Burton Sailing Club News (31)
Welcome to Burton Sailing club website.The club enjoys the excellent sailing facilities at acre Foremark Reservoir admist the dramatic Derbyshire countryside, in the heart of the National Forest. The club is situated within easy reach of Derby, Nottingham, Burton, Leicester and Loughborough. The reservoir covers 230 acres and is easily the best stretch of water available in the area for sailing. We offer various membership types including ordinary, junior, family as well as group membership with several local colleges/universities.
The 2013 Novice Champs held on 8th June met with a cool North Eastery force 2-3 wind. These were ideal conditions which led to some keen racing and great fun. It also meant the start and finish line was conveniently close to the dinghy park.
The race officer chose to pack in 5 short 30 minute duration races using a simple traingle course. Two back to back races were held in the morning and after a lunch break a further three back to back races followed.
For a novice race the standard of the competition was very high. The fleet obviously heeded the advice of the race officer "to stay near the start line once the start sequence begins" as the standard of the starts were fantastic.
There was a healthy turnout of some 13 boats for the event.
The results can be found here.
Photos from the day can be found here.
The Novice Championship will be held this Saturday 8th June 2013. This is open to all club members who have recently learnt to sail either on a course or otherwise. The format will be several short informal races each one not lasting more than 30 minutes. The event will start with a briefing at around 10:30 where the format for the day will be laid out. The first race will be around 11:00 and we will try to get a couple of races in before lunch.
The caterers will be here for refreshments and lunch (please support the caterers).
After lunch we will have some more short races followed by the prize giving.
Please come along and take part it should be good fun.
every Tuesday for everyone
Meet in the Club House 6:00pm - Rigged and Ready to sail at 6:30pm on the slipway,
Its Free !!!
please note this is not a learn to sail event but for all RYA Level II's including those who have just completed RYA Level II courses.
If you are serious about your racing then you cannot afford to miss this great opportunity to learn from one of the RYA's top race coaches and its free.
On Saturday 18th May Burton Sailing Club will be opening its doors to the public and inviting you to try out sailing as part of the Royal Yachting Association's "Push The Boat Out" nationwide event.
The clubhouse will be welcoming visitors from 11am-4pm where they will be able to take to the water in a racing dinghy with one of the club's many experienced sailors and instructors as well as learning more about the training opportunities available at Burton Sailing Club.
There is no entry fee and food and refreshments will be available too. Visitors will also have the chance to see the new dedicated training centre the club has had built thanks to Sport England's Inspired Facilities Fund. The new training centre will provide unrivaled training facilities in one of the most beautiful parts of South Derbyshire.
For further information please call the number on the poster.
Please note that the year 2 version of the BSC 5 year plan has been uploaded to the website under Members - Forms. Now everyone can download it an look at it at your leisure. Malc