The British Universities Sailing Association launches new look BUSA website.
This site is for all sailors, supporters and volunteers interested in and/or involved with university sailing. Providing information about future events and news from events organised both by individual university sailing clubs and by groups of universities as well as those organised by BUSA and BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport).
It is also the key place to find information about all university sailing, which universities have sailing clubs and what sailing activities are available for sailors progressing from youth and home-club sailing and looking for opportunities to enter the sport, or to develop their sailing careers in higher education. So our ‘audience’ will include potential recruits to your university and sailing club, as well as those who are generally interested in UK univesity sailors and sailing generally.
We need you, our members, BUSA sailors, to help populate this site with as much information, both formal and informal, as possible.
· Events and Results calendar pages:
You can now search for events by the date, organiser, or type of sailing activity (Fleet, Team, Match Racing).
The events are also on a continuous page, so you can read and print off/download the entire calendar, if you wish.
The Results page allows results and reports to be posted and stored on the site. Send us your news, reports, results and photos!
· Universities page:
This is a list of our member universities.
This is where we hope to be able to collect more information about our members, where you sail, your events and how to contact you.
This is an ideal place for a university sailing club to promote itself, especially to potential new members.
· In addition, the new design enables us to improve our links with individual sailors through our Facebook page, to develop ways of providing ‘blog’ news during BUSA Championship events (so those who cannot be there can follow the action) and to improve presentation of photographs.
Please send your information, news, photographs and results to the Website Editor.
Tony Mapplebeck is keen to encourage a network of correspondents. We cannot be at every university’s event, but we would like to ‘cover’ as much student sailing as possible. Of course, the Facebook page provides opportunity for news, gossip and comment, but we want to present all university sailing through our shop window, the website. This is important to every university sailing club, and our sport generally, a way to market what we do, what we are doing, what is planned and how existing and future students can become involved. Release your inner journalistic talent, take some photos, communicate! And contact us soon.