The Calendar includes all BUCS-BUSA sailing events, relevant RYA and other events (including international) and programmes in which student sailors and teams regularly compete or participate (e.g. Keelboat Squad). The Calendar carries all university events hosted by BUSA Member Clubs (USCs) that are notified to us (inclusion is discretionary, but no other events are listed on the first or second weekend of November, which is reserved for the BUCS-BUSA Fleet Championships, see Calendar). Events for inclusion should be notified to the BUSA Secretary or by using the Contact Form.

Start Date: 2021-07-26 | End Date: 2025-12-31 |
7 August 2021 - 13 August 2021
75th Anniversary Firefly National Championships

It is with great regret that the National Firefly Class Association must announce the cancelation of this year’s 75th Anniversary Firefly National Championships.

Despite the loss of our nationals, we have added a number of events for the year and the autumn looks amazing! But looking at the immediate summer ahead, look no further than Chichester Harbour Week being held at Hayling Island SC, 9-13th August:

National Firefly Association
Fleet Racing
29 October 2021 - 31 October 2021
Sheffield Shuffle
Pennine Sailing Club

Sheffield University Sailing Club would like to invite teams to a full weekend of team racing, at Pennine Sailing Club on Saturday 30th October to Sunday 31st October 2021, with both a Friday and Saturday night social – location on Friday to be confirmed but 100% Pop-Tarts on the Saturday! Accommodation will be in shared accommodation in Sheffield.

Full details, notice of race, and sailing instructions and entry to follow. We hope that the woes and bores of Covid-19 will be in the past and this event should go ahead as normal, to be one of the most memorable and fun weekends in the North/Midlands area!

Many thanks,

Any questions please email

Team Racing
5 November 2021 - 7 November 2021
Leeds Howler

Welcome back to the north’s premier team racing event, the Leeds Halloween Howler. We are back and hoping to be bigger and better than ever after a quiet year. Expect top class racing and as much curry and fruity action as you can handle.


Harry Tilling
Team Racing
19 November 2021 - 21 November 2021
Swansea Spartan
Tata Steel Sailing Club Port Talbot SA13 2NS

After a year off Swansea welcomes you to our unmissable annual event, the Swansea Spartan. It will undoubtedly be a weekend to remember with two crazy socials, including the notorious curry night and of course there will be a bit of racing.

So get your togas ready and come and join us in swans on the weekend of the 19th-21st November.

NOR and entry forms to follow.

Email us at for more information.

Swansea USC
Team Racing
27 November 2021 - 28 November 2021
Welsh Dragon 2021
Cardiff Bay Yacht Club Ferry Road Cardiff CF11 0JL

After a long hard year, we are excited to say get ready for Welsh Dragon 2021, we are going to aim to achieve the impossible and top Dragon 2019!

In store we have 2 days of competitive team racing followed by 2 socials that will not disappoint!

Make sure you sign up ASAP to avoid missing out on a great weekend!

NOR and Entry forms will be released soon.

Follow FB event page for more information (link tbc).

Annabel Riley
Team Racing
4 December 2021 - 5 December 2021
Loughborough Lemming
Burton Bay Sailing Club Foremark Reservoir Milton United Kingdom

The Loughborough Lemming is back for 2021! Two days of fun, competitive team racing at Burton Sailing Club alongside legendary socials. Not one to miss!

Entry and payment information:

Facebook event page:

Social details to follow.

Catherine Matthews
Team Racing
4 February 2022 - 6 February 2022
Nottingham Snakebite

The University of Nottingham Sailing Club invites you back for another year of the Nottingham Snakebite! After a year off we are ready for a weekend of great team racing and fab nights out including the classic Friday night at Ocean. The event will be the 4/5/6 of February 2022!

Alice Parker
Team Racing