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

Commodore at Burton Sailing Club

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RYA Dinghy instructor

RYA Powerboat Instructor

***Class Association Fleet Racing***

Our 2022 Calendar is up and running and we are now thinking about our calendar for 2023. We are particularly keen to welcome visiting fleets old and new to Foremark Reservoir.

If you are looking to expand your class association’s existing circuit or are looking for a great venue for class training or your inland, start or end of season championships, then Burton Sailing Club is definitely the place for you. 

We boast some of the best sailing facilities in the area with 230 acres of reservoir nestled in the dramatic Derbyshire countryside.
Centrally located, We offer ample parking facilities with no height restriction, ensuring easy and convenient access from all parts of the country.

Our generous, rigging and launching area with long slipway into deep water, make us the perfect choice for most single and double handed monohull classes. A long pontoon and mooring bay is great for smaller keelboats such as the Flying Fifteen too!

We provide a full galley (breakfast, lunch and evening meal if required), licensed bar and camping facilities not to mention an excellent race management team, we are sure to have everything that you need to ensure a great event for your class meeting.

If you would like to find out more, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Well done to all of the junior windsurfers taking part in the regional junior windsurfing championships at Burton Sailing Club on Saturday.

In a year that has hampered the usual vibrant junior windsurfing scene with so many competitions cancelled, it was great to finally be able to get out on the water for some competitive sailing.

It was also a joy to see some of our newest 'Foremark Flyers' taking part in their very first competion and coming away with medals too!

Very well done to you all and once again, may we express our sincere thanks to all on shore and on the water that helped to make this event happen.

Full results here

Sunday, 13 September 2020 21:14

Arthur George Memorial Trophy

Club members old and new are invited to come along and join us for this years, Arthur George memorial Trophy, on Sunday 27th September 2020. Due to the finale of the Ok Inland championships taking place in the morning, this years race will feature an afternoon start starting around 2pm.

Arthur loved a good pursuit race and so should you.

A bumper turnout is expected and some great fun on the water. Whether you knew Arthur or not, you are welcome to come along and take part. 

There will be lunch available pre-race and drinks in the bar after the race along with the presentation of the Arthur George Memorial Trophy to the race winner.

Please come along and join us if you can. Even if you are not racing, it would be great to see some familiar faces in the bar for a chat and a catch up after the race.

We thank you for your cooperation of all Covid-19 rules and restrictions which will continue to be enforced around the club for the safeguarding of all of our members.

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, 13 September 2020 07:49

RS Aero Open September 2020

We enjoyed an almost perfect day with a good breeze of around 10kn gusting 16kn and sunshine all the way for our first RS Aero open meeting at Burton Sailing Club.

The event was due to form part of a newly formed Midland series but Covid-19 had other plans!

Congratulations to Craig Williamson of Staunton Harold SC, taking first place overall with 3 bullets using the 7 rig and to Chris Larr of Northampton SC, finishing second overall using the 9 rig. There was some very close racing throughout the day with lots of gains and losses made. Read the full Yacht and Yachting race report here

Thank you to all of our visitors for supporting our event. We hope you enjoyed your day and hope to see you again soon. Thanks too to everyone at the club that helped out to ensure this event could happen.

Monday, 07 September 2020 07:49

Supernova Inland Championships 2020

I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone that helped out over the weekend for our first major event since reopening the club.

The event was a huge success and very well received by the visiting Supernova class association. Congratulations to Matt Biggs of Blithfield SC, taking top prize in what turned out to be a very close contest. Read the full Yachts and Yachting race report here

We are really looking forward to quite a number of upcoming events during September, with the RS Aero fleet visiting this coming Saturday 12th September, The regional Junior windsurf championships over the weekend of the 19th/20th September and finally the OK Inland Championships on the 26th/27th September. So all in all a very busy September and lots of excitement on the water!

Dont forget 'Barts Bash' On Sunday 13th September and of course the Arthur George Memorial trophy pursuit race on Sunday 27th September. Please come along and support these events if you can. The club has been building great momentum since re-opening with many that we havent seen for a while returning to the club. Even if you are just popping up for a drink in the newly decorated clubhouse, it would be great to see you there.

Thank you all again for your continuing support!

Thursday, 27 August 2020 21:03

Bart's Bash 2020

On Sunday 13th September, the club will again be participating in 'Barts Bash' a one off handicap race starting at 11am.

It would be fantastic to have a bumper turnout for the event. The race is usually well supported and great fun. Club sailors of all abilities and ages are encouraged to come along and take part.

The race is free to enter but we will have a collection pot in the bar after the race for anyone that would like to offer a donation to this very worthy charity.

We do hope that you will come along and take part and help us to support the Andrew Simpson Foundation and get our 2020 racing back on track.

There will be the usual afternoon racing of 2 races back to back after lunch.

The club will be signed up as a participating venue and club members can sign up individually online at https://www.bartsbash.com to see how you did against everyone else competing around the world!

Hope to see you there!

We have recently been receiving a lot of interest in stand-up paddleboard (SUP) training, and I know that some of you have already contacted Viki to be added to a waiting list should a course become available.

I would like to let you know that we will be hosting our first introductory SUP course on Saturday 29th August. This will be a beginners' course and no previous experience of SUP is needed. The course will cover:

  • An overview of boards and equipment
  • Safety considerations before going afloat
  • Sharing the water with other craft
  • Correct forward paddling technique
  • General board handling and manoeuvering
  • Stance, positioning and footwork
  • Safety and rescue on the water

Boards, paddles, leashes and other essential safety equipment will be provided (although you are encouraging to bring your own buoyancy aids etc if you have them).The course is a half-day, and there will be a choice of morning (10:00-12:30) or afternoon (1:30-4:00) sessions. Each session is limited to 10 people at a cost of just £40 per person. The course will be run by an external provider. To book, contact the course provider 'Orange Dog Adventure-SUP' directly either This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. or visit the facebook page here

We have had a lot of demand for this type of training, and spaces are strictly limited to 20 in total on this date, so I would encourage you to book quickly to avoid disappointment.

Best wishes,
Martin Nelson,
Training Principal, Burton SC

This weekend provided perfect conditions for the first day of our ‘start windsurfing' beginners course. There were lots of safety measures in place and some very careful planning required to ensure this could happen... Thanks to all involved!

Huge thanks in particular to our training principal, chief windsurf instructor, safety crew and band of assistant instructors. A fabulous team effort!


If you are interested in learning how to sail, windsurf or Paddleboard. Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register your interest. We will then let you be the first to know when our courses become available to book.

We are slowly trying to get back to some sort of normality during this pandemic and are looking at ways to safely return to our full training programme as soon as possible. We hope to see you out on the water at Burton Sailing Club soon.

Wednesday, 29 July 2020 14:00

Half price membership for new members!

Make the most of summer and come and join us at Foremark reservoir.

Whether your interests lie in sailing, windsurfing or stand up paddleboarding, you will be assured a warm and friendly welcome at Burton Sailing Club!

With membership for the remainder of 2020 reduced to half price and no joining fee, there has never been a better time to join!

Membership details and prices can be found here.

Hope to see you soon!

To those that know her, it may come as no surprise that BSC’s Nieve Ball has been selected as one of three finalists for this years Panerai Challenger Trophy.

Nieve has achieved a great deal in such a short space of time. Through her commitment, hard work, dedication and the support of all around her she has grown so much and is a great ambassador for the club, for windsurfing and for young girls in sport in general. Well done Nieve!

We wish you the very best of luck in the final!

2020 Panerai Challenger Trophy finalists revealed