BUCS Match Racing Championship 2020


The 2020 Match Racing Championships will be held from 17th - 19th April 2020 at Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy, using Elliott boats.

Teams representing UK universities, will consist of 3-4 sailors weighting no more than 260Kgs in total. the team must include at least 1 male and 1 female sailor. The event will consist of 4 stages;

Series 1 - Single Round Robin

Series 2 - Repechage

Series 3 - Quarter Finals

Series 4 - Semi-Finals and Finals


Entry is opens through BUCSPlay

Stage 1 entry deadline is Tuesday 3rd March 2020, with AU Approval required by Thursday 5th March 2020. Stage 2 entry has been opened.

Pre-Event Information

The SI’s, pairing and weekend programme will be circulated a week before the event. We will set up a whatsapp group a few days before the event and circulate to you all.

TEAM MEMBERSHIP (CREW): Please confirm your crew to via email to keelboatracing@rya.org.uk by 23.59 on Thursday 2nd April. You must also ensure this crew have been added to the BUCS Competitor and Reserves List. Your team can consist of 3 or 4 sailors, but must include at least 1 male and 1 female sailor. The weight limit is 260kgs.

TRAINING: If you wish to use a boat for training on Thursday (10-12pm, 12pm-2pm OR 2pm-4pm), please let the RYA know by Thursday 2nd April. This is only available on a first come first served basis. Teams will need to pay their own WPNSA fees (around £7.50 each). For teams training please pay WPNSA and see Peter Aitken before going afloat. Peter will make the decision regarding weather conditions and if it is ok to go afloat on the day.

Registration and weigh in is on Friday morning at WPNSA (room tbc) from 0800-0830.

The first skippers briefing will take place on Friday morning at 08.30am.

FOOD and ACCOMODATION is NOT provided for this event, so you will need to arrange your own.

CANCELLATION BY THE ORGANISING AUTHORITY: If the weather conditions are forecast to be poor, the Event Director may cancel the event before teams are due to arrive. This will be by 5pm on the Wednesday before the event is due to start. If we can make the decision earlier, we will.

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