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!

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Carl Avery

Carl Avery

Commodore at Burton Sailing Club

ILCA 197774


RYA Dinghy instructor

RYA Powerboat Instructor

Thursday, 12 November 2020 21:16

2021 Membership now available

We would like to say a huge 'THANK YOU' to all of our members for your support, patience and cooperation during a very volatile 2020. Despite it being a very difficult year on the water, membership numbers have continued to rise and on the whole the club has maintained a very friendly and enjoyable atmosphere this summer.

As you are all fully aware, the country remains in a period of lockdown at the moment but we hope to return to our regular sailing activities  on Saturday 5th December.

We sincerely hope that 2021 is going to be a much better year for the club and for sailing in general and with that in mind, event and activity planning is well under way. Our 2021 calendar is already filling up with some great events planned both on and off the water.

Some of our hardier sailors have asked for the return of our frostbite series which traditionally takes place during January and February but has been absent from the calendar in recent years. Well, I am delighted to announce that our sailing committee have now included the series in the 2021 calendar, so, for those that dont mind the cold, your club membership fees now provide the opportunity to enjoy a full 12 months on the water. 

Club membership renewals and application forms for new members are now available for 2021 and as a token of gratitude for your continued support during this past 12 months we are discounting our 2021 membership fees by 10%

New members to the club are most welcome and will also be able to take advantage of this discounted rate.

Further membership information and prices can be found here.


Once again, thank you for your continued support, We hope to see you all back enjoying some quality time on the water soon.

Carl Avery,


Burton Sailing Club.

***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!

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