The Calendar includes all BUCS-BUSA sailing events, relevant RYA and other events (including international) and programmes in which student sailors and teams regularly compete or participate (e.g. Keelboat Squad). The Calendar carries all university events hosted by BUSA Member Clubs (USCs) that are notified to us (inclusion is discretionary, but no other events are listed on the first or second weekend of November, which is reserved for the BUCS-BUSA Fleet Championships, see Calendar). Events for inclusion should be notified to the BUSA Secretary or by using the Contact Form.
Our annual Bristol Brew is back!
The Bristol Brew will be taking place on the 2nd & 3rd of December 2023 at Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club, Walley Court Road, Chew Stoke, BS40 8XN.
The Bristol Brew is one of the largest annual University sailing events in the South West and consists of two days of competitive racing between the different teams.
Alongside high quality racing over the weekend of the 2nd/3rd, the social in Bristol on the Saturday is promised to be bigger and better than ever!!
Alumni teams are also welcome!
For any enquiries, please get in contact via email (link here)
The Loughborough Lemming sees its inevitable return this year at Burton Sailing Club, taking place on the 2nd and 3rd of December. With a range of competitive team racing and two legendary nights out, we hope to see you all there.
Event contact details - Lizzie Cattermole
We look forward to welcoming you all in December!
Christmas University Keelboat Championship
Experience the exhilaration of the Christmas University Keelboat Championships 2023, hosted by Cardiff Bay Yacht Club. This dynamic event unites university teams from across the UK for thrilling keelboat races in teams of 5 sailors on the scenic waters of Cardiff Bay.
We have a practise day on Saturday (1/2 day sessions) with coaches to get used to the boats then full on competition in short dynamic racing on Sunday. The keelboats will provided be Hunter 707s provided by Cardiff Bay Yacht Club and the Class Association. Engage in scheduled short fleet races, adopting the same format as the British Keelboat League, as you compete against other university crews for top honors.
Social and accomodation is being liaised by Cardiff University so get signed up and get ready for a great weekend.
With Cardiff Bay Yacht Club as the Event Organising Authority (EOA), expect a well-organized competition adhering to The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS). Compete for the chance to win prizes and mementos, celebrating the achievements of the top three crews.
Open to all University Clubs, secure your spot by entering online below. Act fast we have only 8 team slots, and entries are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Submit your entry fee before the specified date to confirm participation.
Explore the NOR and SI's for details on registration, briefings, and race timings. Races will be scored using a High Point System, adding an extra layer of excitement with no discards.
Immerse yourself in the thrill of the Christmas University Keelboat Championships, where each race mirrors the excitement of the British Keelboat League. Feel the wind in your sails, compete with passion, and create lasting memories on the water.
Ready to set sail? Enter now and be part of the Christmas University Keelboat Championships 2023!
Warwick University Sailing Club are very excited to invite everyone back for the next Warwick Turtle. With two days of competitive team racing, two big nights out and our famous curry it is an event not to be missed.
Entry form click here entries will be first come first served due to limited accommodation.
With 20 competitive teams, 4 flights of boats and 2 days of intense team racing! Entries go quick, so sign up ASAP!
Links to Notice of Race and Entry Form to follow soon - check back later!
Facebook event: (link here)
For more information please contact our Events Secretary, Freya Mason, on email@example.com
3rd & 4th February 2024; Derwent Water Sailing Club, hosted by Durham University.
3rd & 4th February 2024; Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club, hosted by Bristol University
3rd & 4th February 2024; Spinnaker Sailing Club, hosted by Portsmouth University
3rd & 4th February 2024: Notts County Sailing Club, hosted by Nottingham University
Reserve Date 17th & 18th February 2024 (excluding Scotland)
Prepare for an exhilarating sailing experience like no other at the Imperial Icicle! Hosted at the prestigious Queen Mary Reservoir, the event will be available for 18 teams with 3 flights of Fireflies, along with catering and a bar available to all racers. As the winter chill sets in, join sailors and enthusiasts from across the region for a weekend of high-stakes racing and frosty fun.
Snakebite 2024 is back with 2 days of team racing and some of the most highly anticipated socials from across the year. Hosted by the University of Nottingham at Notts County Sailing Club, this isn’t a weekend to miss!
Oxford University Yacht Club’s Top Gun Trophy is for only the best of the best sailors. The top 8 university teams are invited for an intensive weekend of high quality sailing, and the finest university sailors
It is a common misconception the city of Bath was founded by the Romans in 60 AD because of its soothing hot springs, rich in minerals and natural beauty. While this is a partial truth, the greatest draw the city had was in fact its proximity to another venerated body of water, Chew Valley Lake.
The temples and shrines built in Aquae Sulis served to commemorate the great victories won by Julius Caesar at the ancient game of team racing. It was at Chew Valley that the mighty emperor pinned out the Celtic Queen Boudicca on the final beat, cementing Roman rule in Britain. Thus Bath became a place of pilgrimage for team racers throughout the centuries. In 1499 construction began on Bath Abbey, its stained glass windows depicting the filthiest plays from the team racing call book. And, in 1767, the Georgian architect John Wood the Younger built the Royal Crescent as a representation of the perfect curvature of sail.
You, team racer, can be part of this proud tradition by signing up for the Bath Robe 2024!
To receive updates on the event, follow its Facebook page (link here)
Racing Elliotts 6m
More details to follow
2nd & 3rd March 2024; Loch Ore hosted by Edinburgh University
Join Exeter University Sailing Club for a weekend of competitive racing amongst the top university and alumni teams – along with 2nights of epic socials at some of Exeter’s most iconic establishments. As one of the last events of the team racing season, this is the perfect opportunity to prepare your teams for the BUCS Finals in Easter.
For more info, contact
Gabby Clifton at (link here)
'The University of Plymouth Yacht Club is again holding our annual keelboat match racing event from the Royal Western Yacht club of England. The event will be held on Plymouth sound and raced in our own two J/80 keelboats, we are open to competitors from any university sailing or yacht club so please contact the Vice Commodore racing at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.'
University of Liverpool and the University of Manchester can’t wait to welcome you back to the Theatre of Dreams for the Lash 2024, one of the biggest and best events in the country. Promises to be another weekend of undefeatable socials and unforgettable Team Racing. Any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch!
George Atwell, email@example.com
University of Liverpool
University of Manchester
Details to follow
2nd-4th April 2024; Grafham Water Sailing Club hosted by Cambridge University
75th Anniversary Wilson Trophy
Three full days of team racing across the early May Bank Holiday weekend to celebrate the event’s 75th Anniversary. Notice of Race to follow:- https://wilsontrophy.co.uk/
The Old Joe is back!
We can’t wait to host our summer event from 7th - 9th June 2024.
With warm weather racing on the Saturday and Sunday accompanied by socials on Friday and Saturday evenings, this is a great weekend to celebrate the end of the uni year.
Up to 18 teams will be competing at South Staffordshire Sailing Club and camping on the Saturday night.
We look forward to seeing you then!
Entry and NOR Click here (date entries open TBC)
NOR now available with entry links for the first 4 events embedded in it.Click here
Firefly National Championships
27th July to 2nd August 2024
Restronguet Sailing Club
A full week of racing and socials included in the entry fee. Substantial discount for students. Notice of Race to follow:- https://fireflyclass.co.uk/
Contact details:- Jim Bramley, National Firefly Association: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOR now available with entry links for the first 4 events embedded in it.Click here
NOR now available with entry links for the first 4 events embedded in it. Click here