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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We have recently been receiving a lot of interest in stand-up paddleboard (SUP) training, and I know that some of you have already contacted Viki to be added to a waiting list should a course become available. I would like to let you know that we will be hosting our first introductory SUP course on Saturday 29th August. This will be a beginners' course and no previous experience of SUP is needed. The course will cover: An overview of boards and equipment Safety considerations before going afloat Sharing the water with other craft Correct forward paddling technique General board handling and…
Monday, 10 August 2020 08:12

RYA 'Start Windsurfing' Course returns in style!

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This weekend provided perfect conditions for the first day of our ‘start windsurfing' beginners course. There were lots of safety measures in place and some very careful planning required to ensure this could happen... Thanks to all involved! Huge thanks in particular to our training principal, chief windsurf instructor, safety crew and band of assistant instructors. A fabulous team effort!   If you are interested in learning how to sail, windsurf or Paddleboard. Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register your interest. We will then let you be the first to know when our courses become available to book. We…
Wednesday, 29 July 2020 14:00

Half price membership for new members!

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Make the most of summer and come and join us at Foremark reservoir. Whether your interests lie in sailing, windsurfing or stand up paddleboarding, you will be assured a warm and friendly welcome at Burton Sailing Club! With membership for the remainder of 2020 reduced to half price and no joining fee, there has never been a better time to join! Membership details and prices can be found here. Hope to see you soon!
To those that know her, it may come as no surprise that BSC’s Nieve Ball has been selected as one of three finalists for this years Panerai Challenger Trophy. Nieve has achieved a great deal in such a short space of time. Through her commitment, hard work, dedication and the support of all around her she has grown so much and is a great ambassador for the club, for windsurfing and for young girls in sport in general. Well done Nieve! We wish you the very best of luck in the final! 2020 Panerai Challenger Trophy finalists revealed
Tuesday, 30 June 2020 11:29

We now welcome SUP's at Foremark reservoir

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Make the most of the summer and enjoy one of the worlds fastest growing water activities! Are you interested in Learning how to SUP? Would you like to join our rapidly expanding SUP community at Foremark Reservoir? We are delighted to now be able to offer stand up paddle boarding (SUP) membership at Burton Sailing Club and are considering offering low cost SUP tuition for anyone new to this extremely popular activity.If you would like to register your interest in upcoming SUP courses just let us know via email  please click here to register your interest We will let you be the…
It' been wonderful to see so many smiling faces in the first couple of weeks of our return to the water. We've enjoyed some lovely weather, some good wind and a little rain too but that hasn't got in the way of you all enjoying your favourite sport! Safety of all of our members and visitors remains paramount in our battle to overcome the pandemic. Although restrictions around the world are being relaxed, the threat remains!  so please continue to observe the clubs temporary operating procedure and help yourself and others to stay safe! May I please also remind you…

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