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News - 2015

MAY 2015

Open Day Volunteers

Open Day - THANK YOU

A beach-full of brilliant, blue-coated Burghfielders! THANK YOU to all the club members/volunteers who helped to make the Open Day such a success! THANK YOU to all the club members/volunteers who helped to make the Open Day such a success!

Open Day

It's almost time...

The Friday Volunteers are arrving to set-up for tomorrow's Open Day. If you are planning to come to the club to lend a hand please note the following timings:

• 10:00 for co-ordinators / early starters.
• 11.00 for sailors, boat drivers, general help (please arrive by 11am)

See you tomorrow!

2015 Open Day - 16th May 2015

The countdown begins! Just 1 week until the 2015 Burghfield Sailing Club Open Day!

HUGE thanks to the "Working Parties" who have done a fantastic job digging, sweeping, clearing, washing, painting and tidying the club!

If you're available to help set up on Friday (15th) or early Saturday (16th), or can help throughout the Open Day (on shore or on the water) please contact - The more the merrier!

Road Closed

Road Closures/Congestion - Sunday 17th May 2015

The Royal Berkshire 10k race will take place on Sunday 17th May 2015, starting at 9am.

The race is held at Green Park business park, just off the A33 in Reading close to the Madejski Stadium. The route for the main race will take runners out of Green Park via Longwater Avenue, onto Pingewood Road South, up Amners Farm Road, across the motorway via Burghfield Road, down Berrys Lane and Kirtons Farm Road and then back into Green Park along Smallmead Road.

Many of the local roads to the East of the club will be closed during the race.

If you are planning on coming to the club on Sunday, please check the course route HERE and allow extra time for your journey.


Challenger Open - 8 & 9 May 2015

On Friday 8 and Saturday 9 May, Burghfield will be hosting the 2015 Challenger Open.

Entry forms and event documents can be downloaded HERE

Most of the roles for this 2-day event are filled by Burghfield Sailability volunteers. However, due to work commitments, we are looking for additional volunteers on the water (Rescue Officers and Assistants) and on Shore Volunteers to help on the pontoons/general shore duties especially on the Friday.

If you are able to spare some time please contact or for more details.

Treasure Hunt - 2nd May

Ahoy me hearties... on Saturday 2nd May we kick off the Saturday Sailing season with a Treasure Hunt.

It's a lighthearted event, where you have to sail around the lake to find clues to a location within the club, then solve the puzzles you find there.

All welcome, be ready to sail at 1:30. Meet under the balcony for a briefing. It's not a race and there's no time limit, but there will be a prize giving at the end of the afternoon.

Saturday Rescue cover also starts from 11am.

APRIL 2015

2015 Hansa Open

2015 Hansa Open - 28 April

A beautiful, if very chilly morning greeted a record 27 boats for the 2015 Hansa Class Burghfield TT/Nat TT No1 & West TT No1 Event.

News Report
Full Results
Event Photos: Sportography.tv were at the club taking plenty of photos - the gallery should be online very soon

A HUGE thank you to all the volunteers who worked exceptionally hard, all day, to ensure the event was a great success.


Burghfield Breeze is Back!

In order to improve and expand communications to Burghfield Sailing Club members and supporters, we have decided to renovate the previously very successful Burghfield Breeze.

Check out the first 2015 edition of Burghfield Breeze HERE

If you haven't already received a copy to your emal address please subscribe using this link

Wednesday Racing

Club Boats

A fantastic start to Wednesday night racing last week with 5 of the club boats out on the water.

Please remember that if you would like to use one of the club boats, you must contact the office in advance to ensure a boat is available. The booking form/payment should be completed on arrival at the club and before going sailing.

Please ensure that the boats are packed away carefully and that the BT van is locked at the end of the evening. If you have any issues with the boats, please let us know as soon as possible.

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19 April - Road Closed

Planning to sail at the club on Sunday 19th April?

Notice of Temporary Traffic Lights/Road Closure 16 Mar - 19 Apr 2015

Station Road, (from Brunel Road to South side of railway bridge) - Arrowhead Road, Theale - Carriageway and resurfacing works.

Work is scheduled to start Monday 16th March 2015 and last for 5 weeks. Temporary traffic lights will be in place during the works. The road will be CLOSED on the following dates:

Fri 10 April (7pm - 11.30pm)
Sun 12 April (7.30am - 5pm)
Sun 19 April (7.30am - 5pm)

Diversions will be in place, please approach the club from Hangar Lane (past Fox & Hounds) - for further details/directions check out the alternative routes Here

Wednesday Racing

Wednesday Evening Pursuit Racing - 15 April

The first of the Wednesday Evening Series races got off to a fantastic start with almost 70 boats registered (the biggest entry for the first race in the series since 2007!)

Results have just been posted - if you spot any errors please contact

Photos from Jeremy Carey can be found HERE and Sportography.TV had their drone in the air producing a great short video HERE

More details about Wednesday night racing can be found HERE

Register now

2015 Streaker, Solo and Comet Open - 25 April

The Streaker Southern Championship, Solo Open (TV series) and Comet (Single Handed) Open Meetings will take place on Saturday 25th April 2015.

Pre-registration is available until 23rd April with pre-registered boats benefitting from a reduced entry fee. Entry fee is £10 if pre-registered, £15 on the day.

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Pre-Registration Form
Streaker, Solo & Comet Open NOR

Update SIs

Club & Open Meeting Sailing Instructions

Please note that the Club and Open Meeting Sailing Instructions have been updated (v. March 2015).

The revised versions can be downloaded HERE


Blaze Open Meeting - 11th & 12th April

This weekend Burghfield will be hosting the start of the 2015 Blaze Traveller Series. Pre-registration (reduced entry fee) is still available More Details and Pre-Registration.

On Sunday, racing will be co-ordinated around the Club Spring Series.

Burghfield Wednesday Sailing

Introduction to Wednesday Evening Racing - 8th April

Ever thought of trying racing? The Burghfield Wednesday evening race is the ideal way of getting started with pursuit racing using personal handicaps which gives an advantage for slower sailors.

The first race is on Wednesday 15th April, and on the Wednesday 8th April there is a talk giving an introduction of what you need to know and do.

Arrival 17:50, Talk from 19:00. Bar will be open, but catering is not available.

For Sale Sign

5 April - Boats for Sale

Whilst the noticeboards are unavailable following the club re-decoration, please remember you can use the For Sale Submission Form to advertise any boats for sale.

31st March 2015



After over 15 years manning the club office, volunteering for Sailability, helping with rescue duty, compiling results and generally being an oracle on all things Burghfield, Tuesday 31st March will be Pat's last day!

Thank You and Good Luck from everyone at the club!

More photos from the Commodore's Reception & Prizegiving can be found here thanks to Sportography.tv - Proceeds from photos will go to Burghfield Sailing Club Sailability on behalf of Ivor and Pat.

30th March 2015

N12 Sprint champs

National 12 GUL Series and OK Open

It was a windy day at the club for the International OK Dinghy Open and the 2015 National 12​ GUL Series. The 20 boats battled gusty weather to complete 10 races, followed by prize giving and plenty of cake.

Results from the event can be found here: National 12 / OK

Sportography.tv were on hand to take some fantastic photos National 12 / OK

Photos are also available from Jeremy Carey via his flickr account. Click the link below or image:

N12 and OK sprint championships 2015

28th March 2015

credit: Jake (www.ohbullocks.com)

2015 Junior Easter Courses

We are pleased to announce that these fun packed and popular courses will once again take place over the Easter holidays.

  • 9 - 10 April 2015 for Laser 4.7s
  • 13 - 15 April 2015 for Optimists

More details and sign-up are available: Laser 4.7 and Optimist

27th March 2015

Last year

Blaze Open - 11th & 12th April 2015

The 2015 Blaze Traveller series starts off on 11th & 12th April with the Burghfield Open.

Saturday morning will be informal training plus the option of trying one of the new sails that fit on standard Blaze spars - the larger Halo or smaller Fire. There will then be 3 races after lunch.

On Sunday there will be 3 more races interleaved with the standard club races.

Further details and links to pre-registration here

If you're interested in finding out more about the Blaze, please pop down on Saturday morning for a chat, or perhaps later on in the bar?

23rd March 2015

21 March 2015


Commodore's Reception - 22nd March 2015

Pat will be leaving the club after 15 years of dedicated and loyal service to Burghfield, so please join us in saying a fond farewell at the Commodore's Reception this Sunday afternoon at 1pm.

Racing for Sunday will be 2 races back-to-back in the morning. There will be no afternoon racing. We will be serving a hot and cold complimentary buffet with tea/coffee/soft drinks, the bar will also be open.

The Galley will be open for breakfast, but they will not be serving lunch, as they will be preparing the buffet.

Prize-giving will also take place for a number of the previous race series including: Commodore's Cup, Frostbite, Christmas, Autumn, and Summer.

1st March 2015


Great days racing

Sun, wind and a hint of warmth, what more could you ask for from the start of a new month with a hint of spring in the air.

If you didn't make it today, I'm afraid you missed out as the gallery below will testify from JCarey

Fear not there's always next week, ...... let's hope it just as good!

Flickr Gallery

25th February

Weather photo

'Understanding the Weather' talk by Simon Rowell Wednesday 11th March 2015 @ 7.30pm

Simon Rowell is a weather expert he was the winning Clipper ‘Round the World’ race skipper in 2002 as well as Assistant Race Director in 2005.

He is an RYA Ocean Yachtmaster instructor and was Chief Instructor of UKSA until 2009. Simon's in-depth knowledge of weather systems stems from his university masters degree in Applied Meteorology.

His great teaching style and tailor made courses will inspire you to spending even more time looking at the weather but understanding it and making it imperative to look at the clouds whilst racing.

This informative talk is a must see for any sailor. The main topic will be "Visual Clues on the Water", a talk that he has also given to the British Sailing Team.

Do please come along
Wednesday 11th March 7.30 pm
Entry fee £5.00 per person
Supper will be available from the Galley
Bar open from 6.30pm


Skittles Evening: 21st Feb 2015

All are welcome to come to the Skittles evening on the 21st Feb starting at 7:30 pm.

This was a VERY successful evening last year and tickets go fast. There will be a limit of 50 spaces, so please book on the website to secure your space and order your food.

Book your spaces using the booking form. Entry is £5 per person

Food will be £6 for per main meal and £2.25 per dessert. This must be booked in advance on the form.

Book here.

National 12 GUL Series and OK Open

It was a windy day at the club for the International OK Dinghy Open and the 2015 National 12​ GUL Series. The 20 boats battled gusty weather to complete 10 races, followed by prize giving and plenty of cake.

Results from the event can be found here: National 12 / OK

Sportography.tv were on hand to take some fantastic photos National 12 / OK

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