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Wynn has only been able to sail a few days per year throughout his life. Extensive experience in 4-6 berth Broads yachts in the days when there were plenty about set him up. Boats owned include Fleetwind, Laser, International 606 and then here in 1986 with a Lark for a short while until Helen said she had had enough. He then moved through Laser to Solo. Part time retirement allowed him to sail regularly and get more involved with the club.


Rear Commodore Sailing:

Peter Colvin

Vice Commodore & Rear Commodore Clubhouse/Special Projects:

Peter was introduced to Sailing some 30 years ago, when the lake was Berkshire Schools Sail Training Centre. He then sailed everything from a Tepco's (yes they have been there for 30 years) through to Cruisers in both Racing and Social sailing activities.

Following on from a spate in Hobie Cats, he parted with Sailing and trained with BSAC to SCUBA Dive for the next 7 years.

Growing up in the building industry with his Father, he then went on to train as an Aircraft Avionics Technician, providing an excellent with a good foundation for the role of Rear Commodore General Purposes.

Rear Commodore General Purposes: VACANT

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, please contact the club office or one of the committee members.



Nigel was introduced to sailing as a child by his father and former Commodore of Burghfield, Barry Rolfe. Nigel was a member of the club as a youth sailor crewing for his father before competing in his own right in both Laser and Enterprise Classes. He was part of the Burghfield Youth (which included Andy Leigh and the Neal brothers) who dominated Poole Week in the late 80’s on and off the water! Nigel is a passionate sailor competing at Regional and National levels in the Laser and more recently the RS Aero. He moved back to Reading a couple of years ago and rejoined Burghfield with his family. He can often been seen on the water in healthy competition with his son!

When he is not sailing or messing around with his boats he spends his time managing a highly successful children's nursery group



Peter first got interested in boats about the age of 16 by a cousin sailing an Enterprise weekends at West Mersea on the sea in Essex. Over the years he took part in cruising and racing as crew and helmed many different sailing vessels in the Thames estuary and south coast. Vessels included Mirror’s, Cherub, Wayfarer’s, Solo and cruisers up to 35 foot. Over the years has taken part in RYA training to achieve Coastal Skipper level, Power boat level 2 and is currently an RYA Instructor.

A career in the building industry starting as a carpenter and joiner allowed him to take part in repairing and building small sail and power boats. Well into retirement now, still keen to be on the water, sail anything and offer a helping hand to fellow sailors.

Taking part as club Bosun to keep the club’s vessels on the water will be an interesting challenge. If you see me floundering please lend a hand.


Health & Safety:

Malcolm has been with the club sailing on and off for 10 years. Probably best remembered for the big wooden Swedish boat but now the ultra-slow Tideway 14 and ever he is optimistic that it will go a bit faster with a bit more work. He was sailing his Mirror 4382 single handed aged 11 at IPC Iver Bucks now long gone, never a small lad. After that an Enterprise on the Thames at Sunbury plus anything he could beg or borrow.


Social Secretary:

Marketing and Publicity: VACANT

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, please contact the club office or one of the committee members.


Co-opted: David Irwin

David has been a member for the past 15 years and categorises his sailing as one who can sail most craft from a dinghy to a yacht adequately but will never be at the front of the fleet. He has an RS400 which rumour has it will see the water again this winter.

He is a commercial rib helm and spends considerable time on the water with his son Alex photographing sailing events. He is also a commercial drone pilot.

He has been a partner in a logistics business since 1985 and brings that experience to his role on the committee.


Sailability: David Martin

I was introduced to sailing by Tim Hastings about 15 years ago. He and Ivor Quelch taught me to sail and pass my RYA power and safety boat qualifications. My mechanical engineering background enabled me to assist Ivor and Peter Langdon to repair and maintain the boats, boat engines and also maintain all the mowers and equipment for ground maintenance. I have helped with the Sailability Group since joining BSC and have been Sailability Bosun since Ivor stepped down and at present am Chairman of Sailability too.

I love to sail when time permits and hope to race again during 2017 following my shoulder operation last year. I sail my own enterprise and solo together with all the Sailability Boats from Hansas up to Luggers. I also enjoy sailing on the Solent.

Berkshire Sail Training: Alastair Derrick

Created on 28/11/2005 07:29 PM by Burghfield Admin
Updated on 06/01/2017 02:02 PM by Sharon Bullock
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