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 Editor or by using the Contact Form.

Start Date: 2019-03-20 | End Date: 2020-12-31 |
23 March 2019 - 24 March 2019
RYA/BUSA Women's Team Racing Nationals
Spinnaker SC, Ivy Ln, Ringwood, BH24 3LY

See NoR and Entry Form.

Royal Yachting Association
Jessica Beecher
02380 604 167
Team Racing
23 March 2019 - 24 March 2019
Winter Match Racing 3

Details to follow

Royal Yachting Association
Jessica Beecher
Match Racing
23 March 2019 - 24 March 2019
London Duck
Welsh Harp Sailing Club, Birchen Grove, London, NW9 8SA


"London is pleased to announce that there are 24 spaces available at the London Duck this year! Come along to a weekend of competitive team racing, with two exciting socials planned for the Friday and Saturday!

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The event is hosted at the Welsh Harp Sailing Club near Wembley Stadium."

Full details are in the NoR, Please go to the Entry Form on line.

See the also event page on Facebook.

Campbell Manzoni
Team Racing
30 March 2019 - 31 March 2019
The Lash
West Kirby Sailing Club Sandy Lane West Kirby, Wirral CH48 3HZ

Manchester and Liverpool University Sailing Clubs invite you to the biggest team racing competition this year.

2 full days of racing in 4 flights at the home of UK Team Racing, West Kirby SC.

Socials will be held in Liverpool this year, so get ready for 2 fab nights out.

Entry details and NOR to follow.

Liverpool and Manchester
Jenny Smallwood
Team Racing
30 March 2019 - 31 March 2019
The Rory Cheetham Cup
Queen Mary Sailing Club, Queen Mary Reservoir, Ashford Road, Ashford, Middlesex, TW15 1UA

This brings back again a really successful and fun match racing event held on the Solent last year for the Rory Cheetham Cup.

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"EUSC is proud to announce they will be hosting the second annual Rory Cheetham Cup, (open to all, including...) EUSC alumni, current members, friends and family.

"Two days of match racing in J80s at Queen Mary Sailing club with a social event on the Saturday Evening. Save the date; further details including NoR, accommodation and entry fees will be posted...." shortly.

See the NoR and the Event FB page.

Akso, see last year's full report via BUSA News.

Will Knatchbull
Match Racing
5 April 2019 - 7 April 2019
BUCS Match Racing Championship 2019

Venue to be confirmed. A Championship page will be posted in due course.

Match Racing
9 April 2019 - 11 April 2019
BUCS Team Racing Championship Finals 2019

This will be held at Spinnaker Sailing Club.

All details, together with all documentation and entry information, will be found on the Team Racing Championship 2019 page.

Team Racing
13 April 2019 - 14 April 2019
Highland Fling
Oban Sailing Club, Gallanach Rd, Oban, PA34 4PD

Hosted by the University of the Highlands & Islands Wind & Wave Club.

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"Welcome to the new, expanded Highland Fling. With two days of coached team racing, all in the sunny, stunning location of Oban Bay. This year we have excellent coaches coming covering an introduction to team racing, through to coaching you as you race.

"Day one: learn to team race, nail your boat speed and refine those mark traps. Day two: Apply everything you have learned to take home the coveted trophy."

Please see the Event FB page and Entry Forms.

Highlands & Islands
Joe Penhaul-Smith
Team Racing
14 April 2019 - 18 April 2019
BUCS Yachting Championships 2019

Deatils to be posted shortly. A Championship page will be posted in due course.

Keelboat Racing
9 May 2019 - 12 May 2019
70th Wilson Trophy
West Kirby SC Sandy Lane, West Kirby, CH48 3HZ

There will be three full days of racing and some extra party time to celebrate another landmark, and we are all looking forward to a fantastic festival of team racing.

See all details on the Wilson Trophy website.

See also FB event page..

West Kirby SC
Team Racing
18 May 2019 - 19 May 2019
Wrath O' Strath - 1st Edition
Bardowie Loch, Off Craigmaddie Road, Bardowie, Milngavie, Glasgow, G62 6EX

Done with exams? Going to miss the sailing, fancy dress and student sailing chat after Champs?

Strathsail invite you to the only Scottish random pairs team racing regatta on the 18th/19th May held at Bardowie Loch!

Awesome prizes, cracking socials in Glasgow, BBQs and the usual 20 degree sunshine!

What is random pairs you ask?
Pick your best mate and sign up as an individual boat. Teams of 2 boats will be allocated for each race. The objective is to find the best boat rather than the best team.

See Event FB page.

Romane Vulliez
8 June 2019 - 9 June 2019
The Old Joe 2019
South Staffs Sailing Club, Gailey Lower Pool, Gailey Lea Lane, Nr. Penkridge, Stafford, , Staffordshire ST19 5PT

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"The best summer team racing event of the UK is back! The Old Joe hosted at South Staffs SC is a weekend of sunny sailing and super socials. This competitive event is open to all, and social sailors are welcome! A classic big night out in Birmingham on Friday is followed by a live band, BBQ, marquees and camping at the sailing club on Saturday. Its an event not to be missed!"

See Information and Entry Form.

Join the FB Event Page.

Abbey Williams, Head Events Secretary
Team Racing
17 August 2019 - 23 August 2019
73rd Firefly National Championships
Lyme Regis SC, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis DT7 3JF,

Details to follow, but for your diary....and very early booking of accommodation recommended by all in the know!

Substantial entry discounts will be available to university students.

See FB event page.

See map and also Lyme Regis video (they're working on the welcome!)

See also the 2018 Firefly Champs report and results - the U21 trophy was won by Adam Stone & Ali Smith (Birmingham USC) and the prize for the top institution-owned (school/university/etc) boat was won by Emily Heath & Alex Howe, also of Birmingham USC.

The fleet approaches the Gore start on Big Wednesday during the Firefly Nationals at Abersoch - photo © Frances Davison

Jim Bramley, Firefly Class Association
Fleet Racing
26 October 2019 - 27 October 2019
Halloween Howler
West Riding Sailing Club, Haw Park Ln, Wakefield, WF4 2EE

The Leeds Halloween Howler.

Details to follow, including, NoR, SIs and Entry Form.

Enquiries to James Allison, please.

James Allison
07786 602 891
Team Racing
2 November 2019 - 3 November 2019
BUCS Fleet Racing Championships 2019
Mount Batten Centre 70 Lawrence Road, Mount Batten, Plymouth PL9 9SJ

The 2019 Fleet Championships will be organised on behalf of BUCS by BUSA and held at the Mount Batten Centre, Plymouth, hosted by the University of Plymouth.

A Championship page will be created in due course and will carry all information.

Jessica Beecher /
Fleet Racing
9 November 2019 - 10 November 2019
Sheffield Shuffle
Pennine Sailing Club, Winscar Reservoir, Dunford Bridge, South Yorkshire, S36 4TF

Details to follow in due course

Kate Ledgard
Team Racing
23 November 2019 - 24 November 2019
Angel of the North
Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club Blanchland, Consett, DH8 9PT

The Angel of the North is jointly hosted by Newcastle and Durham USCs at Derwent Reservoir SC.

This year promises to be another highlight of the event calendar!

More details to follow.

In the meantime, contact the Newcastle Commodore.
Team Racing
14 March 2020 - 15 March 2020
RYA/UKTRA Team Racing Championship 2020
Bough Beach Sailing Club, Winkhurst Green Road, Bough Beech, Edenbridge TN8 7AN Bough Beech, Edenbridge, TN8 7AN

To be held at Bough Beech SA,with support from Sevenoaks School.

Details to follow.

Royal Yachting Association
Richard Thompson
Team Racing