Message from the Chairman

The week will again be split into three different series and on the Bank Holiday Monday, which is Quay Day, all classes will start from the Committee Boat in the vicinity of the Burnham Sailing Club.

The Bank Holiday weekend will offer competitive IRC/SER racing with the Commodores Cup taking place on the Bank Holiday Monday. There will be races for local handicap cruisers (spinnaker and non-spinnaker), one designs including Dragons, RS Elites, Squibs, 707s, RCODs, RBODS and also several dinghy classes notably Ospreys and Phantoms plus fast and slow dinghy handicap. The Bank Holiday weekend prize givings will take place on Monday, details and locations will be in the Sailing Instructions. Ashore the Burnham Quay Day will take place on the Bank Holiday Monday starting at 1200hrs and visitors will be able to watch the sailing and also the GIG racing. Plenty for both sailors and spectators to enjoy.

The Mid Week Regatta runs from Tuesday to Friday for cruiser and keel boat classes with very competitive racing in the local Squib, RC.O.D. and R.B.O.D. fleets.

The final Saturday is Trophy Day and this year the prestigious Town Cup race will be open to all IRC/SEC boats with a rating of 0.875 and above. The remainder of classes, which this year will include dinghies, will race for their own Saturday Trophies and the week will end with the final prize giving followed by the annual firework display on Wallasea Island at dusk.

All the clubs run varied social programmes throughout the week which are open to all entrants and details will be available on the relevant Club and also Burnham Week websites.

Why not enter for all or just part of the eight days – you will be given a warm welcome by the members of the Joint Clubs’ Committee, who run the regatta and will assist with any questions you may have regarding the racing or shore side activities.

Don’t forget that in 2017 we will be celebrating the 125th Burnham Week.

Jo Barker
JCC Chair


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