Season's Information 2019-20


This is an overview of the Sailing season 2019-20 as published by BUCS & BUSA. It lists the BUCS Championships, for which individual Championship pages may be found on the Championship dropdown menu on the BUSA website, together with relevant RYA events (all events may be found on the BUSA Calendar). It also give general guidance across all BUCS events in 2019-20, including an explanation of the new BUCSPlay registration arrangements

Seasonal information can be downloaded from here.

Information Sources & Communication Lines

If you require further information throughout the year you must first contact your Athletic Union/Sports Office.

The BUCS Essentials is available on the BUCS website on the second working day of each week and will be sent to all BUCS members. The Essentials contains all the important information regarding BUCS Events and should be used in conjunction with the Sports Specific Homepages.

The BUCS Sailing webpage will also provide you further information and news.

Calendar of Events

Date

Event & Venue

Entries Open

First Stay Entry Closing Date

Reserves Closing date

IA Admin Approval Closing Date

Pre-Event Info

Entry Process

5-6 Oct 2019

SSS Match Racing Championships – RNCYC – Ceilidh Cup

Open now

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Entry form to RNCYC

12-13 Oct 2019

RYA National Match Racing Q2 - QMSC

Open now

17th Aug

N/A

N/A

N/A

RYA Online entry

2-3 Nov 2019

BUCS Fleet Racing Championships – Plymouth

10th Sept

22nd Oct

29th Oct

31st Oct

29th Oct

BUCSPlay

16-17 Nov 2019

Scottish League 1 - BUCS Team Racing Qualifier

17th Sept

5th Nov

12th Nov

7th Nov

12th Nov

BUCSPlay

15 – 17 Nov 19

RYA National Match Racing Championship Grand Final - QMSC

Invited entries only

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

RYA Online entry

11-12 Jan 2020

RYA Winter Match Racing 1 - WPNSA

Oct

15th Nov

N/A

N/A

N/A

RYA Online entry

1-2 Feb 2020 (15-16 Feb Reserve date)

BUCS Team Racing Area Qualifiers:

1st Oct

14th Jan

28th Jan

16th Jan

28th Jan

BUCSPlay

Scottish League 2 (xxx)

Northern (xxx)

Western (xxx)

Midlands (xxx)

South Central (xxx)

8-9th Feb

Scottish League 3 - BUCS Team Racing Qualifier

1st Oct

14th Jan

4th Feb

16th Jan

4th Feb

BUCSPlay

8-9 Feb 2020

RYA Winter Match Racing 2 - WPNSA

Oct

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

RYA Online entry

22 – 23 Feb 2020

RYA/BUSA Women’s Team Racing Championships (West Kirby SC)

Oct

21th Feb

21st Feb

N/A

21st Feb

RYA Online entry

29 Feb - 1Mar 2020

BUCS Team Racing Playoffs – Venue TBC

4th Feb

18th Feb

25th Feb

20th Feb

25th Feb

BUCSPlay

7-8 Mar 2020

RYA Winter Match Racing 3 - WPNSA

Oct

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

RYA Online entry

14-15 Mar 2020

RYA/UKTRA Team Racing Championships (Bough Beech SC)

Oct

**

N/A

N/A

10th Mar

RYA Online entry

21-22 Mar 2020

RYA Women’s Winter Match Racing - WPNSA

Oct

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

RYA Online entry

28-29 Mar 2020

RYA Winter Match Racing 4 – Scotland, TBC

Oct

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

RYA Online entry

5-9 Apr 2020

BUCS Yachting Championships – Port Solent/Gunwharf Quay

28th Jan

10th Mar

31st Mar

2nd April

31st Mar

BUCSPlay

13-15 Apr 2020

BUCS Team Racing Championship Finals – Venue TBC

4th Feb

24th Mar

7th April

26th Mar

7th April

BUCSPlay

17-19 Apr 2020

BUCS Match Racing Championships – Venue TBC

8th Oct

24th Mar

14th April

16th April

16th April

BUCSPlay

Rules & Regulations:

When participating in BUCS Competitions you must ensure you are aware of the Rules and Regulations to which you are competing. You should be aware of the following regulations:

BUCS General Regulations – relating to all sports.

BUCS Sports Specific Regulations – relating to Sailing only.

NGB’s laws of the Sport – you must be aware of the NGB laws of the Sport, this includes the provisions of the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions. Please contact the RYA for more information.

British Universities Sailing Association (BUSA)

This BUSA website is the key place where BUSA publishes information about the major university championships, as well as lots of other events aimed at university students.The BUSA calendar of all BUSA events and Universities' own events are published on the BUSA website. Championships have their own section and each have a dedicated page for all Notices.

To add your university’s information, please send us details about your sailing club, what events you run and who the main contacts are at the club etc.This will be a great tool to help encourage new sailors to your club and to promote your events and activities. Please send to BUSA.

Affiliation & Insurance Information:

All Universities participating in BUSA/BUCS events are required to be members of BUSA.The membership categories and subscriptions are explained under ‘Development’ on the website. This fee includes your club’s RYA Affiliation. SUBCRIPTIONS ARE DUE BY THE 1ST NOVEMBER 2018. If you have not received your invoice by the 1st October, please request it via email to the BUSA Administrator.

It is the responsibility of either the individual or institution to ensure that all entrants have appropriate insurance in order to compete. BUSA and BUCS DO NOT insure any competitor for any of its events.

Championships events:

Teams entering a BUCS event must do so via BUCSPlay. Places will not be accepted, or reserved, without entering correctly. Teams must ensure their university have paid their BUSA subscription. As opposed to previous years individuals now sign themselves up to the event, rather than the IAs Admins who only approve the entry following individual sign up. There will thus be two entry deadlines; individual sign up deadline (Tuesdays), followed but IA Admins approval deadline (Thursdays).

Teams should refer to the Notice of Race and Notices published on the relevant Championship page on the BUSA website – see Championships drop-down.

Registering Competitors and Reserves on BUCSPlay

NB detailed guidance is given in each Championship Entry Information

BUSA will not be seeking any medical declaration this year. It is, of course, the responsibility of the competitor to ensure that they are fit to compete. Any competitor who has a particular issue about which they wish to notify the Event Director/Organiser should ask to do so at Registration on arrival at that event

For the Fleet Racing Championships, the names etc. for each helm (and crew) will also be entered on the BUCSPlay entry section, as in previous years.

For the Team Racing Championship there will be the usual team entry sections on BUCSPlay for the Scottish and for the England & Wales Qualifiers. This will only require details about the team name etc. and its Captain at this stage, but not the individual sailors. Captains will be required to confirm their actual teams for the first Scottish League and for the English & Welsh Qualifiers not later than 10 days prior to the event with the BUSA Secretary.

For the Match Racing and Yachting Championships, the helm and team captain will be entered on the BUCScore team entry, but the Captain will be required to notify the BUSA Secretary at no later than 10 days prior to the event who will be the crew members and their respective roles in the boat.

Results: Results from BUCS Sailing Championships will be posted on the relevant BUSA Championship page, circulated within the BUCS Essentials and posted on the BUCS Sailing page.

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