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Welcome to Burghfield Winter Optimist Open


Regatta Fleet CANCELLED

Unfortunately the REGATTA fleet event will now be cancelled due to the continuing forecast being at the top end of Optimist wind range.

Our intention is to refund regatta fleet sailors who have paid minus a small administration fee to cover costs and will notify sailors on the most efficient way to do this.

The MAIN fleet event will go ahead as planned, subject to a review throughout the day. Please note the Rule 4 comment below.

We have been at the club setting up today and the wind has consistently been at around 60% of forecast in both average and gusts. If this trend continues tomorrow it will be a testing day but given the flat, enclosed water there is a good chance that it will be sailable for a good proportion of the fleet, hence our decision to proceed as planned at this stage.


Sailing Instructions

The sailing instructions have been revised. The change will be posted on the day, but if you would like to print a copy please re-download. The only change is the addition of Mark 5 in the courses.  (05/02/2016)

Weather forecast

As you will have seen, the forecast for Saturday is at the top end of the Optimist wind range.

However, Burghfield is a relatively sheltered piece of water far enough inland to not get the full force of the prevailing wind.

With that in mind, we do not intend to cancel the event in advance. We will make a decision on the day, and review throughout the day.

It is likely to be a challenging day for the sailors. The fact that a race is being run does not mean that the conditions are appropriate for every sailor who has entered. Your attention is drawn to Rule 4 in the RRS:


The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone.

Many thanks and here’s to a great day’s racing.

Helpers required

We currently have a few slots to fill on the water, if you would like to be involved, please could you contact us at op_open@burghfieldsailing.org and bring your kit along.

Late Entries and Payment

Late entries can be made at the event but please contact the organisers to confirm that there is space available first. Late payment fee of £20 can be paid at registration in the clubhouse.  (04/02/2016)

Optimist Southern Traveller Series

We are proud to announce that the Burghfield Winter Open will be the first event in the inaugural Rooster© Optimist Southern Traveller Series. The series will add a little extra spice to this year's Optimist circuit not to mention some fabulous prizes.

Head on over to the link above for more details and a twitter feed to help follow along with the racing.  


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How to Find Us
Directions to Burghfield Sailing Club

Notice of Race

Sailing Instructions
If you would like a hard copy of the SI's please print and bring with you to the event.


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Any questions

Contact: David Baddeley
Email:    op_open@burghfieldsailing.org