The Area Chairs’ primary role is to act as the BUSA point of contact in their area, providing the structure to ensure a link between the BUSA committee and the affiliated University Sailing Clubs in that area.

  • Set up and facilitate discussion in the respective area.
  • Communicate the actions of the committee to those in the designated area and feedback the views of affiliates in the area. This may be via the maintenance of an area Facebook group.
  • Support the Team Racing Officer in running the bidding process for the BUCS Team Racing area qualifier. The post-holder will NOT be required to direct the event.
  • Act as the liaison between BUSA and the host of their area BUCS Team Racing Qualifier.
  • Support the Fleet Racing, Match Racing and Keelboat Officers with the promotion and delivery of their events and discipline development opportunities (if required).
  • Support the Development Officer by informing them of their areas Development needs and work to facilitate the provision of development opportunities.
  • POTENTIAL GROWTH: These roles have been given the title of Chair to encourage regional committee development if desired.

Key information on each member university within each BUSA region can be found within the 2019/20 Area Specific Analysis Documents;

Time towards BUSA

Each Area Chair is expected to attend a minimum of 4 meetings a year and attend BUSA regional events, plus any extra roles undertaken. They are expected to roughly dedicate 1-2 hours a week of BUSA activities. This can vary during times of peak activity.