Welcome to the Burton Sailing Club website
We are a fun, family club that provides a vast range of activities from training for beginners to regular racing, windsurfing and offshore sailing.
We enjoy excellent sailing facilities at Foremark Reservoir amidst the dramatic Derbyshire countryside, in the heart of the National Forest within easy reach of Derby, Nottingham, Burton, Leicester and Loughborough.
More information about the activities we offer, and membership, is given via the tabs above, and the latest news from the club is given below. We hope you enjoy reading about our club, and come and visit us at Foremark soon!
Laser sailor and 505 crew
Completed the RYA Level 2 Dinghy sailing course at Burton Sailing Club in June 2016
Qualified as an RYA Dinghy instructor in February 2018
This years Foremark Cup, Personal Handicap race series , will take place on Sunday 27th May.
The format will be of four races. Two in the morning back to back and two back to back races in the afternoon with three races to count.
The handicaps have been worked out on a personal basis using your previous years results and times so we should all start the race with ANYONE having a chance to lift this prestigious trophy.
We do hope that you will join us for what promises to be an intriguing days racing.
These courses are great for anyone with little or no experience as an introduction to sailing and are unable to commit to all three weekends for the level 1&2 combined course.
Our full level 2 courses (which combine level 1&2) are delivered by fully qualified RYA instructors in a fun relaxed manner over three weekends and is ideal for both adults and children.
Well done! to all of the people that participated in our April RYA level 2 Powerboat course. A great weekend with some welcome sunshine saw another six people receive their RYA qualification.
Thank you also to our instructors for once again delivering a superb course. Due to high demand our next available course is 23rd/24th June 2018 with another course available on 13th/14th October
The bar will be open and the BBQ lit for a relaxing evening by the water.
Enjoy a social sail or take time to practise and try out new sailing techniques and ideas...
Try your hand in a different boat or offer your services as crew in one of the double handers! Our 505 and flying fifteen fleet are always on the lookout for enthusiastic crew!
For our novices and intermediate sailors, we have a wealth of experienced sailors at the club who will be more than happy to help to improve your experience on the water. Coaching sessions and feedback will be offered on a regular basis for anyone wishing to take part.
Our windsurfers and youth academy sailors will also be on the water during the evening under the watchful eye of our experienced RYA instructors and coaches.. New members are always welcome so come along and join the fun!
If you would like to find out more of what Burton Sailing Club has to offer, why not drop us a line and arrange to pop down and take a look.
Congratulations to our Commodore, Martin Nelson and Vice Commodore, Malcolm hall on qualifying as RYA senior instructors.
Congratulations also go to Club members Martin Nelson (again) and Matt Pritchard who have both recently qualified as Power boat Instructors.
Finally congratulations to Henry Merton and Carl Avery for qualifying as Dinghy Sailing Instructors... Well done to you all!
Becoming and instructor, assistant instructor or coach can be very rewarding... Look out for our upcoming training courses.
Why not pop down to the club on a Friday evening (Family social night) or on racedays (Wednesday evening and Sunday all day) have a look around the club and have a chat to some of our members (we are a friendly bunch! Alternatively just send us a message to arrange a taster session in Sailing or windsurfing.DON'T KNOW HOW TO SAIL?.. NO PROBLEM!
EVERYONE WELCOME! So please come along to find out more.
The RYA are again running the British Keelboat League at various venues around the country. This is an exciting, low cost opportunity to represent Burton Sailing Club against some of the top sailors in the country. Teams are of 4-5 people depending upon venue and class of boat.
It would be great to get a team or two together for what promises to be a super weekend of sailing!
For further information please see the link to the RYA page below.
Our powerboat training courses are now available to book online.
These are a two day course suitable for people with little or no previous experience.
Again these courses prove very popular so please book early to avoid disappointment.
We are now taking bookings online for our 2018 sailing courses.
These courses do tend to fill up quickly so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Discounts are available to club members on all of our sailing and training courses.