Applications now open for BUSA Tour Manager

Applications Open 24th May.

Applications Close 6th June.

The successful applicant will be co-opted onto the BUSA Committee (Constitution 7.10).

Apply here via the Google Form - (link here)

What is the BUSA Tour?

The BUSA Tour has traditionally been a Biennial challenge between the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) and the British Universities Sailing Association (BUSA), with records of BUSA Tour Teams going back to 1967. The last tour was in 2019, when BUSA sent 12 sailors to the USA. Covid-19 unfortunately majorly disrupted the tour, and it is something we are keen to get up and running again given its long legacy within University Sailing.

The 2022 Tour was postponed due to Covid-19 and lack of resources/time, and so we have created this role on the committee (voted in at AGM) dedicated to coordinating the tour.

In 2023, BUSA is due to host the ICSA team in the UK, and there have been discussions of making it a 2-leg event (ICSA come to the UK, then BUSA go to the US) to allow greater participation following the opportunities lost due to Covid-19.

If you have a keen interest in university sailing and are eager to be involved in delivering the BUSA-ICSA Tour, then this is the perfect role for you!

BUSA Tour Event Format:

Team Format: 8-12 sailors, consisting of at least 20% male and 20% female.

Applications open to any university student at a club with BUSA Membership. There is potential to open this to 1 year BUSA Alumni who have missed out on an opportunity to take part in the tour due to Covid-19

Typical event format:

5 Trophy Events - over weekdays of the course of Tour

  • 2 x 3v3 double handed team racing (firefly)
  • 3 v 3 Laser Team Racing
  • Keelboat Match Racing
  • 2K team racing

BUSA TOUR MANAGER ROLE DETAILS:

Eligibility: Current Student or BUSA Alumni.

Responsibilities:

  • Act as the liaison between BUSA and ICSA with regards to the BUSA Tour
  • Work with ICSA to coordinate and manage the BUSA Tour
    • Create an extensive schedule and tour program
    • Coordinate and distribute the race documentation for the Tour
    • Be part of the team selection committee, decide selection criteria and manage the team
  • Create a Tour budget with the BUSA Treasurer and financial plan
    • Secure sponsorship
  • Publicise the tour and work with the media officer to promote it across all BUSA media channels
    • Organise team stash
  • Gather feedback following the tour from the team members and organise a call with the ICSA representative to ensure necessary changes can be made

Extra Information:

  • Role requires knowledge of all the BUSA disciplines (Match Racing, Fleet Racing, Team Racing and Keelboating) but does not have to have been on committee in the past
  • Good organisation, time management and a proactive approach is essential
  • Attendance to BUSA meetings (approx. 1 per month)
  • Around 2 hours a week of admin which will increase in run up to the Tour
  • Great opportunity to network and great for the CV!



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