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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Tuesday, 01 October 2019 07:27

Arthur George Memorial Pursuit race 2019 Race report

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Sunday 29th of September 2019 saw the first running of the Arthur George Memorial Pursuit Race at Burton Sailing Club. Arthur was a long time club member, an enthusiastic competitor in Merlin Rockets, 505s and Flying Fifteen fleets who contributed to all aspects of club life at BSC. Arthur unfortunately lost his battle with cancer earlier this year at the untimely age of 62. Arthur enjoyed all sailing including supporting new members on RYA Level 1 and 2 but particularly enjoyed club Pursuit Racing. Race officer Dennis Cartwright was faced with an unstable weather pattern and the prospect of a 140 degree…
Monday, 23 September 2019 05:56

Arthur George Memorial Pursuit Race

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*Important notice* 'Arthur George Memorial' pursuit race This Sunday 29th September 2019 Some of you will know the name Arthur George, some of you will be hearing it for the first time. The photograph alongside features Arthur helming a 505 with another longstanding and much respected club member, Dennis Cartwright, crewing in the 2007 505 National Championships. Well Arthur was also one of the clubs most exceptional Flying Fifteen helms. Sadly he recently passed away after a fight against cancer.  Arthur was a bit special in that whilst he was fast on the water he never ever, held back his…
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 19:00

Flying Fifteen Northern Traveller 4th Round Open Report

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The 4th round of the Northern Traveller was held at Burton Sailing Club in light winds and warm weather.  The format of three races on the Saturday and Two on the Sunday was well appreciated as it let the visitors get away early enough to travel home in a relaxed manner, always a welcome at open meetings. As usual Burton cemented its reputation as a warm and friendly club by looking after our visitors and helping out with launching and recovery, as well as designating pole position on the hard standing we had an evening meal and drinks round the…
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 13:14

Club update Summer 2019

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What a fantastic start to the sailing year we have had here at Burton Sailing Club! Firstly 'Congratulations' to our young windsurfers and youth academy sailors. Some very cold winter training has finally paid off with our windsurfers taking podium positions in some major events early in the season. You really are an inspiration to those around you and great ambassadors for Burton sailing Club.  A couple of our young sailors have also stepped up to the challenge this  year, competing in their first ever competitive DYS event!  Well done to you all, we wish you the very best of…
Friday, 24 May 2019 17:38

Laser 'Open' Midland grand Prix series

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Our 'Laser Open' is on Saturday 8th June. We are expecting a good turnout from visiting clubs (races so far this season have seen in excess of 30 boats on the water) It would be great to see a good turnout representing Burton Sailing Club at this years event. The Laser fleet are a very friendly bunch and are very welcoming and supportive to all, particularly new sailors perhaps competing for the first time in an open event. The Laser fleet consist of sailors of all ages and all abilities so if you sail a Laser, please come along and…
Sunday, 19 May 2019 06:50

Open Day 2019

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What a super day we had at this years 'Push the Boat Out' Open day Huge thanks to all that helped out on the day in whatever capacity. You really did help to make the day a huge success! Feedback from our visitors was fantastic, with quite a number having now joined our club or signed up for our upcoming training courses. To our visitors, thank you all for attending and we look forward to seeing you at the club again soon. Please click here for more information about our courses and club membership