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Whitfield retains Youth Match Racing in convincing style

BUSA Men’s Captain 2017-18, Matt Whitfield wins the RYA Harken Youth Match Racing Championship 2018 for the second time

Posted by: BUSAed|Sep 4, 2018, 9:07 PM

University sailors: Invitation to Focus Group on BUSA

We need your help in London on Thursdy 14 June

Posted by: BUSAed|Jun 5, 2018, 8:21 PM

BUSA, with the support of the RYA, is looking to review all of the activity and support that it offers to its member clubs and student sailors. We would like as many different viewpoints as possible to help us.

Sun, breeze and smiles for Exeter Reunion and Rory Cheetham memorial

Rory Cheetham Memorial Cup awarded to Southampton & friends at Exeter University’s inaugural Reunion Race Weekend, match racing on the Solent

Posted by: BUSAed|Apr 30, 2018, 2:50 PM

Bes-Green’s Southampton team (aided in the finals by Exeter's Yachting Captain!) were pushed to their limits in a tight final with Liardet's Exeter. The event especially supported the Rory Cheetham Just Gving funding for Surfers Against Sewage.

Southampton are MR Champions 2018

Matt Whitfield (Southampton) wins at WPNSA, with Tom Williams (Bath) and Joe Burns (Bristol) taking Silver and Bronze

Posted by: BUSAed|Apr 23, 2018, 10:23 PM

Delivered by RYA Keelboating, on behalf of BUCS and in conjunction with BUSA, the event was supported by Harken UK, Marlow Ropes and GripTec by Moody Decking.

Southampton Green wins the 2018 TR Champs

Southampton Green takes the title, ahead of Cambridge Blue, Exeter Blue and Imperial.

Posted by: BUSAed|Apr 11, 2018, 1:18 PM

Rain, wind, no wind, snow, a first beat ‘more holey than Swiss cheese‘ (Paris Thomas) on Strathclyde Loch…..all the worst weather, but, nevertheless, a ‘good event and well-organised’.

Solent & Oxford celebrate Yachting titles

BUCS Yachting Championships 2018 culminate in Championship and Trophy races on final day

Posted by: BUSAed|Apr 3, 2018, 2:04 PM

The Yachting Championships of the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS), in conjunction with the British Universities’ Sailing Association (BUSA), started in the Solent on Monday 27th March and completed with a Final Series on Thursday 30…

BUSA Annual General meeting

Monday, 2 April, 2018 at 16.00 at Strathclyde Country Park, Glasgow

Posted by: BUSAed|Mar 19, 2018, 8:23 PM

The BUSA AGM 2018 will be held (during the Team Racing Championship) on Monday, 2 April, 2018 at Strathclyde Country Park, Glasgow, commencing at 16.00.

Join the BUSA Committee 2017-18

Roles, how to apply and how USCs vote

Posted by: BUSAed|Mar 19, 2018, 7:56 PM

The BUSA Committee are looking for new members to join the Committee for 2018-19 and beyond. The Committee consists of volunteers (both students and ex-students), without whom, all the events and training that we run, could not take place.

Edinburgh Import 'lashes' London White

Manchester & Liverpool's Big Lash 2018 at West Kirby

Posted by: BUSAed|Mar 17, 2018, 1:50 PM

Gusty on Saturday on the Marine Lake at West Kirby (98 races in the round robin achieved)….light, shifty winds on Sunday (three leagues, each of 7 teams). London White beat Newcastle Red (which had won the round robin in the semis and Edinburgh…

Excalibur 2018

BUSA Champion helms return to Excalibur as Alumni and still do the business!

Posted by: BUSAed|Mar 14, 2018, 7:43 PM

Exeter University are celebrating this weekend after hosting a fantastic team racing event at, won by Exeter’s own alumni.The two-day event saw 21 teams, descend to Exeter, some journeying from as far as Newcastle. Despite a bit of rain, spirits were…

Who will host the 2019 Fleets?

Bids are invited to host the BUCS Fleet Championships 2019

Posted by: BUSAed|Mar 11, 2018, 7:21 PM

Details about the event and what we will need to be covered in your proposal are provided. Deadline is 25 April, 2018.

Oxford Blue - RYA & BUSA Women’s TR Champs 2018

Oxford Blue wins BUSA Women’s again…..and takes the RYA title from RNCYC….in ‘fabulous’ event

Posted by: BUSAed|Mar 7, 2018, 8:10 PM

The RYA & BUSA Women’s Team Racing Nationals 2018 took place at Lochore Meadows Country Park Over the weekend of 24th and 25th February, hosted jointly by Glasgow and Strathclyde University Sailing Clubs.

Want to sail for BUSA?

BUSA Teams – Wilson, BKL, Etchelles Youth Trials – Interested?

Posted by: BUSAed|Feb 17, 2018, 4:17 PM

BUSA have agreed to help support three initiatives, led by Matt Whitfield, BUSA Captain and Harry Bowerman, BUSA Keelboat Officer - see full news item.

Wessex Alumni win 2017 Lemming

Southampton’s Team Red (Wessex Alumni) won the Loughborough Lemming 2017 in a gripping final with Warwick Black

Posted by: BUSAed|Dec 11, 2017, 10:03 AM

The Loughborough Lemming was held over the weekend of the 1st-3rd December at Burton Sailing Club. 21 teams competed, including two from Trinity College Dublin. Warwick Black led the Round Robin from “Team Red”, the Wessex alumni team and won their…

Durham Black victorious at Brummy Bender

Came from the Silver Fleet to take the Bender 2017

Posted by: BUSAed|Nov 30, 2017, 7:55 PM

Cambridge Beige reach the Finals, with Nottingham Green and Leeds Underdeveloped competing in the Semis

‘Reefs in to Sit in’ at Scottish womens’

St. Andrews Pink led from the 'Easy Peelers' and the 'Edinbras' at the SSS Women’s Team Racing Championships 2017

Posted by: BUSAed|Nov 21, 2017, 10:32 PM

“….racing, jumpers and bacon butties….Snow White and her Dwarfs, Avengers and Grinch’s…. Aberdeen and Forfar SC hospitality….’Galsgow’ and ‘Edinbras’ et al concede to St Andrews Pink.

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