4 December 2014
BUSA Captains, Connor Miller and Emily Nagel have today issued the Notice of Selection for sailors to represent BUSA at the ICSA-BUSA Tour 2015 in the USA. The ICSA (Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association) and BUSA hold a bi-annual competitive tour in several sailing disciplines, alternating between the U.K and U.S.A. The 2015 tour will be to [...]
14 November 2014
BUCS has announced that Annabel Vose (University of Southampton) has been awarded a Scholarship by the International University Sport Federation (FISU) for 2014-15, one of only three worldwide. Her nomination was submitted by BUCS and supported by the European University Sports Association (EUSA). Neil Rogers, BUCS Head of International Programmes, fully endorsed Annabel’s successful nomination [...]
7 November 2014
Isabel Fitzgerald & Kirstie Urwin (Slow Handicap), Hugh Ward & Calum Healey (Fast Handicap), Matthew Wallis & Jack Muldoon (Firefly) and Martin Evans (Laser) are crowned Champions 2014 in their respective fleets at the BUCS Fleet Championships 2014 at the Mount Batten Centre in Plymouth. The sun shone all weekend on 174 sailors in 97 [...]
30 October 2014
174 sailors in 97 boats, across four fleets will be heading to Plymouth this weekend (1st-2nd November 2014) for the annual pilgrimage for the first BUCS Sailing Championship of the season. Plymouth University, welcoming sailors from 16 universities is not only supporting the event with lots of volunteers but has also organised some spooky Halloween-themed [...]
7 October 2014
The Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club (RNCYC) and Scottish Student Sailing (SSS) again joined forces for their annual match racing competition, held in the RNCYC’s Sonars at Rhu on Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th October. This event was the 2014 Match Racing Championship for Scottish universities, as well as open competition for the Ceilidh [...]
26 September 2014
The chance to represent the British Sailing Team Racing Team at the 2015 ISAF Team Racing World Championships is now open after the confirmation of trial dates for selection. The British Team enjoyed great success at the 2011 Championships in Schull, Ireland, claiming both the prestigious Team Racing World title and the Under 21 World [...]
26 September 2014
Want to break into the world of professional yacht racing? The British Keelboat Academy could be the foot in to the door you need. Applications are now open for the next wave of young British keelboat sailing stars to get involved. Managed and delivered by UKSA, the BKA is an RYA programme developing 18 to [...]
23 September 2014
Come and join in the fun at the first BUCS sailing championships of the season! There are lots of valuable BUCS points available at this event, with points for the top 4 from each fleet and for the Men’s and Women’s Team Championships! Date: 1st-2nd November 2014 Venue: Mount Batten Centre, Plymouth. The venue will [...]
Welcome to the BUSA Website, the home of Higher Education sailing in the UK. I'm Phil Derry, the current chairman of the BUSA committee, and I'd like to tell you a little about BUSA and what we can do for you.
BUSA is the governing body for sailing within Higher Education establishments across the UK. It is affiliated to and supported by the RYA, with whom we work closely to develop, inspire and support the next generation of world-class athletes, while offering the opportunity for new-comers to discover the joy of our sport. In addition BUSA events have British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) recognition, with BUCS points awarded at each of the national competitions.
Throughout the year, we work to further the profile of the sport within BUCS, and provide fantastic competitions in all disciplines of racing. The BUSA season kicks off in November, when the first BUCS points are fought for at the dinghy fleet racing, and culminates in an action-packed Easter vacation with universities doing battle at the team racing and match racing finals, as well as the yachting championships.
BUSA is run by students, for students, and our key focus is always to provide the highest quality competition and best environment for sailing at the university and college level. The Committee is made up of volunteers dedicated to achieving this goal, but needs the continued support, fresh ideas and input of its member clubs to improve. A huge thanks must go to the outgoing Committee of 2013-14 for their enthusiasm and a fantastic year of BUSA fixtures. I'd also like to welcome the new Committee and wish them all good luck for the year to come.
The whole Committee is here to serve you, and any members with suggestions, new ideas or feedback are strongly encouraged to contact us directly through the website or by contacting our full time secretary, Jess Beecher.
Finally, congratulations to all the 2013-14 champions and best of luck to everyone for the season to come, especially our teams representing us at competitions, both nationally and internationally
Have a great year both on and off the water, and I look forward to seeing many of you on the start line throughout the season!
BUSA Chair 2013-15