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Burnham Sailing Club

Although there were great facilities for yachtsmen on the River Crouch in Burnham yachting was very elitist and the paid crew and professionals were not allowed to join the Yacht Racing Association or take part in any of its races in their own right although they could compete with a member as paid crew.

In 1930 a  group of local marine professionals and paid crew members formed a club to organise their own dinghy races. This proved so successful that in 1935 they were able to construct their own clubhouse

As time went on rules about participation were relaxed but Burnham Sailing Club had become a strong unit for dinghy sailors providing many national champions.

Although some members own larger yachts many members still enjoy sailing in dinghies creating flashes of colour on the River when they leave the club pontoon which entertain visitors enjoying a stroll on the Quay.

The club has a particularly strong cadet section with large numbers of young people sailing lasers and other dinghies.

The Club has an impressive list of World, Olympic and National Champions. Click here to see the list of Champions

How do I contact Burnham Sailing Club?

The Clubhouse, West Quay, Coronation Road Burnham on Crouch , CM0 8AS

Tel - 01621 782624

Click here to visit the web site of Burnham Sailing Club




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