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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Malcolm Hall

Malcolm Hall

Monday, 08 May 2017 08:45

Open day

Hi everyone, were looking all set for our open day. We have people for all of the roles and boats for joy riding.  

Dont forget to send out invitations to everyone, scout groups, dance classes, hobby groups friends and relations.

 

See you there

Malc

Thursday, 09 February 2017 23:03

Elliott Hall 24 hours in a life raft

Elliott Hall one of our memners is spending 24 houra in a life raft in Southamptom Harbour. First to experiance what it is like to be a survivor, but more importantly to raise money for a camcer support charity. Please see the attached web site for the details and how you could support him in his endeavours.    

http://www.sail4cancer.org/warsash-liferaft-2017-elliott-hall

 

Saturday, 23 August 2014 21:05

Flying Fifteen Open

Download the notice of race for the Flying Fifteen open below.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 20:52

FF Open 21st and 22nd September

 The Flying Fifteen Open will be held on 21/22 September. The NOR can be downloaded here:

Please note club sailing over the weekend will be as normal both days. On the Sunday the club races will start approx 5 minutes after the FF start, ie not before 11:05AM for the first club race.

Results available:

photos available here

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 18:13

Try a Flying Fifteen Day

 

Experience all this one design class has to offer.

   

If you have ever sat on shore or seen one of these fleet boats racing down on you, then you may have wondered what they are like to ride in.  On July the 20th from 13:00 to 17:00 it is your chance to find out.  The fleet members are taking time off work and Saturday jobs to roll out a unique opportunity to experience 65 years of technical and innovative development. 

 

How?  Well this fantastic opportunity to time travel is due to the makeup of this long life one design.  We have three categories of boat; OPEN – new and newer boats, SILVER – About 30 years old and CLASSIC – anything up to 65 years old. 

 

All share a common sail plan and hull shape, most differ in the cockpit and controls and ALL share the same wild water dramatic ride that gives them the ‘FLYING FIFTEEN’ name. 

 

So the FF fleet extends this invitation to all club members and training course students to come down and experience a Classic, Silver or Open for yourselves.   Travel back or forward in time, ride all three boats or just the one you like, the choice is yours.

 

On shore advice and information available, prices and buying advice. 


Friday, 26 April 2013 22:13

Year 2 BSC 5 year plan

Please note that the year 2 version of the BSC 5 year plan has been uploaded to the website under Members - Forms.  Now everyone can download it an look at it at your leisure.  Malc

Thursday, 12 April 2012 05:36

Novice Champs 2012

BSC Novice and Juniors Championship 2012

7 boats took to the water for the club champs, 5 club boats and 2 visitors returning for the blast. The fleet ranging from a Blaze through lasers and 420’s and right through to a Topper, the wind was poor and fickle but just enough for the OOD to get them away.

Race 1 saw a lot of positions changing, due to the wind (if you could find it). Early leads by Colin and crew in the FF stretched the fleet out until they fell into a hole and the laser of Des and the Blaze of Kevin got back into contention. Naomi and crew flew the spinnaker on the downwind legs to good effect, nice to see that!  Young Matt in the Topper used all of the tricks in the book to make up ground, sitting to leeward and well forward to reduce the wetted area and get the sail high into the wind.  1st went to the Blaze, 2nd to the FF and 3rd to the Topper

Of course, lunch was held during the windiest time, which lead to the OOD stretching out the beat for race 2. The FF and Blaze streaked ahead with the rest of the fleet lying bunched further back.  Bob sailing the EPS made a much better run lying in third place and beating off the 420 now helmed by Martin, for most of the legs.  Unfortunately an error resulted in the 420 passing him on a beat and that was that.  It was at this point that the wind dropped meaning that the long beat was longer and longer and lasted forever.  1st went to the Blaze, 2nd to the FF and 3rd to the 420

Race 3 had the start postponed due to the fleet drifting backwards away from the start as the 1 minute toot went off.  Oh dear not good!!  When a zephyr finally came in the start was taken and off they all went. The start was very good with 2 boats crossing right on the nail.  The Blaze got a fantastic first beat, reaching the windward mark whilst everyone else was barely across the line, unfortunately this burst of success went to his head and he crashed into the mark!  Well actually drifted sideways on because at this point the wind had died again.  Martin in the 420 sailed a lonely route looking for the wind and it didn’t pay. The wind returned and this lead to a real tussle between Des and Kevin for at least a lap, the second lap was more of the same, Martin being brave sailed the same long distance route and this time it really paid dividends bringing him right back into contention and landing him 1st place result.  2nd going to the Blaze, and 3rd to the Laser.

All in all a good turnout and some fun racing, prizes were awarded and everyone retired to the bar. 

Tuesday, 27 March 2012 18:37

'British Isles Night' social event

Please see attached poster for full details

Hello to you all and please read on;

Calling all FF crews, take note, we are fast approaching the date of the FF Inlands to be held here on our amazing water, this is a premier event and part of the world championship qualifiers.  We are expecting over 40 boats so it’s going to be exciting around the start and that all important windward mark.  If you have never sailed in a big event like this then take heart, we are in a great position, home waters, no need to travel, special launch and recovery assistance, great camaraderie as always and a chance to take on world leaders in our fleet.  How good is that?

Preparations are well under way with a top race officer and crews, land support, the usual good food, plan for a social on the Sat evening and much more, Application forms or on our web site and just to help wet your appetite here is the poster with the details.

 Regards to you all and hope to see you out there.

 Malcolm

FF Fleet Captain BSC