion from Alan Powell have been circulated via email. The documents can also be viewed and downloaded Here

Supper: A complimentary supper will be available for members attending the meeting. Supper must be pre-ordered (no later than 9am, 21st November 2017) and will be served between 18:30 and 19:15.

Supper Ordering has now closed.
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A copy of the final agenda will be circulated immediately following the Main Committee meeting on Thursday 16th November.

2017 Sailability

2017 Sailability Dinner - 18th November - Booking extended

Please join us for the 2017 Sailability Dinner on Saturday, 18th November.

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

Cost: £16 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.

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Booking is now closed.

Oppie Race Training

Optimist Race Training 2017-18

As an addition to the Optimist calendar for winter 2017, we plan to run some Optimist Race Training sessions. These are aimed at any Burghfield Optimist sailor who would like to develop their racing skills towards Zone Squad standard and beyond.

They will be led by Ian Bullock with assistance from knowledgeable parents and hopefully, some guest appearances from others with relevant skills and experience. Ian has been involved with Burghfield Optimists, and the Optimist Class for many years and is currently one of IOCA's National Race Officers.

Dates are:

9th Dec
6th Jan
27th Jan
10th Feb
17th March

Start: 10:30 Briefing (rigged & changed)

There will be a nominal charge of £5 per sailor/per session payable in cash on the day.

Places will be limited to 12 initially, so please sign up as soon as possible.

Register Here
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We will need a group of at least half a dozen per session to make it worthwhile.

IOCA TV Training

IOCA (UK) Thames Valley Optimist Winter Training & Regatta - Waiting List in Operation

IOCA(UK) Thames Valley Area will be running a series of training days between November 2017 and March 2018. There will also be a regatta in April 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 the Optimist training you must be a member of IOCA. For membership details see the IOCA website

Please note: there is now a waiting list in operation - please see the event website for details. Please contact as soon as possible to register your interest so that we can look into additional resources.

Register for IOCA(UK) Thames Valley Training

Saturday 4th November 2017
Saturday 25th November 2017
Saturday 16th December 2017
Saturday 13th January 2018
Saturday 3rd February 2018
Saturday 10th March 2018
Saturday 28th April 2018 (Regatta)


Youth Race Training - Autumn 2017

We hope to see more sailors joining us for the last of the 2017 race training days on 2nd December

The Autumn 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.

Meet rigged and ready for a briefing at 10:00. We aim to finish at the end of the day around 16:00.

To help the organisers, please Register Here

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D-Zero Phantom

2017 D-Zero & Phantom Open - 11 Nov 2017

The 2017 combined D-Zero and Phantom open will take place on 11th November 2017.

Online entry has now closed. Boats may enter on teh day. Standard Fee: £20

More Details, NOR and Sailing Instructions

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Volunteer Requests - Urgent

Unfortunately, due to changes in personal circumstances or work commitments, we have an urgent request for:

19 Nov - Bar duty volunteer required - volunteer found thanks Greg

If you are available on any of the above dates and could help out, even if the role is not your preferred duty type (except Safety Boat Helms - only qualfied (PB2 minimum) and experienced helms may complete this role) and especially if you have not completed at least 2 duties in your membership year please contact as soon as possible.

Any offers to complete additional duties will be allocated towards your duty obligations for the year (or next year). I will re-roster any members who have been unable to find swaps.

Members are reminded that: Members are required to complete at least 2 duties per year unless the duty waiver fee has been paid (excludes Wednesday Evening Series). Failure to complete duties and/or arrange a suitable swap, may result in a duty surcharge being applied. 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: 16 November 2017 17:00

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