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News - August 2016


Volunteer Request

Looks like the summer holidays have arrived! Due to a number of changes to work/personal commitments we are urgently looking for volunteers for:

URGENT Requests/Swaps Required
Sun, 04 Sep 2016 - Safety Boat Officer
Sun, 04 Sep 2016 - Safety Boat Assistant - swap wanted
Sat, 10 Sep 2016 - Bar
Sun, 11 Sep 2016 - Assistant Race Officer

Mon, 28 Aug 2016 - Safety Boat Assistant - Volunteer Found - Thanks Tony Chandler

Please check DutyMan for members looking for swaps.

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

Updated: 24 August 2016, 16:45

Oppies Open

2016 Optimist Open - Reduced Entry Fee until 28th August

2016 Optimist Summer Open Meeting & RYA South Zone Indicator will take place at Burghfield Sailing Club on 3 September 2016.

Entry fee before 12.00 midnight on 28th August is £15 per boat.
Entry fee after 12.00 midnight on 28th August is £20 per boat.

Online entry for both Main and Regatta fleets is available until 31 August 2016.

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The NOR, Sailing Instructions and further details are available on the Event Website


Club Race Management Evening - Wed, 7th Sep 2016

This is an evening aimed at anyone interested in Race Management at Burghfield. 

It is especially relevant for all current and future SROs. 

The evening will focus on running the best club racing that we possibly can. 

It will be led by our club PRO and qualified National Race Officer, Ian Bullock, and will include sharing and discussion of hints, tips and best practice.

Evening starts at 19:30 and there will be a working supper at 20:15 approx.

If you have any particular areas of Race Management that you would like to ensure are addressed, please send an email to

Please register and pre-order supper Here

Please note: Supper must be pre-ordered before 5pm, Monday 5th September 2016

RS Aero Open

2016 RS Aero Open - Pre-register now

The 2016 RS Aero open meeting will take place at Burghfield on Saturday 10 September 2016. The event is open to all boats of the RS Aero class using any of the three rig options.

Pre-registration is available until midnight Thursday 7 September with pre-registered boats benefitting from a reduced entry fee.

Entry fees are:
Pre-registered: £10
Entry after 7 September/on the day: £15

Pre-Registration and further details

Barts Bash

2016 Bart's Bash - 18 Sep 2016

Join the largest sailing event in the world!

The 2016 Bart’s Bash coincides with the Paralympic Closing ceremony in Rio on the 18th September so this year’s Bash will be focussing on raising funds and awareness for disabled sailing globally, allowing the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation to support disabled sailing programmes across the world.

Burghfield SC has already registered as one of the 100s of venues taking part in Bart's Bash this year. So why not sign up and join the World’s Largest Sailing Event!

We’ve been working our way up the infamous BashBoard
  • 2014 - 10th Largest Fleet
  • 2015 - 7th Largest Fleet
Lets see if we can make it into the top 5 in 2016!

For further details, and to sign up

Merlin team trophy

Burghfield Merlin Team Success

Congratulations to Chris Jennings & Pete Horn (3), Nick Craig & Alan Roberts (4) and Simon Potts & Ally Martin (5) whos combined (excellent) results secured the Merlin Triangle Team Trophy at at the Selden Merlin Rocket National Championship 2016.


Top Gate: Update - Interim Fix

Update: 8 Aug - With HUGE thanks to Andrew Leigh, the gate now opens and works as before. However, due to the damage it no longer quite lines up with the tie back post - this will be fixed at a later date.

Please remind any visitors that there is a height restriction at the entrance to the club.

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OPPIE CLUB CANCELLED - Sunday 14th August 2016

Sorry folks Oppie Club Cancelled Lack of Coaches available due to Summer Holidays
Interested in the Junior squad developments? meeting planned for tomorrow lunchtime scheduled to take place at 1pm in the clubhouse.

PAcked Lunch

Galley Closed - Saturday 6 & 13 August 2016

Unfortunately, whilst Kris is away and Kieran is recovering, the Galley will be closed on Saturday 6th and Saturday 13th August. Please bring a packed lunch!

The Galley will be open as normal on Sundays and Wednesdays in the capable hands of Antony! The coffee machine is also available in the clubhouse offering a selection of coffees, teas and hot chocolate.


Bar & Sailing Rosters Published

The Bar and Sailing Rosters have been published for all duties from September - December 2016.

A HUGE thank you to the 50+ members who signed up for their preferred duty dates during the one-week trial period. Please check that the newly published dates are as you expected (there was a small amount of tweaking involved in getting the completed rosters uploaded).

If the feedback regarding the trial is positive, the plan is to use a time-limited duty sign up for all the rosters in 2017 (Sailing, Bar, Wednesday and Working Party).

Any problems using DutyMan or Feedback regarding the trial, please contact

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Delay Posting Results - update

Unfortunately, due a continuing (as at 1st August) technical issue there is likely to be short delays in uploading results after Wednesday and Sunday racing. We are working to resolve the problem as soon as possible. Please bear with us.

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