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What is it? The Development Fund is a pot of money set aside by BUSA every year to support development in university sailing. Development Officers in the past few years have used the fund to address…

On the weekend of the 15th-17th November, 21 teams descended on Selly Oak for the University of Birmingham’s newly rechristened team racing event, The Brummy Boom. The weekend started out with…

The 15 spaces for the annual Sheffield Shuffle filled up fast, and the event took place this weekend in the beautiful Peak District at Pennine Sailing Club. We welcomed new, old, (and very old) teams…

A women’s keelboat training weekend took place at the Royal Western Yacht Club over 9-10 November. This was hosted by the University of Plymouth Yacht Club (UPYC) with the help of two coaches from the…

We’ve just finished a great weekend at West Kirby SC hosting the Manchester Challenge which this year was supported by the BUSA development fund. For the first time we invited development sailors from…

With 85 entries recorded for the BUCS Fleet Racing Championships – 143 competitors from14 Universities - competed at Mountbatten Water Sports Centre over the first weekend of November. The British…

This year, with all 24 spaces being filled up in under a week the pressure was on for Glasgow University Sailing Club to pull off another well organised, well attended, well established team racing…

With 18 teams signed up, the Reading 'Wet Dream' 2019 promised to be a good weekend. The Wet Dream still holds the name it was given 30+ years ago (or so we are told!) but has run consecutively for…

This weekend, 21 teams travelled to Leeds from across the country to kick off the team racing calendar for 2019/20 at the inaugural Halloween Howler event. 10 different universities and a smattering…

On the 19th and 20th of October, the second Midlands Mixer was held at Burton Sailing Club. The Mixer is ran through a collaboration between BUSA and Loughborough University Sailing Club, aiming to…

For all its many virtues, Bardowie Loch is not a great venue in a northerly. The race management team steeled themselves for a long day of moving marks and dragging start boats as the light breeze…

With the annual Ceilidh Cup/SSS Match Racing being again hosted at RNCYC, Saturday October 5th was mostly dry with a steady light breeze for most of the day. However Sunday brought a very uneventful…

The National Firefly Dinghy Inlands were held at Rutland Sailing Club on the 5th-6th October 2019. Saturday morning saw a civilised start time of 10:30am, with all 27 boats taking to the start line in…

Once again university sailing clubs up and down the UK are being urged to take action and make their sailing more environmentally sustainable in the hope of being crowned winners of The Green Blue’s…

The first BUSA development funded weekend took place on the 7-8th of September at Bardowie Loch, hosted by Strathclyde University and assisted by Scottish Student Sailing.

This year applications covered a wider range of projects than previous years, with all of them addressing the aims of BUSA to increase participation, develop racing and training and developing…

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