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BURNHAM WEEK 2017 WILL RUN FROM SATURDAY 26th AUGUST 2017 – SATURDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER 2017

Burnham Week is arguably the longest running annual yacht regatta on the mainland of the UK.

It’s organised by Burnham Week Limited, comprising of representatives from the four clubs in Burnham together with other members who have a specific responsibility during the week.

Burnham Week raises funds for and support Essex Air Ambulance and RNLI

It is always difficult to tease out the beginnings of events such as Burnham Week. It is certain that nobody involved in a simple challenge to sail against a newly arrived club would have foreseen the yearly regattas stretching so far into the future but that is how traditions start… THE BEGINNING By 1892 the little village ...

THE TOWN CUP At a meeting of the Burnham Urban District Council in 1926, it was agreed that the Town should purchase a challenge cup to be competed for in Burnham Week.  A committee was appointed to oversee the project and consisted of local business men, C.C.Booth, J.A.Cole (grandfather of the current JCC Chairman), G.J.Cranfield, E.W.Sadler ...

Wallasea Island Wild Coast Project  What is the Wallasea Island Wild Coast Project? This is a landmark conservation and engineering project, the largest of its type in Europe. This exciting project is working to transform 670 hectares of arable farmland into the coastal marshland it once was. This area is more than double the size of the ...

HMS ST.MATHEW CUP In 1940 the Admiralty requisitioned part of the Royal Burnham Yacht Club’s premises to house administrative staff for crews sent to man the Coastal Force boats under the command of Captain Dane RN.  At the same time the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club was taken over to accommodate the boys of the Training Ship ...

Kim Allen who was the current Event Director for Burnham Week sadly and recently passed away. Obituary Kim was only eight years old when his father Glenn died. Glenn, together with brother Tony were the co-founders of Allen Brothers (Fittings) Ltd. After Glenn’s untimely death, Kim’s mother Vera remarried and Kim was sent to boarding school in Rutland, ...

BURNHAM ON CROUCH – JOINT CLUBS’ COMMITTEE The Joint Clubs’ Committee was formed in the early nineteen hundreds primarily to organise the end of season regatta.  Originally the committee consisted of three clubs the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, the Burnham Yacht Club (which became the Royal Burnham Yacht Club) and the Crouch Yacht Club.  The Burnham ...

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BURNHAM WEEK RUNS FROM SATURDAY 27TH AUGUST – SATURDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER ROYAL CORINTHIAN YACHT CLUB Email: info@royalcorinthian.co.uk Website: www.royalcorinthian.co.uk Social Programme:  www.royalcorinthian.co.uk/document/burnham-week-2015.pdf  (under Events) Telephone: 01621 782105 The Royal Corinthian Yacht Club offers you a warm welcome in Burnham Week. What could be better than a cool drink on the balcony after a hard day’s racing? Make the effort to finish well up ...