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.
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
This brings back again a really successful and fun match racing event held on the Solent last year for the Rory Cheetham Cup.
"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.
Venue to be confirmed. A Championship page will be posted in due course.
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.
Hosted by the University of the Highlands & Islands Wind & Wave Club.
"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."
Deatils to be posted shortly. A Championship page will be posted in due course.
"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!"
Join the FB Event Page.
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 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 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.
Details to follow in due course