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 occasional 505 crew
RYA Dinghy instructor
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 fleets 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 get in touch 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 Instructor training courses