23 March 2015
British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS), together with British Universities Sailing Association (BUSA), is delighted to announce that the Cardiff University will host the 2015 BUCS Fleet Racing Championships at Cardiff Bay, from their new home, Cardiff Bay Yacht Club, from 6 to 8 November 2014 The award of the 2015 Championship to Cardiff follows [...]
13 March 2015
BUSA is run by students, for students. Now is the time to give something back to your sport, have your say in how the Association is run, contribute to its running, help give leadership to student sailing and add value to your own CV. There are a variety of roles available, all requiring some leadership [...]
12 March 2015
The RYA & BUSA Ladies’ Team Racing Nationals will take place at the Spinnaker Sailing Club, together with a social programme hosted by Wessex (Southampton University) Sailing Club. The full line-up includes university teams from the Universities of Bath, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Durham, Glasgow, Loughborough, Nottingham, Oxford, Plymouth, Southampton and London, together with the [...]
1 March 2015
University of Nottingham Sport Sailing Club held its annual Snakebite at Notts County Sailing Club, the host and venue respectively, for the 2015 BUCS/BUSA Team Racing Championship. Organised by Lara Cator, with a great UoNSSC team, together with some friendly, but unobtrusive support from NCSC, the event was a great success. Wessex described the conditions [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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