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Who will host the 2019 Fleets?

Bids are invited to host the BUCS Fleet Championships 2019

Posted by: BUSAed|Mar 11, 2018, 7:21 PM

Details about the event and what we will need to be covered in your proposal are provided. Deadline is 25 April, 2018.

Oxford Blue - RYA & BUSA Women’s TR Champs 2018

Oxford Blue wins BUSA Women’s again…..and takes the RYA title from RNCYC….in ‘fabulous’ event

Posted by: BUSAed|Mar 7, 2018, 8:10 PM

The RYA & BUSA Women’s Team Racing Nationals 2018 took place at Lochore Meadows Country Park Over the weekend of 24th and 25th February, hosted jointly by Glasgow and Strathclyde University Sailing Clubs.

Want to sail for BUSA?

BUSA Teams – Wilson, BKL, Etchelles Youth Trials – Interested?

Posted by: BUSAed|Feb 17, 2018, 4:17 PM

BUSA have agreed to help support three initiatives, led by Matt Whitfield, BUSA Captain and Harry Bowerman, BUSA Keelboat Officer - see full news item.

Wessex Alumni win 2017 Lemming

Southampton’s Team Red (Wessex Alumni) won the Loughborough Lemming 2017 in a gripping final with Warwick Black

Posted by: BUSAed|Dec 11, 2017, 10:03 AM

The Loughborough Lemming was held over the weekend of the 1st-3rd December at Burton Sailing Club. 21 teams competed, including two from Trinity College Dublin. Warwick Black led the Round Robin from “Team Red”, the Wessex alumni team and won their…

Durham Black victorious at Brummy Bender

Came from the Silver Fleet to take the Bender 2017

Posted by: BUSAed|Nov 30, 2017, 7:55 PM

Cambridge Beige reach the Finals, with Nottingham Green and Leeds Underdeveloped competing in the Semis

‘Reefs in to Sit in’ at Scottish womens’

St. Andrews Pink led from the 'Easy Peelers' and the 'Edinbras' at the SSS Women’s Team Racing Championships 2017

Posted by: BUSAed|Nov 21, 2017, 10:32 PM

“….racing, jumpers and bacon butties….Snow White and her Dwarfs, Avengers and Grinch’s…. Aberdeen and Forfar SC hospitality….’Galsgow’ and ‘Edinbras’ et al concede to St Andrews Pink.

Swansea dominate at Sheffield Shuffle

21 teams from 13 universities competed in the largest ever Sheffield Shuffle

Posted by: BUSAed|Nov 17, 2017, 8:53 PM

21 teams from 13 universities competed in the largest Sheffield Shuffle at Pennine SC over the weekend 11th – 12th November 2017 - three Nottingham and Swansea teams; two Leeds, Liverpool and York teams; one York Alumni, Sheffield, Sheffield Alumni –…

Fleet Champs delivers ‘brilliant kickstart’ to the the year

Bournemouth, Plymouth & Southampton take Fleet Trophies; Exeter women & Southampton men are Team Champions

Posted by: BUSAed|Nov 16, 2017, 8:10 PM

“….fun weekend of racing and socialising… against some of the best sailors on the circuit…..good way of meeting old friends and introducing freshers to uni sailing….very tactical…..enjoyed competing against the top sailors from every…

100% wins for Edinburgh Blue and Strathclyde Green

23 teams compete at Scottish Team Racing League weekend 1

Posted by: BUSAed|Nov 15, 2017, 12:27 AM

23 teams from across Scotland travelled to Glasgow to start the Scottish Team Racing calendar. Teams included Aberdeen, Dundee, St. Andrews, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Strathclyde, University of the Highlands and Islands and two ‘dream’ teams, consisting of…

Bidding to Host 2018 Fleet Champs

Bids are invited to host the BUCS Fleet Championships 2018

Posted by: BUSAed|Nov 12, 2017, 4:04 PM

The Fleets will be held on the first or second weekend of November 2018. Mindful that many venue clubs are nowadays planning their calendars twelve months ahead, BUSA, on behalf of BUCS, is inviting bids from member university sailing clubs by 17.00…

Strathclyde Green take Glasgow Grouse from Edinburgh Import

From ‘nae wind’ to 30kn gusts to ‘nae wind’, but the Glasgow Grouse delivered.

Posted by: BUSAed|Nov 6, 2017, 11:29 PM

Strathclyde Green beat Edinburgh Import, having beaten Means of Propulsion and RNCYC respectively in the Semis in a weekend of all-winds and none.

Fleet Racing Champs 2017 Preview

Draycote attracts another record entry, with increased all-male and, particularly, all-female teams for the Team Trophies

Posted by: BUSAed|Nov 2, 2017, 1:43 PM

Over 230 sailors from 25 universities are heading to Dracote Water for an intense weekend of fleet racing and socials to kick off the new student sailing year.

Capsizes, Concussions & Curry

Edinburgh takes Leeds’ Halloween Howler 2017 from Warwick on points

Posted by: BUSAed|Oct 27, 2017, 6:00 PM

20 teams from 9 universities open the sailing season, with Storm Brian, at the Leeds’ Halloween Howler 2017

University Sustainability Challenge 2017-18

Invitation to University Sailing Clubs to participate issued

Posted by: BUSAed|Sep 17, 2017, 5:16 PM

For its third year, Rebekka Thomas, Challenge Coordinator has written to all Commodores to invite their Clubs to join the Challenge from 1st October 2017 to 19th February 2018. See full report for details and links

Where will the 2018 Playoffs be?

Are you and your USC up for organising and hosting? If so, bid by 1 September 2017

Posted by: BUSAed|Jul 25, 2017, 4:18 PM

Proposals to host Team Racing Championship Playoffs 2018 are invited from BUSA member clubs

London Castaways win Birmingham’s Old Joe 2017

Close competition and jazz at University of Birmingham’s end-of-year team racing event

Posted by: BUSAed|Jun 14, 2017, 10:09 PM

The ‘Old Joe’ was hosted by the University of Birmingham Sailing Club over the weekend of the 10th/11th June at South Staffs Sailing Club. Now in its third year, the Old Joe has become a firm fixture in the team racing calendar, timed after exams and…