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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Martin Nelson

Martin Nelson

Monday, 24 April 2017 21:17

Open Day - 13th May

Our second Open Day of the year will be on Saturday 13th May. Free sailing taster sessions and powerboat rides, plus windsurfing tasters with an RYA instructor (£25). Great fun for all ages! See the attached poster for more details.

Wednesday, 01 March 2017 23:24

Open Day - 1st April

Our first open day of 2017 will be on April 1st. (This is not an April fools!) Free entry, and free taster sessions/powerboat rides. Great fun for all the family!

Friday, 13 January 2017 17:01

Winter Talk: Being a Race Officer at BSC

Being Race Officer (OOD) at Burton Sailing Club - What to do and how to do it well

An interactive talk with qualified RYA Race Officer Howard Jones.

Free to all members and their visitors.

Bar open as usual.

Wednesday 8th Feb, 7:30pm, BSC Clubhouse.

Please let Adam know if you can make it.

Thursday, 22 December 2016 17:39

BSC presents an evening with Ian Walker

BSC presents in evening with Ian Walker.

For more info, and to buy tickets (£12.50 each), follow this link: https://midlandsdinghybitz.co.uk/an-evening-with-ian-walker.html

Thursday, 22 December 2016 17:16

BSC presents an evening with Steve Goacher

BSC presents an evening with Steve Goacher - Sailmaker and Championship winning Flying Fifteen sailor.

Wednesday 25th January 2017 @ 7:30pm

Visitors welcome!

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 12:10

First Aid Course - 3rd December

We will be running an RYA First Aid course on 3rd December. We currently still have spaces available. For more information, visit the Training tab above.

Friday, 21 October 2016 20:36

Drumfire Party - Friday 11th November

This year's drumfire party will be on Friday 11th November at 7:30pm. See the attached poster for more details.

Thursday, 30 June 2016 09:16

Regatta weekend

Our annual regatta weekend is  2nd/3rd July - this includes the fun and games of the Beach Bum too!

For more information, see the poster attached.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 22:32

Push The Boat Out - Saturday 14th May

Burton SC will be holding its annual open day on Saturday 14th May (10am-4pm) as part of the RYA Push The Boat Out week.

We will be offering sailing taster sessions with our experienced sailors and instructors in dinghies/keelboats, as well as windsurfing taster sessions and powerboat rides. You will have the opportunity to look around our facilities, including our clubhouse, training centre and grounds. Our fleet of training boats and windsurfers will also be on display, and we will be very pleased to tell you all about the training courses and membership packages we can offer. We are a fun, family club. We have a play area to entertain the kids if they're not on the water, and we will also be providing catering throughout the event. We look forward to your visit!

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Tuesday, 15 March 2016 23:46

DYS Training - 5th March 2016

On 5th March, Burton SC hosted Derbyshire Youth Sailing (DYS) in their final training session in preparation for NSSA Double Handed Team Racing event taking place at Farmoor Reservoir on the 19th March. The training event was led by James Hadden (Swarkestone SC and Team GBR Podium Potential Finn sailor), and Zac Bermon and Michael Marshall from Loughborough University. This training event built upon the learning from the previous training event where the sailors gained experience sailing Firefly dinghies in teams of two boats, and started learning team racing tactics. The second training event combined classroom work on tactics and time on the water putting the theory into practice when under pressure in close racing formation. This allowed the teams to develop their skills and confidence in the Team Racing format, particularly with Zac sailing with a number of the sailors to demonstrate various tactics.

The two teams representing DYS, including Henry Merton from Burton SC Youth Academy are now looking forward to the NSSA event on the 19th March fully prepared for the excitement of Team Racing at a national event.