ROOSTER SAILING LTD – BUSA’s Official Clothing Partner

Rooster, founded by Steve Cockerill in November 1999, emerged from sailing clubs and boat parks across the world; combining his passion for developing sailing kit that performs with his enthusiasm for sharing the knowledge amassed from two Olympic campaigns.

Their very origin is innovation and challenging the system, not just a brand but products delivered for sailors, by sailors to inspire, educate and facilitate access to the freedom of being on the water.

BUSA will be working with Rooster to support student sailing. Find our committee members easily at events in our blue Rooster jackets – we’re always happy to be stopped for a chat! Does your club need new kit? Email sales@roostersailing.com for details of their University Club Scheme

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, university, or schools event then there would have been a link to kSail somewhere.

Specialists in event management, kSail offer free race scheduling and standardised forms to help clubs deliver top-quality team racing and we would encourage all university clubs to make use of this. In addition, university clubs can submit results from their hosted events to kSail for publication post event, helping to keep a record of event results from each season.

Alongside kSail’s event services, many of you will also be familiar with the kSail online shop which offers a one-stop shop for Firefly spares and replacement parts (accompanied with some useful advice so you know what to do with them!). As part of our new partnership, all our affiliated university clubs have the opportunity to sign up for a club account with kSail through which they can access a discounted price list for the online shop.

If that’s not good enough, they will also be able to access further discounts for 2 weeks prior to and following any team racing event they are hosting. Perfect to get your Fireflies in order pre-event and replace things that break afterwards!

To ensure that your university club gains all the benefits possible from the BUSA/kSail partnership, please register your club with kSail online.

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BUSA are delighted that the Andrew Simpson Foundation have formed a training partnership with BUSA for the coming year to help break down some of the barriers that students may face when accessing RYA courses.

Student members of any BUSA-affiliated University Sailing Club will have access to discounted training courses across all of the Andrew Simpson Watersports Centres as individuals, along with further discounts for group bookings. With courses on offer from RYA Level 1 right up to Foiling Instructor endorsements, we hope that this will support students across a wide spectrum of experience levels.

RYA Sailability
Sailability are a key contingent of the Royal Yachting Association, with the overarching goal to increase the number of active individuals with disabilities across the UK. There are over 100 Sailability Clubs at present, with this number growing all the time.By partnering with Sailability, BUSA are looking to increase accessibility, knowledge and opportunities within and beyond University Sailing Clubs.

Contact busacommittee@gmail.com to find out where your closest Sailability Club is and which RYA Disability Development Officer wants to help your club move forward!