BUCS Yachting Championships 2018

The 2018 BUCS Yachting Championships are organised on behalf of BUCS by BUSA, in conjunction with the RYA. They will be held from 25 - 29 March 2018 on the Solent at Port Solent and Gunwharf Quays (Portsmouth), using Sunsail F40s. Teams will consist of 8 crew (inc 2 females). This year the event Incorporates a Qualifying Series, followed by one-day Championship and Trophy Races. See NoR for all details, including new BUCSpoints and Medals information.

All Race Documentation, Notices and other information, including Entry and Pre-Event Information will be posted here, as will the SIs and any Notices of Amendment to the NoR or other official documents and information. Entries should be made via BUCScore.

New posts will be noted toward the top of this page. All official documentation is listed and accessible at the bottom of the page.

Any enquiries to the Organising Authority should be addressed to the BUSA Secretary. or by telephoning 02380 604 167. Due to maternity leave, it will be helpful if all correspondence is copied to BUSAed@gmail.com, so as to ensure a prompt response.


Newly posted:

NB All sailors should complete on line the Confidential Medical Questionnaire (covers all BUCS events for 2017-18)


Entry Information

Dates & Venues
Registration and first briefing: Sunday 25th March 2018 at The Port House Café, Port Solent

Briefings: Sunday 25th and Monday 26th March 2018 at The Port House Café, Port Solent.Tuesday 27th-Thursday 29th March 2018 at Tiger Tiger, Gunwharf Quays.

Racing days: Monday 26th – Thursday 29th March 2018 in the Solent

Berthing: Sunday 25th March 2018 at Port Solent, Monday 26th – Wednesday 28th March at Gunwharf Quay, Thursday 29th March 2018 at Port Solent (return boats before prize giving).

Sunsail Events, Port Solent Marina Office, Lock Approach, Portsmouth, PO6 4TJ
Portsmouth Harbour Yacht Club, The Port House, Marina Keep, Portsmouth, PO6 4TH
Tiger Tiger, Gunwharf Quays, Gunwharf Rd, Portsmouth, PO1 3TP

Entry opening date
19 December 2017

Entry closing date
23.59 Tuesday 23th January 2018.

Entry costs
In order to compete, teams must pay both an entry fee to BUCS/BUSA for the administration and hosting of the event, as well as an entry charter fee and deposit to Sunsail for the boat they will need to charter.

Entry fee per mixed team: £180 (payable to BUCS/BUSA on BUCScore)

Entry Charter fee per mixed team: £1,595 (payable to Sunsail)
Entry Charter deposit per mixed team: £3,000 (payable to Sunsail)

BUCS points available
BUCS Yachting Championship:50 35 24 16 14 12 10 8

BUCS Yachting Trophy: 35 21 14 12 11 9 7 5

Sunsail Match First 40s

No. Berths

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Entry process
Entries need to be submitted on BUCScore, our online entry system. Please speak to your Athletic Union

as they will need to submit your entry on this system. Athletic Unions must also return the Sunsail booking form to Peter Fozard. BUCS/BUSA will then pass on all applications to Sunsail for them to confirm if Skippers/Crew have the required experience to charter a boat. There are only a maximum of 27 spaces, and BUSA will decide the allocation of boats should more than 27 teams enter. All clubs must be members of BUSA Sailing.

Please note: An email address is required to be entered effectively within BUCScore as the system uses email addresses as unique identifiers. The email used for each entrant must be unique to maintain validity of their entry. Changing, or duplicating, an email address for an entrant may result in the entry being overwritten and, therefore, withdrawn.

Teams must consist of 8 sailors, including 2 females, while racing. Teams are suggested to list at least 2 reserves on BUCScore, but are encouraged to list as many people as possible. The final crew list must be confirmed by the 16th March 2018 by emailing busa@rya.org.uk.

Please make sure that for each entry you sort competitors into the following order: Helm/Tactics-Pit2/Main/Trim1/Trim2/Pit/Mast/Bow.As well as all crew, any reserves must also be registered on BUCScore by 23.59hrs on Thursday 22nd March 2018.

All sailors planning to enter BUCS/BUSA Sailing Championships this year need to complete the Confidential Medical Form 2017-18. This is a requirement for registration at all BUCS/BUSA Sailing Championships. It is recommended that potential competitors should complete this at an early stage by going to the online Confidential Medical Form found here.

Additional information required for the BUCScore entry form
[1] Please select a team colour.
[2] Please give the name of the Team Captain.
[3] Please give the Team Captain’s email address.
[4] Please give a contact number for the Team Captain.
[5] To enter the BUCS Yacht Racing Championships the Sunsail Charter Booking Form must be submitted along with the BUCScore entry form. This form is available on the Yacht Racing Championship event page of the BUCS website. Please confirm here that you are aware that you need to submit this Sunsail Charter Booking form in order to finalise your entry.
[6] I certify that I am authorised to enter the Championships on behalf of all members of the team and the reserves. I understand that changes to this team can only be made in accordance with the Notice of Race. All members of my team and the reserves agree to abide by the Racing Rules of Sailing, the Notice of Race, the Sailing Instructions, the decisions of the race officials and the Organising Authority. I confirm that all team members are aware of the BUSA Code of Conduct (on the BUSA website), which will apply to each competitor. Competitors attend as representatives of their university club and, accordingly, BUSA regards the university club, as well as any individual, responsible for the actions of its members. The team captain is responsible for the conduct and behaviour of the team.

Pre-event information
Please read the Notice of Race (NoR) and any subsequently published amendments for further information. Please see the downloads section on the BUCS website Yacht Racing event page for initial pre-event information. Additional pre-event information including the Sailing Instructions and accepted entries will be published by Tuesday 20th March 2018.

If you have any questions, please get in touch via your Athletic Union.

Peter Fozard,
BUCS Event Manager

Jack Fenwick,
Event Director
02380 604 166
BUSA, RYA House, Ensign Way, Hamble, Southampton, SO31 4YA


All Notices and Related Documentation

  • BUCS Yacht Racing Championships SIs (to be published before the event)
  • BUCS Yacht Racing Championships Accepted Entries List (to be published after entries close)

Documentation is also published on the BUCS website, via the BUCS Sailing page.