BUSA statement in response to Covid-19

The BUSA committee has been closely monitoring the evolving situation in respect of the Covid-19 global pandemic as well as reviewing government & RYA advice and consulting with BUCS. BUSA, as an organisation representing and supporting student sailing, must put the health and safety of its members, volunteers and general public first. The following principles will be adopted by BUSA throughout the coming academic year:

  1. We will continue to follow all guidance presented (Government, RYA, BUCS) to protect the health of our members
  2. We will endeavour to freeze cost increases and implement strategies to preserve BUSA and our member clubs
  3. We will ensure the quality & integrity of the competition we offer is maintained, in all disciplines.

We will be planning for all of our BUSA Championships to happen, adopting the principles above. This means BUSA/BUCS Fleet Racing Championships is still planned for November, with alternative arrangements being formulated if this becomes not possible.



BUSA Seeks New Administrator for 2021 and Beyond
Could you support the BUSA Committee to deliver university sailing? We are looking to contract a new administrator to start in February 2021.

The BUSA Administrator is a paid contractor who works to provide secretarial support to the British Universities Sailing Association (BUSA) and its volunteer committee. Read the full role description, including responsibilities and contractor rate.…

BUSA joins forces with kSail to support student sailing
We are delighted to announce that longstanding supporters of student sailing, kSail, have become our latest partner organisation.

We are looking forward to working closely with Keith into the 2020-21 season and beyond. Keith Sammons, owner of kSail, will be a familiar face to many on the team racing circuit and further afield. The chances are that if you have attended a BUSA,…

TEAM RACING FORMAT AND HOSTING PLAYOFFS
Playoffs will be held on the weekend of 6th-7th March and BUSA is accepting bids to host this event.

Playoffs will be held on the weekend of 6th-7th March and BUSA is accepting bids to host this event. Over 90% of the BUSA member clubs voted in the recent poll and there was a majority for the format retaining Playoffs. As such, for the upcoming…

In Focus: RYA Sailability – A new partnership, bringing new opportunities
This week saw our second in focus week, focusing on inclusion and creating more opportunity for student sailors with disabilities

A slightly different summer period has provided more time for thought and consideration over what BUSA currently offers and what we would like to support more moving forwards. One of the key focuses of this years committee has been inclusion and…

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