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, their role description is as follows:

  • Set up and facilitate discussion in the respective area.
  • Communicate the actions of the BUSA 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.
  • To oversee the delivery of BUCS Championship events in their area, which will include supporting 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(s).
  • To create inter-regional training partnerships and organisational affiliations, with the aim of improving overall regional performance.
  • Support the Fleet Racing, Match Racing and Keelboat Officers with the promotion and delivery of their events and discipline development opportunities (if required).
  • POTENTIAL GROWTH: These roles have been given the title of Chair to encourage regional committee development.

Key information on each member university within each BUSA region can be found within the 2020/21 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.