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News - September 2017


Introducing the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation - 27 Sept 2017

Introducing the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation as Burghfield Sailing Club's new partner on site.

As the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation (ASSF) take over from BSTC on 1st November rapidly approaches, members are invited to meet with the new ASSF senior team and find out about ASSF and their aspirations for Burghfield, on Wednesday 27th September, from 18:45 for 19:30.

Please make the most of this opportunity.

We look forward to seeing you there and providing a warm welcome for our new partners on the site. Increased imaginative activity will help Club and School develop and grow together.

Attendees Note: please ignore published supper column. Pre-ordering Supper has now closed.

2017 Bart's Bash

2017 Bart's Bash - Fantastic Fundraising and Results

Thank You! Thank You for all the donations on Sunday during the 2017 Bart's Bash at Burghfield - we raised £640!

If you weren't able to join the event on Sunday, but would still like to support the fundraising you can donate via Bart's Bash Justgiving or on your mobile - text BART17 followed by Your amount (i.e. BART17 £5) to 70070

This year the funds raised from the event will be used to provide aid for rebuilding grassroots sailing programmes & communities affected by Hurricane Irma.

The results from the day have been checked, corrected and uploaded to the Club Results Page using the information we had available. If you notice any big anomalies, or incorrect changeover information please email and we'll see what we can do. We will be transferring all the results to the Bart's Bashboard shortly...

Event Photos
Thank you to Alex and David of Sportography.tv who took some fabulous videos, drone footage and photos of the day.

Bart's Bash 2017 Burghfield Sailing Club VIDEO
Andy Leigh & Chris Neal (Action Video)
Images (Downloads and Prints avalaible to purchase)

It was a great day at the club - see you all again in 2018 (15/16 September - save the date!).

RS200 & RS 400

RS200 & RS 400 Open Meeting: 23 September 2017 - Entry Open

Incorporating the:
2017 RS 200 Open Meeting (2017 SEAS)
2017 RS 400 Open Meeting (2017 Southern Tour)

Pre-registration is available until 9am, 21st September 2017 with pre-registered boats benefitting from a discounted entry fee. Discounted Fee: £20, Standard Fee: £25. Entry fee includes scrummy tea and cakes after racing.

More Details, NOR & Enter Here

View RS200 Entries
View RS400 Entries

Optimist Open

2017 Summer Optimist Open

Bright sunshine and a pleasant westerly breeze greeted the 130 young Optimist sailors to Burghfield Sailing Club for what must surely be the UK's largest single class open meeting.

Full report in Yachts and Yachting
Fantastic photos from Sportography.tv

Main Fleet Results
Regatta Fleet Results

Barts Bash 2017

2017 Bart's Bash at Burghfield - 17th September 2017

As in previous years, Burghfield has signed up to participate in Bart's Bash.

Burghfield's Bart's Bash

Every year so far, we have been high on the BashBoard, this year, we aim to top it!

In order to achieve that, we need anyone and everyone who could complete a lap, to come along and join in. To make it easier, the racing will go on all day so you can come and have a go whenever you like on a Grand Prix style “Qualifying Lap” basis. Start at any time and your lap will be recorded.

Each boat can be raced by multiple people during the day, each one will be its own separate entry in the helm's name.

In addition, there will be a number of “Feature Races” interspersed throughout the day. If you prefer to see a little more action in your racing take a look the schedule and join in with one or more of the set starts.
  • The line opens at 10am
  • All races are 1 lap
  • Target time for a lap is 20 - 30 minutes
  • All Feature races start on 5 minute boundaries to keep to round numbers.
  • Crews’ race and novice race to encourage more entries.
  • You can race at anytime during the day
  • Complete as many races/laps as you like - we'll submit your best lap to the BartsBash results team
  • Helping on shore/on the water? Don't worry we'll make sure everyone gets a chance to sail!
  • There's no registration fee, but the recommended donation on the day is £5
  • The galley will be open from breakfast throughout the day, with hot food avalaible until racing finishes/prize-giving at approx. 5pm

Online Pre-registrationis now CLOSED - please register in the clubroom during Sunday 17th Sept (before gong afloat!)

View Burghfield's Bart's Bashers Here

You can also register online via the BartsBash.com Participant Sign-Up. We'll upload a full participant list after the event.

The Feature Race - proposed schedule
Burghfield Bart's Bash Supplementary SIs
Bart's Bash NOR & Sailing Instructions

Live results will be available from burghfieldsailing.org/bb

About Bart's Bash?
Bart’s Bash is when the world goes sailing… together, making it the biggest sailing event in the world! Bart’s Bash gives the sailing community a united opportunity to remember Andrew 'Bart' Simpson, a double Olympic medallist who tragically lost his life whilst training for the America’s Cup in 2013. Donations raised from the event go to the Andrew Simpson Foundation (ASF)to help give as many children and young people the opportunity to get on the water and enjoy all of the benefits and opportunities that sailing offers.

2017 Prize-giving

Prize-Giving Evening - Date change now 17th September

Prizes will be awarded for all outstanding 2016/7 race series. The prize-giving starts after the Bart's Bash Racing. Why not join in or come along and a enjoy a great evening celebrating members' successes on the water!

Emails will be sent out shortly to prize winners inviting them to attend.


It's going to be busy... Restricted Sailing - Sat 9th Sep 2017

With just under 140 sailors registered for the Optimist Summer Open on Saturday 9th September, the clubhouse, grounds and water are going to be very busy.

Please note that all safety boats have been allocated to the event and there will be no casual sailing safety cover. If you are planning to visit the club, please pop into the office to check race areas and timings before launching.

Thank you for your understanding.

Burghfield Oppie Open

2017 Optimist Summer Open - 9 Sep 2017

2017 Optimist Summer Open Meeting & RYA South Zone Indicator will take place at Burghfield Sailing Club on 9 September 2017.

Standard entry fee now applies.

Event entry for Main and Regatta Fleets closes midnight, 6th September 2017

More Details, NOR, Sailing Instructions and Enter Here

View Main Fleet Entries
View Regatta Fleet Entries - Waiting list now in operation
View Regatta Waiting List

The event is also the 2017 IOCA (UK) Thames Valley Championship & part of the 2017/18 Rooster Optimist Southern Traveller Series

This event is an indicator for the RYA Optimist South Zone Squad. Sailors who wish to be considered for the RYA South Zone squad must enter the Main fleet, not the Regatta fleet. To be considered, you must apply separately to the RYA - More info

2:1 Race trial

1:2 Series Race - New from Sunday, 3rd September

Sunday Racing - New 1:2 Race Format

We had the 2:1 series in July so now ....Over the following three Sundays: 3rd, 10th & 24th September we will be trialling the 1:2 mini series - a single race in the morning and 2 slightly shorter races back-to-back after lunch.

As with the 2:1 Trial, this will be a mini-series which includes all the races over three Sundays rather than the traditional long morning and afternoon series.

We very much hope that you will come along, enjoy the racing with an open mind and give lots of feedback afterwards.

Races 7, 8 and 9 on Sunday 24th September will also be used to award prizes for the Fleet Trophy Day.

Topper open

Topper Open Meeting: 2 September 2017 - Entry Open

Incorporating the:
2017 Burghfield Topper Open
2017 Rooster Topper Southern Traveller Series

The event is also an RYA Topper Zone Squad qualifying event. To be considered for a zone squad, you must apply separately to the RYA: More info
Registration is available until 12 midnight, 30 August 2017.

Notice 29 Aug 2017: Please note that there has been a small amendment to the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions. The changes are highlighted in red but are summarised as follows:
  • Sailors wishing to be considered for RYA South Zone selection must sail in the 5.3 fleet
  • Sailors entered in the 5.3 fleet may elect to use a 4.2 sail without changing to the 4.2 fleet
  • The same sail must be used for all races
  • All results are based on finishing position with no adjustment for handicap
These notes do not constitute an official document, please refer to the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions

Fleet Changes
If sailors wish to swap fleets, please email as soon as possible and we will update the fleet information for you.

More Details, NOR/SIs and Enter Here

View 4.2 Entries
View 5.3 Entries

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