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 weekend of November, which is reserved for the BUCS-BUSA Fleet Championships). Events for inclusion should be notified to the BUSA Editor or by using the Contact Form.

Start Date: 2017-06-28 | End Date: 2020-12-31 |
21 October 2017 - 22 October 2017
Leeds Halloween Howler 2017
West Riding Sailing Club, Haw Park Lane, Wintersett, Crofton, Nr Wakefield, WF4 2EE

Hosted by Leeds University Sailing Club at West Riding Sailing Club on the 21st & 22nd October 2017.

We would like to welcome your entry to the Halloween Howler 2017, a stalwart in any team racers' calendar, back for another year of great team racing and infamous socials!

See NoR and enter via Entry Form or go on-line (entry is limited to 21 teams).

See Halloween Howler on Facebook.

Team Racing
27 October 2017 - 29 October 2017
The Wet Dream
Burghfield Sailing Club Hangar Road, Theale Reading RG7 4AP United Kingdom

The University of Reading Sailing Club are proud to announce the Wet Dream will be running in 2017! The event will be running on the 27th -29th of October, with awesome socials on both nights in town and at the famous students union.

Anyone who pre-entered the event last year is entitled to a discount.

Entry is now open and is limited to 21 places. See NoR and go to Details and Entry Form. Early Bird entry £200 before 1st September and £225 after this date

Team Racing
28 October 2017 - 29 October 2017
Glasgow Grouse 2017
Bardowie Loch, Off Craigmaddie Road, Bardowie, Milngavie, Glasgow, G62 6EX

Glasgow University Sailing Club invites you to join us for the well organised, well attended and well established open team racing event you've come to know and love.

With 4 flights of boats (including Glasgow's shiny new ones), 24 spaces, a terrific race management team and the famous ceilidh, this will surely be the best Grouse yet.

“The entry fee is £240 per team until the 13th of October, increasing to £300 thereafter. This includes:

  • hosting on the Friday/Saturday nights,
  • a meal at lunchtime each day of the event,
  • entry to the Friday/Saturday socials,
  • and the Grouse t-shirt!

“See NOR and Entry Form available here or go to the Online Entry Form.

“Connect to the Event Page.

“We look forward to seeing you there!”


Remember the 2016 edition? In its fourth year, it attracted 24 teams and had to turn away a further 6. Glasgow's then Commodore (now 'Honorary'!), Peter Collings, provided a full Report, which was also published by Yachts & Yachting. See the photo gallery by Leanne Fischler of Fisch Photography.

Team Racing
4 November 2017 - 5 November 2017
BUCS Fleet Racing Championship 2017
Draycote Water SC Kites Hardwick, Rugby, CV23 8AB

To be held on Draycote Water SC, hosted by the University of Warwick Sailing.

All information, including Entry Information, Pre-Event Information and Notice of Race, together with all official notices and updates during the event will be posted on the Championship page, once this is set-up.

Fleet Racing
11 November 2017 - 12 November 2017
Plymouth Pasty
Mount Batten Watersports & Activities Centre, 70 Lawrence Road, Mount Batten, Plymouth, PL9 9SJ

The Plymouth Pasty is hosted by Plymouth University Sail & Powerboat Club.

More details to follow.

Contact: Mark Thomas & Isabel Waterfall, Plymouth USPC Team Racing Captains, for more information, meanwhile

Team Racing
11 November 2017 - 12 November 2017
The Oxford Magnum 2017
Oxford Sailing Club, Cumnor Rd, Oxford, OX2 9NS

Oxford University Yacht Club announces the 2017 edition of its annual event. Welcoming applications from university, open, and school teams, the Oxford Magnum will be run over 2 days in 4 flights of Fireflies at Farmoor Reservoir, culminating in the presentation of the traditional prize.

More details in due course.

Enquiries welcome at Fixtures Secretary.

Team Racing
18 November 2017 - 19 November 2017
The Welsh Dragon 2017
Cardiff Bay Yacht Club, Ferry Road, Cardiff, , Wales, CF11 0JL

"Cardiff’s Welsh Dragon will be returning this year with lots of competitive racing, with space for 21 teams. There will be two massive socials, which shouldn’t be missed. Guaranteed to be a super fun weekend on and off the water! Hope to see lots of you in Cardiff."

Follow the Welsh Dragon FB page.

Team Racing
18 November 2017 - 19 November 2017
Brummie Bender
Bartley Sailing Club / Bartley Outdoor Pursuits Centre 101 Genners Lane Birmingham B32 3NU​

The Brummie Bender will be held on the 18th and 19th of November, hosted by University of Birmingham Sailing at Bartley Green Reservoir. As ever it will be competitive racing on Saturday and Sunday, and of course the great socials on Friday and Saturday. We have spaces for 21 teams, last year we had a long reserve list so get your entries in as soon as possible!

Register your interest by contacting Emily
Heath and Louise MacIver-Jones

NoRs and SIs to be released soon.

Team Racing
25 November 2017 - 26 November 2017
Swansea Spartan 2017
Tata Steel Sailing Club, Eglwys Nunydd Reservoir, Off Longlands Lane, Margam, Port Talbot, SA13 2NS

'Swansea University Sailing Club are hosting our Spartan event on the 25th and 26th of November!

"The racing will consist of a round-robin, to be followed by leagues and then finals, spread over the two days. We will be holding excellent socials and hitting up Wind Street once again!

"A great event to get loads of quality racing in and have some epic nights out! Check out our Notice of Race for more details, and fill in your Entry Form to secure your place!"

Team Racing
2 December 2017 - 3 December 2017
Loughborough Lemming
Burton Sailing Club Foremark Reservoir, Repton Road, Milton Repton DE65 6EG United Kingdom

Hosted by Loughborough University Sailing Club

Two days of competitive team racing at Burton Sailing Club will be run alongside the legendary socials at LSU and Echos Loughborough. Anyone who has previously attended will agree that this is not one to be missed!

See Lemming event page on Facebook.

Details to be confirmed in due course, but, in the meantime, register your interest by contacting Abby West.

Team Racing
2 December 2017 - 3 December 2017
Schools Match Racing Championships
Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, Osprey Quay, Portland,, Dorset, DT5 1SA

Held at WPNSA in Elliotts, with teams of 3/4 crew weighing no more than 260kgs. Accommodation and half board included in fee. (Teams provide own lunches).

See all details and entry via RYA National Match Racing Series page
(*Winner qualifies to Grand Finals 2018.

Follow RYA Match Racing on Facebook.

Match Racing