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Burghfield Sailing Club
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Berks RG7 4AP

01189 303 604

News - July 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
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 - Safety Boat Assistant - Volunteer found - thanks Dave Lae
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 - Safety Boat Officer - Volunteer found - Thank you Stephen Durman
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 - Assistant Race Officer x 2 required - Volunteers found - Thank you Chris Robinson & Roger Walker

Volunteers Needed (don't forget you can swap into earlier duties on Dutyman):
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 - Safety Boat Officer
Sun, 7 Aug 2016 - Assistant Race Officer
Sun, 7 Aug 2016 - Bar
Sun, 14 Aug 2016 - Safety Boat Assistant

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: 19 Jul 2016

Fun Ahead

Fun, Laughter and Smiles Compulsory - 15/16/17 July

This weekend, 15 - 17 July is the annual Oppie Camp at the club and with 50 sailors plus family members on site It'll be busy, loud, fun and just a little bit bonkers!

It no workey

Delay Posting Results - update

Unfortunately, due a continuing 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.


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

Please note date changed from 5th July to 7th September 2016

Racing News

2016 Summer Series - Sunday 3rd July

Thanks to everyone who participated in the trial of two morning races over the last two weeks.

The response has been really positive with almost everyone expressing support for the idea.

However, there are a few niggles and processes to get right. So, rather than rush in to it for the next race series, we will revert to the traditional morning and afternoon race format for the 2016 Summer series and plan to adopt the 2-race format more widely in the future.

In the mean time, if you have any feedback or concerns, please feel free to drop Ian a line on

Car Sticker

Security - Car Stickers

In order to aid security on the gate in the short term, we would highly recommend adding a BSC car sticker to the corner of your windscreen.

Stickers for each car can be collected from the club office.

The stickers also make it easier to identify whether there are any visitor cars, rather than member cars, left in the car park when locking up.

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

New Gate

Gate Security Update - July 2016

With immediate effect, the padlock for the high security gate at the end of the drive has been changed. An email has been sent to all current, primary members with details of the change - please check your inbox.

The reason for the change is so that non-member, regular, club visitors who often attend in high top vehicles, have better access to the club without compromising the overall security of the site - they will only have access when the bottom gates are open.

The gate codes for the other gates and club door remain unchanged.

If you have any problems or would like a reminder of any of the club access codes, please contact the club office for further information or call 07746 393275. Please use the club mobile number rather than calling committee members out of hours - thank you.

Cardboard boat

Admiral's Club Fun Day & BBQ - Saturday 9th July

All are welcome to the Admiral's Club Fun Day & Cardboard Boat Race.

Bring your friends to the club and enjoy the club’s facilities. The surfboards and oppies will be available for youngsters to play on. Also take part in the cardboard boat race. The club’s BBQs will be available for you to cook your own food in the evening remember your ingredients!

Usual start time - 1.30pm. Will your Cardboard boat win?

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