2020 Notice of Race - Sailing Events for Club Members

Burton Sailing club holds short and long series events for club members throughout the year. Classes of boat that regularly field three or more craft will be racing for a class position as well as a Portsmouth Yardstick Handicap position.

Burton Sailing Club will organise race series on Foremark Reservoir for the series quoted in the series summary table below, the duration of the series in this table are approximate, the exact dates, number of races and the start times are reported in the Club Calendar on this website.

The races will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing and the Sailing Instructions of Burton Sailing Club. 

The races will have 40% to count i.e. the number of discards will be 60% (rounded) of the number of races in the series.

Members and guests of Burton Sailing Club, Open Meeting entrants and Day Sailors are eligable provided that they:

  • Agree to be bound by the Racing Rules of Sailing of Sailing and the Sailing Instructions of Burton Sailing Club.
  • Have a valid measurement certificate for the boat
  • Have current insurance for the boat with third party cover of at least £2,000,000
  • Accept responsibility for the safety and management of the boat

2020 is split into the following series (see the race calendar for exact dates):

Series dates were changed August 2020 when racing resumed post COVID19 lockdown.

Series When Details
Spring (AM) Mar-May

Sundays 2 races back-2-back starting at 11AM

01 Mar - 13 Mar 

Spring (PM) Mar-May

Sundays, 2 races back-2-back starting no earlier than 13:30

01 Mar - 15 Mar

Summer (AM) Aug - Sept

Sundays 2 races back-2-back starting at 11AM

09 Aug - 20 Sept

Summer (PM) Aug - Sept

Sundays, 2 races back-2-back starting no earlier than 13:30

09 Aug - 20 Sept

Autumn (AM) Sept - Nov

Sundays 2 races back-2-back starting at 11AM

27 Sept - 08 Nov

Autumn (PM) Sept - Nov

Sundays, 2 races back-2-back starting no earlier than 13:30

27 Sept - 08 Nov

Winter (AM) Nov-Dec

Sundays 2 races back-2-back starting at 11AM

15 Nov - 20 Dec

Winter (PM) Nov-Dec

Sundays, 2 races back-2-back starting no earlier than 13:30

15 Nov - 20 Dec

Wednesday (Early) Aug - Sept

Wednesday evenings, first start no earlier than 18:30.

12 Aug - 16 Sept

Wednesday Aug - Sept

Wednesday evenings, second start no earlier than 19:15.

12 Aug - 16 Sept

Saturday General Jun-Sept

TBD

 

All handicap racing will be using the current Portsmouh Yardstick handicaps, unless otherwise stated in this NoR. Helms can switch boats within a series this modifies rules RRS 75.1 and A2.

Saturday Racing

General racing will be on Saturday afternoons with two or three races depending on conditions.  The OOD will give an informal briefing in the clubhouse or dinghy park prior to the racing explaining some aspect of racing, for example the start sequence (flags and horns), course board or racing tactics. Courses will be short (around 30mins) simple courses

Sunday Racing

The club also holds several one day events through the year where the AM and PM series of 4 Sunday races make up a short event with 3 races to count (1 discarded result). All four races still, of course, count for the series.

Wednesday Racing

From 2020, The final 2 weeks (9th & 16th September) will start at 6.30PM

Special Events

There are several special events through the year. They are listed below and the dates are stated on the club calendar:

  • Novice Champs - A one day series on a Saturday
  • Regatta - A weekend event of varying format a separate NoR will be issued ahead of the event.
  • Ernie Hewkin Memorial - a single pursuit race held on the Regatta weekend.
  • President's Cup - A one day event on a Sunday
  • RNLI Cup - A one day event on a Sunday
  • Commodore's Cup - a one day event on a Sunday
  • Beach Bum - a Weekend event of varying informal format that will be advertised prior to the event
  • Junior Champs - A one day event
  • Foremark Cup - a one day event on a Sunday
  • Arthur George Memorial - a single pursuit race held on the last Sunday in September
  • Christmas Cracker - a single Pursuit race held on the last Sunday before Christmas

 

Open Sailing Events

The club holds several regional, traveller and sometimes championship events mostly for the classes of dinghy sailed at the club but sometimes for other classes. The club often holds RYA squad training or race events. [open events]