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: 2018-11-14 | End Date: 2020-12-31 |
16 February 2019 - 17 February 2019
BUCS Team Racing Championship - Qualifiers - Reserve Weekend



Team Racing
16 February 2019 - 17 February 2019
Imperial Icicle
Wembley Sailing Club, Welsh Harp Reservoir, Birchen Grove, London, NW9 8SA

Imperial College Sailing Club hosts the Imperial Icicle at Wembley Sailing Club.

"After the success of previous years, the Icicle is back on the 16th/17th of February. This time we are pleased to be hosting 21 teams in four flights of boats, bringing you more competition and good times out of the water!

"The weekend will be packed with two full days of competitive team racing, sandwiched with 2 legendary socials in Central London on Friday and Saturday! Free accommodation will be provided to all teams.

"The fee for entering one team will be £275, a second team will be £225, and any subsequent teams will be £200. The deadline for entry is 16/01/19".

For more updates follow the Event FB Page

For further details see the NoR and Entry Form

"Looking forward to seeing you there, for any enquires please do not hesitate to contact us at Imperial College SC.

Aidan Bell Gutierrez
[email protected]
Team Racing
23 February 2019 - 24 February 2019
Nottingham Snakebite
Notts County Sailing Club, Hoveringham Lane, Nottingham, NG14 7JX

"The University of Nottingham Sailing Club invites you back for another massive Snakebite!

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"The story is the same again, with a full weekend of high quality team racing and high quality socials to match, featuring another visit to Ocean on the Friday of the event.

"The event will remain at four flights with 24 sought-after spaces, so get your entries in fast. The early bird entry fee will be £290 before the 25th December, after which time it will rise to £300. This year social tickets will be available to purchase for £17 online, so keep an eye out for social related correspondence on Facebook and email."

See NoR, Entry Form and event FB page.

Please direct any questions to Will James.
"We look forward to hearing from you!"

Will James
[email protected]
Team Racing
23 February 2019 - 24 February 2019
The Cam Cup
Grafham Water SC, Perry, Huntingdon, PE28 0BU

Cambridge University Cruising Club's annual team racing event offers top-level competition, in some of the best boats, at one of the UKs premier clubs.

The Cam Cup is run over two days at Grafham Water SC.

The event is accompanied by an unmissable black-tie dinner. which is traditionally followed by dancing in Cambridge's finest Ladies' and Gentlemen's club.

See Event FB page and register your interest.

Hugh Tomkins
[email protected]
Team Racing
2 March 2019 - 3 March 2019
BUCS Team Racing Championship - Playoffs

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


Team Racing
9 March 2019 - 10 March 2019
Exeter Excalibur
Roadford Lake Sailing Club, Goodacre Farm, Broadwoodwidger, Lifton, Devon PL16OJL

Exeter University Sailing Club invites you to Exeter Excalibur 2019, for a weekend of competitive racing with twenty-one teams and two massive socials! It will be the perfect event for some last minute experience before the
team racing finals.

See NoR and Entry Form.

Be interested in the Event FB page.

For any enquiries please contact Emma McKnight.

Emma McKnight
[email protected]
Team Racing
16 March 2019 - 17 March 2019
RYA/UKTRA Team Racing Championship
West Kirby SC Sandy Lane, Wirral, CH48 3HZ

Richard Thompson
[email protected]
Team Racing
23 March 2019 - 24 March 2019
RYA/BUSA Women's Team Racing Nationals
Spinnaker SC, Ivy Ln, Ringwood, BH24 3LY

To be held at Spinnaker SC. Details to follow.

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

Details to follow

Royal Yachting Association
Jessica Beecher
[email protected]
Match 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
[email protected]
Team 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.


[email protected]
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.


[email protected]
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.


[email protected]
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.

The Notice of Race and entry details will be published early in November.

Meanwhile, see FB event page .
West Kirby SC
Team Racing
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
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
Fleet Racing
2 November 2019 - 3 November 2019
Sheffield Shuffle
Pennine Sailing Club, Winscar Reservoir, Dunford Bridge, South Yorkshire, S36 4TF

Details to follow in due course

Kate Ledgard
[email protected]
Team Racing
9 November 2019 - 10 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
[email protected] / [email protected]
Fleet Racing