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News - May 2016

MAY 2016

Rudder-less Sailing

Rudder-less Sailing - Saturday 28th May

The forecast for the weekend is looking good. So, if you're not planning on getting away for the Bank Holiday weekend, why not pop down to the club and join the Admiral's Club rudder-less sailing session on Saturday?

Bernard Fyans will be leading the session which starts at 1:30 - please meet under the balcony.

On Saturday Safety boat cover is available on the lake from 11am, the galley will be open for lunch, and club boats are available (please book with the club office).

The office may have limited cover on Saturday, so please let us know in advance if you would like to book a club boat.

The galley will be open as normal for club racing on Sunday, and also for the Bank Holiday series on Monday.

2016 Open Day

2016 Burghfield Open Day - 21st May 2016

What a great day at the Burghfield Sailing Club, Burghfield Sailability & Berkshire Sail Training Open Day!

A HUGE thank you to all the volunteers who worked so hard before, and during the day to make it such a wonderful event!

We hope all our visitors enjoyed their time at the club and we look forward to seeing many of you again very soon.


Volunteer Request

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

URGENT Requests -
Mon 30 May 2016 - Senior Race Officer
Mon, 30 May 2016 - Safety Boat Assistant

Volunteers Needed (don't forget you can swap into earlier duties on Dutyman):
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 - Safety Boat Assistant
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 - Safety Boat Assistant
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 - Assistant Race Officer
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 - Senior Race Officer
Sun, 7 Aug 2016 - Assistant Race Officer
Sun, 14 Aug 2016 - Safety Boat Assistant
Sun, 7 Aug 2016 - Bar
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 - Senior Race Officer

Please check DutyMan for members looking for swaps.

Updated: 24 May 2016

2016 Open Day Volunteers

Open Day Preparation

In order to get the club, grounds and boats ready for the big day, we have a number of working party dates arranged. If you are available to help (even if you complete another duty for the club) please contact the club office.

  • Friday 13th May(Grounds & Club Boats)
  • Saturday 14th May (Grounds & Club Boats)
  • Friday 20th May (Pre-Event Set Up)
  • Saturday 21st May (Help on the day)

Many hands make light work!


Burghfield Dominate at POSH

Burghfield were out in force at the Paignton Open for Single Handed Dinghies (POSH) Regatta on 7/8 May with 7 Blazes, 1 Phantom and Ian Bullock, Principle Race Officer in attendance.

The Burghfield Blazes took the first four places in the Blaze fleet with Simon Beddows in top spot. On the Outer, Mixed Non-Asymmetric course, Douglas Powell finished 7th overall and 2nd Phantom.

Full results

traffic alert

Travel Update: 11 May 2016

Update on the M4 traffic following a serious accident early this morning:

17:15 Westbound carriageway re-opened. Residual delays.

16:00 M4 Eastbound Jct 13 - Jct 11 likely to remain closed overnight for resurfacing. Westbound lanes hopefully open by 4pm.

Please check your route if you are planning to travel to the club tonight. If you are on a rostered duty but are likely to have trouble getting to the club please call the office as soon as possible.

BSC Challenger

Challenger Open - 6/7 May 2016

Weather is looking great for the 2-day Challenger Class Association Open at the club on Friday and Saturday.

Timings are as follows:
10:00 Helpers' Briefing
09:30 Registration
12:00 Competitors' Briefing
13:00 Race 1
14:00 Lunch
15:00 Races 2&3
18:30 Evening Meal (pre-book at registration)

11:00 Race 4
12:30 Lunch & Helpers' Race
13:30 Races 5&6
16:30 Prize Giving


Burghfield Breeze: Issue 11 Out Now

2016 Issue:11 (May 2016)

If you would like to receive a regular copy of Burghfield Breeze straight to your inbox, please subscribe to the newsletter list HERE

Admiral's Club

Admiral's Club: Treasure Hunt - 7 May 2016, 13:30

Admiral's Club is back! And what better way to start the season than with a Treasure Hunt!

Great fun for all the family. Sail around the lake and hunt down the clues to the treasure. Solve the clues and claim the booty. Extra points for those sailors in fancy dress or decorated boats.

More details about Admiral's Club
2016 Admiral's Club Programme

Clive Fleming

Clive Fleming (16.1.1931 - 27.4.2016)

Sadly, Clive passed away peacefully on 27th April 2016 at the Royal Berks Hospital following a stroke.

Clive was a former Commodore of the club and will be fondly remembered as a cool, calm and collected gentleman and very experienced sailor.

The funeral service for Clive will take place at the West Berkshire Crematorium (Bath Road, Thatcham RG19 4LD) on Tuesday 10th May at 11:15. It will be followed by a celebration of his life at The Blade Bone Inn (Chapel Row, Bucklebury, RG7 6PD) from 12:30.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Clive’s memory can be made via memorygiving to continue his lifelong support of the RNLI and in recognition of his care in the Royal Berkshire Hospital Acute Stroke Unit.

Please could you contact Alastair & Malcolm if you are planning to attend so that they can arrange catering.

Racing News

Sunday Racing - 2 Race Trial

In order to ensure that the racing at Burghfield continues to as close and exciting as possible the Sailing Committee is planning a short trial of an alternative to the traditional 2 races per day format.

On Sunday the 19th and Sunday 26th June will run 2 shorter races back to back in the morning and a single race in the afternoon. These 6 races will be combined in to a mini series with its own set of prizes.

We very much hope that the regular Sunday racers will come along and give it a go and let us have their feedback.

The Summer series will start two weeks later than usual on the 3rd of July and may adopt this format if it proves popular.

Club Clohing

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

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