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Christmas party

Celebrate Christmas at the Burnham Sailing Club in style!

Kicking off on Saturday 7th December at 7.30pm, join us for a complimentary glass of festive fizz on arrival and get into the Christmas spirit with a delicious finger buffet and a delightful DJ to dance the night away to.

Festive frolics that just can’t be missed!

Tickets are £12.50 per person, please book via

Clive Cherry Funeral ARRANGEMENT’S

Clive’s funeral is to be held on Wednesday 11th December, 12 noon at Leigh Methodist Church, Sutherland Boulevard, Leigh on Sea. There is to be a wake afterwards that will be held at The Cliffs Pavilion, Westcliff, appropriately over looking the estuary. Daryl shall be there along with the entire crew of Eclipse and Clive’s wider “sailing family”

Clive Cherry

Long standing sailing member Clive Cherry unexpectedly passed away on Friday.  This followed post-operative complications arising from surgery to deal with confirmed bowel cancer.  

His co-owner and long time friend and sailing companion Daryl Mylroie writes:

Clive and I have sailed together for over 35 years racing all the time on the Crouch.  We have  jointly owned “Eclipse” (Maxi 1000) for the last twenty years and prior to that “Quasar” (a Feeling 286).  Prior to the Feeling, Clive and I raced “Andantino” a Hunter Sonata.  Clive never missed a Wednesday evening race from the Burnham Sailing Club line and always competed in Burnham Week, sailing every day of Burnham Week for the last 40 years.  I know it always frustrated Clive not to have a faster yacht, though he nonetheless managed to squeeze the very best out of our Maxi 1000 and we enjoyed many sails together covering some great distances too.  

At this early time there are as yet no details of when his funeral might be, but it is likely to be held at Southend Crematorium.  As soon as I know more I shall pass details on to those who might be interested in attending to pay their respects. 

Autumn Series Race 6

Don’t forget tomorrows Autumn Series Race will be a 11:30 start. This is to allow us to pay our respects as it’s Remembrance Sunday. Also it’s The Peter Cashel race and for those attending, the prize giving will be held in the RBYC tomorrow afternoon. The BSC will be open as normal and serving hot snacks and drinks as normal.