24 May 2015
Alternating every two years, since its inception in 1957, teams of university students tour the USA and the UK to compete with their counterparts. In 2015 it is the turn of the BUSA to tour the USA and challenge their US Inter-collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) counterparts to a series of events, ranging over fleet, match [...]
22 May 2015
Calling all University Sailing Clubs: Invitation to bid to host the 2016 BUCS-BUSA Team Racing Championship (provisionally posted on the BUSA Calendar from 30 March to 2 April 2016). Bidding will be in two stages. You are invited to submit a two-page expression of interest in bidding. This must reach BUSA@rya.org.uk by 16:00 on Friday [...]
22 April 2015
The annual round of British student sailing championships – fleet, team, match and yacht racing – concluded last weekend with the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Match Racing Championship 2015, organised by British Universities’ Sailing Association (BUSA), in conjunction with the Royal Yachting Association (RYA). Fourteen teams, representing the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, [...]
19 April 2015
There were three days of intense competition during which the 28 university teams sailed 258 races, using the Swiss League system, leading to quarters, semis, petit finals and finals on a brilliant last day of team racing. It was hard fought and gripping to the very end for the spectators and those many following the [...]
7 April 2015
BUCS Student Yachting Championship 2015 Southampton Red are the British Yachting Champions 2015 HRH The Princess Royal welcomes the teams home In an exciting last two days of the 2015 British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) yachting nationals, Southampton Red maintained their lead overall to win the Championship. Following a very close dual between Southampton [...]
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 [...]
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