6 December 2013
There will be an Open Selection Event for GBR teams wishing to be selected for the FISU World University Match Racing Championships in Italy in June/July. Event will be held at QMSC, near Staines on the 15th/16th February 2014 in the Royal Thames YC J80s. Notice of Race. Entry form. Teams wishing to be selected [...]
6 December 2013
Entries are open for the BUCS/BUSA Match Racing Championships 2014. The event takes place at RYA Portland House, sailing in Weymouth & Portland Harbour on the 28th-30th March 2014. Sailing will be in the RYA Elliotts. Teams of 3-4 sailors weighing no more than 250kgs are requested to enter via BUCScore by 23.59 on the [...]
6 December 2013
The BUCS/BUSA Yachting Championships will take place on the 13th – 17th April 2014 and will be the final event of the season. To be held in Port Solent/Gunwharf Quay (Portsmouth) the event will be sailed in chartered Sunsail F40s with 8 crew, including at least 2 women. The racing will include a mixture of [...]
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 [...]
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