The Calendar includes all BUCS-BUSA sailing events, relevant RYA and other events (including international) and programmes in which student sailors and teams regularly compete or participate (e.g. Keelboat Squad). The Calendar carries all university events hosted by BUSA Member Clubs (USCs) that are notified to us (inclusion is discretionary, but no other events are listed on the first weekend of November, which is reserved for the BUCS-BUSA Fleet Championships). Events for inclusion should be notified to the BUSA Editor or by using the Contact Form.

Start Date: 2017-10-21 | End Date: 2020-12-31 |
21 October 2017 - 22 October 2017
Leeds Halloween Howler 2017
West Riding Sailing Club, Haw Park Lane, Wintersett, Crofton, Nr Wakefield, WF4 2EE

Hosted by Leeds University Sailing Club at West Riding Sailing Club on the 21st & 22nd October 2017.

We would like to welcome your entry to the Halloween Howler 2017, a stalwart in any team racers' calendar, back for another year of great team racing and infamous socials!

See NoR and enter via Entry Form or go on-line (entry is limited to 21 teams).

See Halloween Howler on Facebook.

Matthew Lloyd, Commodore
[email protected]
07500 872 716
Team Racing
21 October 2017 - 22 October 2017
London Six Pack
Welsh Harp Sailing Club, Birchen Grove, London, NW9 8SA.

London University Sailing Club is excited to announce the return of the London Six Pack with a twist!

This year, the Six Pack will be taking on an exciting new format.

The Saturday will be a day of top quality race training by Paul Robson and Charlie Makepeace, followed by a one dayer team racing event on the Sunday.

This weekend is not only the perfect way for universities to introduce novice team racers to the sport, but also an opportunity for teams who are returning to brush up on their skills with other universities.

The event will be held at the Welsh Harp Sailing Club on the weekend of 21st to 22nd October.

The price per team for the weekend will be £250. Saturday’s race training and Sunday’s one dayer can also be bought separately for £150.

Accommodation will be provided for both Friday and Saturday.

A social will, of course, take place on the Friday and Saturday. More details of food and social tickets to follow.

There will be 3 flights and 16 places for teams available on a first come first served basis.

Entry closes Monday 2nd October.

See NoR. Follow link to Entry Form.

Follow the Six-Pack on the Event page.

Tara Coldwell Brock / Ben Moverley Smith
[email protected] / [email protected]
Team Racing
21 October 2017 - 22 October 2017
RYA National Match Racing Championships - Qualifier 2

Held at Queen Mary SC in J80s.

See RYA National Match Racing Series.

NB This is a 2018 FISU Selection event (#1),

Follow RYA Match Racing on Facebook.

Royal Yachting Association
Jessica Beecher
[email protected]
02380 604 167
Match Racing
27 October 2017 - 29 October 2017
The Wet Dream
Burghfield Sailing Club Hangar Road, Theale Reading RG7 4AP United Kingdom

The University of Reading Sailing Club are proud to announce the Wet Dream will be running in 2017! The event will be running on the 27th -29th of October, with awesome socials on both nights in town and at the famous students union.

Anyone who pre-entered the event last year is entitled to a discount.

Entry is now open and is limited to 21 places. See NoR and go to Details and Entry Form. Early Bird entry £200 before 1st September and £225 after this date

Ben Rolfe, Vice Commodore
[email protected]
Team Racing
28 October 2017 - 29 October 2017
Glasgow Grouse 2017
Bardowie Loch, Off Craigmaddie Road, Bardowie, Milngavie, Glasgow, G62 6EX

Glasgow University Sailing Club invites you to join us for the well organised, well attended and well established open team racing event you've come to know and love.

With 4 flights of boats (including Glasgow's shiny new ones), 24 spaces, a terrific race management team and the famous ceilidh, this will surely be the best Grouse yet.

“The entry fee is £240 per team until the 13th of October, increasing to £300 thereafter. This includes:

  • hosting on the Friday/Saturday nights,
  • a meal at lunchtime each day of the event,
  • entry to the Friday/Saturday socials,
  • and the Grouse t-shirt!

“See NOR and Entry Form available here or go to the Online Entry Form.

“Connect to the Event Page.

“We look forward to seeing you there!”


Remember the 2016 edition? In its fourth year, it attracted 24 teams and had to turn away a further 6. Glasgow's then Commodore (now 'Honorary'!), Peter Collings, provided a full Report, which was also published by Yachts & Yachting. See the photo gallery by Leanne Fischler of Fisch Photography.

Lindsay McCosh, Commodore
[email protected]
Team Racing
28 October 2017 - 29 October 2017
British Keelboat League Youth event

To be held at the Royal Southern YC.

For all information, see Event website

This is a 2018 FISU Selection event (#2),

Royal Yachting Association
Jessica Beecher
[email protected]
02380 604 167
Keelboat Racing
4 November 2017 - 5 November 2017
BUCS Fleet Racing Championship 2017
Draycote Water SC Kites Hardwick, Rugby, CV23 8AB

To be held on Draycote Water SC, hosted by the University of Warwick Sailing.

All information, including Entry Information, Pre-Event Information and Notice of Race, together with all official notices and updates during the event will be posted on the Fleet Championship page, as soon as the NoR is published.

Jess Beecher
[email protected]
02380 604 167
Fleet Racing
11 November 2017 - 12 November 2017
Sheffield Shuffle
Pennine Sailing Club Dunford Bridge S36 4TF United Kingdom

Hosted by Sheffield University Sailing and Windsurf Club.

"We'd like to welcome you back for another 2 days of high quality team racing in the Pennines, alongside 2 nights out, including the infamous Poptarts.

"Price £270 + social ticket".

Please see NoR and go to Entry Form.

Join us on The Sheffield Shuffle 2017.

Henry Mills
[email protected]
Team Racing
11 November 2017 - 12 November 2017
Plymouth Pasty
Mount Batten Watersports & Activities Centre, 70 Lawrence Road, Mount Batten, Plymouth, PL9 9SJ

The Plymouth Pasty is Back!

Quality sailing and quality training will be provided as well as 2 incredible socials. We have space for 16 teams so enter quick as they are going fast!

The price per team for the weekend will be £250.

To enter please email Mark Thomas & Isabel Waterfall

Mark Thomas & Isabel Waterfall
[email protected]
Team Racing
11 November 2017 - 11 November 2017
The Twisted Tube
Spinnaker Sailing Club. Ivy Lane, Blashford, Ringwood, BH24 3LY

Entries are invited for the Twisted Tube at Spinnaker.

Random pairs, 2 boat, team racing, 2-boat teams to be sailed in Firefly Dinghies supplied by competitors

See NoR

This forms Day One of Spinnaker Club’s Firefly Weekend 2017

Any queries, please contact Ed Morris, Spinnaker Club Team Racing Coordinator.

Ed Morris
[email protected]
07986 447 938
Team Racing
11 November 2017 - 12 November 2017
The Oxford Magnum 2017
Oxford Sailing Club, Cumnor Rd, Oxford, OX2 9NS

Oxford University Yacht Club announces the 2017 edition of its annual event. Welcoming applications from university, open, and school teams, the Oxford Magnum will be run over 2 days in 4 flights of Fireflies at Farmoor Reservoir, culminating in the presentation of the traditional prize.

See NoR and SIs, and, please, use Application Form.

Enquiries are welcomed by the Fixtures Secretary.

For more information and to follow join the Magnum Event page.

Lauren Davis, Fixtures Secretary
[email protected]
Team Racing
17 November 2017 - 19 November 2017
RYA National Match Racing Championships - FINALS
Queen Mary Sailing Club, Queen Mary Reservoir, Ashford Road, Ashford, , Middlesex, TW15 1UA

Held at Queen Mary SC in J80s.

Invitation only. See NOR for wildcard information.
All details via RYA National Match Racing Series.

Follow RYA Match Racing on Facebook

Royal Yachting Association
Jessica Beecher
[email protected]
02380 604 167
Match Racing
18 November 2017 - 19 November 2017
The Welsh Dragon 2017
Cardiff Bay Yacht Club, Ferry Road, Cardiff, , Wales, CF11 0JL

"Cardiff’s Welsh Dragon will be returning this year with lots of competitive racing, with space for 21 teams. There will be two massive socials, which shouldn’t be missed. Guaranteed to be a super fun weekend on and off the water! Hope to see lots of you in Cardiff."

See NoR, SIs and Entry Form.

Follow the Welsh Dragon FB page.

Eve Gadd
[email protected]
Team Racing
18 November 2017 - 19 November 2017
Brummie Bender
Bartley Sailing Club / Bartley Outdoor Pursuits Centre 101 Genners Lane Birmingham B32 3NU​

The Brummie Bender will be held on the 18th and 19th of November, hosted by University of Birmingham Sailing at Bartley Green Reservoir. As ever it will be competitive racing on Saturday and Sunday, and of course the great socials on Friday and Saturday. We have spaces for 21 teams, last year we had a long reserve list so get your entries in as soon as possible!

Register your interest by contacting Emily
Heath and Louise MacIver-Jones

See:NoR and Entry Form.

Follow Event page.

Emily Heath and Louise MacIver-Jones
[email protected]
Team Racing
24 November 2017 - 26 November 2017
Angel of the North
Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club Blanchland, Consett, DH8 9PT

Newcastle University Sailing Club and Durham University Sailing Club would like to invite you to the Angel of the North 2017, which, once again, will be held at Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club, on the 25th and 26th November. High Quality racing will take place in three flights. Total entry will be limited to 21 teams, so get entries in fast!

Socials this year will take place in Durham, including the unique college bar crawl, ending, of course, in the legendary Klute, known for being the worst nightclub in Europe. Social themes will be released closer to the event.

Follow The Angel of the North on Facebook. See Notice of Race and Entry Form. Any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Ben Swyer or Maddie Harris.

Entry Forms should be returned to Mali Harnett, Treasurer, NUYC – see Form.

Durham & Newcastle
Ben Swyer / Maddie Harris
[email protected] / [email protected]
07854 261388 / 07784 234351
Team Racing
25 November 2017 - 26 November 2017
Swansea Spartan 2017
Tata Steel Sailing Club, Eglwys Nunydd Reservoir, Off Longlands Lane, Margam, Port Talbot, SA13 2NS

'Swansea University Sailing Club are hosting our Spartan event on the 25th and 26th of November!

"The racing will consist of a round-robin, to be followed by leagues and then finals, spread over the two days. We will be holding excellent socials and hitting up Wind Street once again!

"A great event to get loads of quality racing in and have some epic nights out! Check out our Notice of Race for more details, and fill in your Entry Form to secure your place!"

Bella Cooper, Vice Commodore Swansea Sailing
[email protected]
Team Racing
1 December 2017 - 3 December 2017
The Hallam Hangover
Pennine Sailing Clib Winscar Reservoir, Dunford Bridge, South Yorkshire S36 4TF

Hallam Hangover 2017 is hosted by Sheffield Hallam Sailing Club with registration on Friday 1st December, followed by sailing at Pennine SC on the Saturday and Sunday.

"ITS BACK!!! The best event of the year, the ultimate coaching event – held at the back droppingly inspiring Pennine Sailing Club: The Hallam Hangover

"Once again we have secured the excellent coaching services of Chris Kameen. His sailing CV is stand out and includes being a former Captain of a Wilson Trophy Winning Team.

"Socially, Sheffield Hallam’s Committee will be planning two fun packed nights out which will still be including the now infamous Hangover T-Shirt and Fancy Dress. Accommodation

"Entry is on a first come first served basis, so please ensure you get your entries in swiftly.

"For any further information you may require please do not hesitate to contact Harvey Craven Commodore or Matthew Nolan Captain.

"We look forward to seeing you at our event."

Please see Entry Form and follow the Facebook Event page.

Sheffield Hallam
Harvey Craven / Matthew Nolan
[email protected] / [email protected]
Team Racing
2 December 2017 - 3 December 2017
Bristol Brew
Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club, Walley Court Road, Chew Stoke, BS40 8XN

The Brew, hosted by the University of Bristol Sailing Club, takes place at Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club.

Two days of competitive team racing just before Christmas in the heart of the South West. With the big socials, this year's Brew should be better than ever!

Follow the FB Event Page.

To register, or for enquiries, please email.

More details to follow shortly.

Issy Gordon
[email protected]
Team Racing
2 December 2017 - 3 December 2017
Schools Match Racing Championships
Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, Osprey Quay, Portland,, Dorset, DT5 1SA

Held at WPNSA in Elliotts, with teams of 3/4 crew weighing no more than 260kgs. Accommodation and half board included in fee. (Teams provide own lunches).

See all details and entry via RYA National Match Racing Series page
(*Winner qualifies to Grand Finals 2018.

Follow RYA Match Racing on Facebook.

Royal Yachting Association
Jessica Beecher
[email protected]
02380 604 167
Match Racing
2 December 2017 - 3 December 2017
Loughborough Lemming
Burton Sailing Club Foremark Reservoir, Repton Road, Milton Repton DE65 6EG United Kingdom

Hosted by Loughborough University Sailing Club

Two days of competitive team racing at Burton Sailing Club will be run alongside the legendary socials at LSU and Echos Loughborough. Anyone who has previously attended will agree that this is not one to be missed!

See Lemming event page on Facebook.

Details to be confirmed in due course, but, in the meantime, register your interest by contacting Abby West.

Abby West, Vice Commodore
[email protected]
07531 909 127
Team Racing