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!

 Click here for info about up-coming sailing, powerboating and windsurfing courses

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Carl Avery

Carl Avery

Laser sailor and occasional 505 crew

RYA Dinghy instructor

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 09:59

Club Membership update

Sailing Club Membership 2019!

Great news! Our club joining fee has been waived for 2019 for all New members!

Existing club members can also now renew their membership and secure their space in the dinghy park.

As well as becoming part of a great, family friendly sailing club, members receive access to all of our club facilities, discounts on our RYA training courses along with low cost boat storage and club boat hire.

More details can be found via the link below or just drop us a message and arrange to pop down for a look around to see for yourself what Burton sailing Club has to offer!

Click here for membership details and prices

Whatever your level of sailing,  you can be assured of a warm welcome at Burton Sailing Club!

Tuesday, 04 December 2018 12:13

Volunteers needed!

We could really do with your help for with the Charnwood Scouts event in 2019

The last large scale event that we held for the scouts was a huge success and enjoyed by all... So much so that they would love to do it again.

If you can help in any way at all, whether for just a few hours setting up and taking down or for part or all of the main event itself, PLEASE LET US KNOW ASAP ( Contact Either Keith Pallett or Martin Nelson)

We know that it is some time away (The event is planned for the week of 29th July to 2nd August 2019 ) but we aim to set up the week before and take down afterwards so the more that we can get in place at this early stage, the better.

We really do need as much help as possible to make this event run smoothly.  So once again, whatever you can offer in terms of time, please let us know.

Thank you all for your help and support.

Secure your coaching session with Pro-Junior Techno and Youth RSX Coach, Ali Masters.

Get your 2019 Windsurfing season off to a flying start!

Top windsurfing coach Ali Masters will be running a two day coaching course here at Burton Sailing Club this Spring. Places are limited to just 8 people, so if you would like to register your interest or find out in more detail, just what the course entails, please contact Windsurf instructor Andrea Longley.

Places will be available to Burton Sailing Club members on a 'first come, first served basis', so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Thursday, 15 November 2018 18:34

Power Boat Course Dates 2019

The dates for next years powerboat training courses here at Foremark reservoir have now been released and are available to book now. Click here for further course information

These courses are a great introduction to the world of powerboating and are suitable for complete beginners from 12 years upwards. Watch this short RYA 'Introduction to powerboating' video

All equipment is supplied by the club.

Again, this is an extremely popular course so early booking is highly recommended.

Thursday, 15 November 2018 17:56

Learn to Sail at Burton Sailing Club

Learn to Sail at Burton Sailing Club....

Bookings are now being taken for our popular 'Start sailing' beginners course.

Courses are run during the summer here at Foremark reservoir over a series of weekends and are suitable for all ages from 8 to 88. Watch this short 'Start sailing' video

Courses do tend to fill up quite quickly so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment. Please 'Click here' for booking information.

Dates for our 'Start windsurfing' courses are yet to be released, so watch this space for further information.

Sunday, 04 November 2018 00:19

Christmas Cracker 2018

Our last race of the 2018 Season will once again be the 'Christmas Cracker' Pursuit race.

So, add a little festive cheer to yourself and your boat and join us in one of the highlights of the winter season.

The race will take place on Sunday 16th December at 11am and is open to all club members. Last year there was good support from our youth academy and windsurfers, racing alongside the dinghy fleet.

We do hope you will join us again this year for some super racing and maybe a mince pie or two in the bar afterwards!

Thursday, 30 August 2018 08:28

Bart's Bash 2018

On Sunday 16th September, Burton Sailing Club will once again be participating in 'Bart's Bash' The largest sailing event in the world!

As this is our usual racing day, Bart's bash will be the first race of the day. The results of which will stand as part of your qualification for the Autumn race series.

We do hope you can come along and join us!

Monday, 16 July 2018 08:44


Congratulations to all of those completing our 'Start Windsurfing' course this weekend. The sun shone and a light oscilating breeze was perfect for getting to grips with this fantastic sport.

We hope to see you back on the water at Foremark soon.

Our Friday windsurfing club runs weekly throughout the summer from 5pm.

Monday, 02 July 2018 08:03

RS Tera Inlands 2018

We have had a fabulous weekend hosting the RS Tera inlands this weekend at Burton Sailing Club. The weather has been perfect with a good breeze and plenty of sunshine!

A huge 'Thank you' must go to all of our club members who generously gave up their time to help out.

We received so many favourable comments from both parents and children saying how well organised the event was from arrival to departure!

A superb effort from everyone in the Galley keeping the troups fed and watered, in the dinghy park, making sure the launching and recovery of so many boats was as slick as possible, and also on the water, providing safety cover and assisting with the race management alongside Tom.

It also must be said that the Tera fleet and their parents have been a pleasure to spend time with too. The youngsters are a really competitive fleet. It was a priveledge to witness some first class sailing. Parents were very co-operative on arrival and during their stay, which made the management of arrival, parking, camping and departure much easier to deal with... Thank you all and we hope to see you again in the future.

Read the full Yachts and Yachting Race report here.

Monday, 25 June 2018 07:54

Start Windsurfing course.

Learn to Windsurf at the 'NWF Windsurfing Club of the year' 2018

Bookings are now being taken for places available on our popular weekend 'Start Windsurfing' Courses and taster sessions which take place over the summer here at Foremark reservoir.

Our friendly windsurf instructors welcome you to take part in one of our two day courses which are suitable for both adults and juniors aged 8 years upwards. 

Windsurfing is a great, fun, activity suitable for the whole family that will improve your fitness and confidence on the water.  No experience is necessary and all basic equipment needed to get you out on the water is supplied by the club.

Our regular windsurfing club takes place every Friday evening during the summer from 5pm  Watch this short windsurfing video 

Junior members that wish to can progress to become a 'Foremark Flyer' taking part in regular Team 15 regional and national racing.

Click here for information on all available courses

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