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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Craig Hellon

Craig Hellon

On Saturday 14th July the Eastern event of the Honda Rib challenge was held at Burton SC, with some Burton Junior members doing well:

8-12 years

  • 1st          Tom Coleman
  • 3rd         James Simpson (Bodbbies 3rd Walsall Sea Scouts)

over 12 's

  • 3rd         Tom Turner
  • 4th         Tom Johnson

For more details visit the RYA article here.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012 18:29

Photos from a rainy Sunday in June

A load of photos from a breezy wet Sunday have been added to the gallery

Tuesday, 03 July 2012 22:01

Beginners Course May/June 2012

The first course of 2012 completed successfully on a rare blues skies Saturday.

Monday, 04 June 2012 08:50

Burton wins the Interclub event 2012

For the second year in a row Burton SC wins the Interclub event. The home advantage helped with Burton fielding the largest team in the three club event Burton vs Swarkestone vs Staunton Harold. The event cpnsisted of three handicap races with the number of boats to count from each club in the team racing was agreed at 4 boats as this meant all clubs could compete with no DNC scores counting. The cold wet weather was not ideal but the stiff force 3/4 North Eastery breeze made for some exhilarating racing that was enjoyed by all.  Burton won with 43 points followed by Staunton Harold with 81 points and Swarkestone with 172 points.

The individual race scored with one discard, was more closely fought with three or four contenders for the title going into the last race.  It was won by Tim Bird/Richard Nurse from Burton sailing a 505, Second was R Peppardine from Staunton Harold sailing a Solo and third Craig Hellon from Burton sailing a Contender.

During the event a raffle raised around £50 to be donated to the RNLI.

Many thanks to Colin Butler and the race crew who ran a great days racing in less than ideal conditions, and to the Galley staff who kept everyone warm with the tasty refreshments.

Full results :

Team points:

(pictures to follow)

Saturday, 12 May 2012 10:47

Interclub Event 2012

Will be held at Burton SC on Sunday 3rd June. NoR:

Monday, 12 March 2012 22:23

2012 Novice Champs

The 2012 Novice champs will be held on Saturday 7th April. Attendees of the Burton SC beginners courses are elligable to participate whether a club member or not. In addition entry is open to any club member who is reasonbly new to sailing (ie not more than a couple of seasons of regular sailing). The event will consist of three races starting at around 11AM. The structure will be informal with plenty of help and advice on hand on land as well as on the water. There will be prizes including the Novice Camps cup up for grabs. If you are elligable please come and join it it should be great fun.

Friday, 09 March 2012 19:35

Portsmouth Yardstick Changes 2012

The new PYs are out, and we will start using them this Sunday, so come on down and try them out and lets keep the high attendance in the Frostbite series going.  The new PYs covering boats at the club are attached to this article but the headline items are:

  • Flying Fifteen down to 1022
  • Laser up to 1085
  • Laser Radial up to 1110
  • Phantom down to 1025
  • Miracle up to 1195
  • RS400 down to 948
  • Topper up to 1301
  • K1 down to 1062
  • Blaze down to 1040

 

Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:15

2012 Duty rosta now complete

The 2012 duty rosta is now complete, can you all please check you can make your assigned duties. The rosta is displayed on the website. Cells with a white background were self assigned duties, those with a grey background have been allocated to you.

Sunday, 05 February 2012 08:46

5th Feb 2012 - Sailing Cancelled!

Due to the adverse weather conditions affecting the local roads there will be no club sailing today (5th Feb).

Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:23

Important Event - AGM 2012

The AGM will be held in th clubhouse on 11th February 2012 starting at 1700. This will be followed by a buffet and then the Prize Giving and then to round the night off a Disco. Please make every effort to attend this important event and remember the club is always looking out for willing volunteers to help ease the load throughout the new sailing year, which has already started off with some excellent and well attended sailing. The agenda for the AGM can be found in the member postings, whats that....you are amember and you cannot see them, then please register yourself on the website!

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