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: 2020-01-19 | End Date: 2020-12-31 |
25 January 2020 - 26 January 2020
2020 Wessex Winter Warmer
Spinnaker Sailing Club Ivy Ln, Blashford Ringwood BH243LY United Kingdom

Southampton University‘s Wessex Sailing Club hosts the 2020 Wessex Winter Warmer at Spinnaker Sailing Club.

As usual we will have 18 teams, 4 flights of boats, 2 days of competitive sailing and 2 great socials!

Price, NOR, Entry Form & Facebook Page coming soon

Until then contact Matt Viney & Crispin Beaumont with any questions.

Matt Viney
Team Racing
25 January 2020 - 26 January 2020
Brunel Badger
Datchet Water Sailing Club Horton Road Horton SL3 9NT United Kingdom

The annual Badger is a fun, sociable team racing event and a great way to start your 2020. With Qualifiers following soon after, it's perfect for competitive practise and to help prepare your team. As always, there will be socials throughout the weekend organised by Brunel, as well as easy access to central London for any plans you want to organise. Brunel sailing would be delighted to host any teams for a wonderful weekend full of friendly socials and expert sailing.

See NOR and sign-up form

For any further enquiries and to register interest email either: or or see our Facebook page.

Zacary Leighton-Ditchburn
Team Racing
25 January 2020 - 26 January 2020
The Warwick Turtle
Draycote Water Sailing Club Kites Hardwick Rugby CV23 8AB United Kingdom

The Warwick Turtle is back again in January 2020! As always, we promise fantastic racing and even better socials, including our infamous curry. Early bird entries are £270 per team and close on October 31st

Please see Entry form and NoR

Further information on the Facebook event page.

Suzanne Lefebvre
Team Racing
1 February 2020 - 2 February 2020
BUCS Team Racing Qualifiers & SSS2

BUCS Team Racing Qualifiers;

South Central - Oxford Sailing Club, hosted by Oxford University

Midlands - Graham Water Sailing Club, hosted by Cambridge University

Northern - West Kirby Sailing Club, hosted Manchester University

Western - Chew Valley Sailing Club, hosted by Bristol University

Information on the BUSA Championship Page

The second of the Scottish league events forming the BUCS team racing qualifiers will be help at Loch Ore;

See Sailing Instructions and contact Emily Hill for any further information

BUSA Secretary
Team Racing
8 February 2020 - 9 February 2020
Scottish Student Sailing BUCS Qualifiers League 3
Loch Ore Fife United Kingdom

The third of the Scottish league events forming the BUCS team racing qualifiers.

See Sailing Instructions and contact Emily Hill for any further information

Emily Hill
Team Racing
8 February 2020 - 9 February 2020
The Nottingham Snakebite
Notts County Sailing Club Hoveringham Lane Nottingham NG14 7JX United Kingdom

The Nottingham Snakebite is back!!

Join us on the weekend of the 8th-9th February 2020 for a wild, and hopefully windy weekend of high quality team racing and socials.

Whether you’re drowning your quallies losses in Ocean on Friday night or getting prepped for finals with our slick and well run team racing, there is something for every team, and we hope to see as many of you as possible there !

Please see NoR and Entry Form

Further information on the Facebook event

If you have any questions please contact Izzy Lewis

Izzy Lewis
Team Racing
8 February 2020 - 9 February 2020
The Oxford Top Gun Invitational Trophy
Oxford Sailing Club, Farmoor Reservoir, Farmoor, Oxford, OX2 9NS Oxford, OX2 9NS

Oxford University Yacht Club's annual invitational event sees the top 8 university teams battling it out on Farmoor Reservoir over an intensive 2 days.Entry by invitation only.

For any inquiries, please contact Fixtures Secretary

Fixtures Secretary
Team Racing
15 February 2020 - 16 February 2020
*Reserve Date for BUCS Team Racing Area Qulaifiers

**Reserve Date

Hannah Peters
Team Racing
15 February 2020 - 16 February 2020
Imperial Icicle
Wembley Sailing Club Birchen Grove London NW9 8SE United Kingdom

Imperial College Sailing Club hosts the Imperial Icicle at Wembley Sailing Club.

After the success of previous years, the Icicle is back on the 15th/16thof February 2020. Get ready for more competition, amazing socials and good times out of the water!

The weekend will be packed with two full days of competitive team racing, sandwiched with 2 legendary socials in Central London on Friday and Saturday! Free accommodation will be provided to all teams.

The fee for entering one team will be £275, a second team will be £225, and any subsequent teams will be £200. Make sure it is payed within two weeks of entering to secure your place.

For more updates follow the Event FB Page

For further details see the NOR and SI

Please sign up using the Entry Form

Do not hesitate to contact us at Imperial College SC

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Ariane de Saint Victor
Team Racing
22 February 2020 - 23 February 2020
RYA/BUSA Women's Team Racing Championships
West Kirby SC Sandy Lane, Wirral CH48 3HZ Wirral, CH48 3HZ

This will be hosted by West Kirby SC.

Details to follow.

Royal Yachting Association
Jessica Beecher
02380 604 167
Team Racing
29 February 2020 - 1 March 2020
BUCS/ BUSA Team Racing Playoffs
Chew Vally Sailing Club

Playoffs will be held on 29th February - 1st March 2020 at Chew Vally Sailing Club, hosted by Bristol University Sailing Club

Please see full details on the BUSA Championship Page

BUSA Secretary
Team Racing
29 February 2020 - 1 March 2020
The 2020 Cam Cup
Grafham Water Sailing Club W Perry Huntingdon PE28 0BU United Kingdom

Cambridge University Cruising Club's annual team racing event will yet again offer top-level team racing, in some of the best boats at one of the UK's leading clubs.

The event will be run over 2 days at Grafham Water sailing Club in 4 flights. There will also be a memorable black tie dinner in central Cambridge on the Saturday night.

Please see the Facebook event page for further info.

Please fill out this form to register your interest.

Please contact Callum Farnden with any questions.

Callum Farnden
Team Racing
7 March 2020 - 8 March 2020
Exeter Excalibur
Roadford Lake Sailing Club Roadford Lake Broadwoodwidger PL16 0RL United Kingdom

Exeter Excalibur will run from the 7th-8th March 2020 and will additionally include a social on the Friday night before the event (Friday 6th March) for teams arriving the night before. The event will run similarly to previous years and will thus include two days of team racing and two nights of fantastic socials in Exeter. However, this year we are bidding to improve the standard of the event and will thus be limiting entries to 18 teams. With 4 flights of boats and only 18 teams it should allow for more high quality racing with some of the top teams in the country.

As with all most university events, accommodation to travelling sailors will be provided by members of the Exeter Sailing Club.

Further information of the event Facebook Page

Jonathan Musgrove
Team Racing
7 March 2020 - 8 March 2020
The Big Lash
West Kirby Sailing Club United Kingdom

The Big Lash 2020 is back - one of the biggest and best events in the country! The University of Manchester and University of Liverpool are excited to invite you to West Kirby for a great weekend's team racing.

To enter, please fill in the google form below:

Please note entries will not be confirmed until we have received payment so please send it as soon as possible after entering. This year we have an early bird price of £285 for entries before 31st January 2020.


Any questions don't hesitate to contact Ella Vincent at Look forward to seeing you all there!

Ella Vincent
Team Racing
14 March 2020 - 15 March 2020
RYA/UKTRA Team Racing Championship 2020
Bough Beach Sailing Club, Winkhurst Green Road, Bough Beech, Edenbridge TN8 7AN Bough Beech, Edenbridge, TN8 7AN

To be held at Bough Beech SA,with support from Sevenoaks School.

Details to follow.

Royal Yachting Association
Richard Thompson
Team Racing
5 April 2020 - 9 April 2020
BUCS/BUSA Yachting Nationals
Gunwharf Quay Portsmouth United Kingdom

The 2020 Yachting Championships will be held from 5th - 9th April 2020 at Port Solent and Gunwharf Quays (Portsmouth), using Sunsail F40 and Jeanneau 410 yachts

Teams representing UK universities, will consist of 8 crew (inc 2 females). The event incorporates a Qualifying Series, followed by two-days of Championship and Trophy Races.

There is a format change for the 2020 Yacht Racing Championships, please see details here along with Notice of Race

Please see full details on Championship page

Hannah Peters
Keelboat Racing
13 April 2020 - 15 April 2020
BUCS/BUSA Team Racing Finals
Grafham Water Sailing Club Huntingdon United Kingdom

The Team Racing Championship will be help on 13th -15th April 2020 at Grafham Water Sailing Club, hosted by Cambridge University

Information on the BUSA Championship Page


Hannah Peters
Team Racing
17 April 2020 - 19 April 2020
BUCS/BUSA Match Racing Championships

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

Entry is opens through BUCSPlay

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

Please see Notice of Race and Championship Page

Hannah Peters
Match Racing
2 May 2020 - 2 May 2020
Loughborough Luff Up
Burton Sailing Club Repton Road Milton DE65 6EG United Kingdom

Come and join us for the Loughborough Luff Up 2020! Open to all social sailors and beginners from the Midlands region and beyond.

A day of inter-university social sailing, training and coached racing on the water, followed by a BBQ at the club and a notorious Loughborough evening social

Accommodation available upon request. Further details and entry information to follow on the event page.

Please email questions to Abby West.

Abby West
1 August 2020 - 2 August 2020
2020 Firefly Nationals
Royal Torbay Yacht Club United Kingdom

The Firefly Nationals is always a highlight in the sailing calendar – and returning to Royal Torbay is one that we are excited about.

Notice of Race – NOR2020 v3.0

Enteries are now open:

– Word version 2020 Firefly Entry Form v1.0 for editing and completing electronically.

– PDF version : 2020 Firefly Entry Form v1.0

Jim Bramley
Fleet Racing