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

Laser sailor and occasional 505 crew

RYA Dinghy instructor

Sunday, 20 January 2019 21:10

RYA Club Racing Rules Adviser Course

This course is open to anyone in the Midlands region with a fair working knowledge of the rules and will enable someone, or a few people, to become your club's 'go to' to get on-the-water dispute resolved in as fair, informal and diplomatic a way as possible.

Spaces are limited to 18.

Cost £10 (including lunch, tea and coffee) to be paid on the day. Book tickets here

Soft drinks and confectionery available to purchase.

Sunday, 20 January 2019 20:37

AGM 2019

Our 2019 club AGM will be held on Sunday 24th February at 16.00hrs in the clubhouse.

The AGM is an important opportunity to reflect on the past year and plan for the coming year. I am sure you'll agree, we have enjoyed a wonderful 2018 at the club and are very much looking forward to building on that success and making 2019 even better! 

Burton Sailing Club is your club and your contribution and support is vital for the successful running and continued growth of the club so please make every effort to attend if you can.

Further details will be made available to club members shortly.


Sunday, 06 January 2019 14:02

Further Training Courses now available

This years Sailing, Windsurfing and Powerboat courses for complete beginners and improvers are now available to book online.

As an RYA accredited training centre we pride ourselves on offering high quality, safe and friendly training for everyone. Perfect when you are just starting out.

RYA level 1 'Start Sailing' Course is a weekend course designed to introduce you to sailing and get you out on the water sailing under supervision in light wind. Our Level 2 course Is a 3 day couse (usually over two weekends) and aims to build you confidence to a level where you can sail on your own. Courses are available for both adults and children and run alongside each other so families are able to all learn at the same time.

If you can already sail, why not enhance your sailing knowledge and skills with one of our improver courses? Our 'better sailing' RYA level 3 course aims to improve your boat handling skills and consolidate everything that you learnt on the Level 1 and level 2 courses.

Our RYA 'Start Racing' course is a great way to learn the basics of dinghy racing and give you the 'upper edge' when you first start racing against your friends at the club. 

'Sailing with Spinnakers' will introduce you to 3 sail sailing... There is always plenty of opportunity to practise your new skills whilst crewing for our double hand sailors or why not try 'trapezing' A great way to get involved in performance dinghy sailing.

Powerboat enthusiasts can learn the basics of boat handling on one of our Powerboat level 2 courses for beginners and would further benefit from our weekend 'safety boat' course. Learning what you should do in the event of an emergency on the water.

For our windsurfers, we have Taster sessions, Beginner courses and our progressive coaching sessions for those wishing to further their windsurfing skills.

Discounts on all courses are available to club members however you do not need to be a club member to participate in any of our courses. All kit is supplied by the club.

For details, prices and availability of all of our upcoming courses  Please click here

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 09:49

Awards Night

Please come along and join us for a fabulous night of glitter and prizes!

Our annual Club Award presentation evening will take place on Saturday 2nd February 2019 at The Hilton House Hotel meeting from 6.30pm with a 7.30pm start.

The theme this year is 'Sparkle Night' so no particular dress code, just wear something... anything! ... that makes you feel sparkly!

Our awards night is always a fabulous evening with good food and good company, celebrating the success of 2018, not only on the water but also showing an appreciation for the enormous amount of effort that goes on behind the scenes to keep our club running smoothly.

To help with planning, we would really appreciate you to  RSVP by 5th January... As a club member, you should have received an email with full details, menu options and RSVP and payments information. If you have somehow not received this, or you require further information, Our co-ordinator this year is Malcolm Hall.    email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We do hope that you and your family can come along and join us and help to get 2019 off to a glittering start!

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 09:59

Club Membership update

Sailing Club Membership 2019!

Great news! Our club joining fee has been waived for 2019 for all New members!

Existing club members can also now renew their membership and secure their space in the dinghy park.

As well as becoming part of a great, family friendly sailing club, members receive access to all of our club facilities, discounts on our RYA training courses along with low cost boat storage and club boat hire.

More details can be found via the link below or just drop us a message and arrange to pop down for a look around to see for yourself what Burton sailing Club has to offer!

Click here for membership details and prices

Whatever your level of sailing,  you can be assured of a warm welcome at Burton Sailing Club!

Tuesday, 04 December 2018 12:13

Volunteers needed!

We could really do with your help for with the Charnwood Scouts event in 2019

The last large scale event that we held for the scouts was a huge success and enjoyed by all... So much so that they would love to do it again.

If you can help in any way at all, whether for just a few hours setting up and taking down or for part or all of the main event itself, PLEASE LET US KNOW ASAP ( Contact Either Keith Pallett or Martin Nelson)

We know that it is some time away (The event is planned for the week of 29th July to 2nd August 2019 ) but we aim to set up the week before and take down afterwards so the more that we can get in place at this early stage, the better.

We really do need as much help as possible to make this event run smoothly.  So once again, whatever you can offer in terms of time, please let us know.

Thank you all for your help and support.

Secure your coaching session with Pro-Junior Techno and Youth RSX Coach, Ali Masters.

Get your 2019 Windsurfing season off to a flying start!

Top windsurfing coach Ali Masters will be running a two day coaching course here at Burton Sailing Club this Spring. Places are limited to just 8 people, so if you would like to register your interest or find out in more detail, just what the course entails, please contact Windsurf instructor Andrea Longley.

Places will be available to Burton Sailing Club members on a 'first come, first served basis', so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Thursday, 15 November 2018 18:34

Power Boat Course Dates 2019

The dates for next years powerboat training courses here at Foremark reservoir have now been released and are available to book now. Click here for further course information

These courses are a great introduction to the world of powerboating and are suitable for complete beginners from 12 years upwards. Watch this short RYA 'Introduction to powerboating' video

All equipment is supplied by the club.

Again, this is an extremely popular course so early booking is highly recommended.

Thursday, 15 November 2018 17:56

Learn to Sail at Burton Sailing Club

Learn to Sail at Burton Sailing Club....

Bookings are now being taken for our popular 'Start sailing' beginners course.

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.

Sunday, 04 November 2018 00:19

Christmas Cracker 2018

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!

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Upcoming Events

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27 Jan 2019
Junior Windsurf Training
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27 Jan 2019
Working Party
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02 Feb 2019
08:00AM - 05:00PM
Prize Giving
Location: Hilton House Hotel
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16 Feb 2019
Safety Boat Course (SB1)
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17 Feb 2019
Safety Boat Course (SB1)
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02 Mar 2019
Powerboat L2 Course (PB1)
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03 Mar 2019
Powerboat L2 Course (PB1)
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03 Mar 2019
Spring Series