5 May 2013
Georgie Corlet writes: “The 2013 British Open Team Racing Championship for the Wilson Trophy was won by Wessex Exempt today (5 May) in a thrilling best of five final sailed on West Kirby’s marine lake. The six sailors overcame stiff competition from 34 teams from as far afield as America, Ireland and across the UK, [...]
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), [...]
3 April 2013
The annual round of British student sailing championships – team, match and yacht racing – started last week with the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Match Racing Championships 2013. Organised by British Universities’ Sailing Association (BUSA), in conjunction with the Royal Yachting Association (RYA), twelve teams, representing Bristol, Cambridge, Durham (2), Exeter, Imperial, Newcastle, [...]
27 March 2013
Notice of the AGM, the Agenda and an e-Voting form for affiliated University Sailing Club Commodores/Captains to submit votes for the new Committee, if their USC cannot be represented at the meeting are all to be found on the BUSA Calendar.
18 March 2013
BUSA is now inviting bids from Member Clubs to host the 2014 Team Racing Finals. Are you interested in hosting the 2014 Finals? If so, please take a close look at the Bidding Information, which covers all the information you will need. The closing date for bids is 15 April, 2013. The Championship Finals is [...]
11 March 2013
This July the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA, the US equivalent of BUSA) are sending a team of their best six sailors to the UK to compete against the BUSA team over the course of five official matches in a three week long sailing tour. BUSA have held the overall title since 2001, having won the [...]
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