VISITORS GUIDE TO BURNHAM WEEK RACING 2016
This year the Classes will share the same start line most days. In the main the start line will be Pilehouse but with upriver starts from the Crouch Yacht Club for the Day Boats on Thursday and Cruisers on Friday. As most days the start line will be Pilehouse it will be well worth a walk downriver past the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club and a gentle 15 minute stroll will enable spectators to sit on the sea wall and view the Fleets lining up river – quite a spectacle of sail colours and manoeuvring. The races will be started by the Committee Boat recognisable by the large orange flat it will be displaying.
Racing starts at 09.45 (10.45 Bank Holiday Saturday only)
All four clubs will be open and serving refreshments during Burnham Week and whilst the racing is taking place there are also a number of places in the High Street to while away the time such as the Tall Green House where you can find mouth-watering snacks and drinks, The Lovely Shops (the clue is in the name) this is a boutique full of lovely things from handbags and scarves to luxury bath and body products. Have a coffee sitting outside Bunters Deli OR Catch a film at our very individual Cinema. Have a riverside meal at the Quayside Bistro, or a beer in the pubs along the front and in the town. On Upriver racing days why not take a walk along the river path to Creeksea to watch the racing and reward yourself with a refreshing drink or delicious food at the Parlour Café on the way back.
BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY
There will be the annual Quay Day taking place open to the public and with food, entertainment and gift stalls. To support this the JCC will be organising Racing alongside the Quay in the morning and also 3 GIG rowing races in the afternoon. The prestigious Commodores Cup will also be raced for and presented on Bank Holiday Monday.
All Bank Holiday Weekend there will be an Exhibition in the Burnham Museum which is situated between the Crouch Yacht Club and the Burnham Sailing Club AND on Tuesday why not shop at the Street Market which takes place weekly in the High Street.
FINAL SATURDAY – TROPHY DAY
Final races and results including the awarding of the glorious Town Cup. The Town Cup race finishes at the Royal Corinthian so everybody will be able to see the race to the line and the exciting finish. Then as dusk settles the whole event is completed by the Burnham Week Firework display with great viewing all along the Quayside. Supported by Burnham Week and the Burnham Town Council this display is well worth a trip to Burnham to watch.
All in all there will be plenty to entertain the sailors, spectators and visitors during Burnham Week 2016