Burton Week 2016


Brightlingsea Sailing Club is delighted to welcome the National 12 Class for it’s prestigious annual Burton Week event.  Burton Week is the class’s National Championship and the premier prize of the week is the Sir William Burton Cup, one of the most historic trophies in British dinghy sailing which was first presented in 1936 – the year in which the National 12 was introduced.

The 2016 edition of Burton Week will be held from 20-23 August.

The competition will be sailed on the Colne Estuary, which provides sheltered sea sailing at any state of the tide. The club has an outstanding reputation for race management which combines with excellent shore side facilities and a hospitable welcome to make it a great championship venue.

There’s plenty to keep friends and family entertained ashore, too, as the Club will be open from early morning to late at night with full galley and bar service every day.

There’s also plenty to keep the kids entertained including a sandy beach right outside the Club. There are walks along the River Colne and Brightlingsea Creek, playgrounds, a seawater paddling pool, Brightlingsea’s outdoor swimming pool (one of the few remaining outdoor lidos still in operation), and the ever-popular crabbing from Brightlingsea Hard. All are within a few minutes’ walk of the Club, so you can forget the car.