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BUSA Committee 2019-20 lines up for action!

Following the 2019 BUSA AGM, the new BUSA Committee for 2019-20 has been announced.

Posted by: BUSAed|May 13, 2019, 8:46 PM

This year sees a restructure of the committee, with new roles added and some removed. It is hoped that this will help to clarify responsibilities and help push BUSA towards some of the strategic outcomes identified through the 2018-19 Sailor Survey…

BUSA/ICSA Tour 2019 - Squad Selected

Selectors announce the squad

Posted by: |Apr 30, 2019, 9:16 PM

The Biennial Challenge between the USA (ICSA) and the UK (BUSA). The 2019 challenge will be taking place in the US in September 2019.

Exeter wins the Yachting Champs and Bristol leads the Trophy Fleet

The Sunsail Trophy and BUCS medals were awarded to Exeter, together with Championship medals for Edinburgh and Swansea. The John Derbyshire Trophy was awarded to Bristol, together with Trophy medals to team, Cambridge and Southampton Red. Oxford White, which had also won the traditional Big BUSA Bake Off competition, was pronounced the Coach’s choice of most progressed team.

Posted by: BUSAed|Apr 30, 2019, 8:48 AM

The Yachting Championships of the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS), in conjunction with the British Universities’ Sailing Association (BUSA) and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA), was held on the Solent from Monday to Thursday, 15 –…

Exeter win BUSA – team racing – 2019

The best UK & Irish university team racers were at Spinnaker Sailing. Exeter Blue won a close final from Cambridge Blue, with Southampton Green third overall from Oxford Blue in the petit final.

Posted by: BUSAed|Apr 29, 2019, 2:12 PM

The Finals of the annual Team Racing Championships of the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) and British University Sailing Association (BUSA) were held at Spinnaker Sailing Club from Tuesday 9 to Thursday 11 April 2019.

RYA/BUCS/BUSA Student Match Racing Championship 2019 decided

Matt Whitfield (Southampton) successfully defends his 2018 title from Murray Hampshire (Exeter) in a dramatic sudden-death last race

Posted by: BUSAed|Apr 12, 2019, 10:00 PM

‘Really great few days racing in glamour conditions’, lot of ‘fun’ ‘, lot of races (240+) , ‘great sailing conditions’, ‘sunny’, ‘lovely people’…….

Day 3 BUCS Team Racing Finals

Saskia Lloyd Gaiger reports

Posted by: BUSAed|Apr 12, 2019, 8:34 PM

Day 2 BUCS Team Racing Finals

Saskia Lloyd Gaiger reports

Posted by: BUSAed|Apr 10, 2019, 11:04 PM

Day 1 BUCS Team Racing Finals

Edinburgh Blue puts in an early lead from Southampton Green

Posted by: BUSAed|Apr 10, 2019, 1:45 PM

Racing underway on Tuesday 9 April for the BUCS Team Racing Championship at Spinnaker Sailing Club, with a great day’s tracing and 112 races in.

BUCS Team Racing Finals Preview

The best university team racers head to Spinnaker this week for the BUCS Championship Finals

Posted by: BUSAed|Apr 7, 2019, 8:54 PM

The Finals of the annual Team Racing Championships of the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) and British University Sailing Association (BUSA) will be held at Spinnaker Sailing Club from Tuesday 9 to Thursday 11 April 2019.

BUSA 2019 AGM announced

Tuesday 16 April at Tiger Tiger, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth

Posted by: BUSAed|Apr 2, 2019, 8:21 PM

Agenda papers published - see on BUSA News

Exeter’s Excalibur 2019 excels, despite the weather

Cardiff Black take the top spot, followed closely by Plymouth Red and Newcastle Blue

Posted by: BUSAed|Mar 27, 2019, 9:51 PM

Cardiff Black took the top spot at the Excalibur, followed closely by Plymouth Red and Newcastle Blue, over the weekend of 9 – 10 March. The event saw 20 teams descend to Exeter, battling it out, despite the difficult wind conditions, with a total of…

Are you ready to help run BUSA? Apply here

Will you help to deliver and lead UK university sailing?

Posted by: BUSAed|Mar 10, 2019, 7:56 PM

Join the BUSA Committee 2019-20. See the available Roles and how to apply on-line by the deadline on 1 April at the latest.

Sustainability Challenge 2018-19 and 2019-20 – celebration and anticipation

Winning USCs reflect on this year’s University Sailing Sustainability Challenge and Green Blue announces the 2019-20 edition

Posted by: BUSAed|Mar 9, 2019, 4:04 PM

After all their work through the winter – auditing their environment, acquiring reusable bottles, installing spill kits, demonstrating ‘spill, clean and dry’, halting the spread of alien species, promoting good environmental practice, working with…

BUSA seeks to recruit Administrator

BUSA is seeking to contract an individual to provide administration support to the provision of university sailing

Posted by: BUSAed|Mar 8, 2019, 1:31 PM

For details, including Job Description and Applications Form, see News item.

Newcastle wins University Sustainability Challenge

University Sailing Sustainability Challenge 2018-19 awards at the RTA Dinghy Show

Posted by: BUSAed|Mar 2, 2019, 3:23 PM

Newcastle University Sailing and Yachting Club were the overall winners of the University Sailing Sustainability Challenge 2018-19, presented by BUSA President, Peter Saxton, on behalf of the RYA and British Marine’s joint environment initiative ‘The…

Great conditions for the BUCS Northern Qualifier 2019

Tight competition amongst the leaders to achieve four places direct to Finals and another three for the Playoffs

Posted by: BUSAed|Feb 7, 2019, 10:38 PM

18 teams, from 9 Universities, came together for a highly competitive weekend of team racing to seek places in the Playoffs and Finals of the BUCS Team Racing Championship 2019. Beautiful scenes of Derwent Reservoir and its surrounding hills clad in…

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