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Sustainability Challenge Awards

Cardiff, Kent, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Edinburgh and Bangor take Gold

Posted by: BUSAed|Mar 4, 2017, 9:10 PM

At the Dinghy Show at Alexandra Palace today, Saturday 4 March 2017, the winners of the University Sailing Sustainability Challenge 2016-17 were announced. Bangor University Sailing Club received the £500 top prize from Peter Saxton, BUSA President…

Oxford Blue take BUSA Trophy at Ladies’ Nationals, but concede RYA title to RNCYC

Posted by: BUSA|Mar 1, 2017, 10:42 AM

Over the weekend of 25th and 26th February, the RYA & BUSA Ladies’ Team Racing Nationals 2017 took place at Spinnaker Sailing Club, hosted jointly by Spinnaker and by Wessex (Southampton University) Sailing Club. The event is open to women’s teams,…

Cambridge take Snakebite 2017 from Birmingham

Posted by: BUSA|Mar 1, 2017, 7:44 AM

The Nottingham Snakebite 2017 took place over the 25-26th of February, hosted by the University of Nottingham Sailing Club at Notts County SC. The winners were Cambridge University Men (their Ladies’ were busy at the Ladies’ Nationals), and the…

Sunsail come onboard to support University Sailing!

Posted by: BUSA|Feb 23, 2017, 11:29 AM

BUSA are delighted to announce that Sunsail has become the Title Sponsor of the brand new championship series trophy, the Sunsail University Club Championship . The championship is made up of three events; the BUCS Team Racing Championships, the BUCS…

Join the BUSA Committee 2017-18

Roles, how to apply and how USCs vote

Posted by: |Feb 16, 2017, 6:35 AM

The BUSA Committee are looking for new members to join the Committee for 2017-18 and beyond. The Committee consists of volunteers (both students and ex-students), without whom, all the events and training that we run, could not take place.  Joining…

BUSA Tour 2017 – GBR Team Selection Information

Posted by: BUSA|Feb 2, 2017, 9:59 AM

The Biennial Challenge between the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association USA (ICSA) and the British Universities Sailing Association (BUSA) takes place this summer (mid-late August) in the UK. The Challenge consists of 4 Trophy matches over 4…

Qualifiers – entry/reserves close at midnight today

Have you done your medical questionnaire?

Posted by: BUSA|Jan 19, 2017, 10:51 AM

Closing Date for Entries & Reserves on BUCScore for the Team Racing Qualifiers is at midnight on Thursday, 19 January. Many sailors have not completed their confidential medical questionnaire (for all BUCS-BUSA events 2016-17). Entries – as at midday…

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from BUSA

Posted by: BUSA|Dec 22, 2016, 3:58 AM

Dear fellow BUSA sailors, This year has been a great year for BUSA so far; a successful Fleets run by Warwick, an umpire course, coaching and numerous uni hosted team racing events show how busy everyone has been over the last few months. Next year…

Crispin Beaumont & Tom Darling (University of Southampton) win Gold in Youth Worlds in New Zealand

Posted by: BUSA|Dec 20, 2016, 5:35 PM

Freshers, Crispin Beaumont & Tom Darling of Southampton, were obviously using the BUCS-BUSA Fleet Championships at Draycote in November as some last minute competition training (when they took first in the Fast Handicap and a dozen BUCS points home…

Exeter excel at Bristol’s Brew

Posted by: BUSA|Dec 5, 2016, 10:23 AM

Phoebe Scott reports on the 2016 Bristol Brew, hosted by the University of Bristol Sailing Club on Chew Valley Lake over the weekend of 3rd -4th December. Eighteen teams, from Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Imperial, London, Southampton Solent,…

Warwick Turtle 2017 – Dates, NoR and Entry announced – 27/29 January, 2017

Posted by: BUSA|Nov 29, 2016, 5:13 PM

“Warwick University Sailing Club – UWSC – invites you to the Warwick Turtle, which, as usual, is the last chance to practice in a competition-setting before BUSA Qualifiers. “The event will take place at Draycote Water, with socials held on Friday 27…

Nottingham Snakebite 2017

NoR & Entry

Posted by: BUSA|Nov 29, 2016, 4:56 PM

The NoR has been published and is available from the BUSA website. But, just for now, we cannot show it on the Calendar, so here is the link: Notice of Race. And here is the Entry Form For any enquiries, please contact Ollie Thompson

RYA/BUSA Ladies Team Racing Championships 2017

Posted by: BUSA|Nov 29, 2016, 6:14 AM

The 2017 RYA and BUSA Ladies Team Racing Championship will be held at Spinnaker Sailing Club on 25th-26th February 2017. Sailing will take place over two days at Spinnaker Sailing Club in provided fireflies. The NOR and entry form are now available.

RYA National Match Racing Series 2017

Try your hand at MR or get practice for the BUCS MR Champs

Posted by: BUSA|Nov 29, 2016, 6:09 AM

Match Racing is an exciting and challenging format of racing. This one-on-one duel is a game of strategy and tactics, where there is only one winner. The RYA run a National series of qualifiers culminating in a Championship Final in November and a…

‘Fantastic’ Fleet Championships 2016: Exeter women and Southampton men win Team Trophies

Posted by: BUSA|Nov 13, 2016, 3:40 PM

British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) and British University Sailing Association (BUSA) held the annual Fleet Racing Championships at Draycote Water SC over the weekend of 5 – 6 November, hosted by the University of Warwick Sailing Club.…

Glasgow Grouse 16 at Bardowie Loch

Posted by: BUSA|Nov 13, 2016, 10:25 AM

S First team racing event of the 2016-17 season, the Glasgow Grouse, in its fourth year, attracted 24 teams (and had to turn away a further 6). Glasgow Commodore, Peter Collings provides a full Report Also published by Yachts & Yachting. A full…