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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…

Notice of Special General Meeting

A 'Virtual' Special General Meeting (SGM) at 18:00 on Saturday the 16th February

Posted by: BUSAed|Jan 18, 2019, 11:49 AM

All Commodores have received an explanatory notice for the SGM (see News) and further documentation will be also posted on this item.

Sailor Survey 2018-19

BUSA Committee responds + New BUSA FB page

Posted by: BUSAed|Jan 6, 2019, 7:42 PM

See the summary of the survey completed by 176 students and BUSA Committee’s initial response, together with new BRITISH UNIVERSITIES SAILING ASSOCIATION Facebook page. How to contribute further views.

Teams Exeter & Birmingham triumph at Fleets, with Bath & Exeter Champs

Great conditions and race management for BUCS Fleet Championships 2018

Posted by: BUSAed|Nov 17, 2018, 1:35 PM

There was another record entry at the annual BUCS Fleet Racing Championships. 250 student sailors, from 25 universities, raced on Draycote Water over the weekend of 3 & 4 November. The British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) and British…

British University Fleet Racing Championships 2018 in prospect

Another cracking Champs this weekend at Draycote, with close competition expected in all four classes

Posted by: BUSAed|Nov 10, 2018, 9:07 AM

With another record entry for the annual BUCS Fleet Racing Championships, 250 student sailors, from 25 universities, are racing on Draycote Water this weekend.

Bardowie Beasts triumph at the SSS Women’s TR Champs

The crème of Scottish Women's team racers were in Oban for the 2018 Scottish Student Sailing Women’s TR Champs

Posted by: BUSAed|Nov 7, 2018, 9:43 PM

The crème of Scottish Women's team racers – nine university teams: Aberdream, Bardowie Beasts & Ruberduckies (Strathclyde), DUSC 1 (Dundee), Edinburgh Gals, Glasgow 1 & 2, St Andreas and UHI Purple - were in Oban for the 2018 Scottish Student Sailing…

Miles Jones of Edinburgh triumphs at Ceilidh Cup

Miles Jones, James Holmes, Hugh Bruidwood & Jenny Dinwoodie of the University of Edinburgh are Scottish Student Sailing Match Racing Champions 2018

Posted by: BUSAed|Oct 8, 2018, 10:56 PM

The annual Ceilidh Cup/SSS Match Racing was a “tale of two days” at Rhu this year – Saturday was sunny & dry with a light(ish) breeze, followed by breezy and gusty conditions on the Sunday.

Ceilidh Cup is SSS Match Racing Champs

Six Scottish uni teams in the 9-team entry at RNCYC this weekend

Posted by: BUSAed|Oct 4, 2018, 10:12 PM

Will Strath's Sophie Taylor, 2018 Women's MR Champs bronze overtake veteran Ali Mo (Women's silver nedallist)? Or will Edinburgh's Miles Jones & Co turn their recent BKA lead amongst unis and their first international MR experience at Medemblik into…

BUCS Fleets 2018 – Entries open

All information, inc. NoR & Entry Info., on Champs page

Posted by: BUSAed|Sep 22, 2018, 1:18 PM

The 2018 Fleet Championships will be held on Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 November 2018 at Draycote Water Sailing Club and hosted by the University of Warwick Sailing Club. It is organised on behalf of BUCS by BUSA. All documentation will be found via the…

Season's Information 2018-19

This is an overview of the Sailing Season 2018-19, as published by BUSA and BUSA

Posted by: BUSAed|Sep 21, 2018, 10:08 AM

Whitfield retains Youth Match Racing in convincing style

BUSA Men’s Captain 2017-18, Matt Whitfield wins the RYA Harken Youth Match Racing Championship 2018 for the second time

Posted by: BUSAed|Sep 4, 2018, 9:07 PM

University sailors: Invitation to Focus Group on BUSA

We need your help in London on Thursdy 14 June

Posted by: BUSAed|Jun 5, 2018, 8:21 PM

BUSA, with the support of the RYA, is looking to review all of the activity and support that it offers to its member clubs and student sailors. We would like as many different viewpoints as possible to help us.

Sun, breeze and smiles for Exeter Reunion and Rory Cheetham memorial

Rory Cheetham Memorial Cup awarded to Southampton & friends at Exeter University’s inaugural Reunion Race Weekend, match racing on the Solent

Posted by: BUSAed|Apr 30, 2018, 2:50 PM

Bes-Green’s Southampton team (aided in the finals by Exeter's Yachting Captain!) were pushed to their limits in a tight final with Liardet's Exeter. The event especially supported the Rory Cheetham Just Gving funding for Surfers Against Sewage.

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