Category Archives: Sailing Events

Safety Cover – Wednesdays

We are looking for members who have PB2 or equivalent experience and are willing to provide regular safety cover for the dinghies on Wednesday evenings. At the moment some of the dinghy racers are foregoing their Wednesday racing to provide cover for the others but it would be nice if a couple of non-racing members (or a couple of teams could take it in turns)could provide the necessary cover.  Any volunteers?  Please contact me or Marcus Collingbourne

Thank you

John Saunders


Icicle Race – update

The 2nd Annual BSC Icicle Race

Just a reminder really ! Sunday 27th December, Start time 11am *

We have a keelboat entry! “Grace & Danger” will be out so it would be good to have another (or more) to make a race of it. Start time around 11am (listen on Ch 37 for instructions).

We will certainly have a few dinghies – all classes and visitors welcome. Hot drinks, including mulled wine, and mince pies in the clubhouse afterwards.

Please email Marcus at for more details.

* Note : This event is weather permitting and dependent on sufficient numbers (but weather is looking OK). Volunteers also required for safety boats. Please let Marcus know if you are available.


BSC ICICLE RACE 27th December

The 2nd Annual BSC Icicle Race

Will take place on Sunday 27th December.

Start time 11am *

All dinghy classes and visitors welcome and there will be a shortened course for Optimists.

Hot drinks, including mulled wine, and mince pies in the clubhouse afterwards.

If anyone wants to race (and possibly make up for any Christmas excesses) please email Marcus at for more details.

* Note : This event is weather permitting and dependent on sufficient numbers. Volunteers also required for safety boats and the racebox. Please let Marcus know if you are available.

Stuart Paul & Baldwin Memorial Trophy Races

Wed 17th June and Wed 24th June sees the Annual Stuart Paul Memorial Trophy and Baldwin Memorial Trophy races.
It would be nice to see as many boats on the water as possible for these two races as both races have special meanings to the club and Burnham community.

The format for both races is as follows:-
707’s, Elites and Class 1&2 will start at 18:05 and will use the Class 1 Pennant Numeral 1
Squibs and Class 3 will start at 18:15 and use the Class 3 pennant Numeral 3
Fast H/C, Slow H/C and Oppies will start at 18:35 and will use oppi class pennant ‘O’

Jimmy Starling Trophy and “Fitting Out Party”

The annual Jimmy Starling Trophy for the Squib fleet will be hosted by the BSC over the weekend of 30th and 31st May 2015.

For the Squib fleet the Notice of Race and Entry Form can be found below: –

2015 Jimmy Starling-NOR

2015 Jimmy Starling entry form

For the party animals the evening will start at 7pm for 7.30 on Saturday 30th of May

Tickets are £12.50


Lasagne, garlic bread and salad with a desert or cheese board.

Vegetarian option.

Music and dancing

Please book with Digger Harden on 07808 813583


Practice Race Wednesday 15th April – MENU

The 2015 sailing season kicks off with the Practise Race  NEXT WEEK – 15th April 2015.

The ale is ordered (Pucks Folly again), the wine is being chilled, Alan has his finger on the start button in the race box and our new caterers, Sharina and Yim, are excited about the prospect of providing us with some delicious meals throughout the season.

Below is the menu for the first week.  If you wish to be sure about getting your first choice then book with them by phone or text – details are on the poster.

Menu – Wednesday April 15

Calling all BSC Juniors – Meeting THIS FRIDAY

Calling all BSC Juniors!

The sailing season is nearly upon us and we will be holding a short briefing / introductory meeting THIS Friday, April 10th at 6pm at the Clubhouse.

The purpose of the meeting is to introduce you to your coaches / group leaders and for you to find out what you will be doing throughout the year. This is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you might have.

We look forward to seeing you (and a parent / parents) on Friday!

Marcus & Kelly

Junior Coordinators, Burnham Sailing Club


2015 Programme and SIs

The 2015 Programme and SI’s is now available on the BSC website by clicking on the “Documents” tab (a link is also provided below).

Printed copies will be sent out to all members shortly (as soon as they are back from the printers) along with car park stickers and dinghy park stickers.

Thank you to everyone who have renewed their membership to the Burnham on Crouch Sailing Club for 2015.  Those who have yet to renew their membership please do so ASAP!

Many thanks,

John Saunders

Treasurer / Rear Commodore

2015 Programme and SI’s