3 December 2013
Teams from Bath, Birmingham (2), Bristol (3), Edinburgh , Exeter (3), FXU (Falmouth), Plymouth (3), Plymouth Old Boys, Portsmouth (2), Southampton and Swansea , including a novice team from Cardiff itself, converged on Cardiff Bay for the annual Welsh Dragon from 22 to 24 November, 2013. 63 races were achieved in good conditions on Saturday, [...]
2 November 2013
188 sailors, in 106 boats and four fleets, are competing this weekend in Plymouth Sound for the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Fleet Racing Championships 2013, in conjunction with British Universities Sailing Association (BUSA). Plymouth University are welcoming sailors from 17 universities, including three represented for the first time from as far afield as [...]
14 October 2013
Mark Lees’ team wins RYA Youth Match Racing Championship 2013 from Philip Bendon’s in a really tight five-race final. And student match racers everywhere!…..bodes well for the BUCS/BUSA MR Champs next year. See Nigel Vick’s report
11 October 2013
Southampton University team look forward to representing England at the Student Yachting World Cup (SYWoC) 2013 in France next week. Organised by the Association Sportive de l’École Polytechnique (ASEP) (Sports Association of Polytechnic School, Paris, France), under the auspices of the French Sailing Federation (FFVoile) and the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), at the club nautique [...]
24 September 2013
Marine Sports Science student at Plymouth University and Finn sailor, Peter McCoy, who claimed the Finn Junior European title at Warnemunde this year (and put in a great performance at the Junior Worlds too), is a member of the British Sailing Team’s Podium Potential Squad. At last year’s BUCS Fleet Champs, Pete put on a [...]
19 April 2013
British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS), in conjunction with the British Universities Sailing Associations’ (BUSA), held the University Yachting Championships 2013 at Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth last week. Over 200 student sailors, in 26 teams, from 17 British Universities – Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Durham, Exeter, Glasgow, Loughborough, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Southampton, Southampton Solent, Strathclyde, [...]
5 April 2013
1st Bristol Red (winning 3-1) 2nd Oxford Blue 3rd Cambrisge Blue 4th Exeter Red Full results and report to follow. British Universities’ best team racers converge on Chew Valley for three day BUCS Finals, this year with Live Updates….. British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS), in conjunction with the British Universities’ Sailing Association (BUSA), [...]
28 September 2012
Welcome to the most popular University Sailing Championships! This Championships regularly sees over 90 teams compete each year, through qualifiers, playoffs and finals, all vying to become BUCS/BUSA Team Racing Champions and to take hold of the ‘Sir Michael Thompson Trophy’. BUCS/BUSA Team Racing Qualifiers – a weekend of team racing at four venues in [...]
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 2012-13 for their enthusiasm and a fantastic year of BUSA fixtures, and in particular to my predecessor Ed Morris who has done a fantastic job for the past two years. 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 2012-13 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