What our members say about Sailing @ Burwain SC
Simon & Tom Carter
> Family members since 2008
> Boat: 470
I joined Burwain on one of their Learn to sail courses in 2010. After the 4 session course I was hooked. To me sailing is the perfect stress busting antidote. Once you’re out on the water you lose yourself in the challenge, excitement and fun that the sport provides.
It’s also a pastime that the whole family can enjoy. Both my 11 and 15 year old children have started sailing with the Sailfish club and are working their way through the RYA sailing levels.
> GP14 World Champion 2008, 2011, 2012
> Member since 1995
I’ve been sailing dinghies since the age of 4 and the Dobson family has been a member of the Club since 1995. I started on the RYA’s Olympic Pathway at the age of 12, sailing a Mirror. I then progressed through International Youth and Olympic Development Squads between 2005 and 2010. Meanwhile my GP14 crew, Andy Tunnicliffe (a former Family member of Burwain) took the single-hander route sailing Topper, Laser Radial and was a member of an RYA Keelboat Squad.
We both trained for the GP14 World Championships at Abersoch in 2008 and won that event and retained our title in Sri Lanka in February 2011 and in Looe Cornwall in 2012.
> Family member since 2011
> Boat: Laser and GP14
After a long rugby career I took up sailing and find it exhilarating, challenging and relatively inexpensive. The beginners course gives a grounding in the basics, like learning to drive again with many other factors to master. Get it right and speed across the water, hiked out as far as you can feeling the adrenaline rush..
Charlotte & Victoria
> Family members since 2005
> Boat: Mirror, Laser Vago
We have both been members since our parents decided to buy a boat and join the club taking advantage of the family membership package.
With our family membership we automatically became members of the Sailfish club, at first we sailed mainly with the instructors getting used to the boats and understanding how to keep ourselves safe while on the water. Then we progressed to sailing the clubs small RS Terra’s & Toppers, then our parents bought us our first boat a Mirror Dingy, we painted it white with a red bottom!
Victoria still sails the Mirror with her best friend Jodie and loves every minute of it, we can’t stop laughing whilst on the water and we often get wet splashing water at the other boats.
Charlotte took the competitive route and bought a Topper, then began to attend local & national competitions competing in the North West Topper Traveler series; she even attended all girls training event weekends at Rutland Water. At these events she made some really good friends that she gets together with on a regular basis at sailing events.
Sailing is what we do at the weekends and we hate the prospect of winter and being stuck inside!