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: 2018-04-26 | End Date: 2020-12-31 |
28 April 2018 - 28 April 2018
Loughborough Luff Up
Burton Sailing Club, Foremark Reservoir, Milton, Repton, Derbyshire DE656

Loughborough's social sailing event for 2018! Come and join us to finish off the season with a day of inter-university competition, followed by a BBQ, before returning to Loughborough for a Saturday night social in true LSSWC style. "With punch pong on the cards it promises to be a big one...!"

Sailing is open to all social sailors that have been involved with their university club this year; racers more than welcome to join for the BBQ and/or social!

TICKETS: Sailing + BBQ + Social = £15; BBQ + Social = £10; Social only = £8 Social ticket includes club entries to Firefly and Echos, along with as much punch as you can handle!

More details and times to come soon. Expressions of interest / queries from uni clubs to Abby West, please.

See Event Page.

Abby West
[email protected]
7 May 2018 - 7 May 2018
Surrey Spoon
Papercourt SC Polesden Lane, Ripley, Surrey, GU23 6JX

The University of Surrey Sailing Club is delighted to announce the return of the Surrey Spoon. The One day team racing event everybody is talking about - for the first time ever with a Sunday night Social! Not to forget the famous BBQ lunch we'll be cooking up as you race.

Entry is £75 per team and will be awarded on a first come first served basis.

Please see the NoR and Entry Form.

Follow the Facebook event here.

Any questions, please contact Huw Owen.

Huw Owen, Event Organiser
[email protected]
Team Racing
8 June 2018 - 10 June 2018
Old Joe 2018
South Staffs Sailing Club Gailey Lower Pool, Gailey Lea Lane Gailey, Stafford ST19 5PT

Fed up of team racing in the cold?

The Old Joe is back for a weekend of sun, sailing and socials, that includes a live band and marquee!!!

NoRs and Entry forms will be published shortly, join the event page to keep updated!

See Facebook Event page,but also the delirious report on the 2017 edition!

Emily Heath and Louise MacIver-Jones
[email protected]
Team Racing
16 June 2018 - 17 June 2018
London Duck
Welsh Harp Sailing Club, Welsh Harp Sailing Club, Birchen Grove, London, NW9 8SA.

Details to follow.

Luc Hogan
[email protected]
Team Racing
28 July 2018 - 3 August 2018
72nd Firefly National Championships
South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club The Headland Abersoch Gwynedd LL53 7DP

A top week's sailing & social events

Substantial entry fee discount for students.

See NoR & Entry Form

Contact: Jim Bramley

Jim Bramley
[email protected]
Fleet Racing
8 September 2018 - 9 September 2018
WLYC 24 Hour Race 2018
West Lancashire Yacht Club Marine Drive [sea side of the Marine Lake (N of Southport Pier)] Southport, PR8 1RY

“The UK's No.1 dinghy endurance race.

The 24 Hour Race is the premiere opportunity for Sailing Club teams to compete for serious trophies (and status), whilst also enjoying the unique hospitality provided by one of the best social events in the dinghy racing calendar so make sure you join us for the Friday night!

“The race is sailed on the relatively safe waters of the Marine Lake at Southport, and racing is continuous for 24 Hours even in extreme weather conditions. Entries are accepted from Sailing Clubs, Class Associations and Universities throughout the UK, with past visits from Eire, France and even the USA. Crew, equipment and sail changes are permitted during the race (but only in a specially designated docking area).

“The 24 Hour Race, now in its 50th year, is sailed in classic dinghies (Enterprise, GP14, Lark and Firefly); and has opportunities for Masters, Ladies and University teams to compete for special prizes, whilst also being on equal terms with all other teams.”

See West Lancashire YC - 24 Hour Race page, together with NoR, Entry Form and 2017 Handbook, "The Mast" here.

Plymouth University S.&P.C 'A' led the field of eight university teams at the 2017 edition, also including
Birmingham, Nottingham, Bath, Manchester, Lancaster & Sheffield Hallam.

Jerrold A Carr, Rear Commodore
[email protected]
07752 829 821
Fleet Racing
3 November 2018 - 4 November 2018
The Halloween Howler
West Riding Sailing Club Haw Park Lane, Wintersett, Crofton Nr Wakefield WF4 2EE

Hosted by Leeds University Union Sailing Club at West Riding Sailing Club on the 4th and 5th November 2018.

Details to follow. Contact Leeds University Union Sailing Club with any queries meanwhile.


[email protected]
Team Racing
10 November 2018 - 11 November 2018
BUCS Fleet Racing Championships 2018
Draycote Water Sailing Club (DWSC) Kites Hardwick, Nr Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23 8AB

The 2018 Fleet Championships will be organised on behalf of BUCS by BUSA and held at Draycote Water Sailing Club, hosted by the University of Warwick Sailing Club.

A Championship page will be created in due course.

BUSA Secretary
[email protected] / [email protected]
02380 604 167
Fleet Racing
17 November 2018 - 18 November 2018
Oxford Magnum
Oxford Sailing Club, Farmoor Reservoir, Farmoor, Oxford, OX2 9NS

Oxford University Yacht Club announces the 2018 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.

Application forms and further event details to follow.

For all enquiries please contact [email protected]


[email protected]
Team Racing
24 November 2018 - 25 November 2018
Welsh Dragon

Details to follow

Jamie Catchpole
[email protected]
Team Racing
6 April 2019 - 8 April 2019
BUCS Match Racing Championship 2019



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Match Racing
10 April 2019 - 12 April 2019
BUCS Team Racing Championship Finals 2019



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Team Racing
14 April 2019 - 18 April 2019
BUCS Yachting Championships 2019



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Keelboat Racing