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Swansea dominate at Sheffield Shuffle

21 teams from 13 universities competed in the largest ever Sheffield Shuffle

Posted by: BUSAed|Nov 17, 2017, 8:53 PM

21 teams from 13 universities competed in the largest Sheffield Shuffle at Pennine SC over the weekend 11th – 12th November 2017 - three Nottingham and Swansea teams; two Leeds, Liverpool and York teams; one York Alumni, Sheffield, Sheffield Alumni –…

Fleet Champs delivers ‘brilliant kickstart’ to the the year

Bournemouth, Plymouth & Southampton take Fleet Trophies; Exeter women & Southampton men are Team Champions

Posted by: BUSAed|Nov 16, 2017, 8:10 PM

“….fun weekend of racing and socialising…..racing against some of the best sailors on the circuit…..good way of meeting old friends and introducing freshers to uni sailing….very tactical…..enjoyed competing against the top sailors from every…

100% wins for Edinburgh Blue and Strathclyde Green

23 teams compete at Scottish Team Racing League weekend 1

Posted by: BUSAed|Nov 15, 2017, 12:27 AM

23 teams from across Scotland travelled to Glasgow to start the Scottish Team Racing calendar. Teams included Aberdeen, Dundee, St. Andrews, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Strathclyde, University of the Highlands and Islands and two ‘dream’ teams, consisting of…

Bidding to Host 2018 Fleet Champs

Bids are invited to host the BUCS Fleet Championships 2018

Posted by: BUSAed|Nov 12, 2017, 4:04 PM

The Fleets will be held on the first or second weekend of November 2018. Mindful that many venue clubs are nowadays planning their calendars twelve months ahead, BUSA, on behalf of BUCS, is inviting bids from member university sailing clubs by 17.00…

Strathclyde Green take Glasgow Grouse from Edinburgh Import

From ‘nae wind’ to 30kn gusts to ‘nae wind’, but the Glasgow Grouse delivered.

Posted by: BUSAed|Nov 6, 2017, 11:29 PM

Strathclyde Green beat Edinburgh Import, having beaten Means of Propulsion and RNCYC respectively in the Semis in a weekend of all-winds and none.

Fleet Racing Champs 2017 Preview

Draycote attracts another record entry, with increased all-male and, particularly, all-female teams for the Team Trophies

Posted by: BUSAed|Nov 2, 2017, 1:43 PM

Over 230 sailors from 25 universities are heading to Dracote Water for an intense weekend of fleet racing and socials to kick off the new student sailing year.

Capsizes, Concussions & Curry

Edinburgh takes Leeds’ Halloween Howler 2017 from Warwick on points

Posted by: BUSAed|Oct 27, 2017, 6:00 PM

20 teams from 9 universities open the sailing season, with Storm Brian, at the Leeds’ Halloween Howler 2017

University Sustainability Challenge 2017-18

Invitation to University Sailing Clubs to participate issued

Posted by: BUSAed|Sep 17, 2017, 5:16 PM

For its third year, Rebekka Thomas, Challenge Coordinator has written to all Commodores to invite their Clubs to join the Challenge from 1st October 2017 to 19th February 2018. See full report for details and links

Where will the 2018 Playoffs be?

Are you and your USC up for organising and hosting? If so, bid by 1 September 2017

Posted by: BUSAed|Jul 25, 2017, 4:18 PM

Proposals to host Team Racing Championship Playoffs 2018 are invited from BUSA member clubs

London Castaways win Birmingham’s Old Joe 2017

Close competition and jazz at University of Birmingham’s end-of-year team racing event

Posted by: BUSAed|Jun 14, 2017, 10:09 PM

The ‘Old Joe’ was hosted by the University of Birmingham Sailing Club over the weekend of the 10th/11th June at South Staffs Sailing Club. Now in its third year, the Old Joe has become a firm fixture in the team racing calendar, timed after exams and…

TR Finals 2018 – Bidding

Is your University Sailing Club up for hosting the BUCS Team Racing Finals 2018?

Posted by: BUSAed|May 27, 2017, 8:25 PM

BUSA invites bids from Member Clubs to host the Finals of the 2017/2018 BUCS TR Finals. Full guidance and requirements for a Proposal are provided. Closing date 21 June, 2017.

Competition hots up on Day 2 at the University Yachting Champs

Top three re-align but hold. Edinburgh puts in a challenge. Swansea/Bangor celebrate a 2nd!

Posted by: BUSAed|Apr 12, 2017, 11:02 PM

Durham (1,3, 4.5 today) pull ahead of Southampton Blue (‘messy at the end’), But Strathclyde Blue retains the lead (4,1). Suzy Peters’ Edinburgh Pink leapt up from 7th yesterday to 4th overnight, in spite of a BFD in the second race today, by winning…

Great start to BUCS Yachting Champs

Strathclyde, Southampton and Durham head the leaderboard on Day1

Posted by: BUSAed|Apr 11, 2017, 6:39 PM

“I have never seen it this close”

Only three wins separate 4th from 24th at the end of Day 2 at the BUSA Finals

Posted by: BUSAed|Apr 6, 2017, 12:45 AM

With Cambridge and Exeter staking claims to the top three slots overnight, what is quite remarkable is that all the teams from 4th down to 24th had only three race wins separating them.

Champagne racing at BUSA

Drama at every level on Day 1 of the TR Champs

Posted by: BUSAed|Apr 5, 2017, 12:41 AM

Which is the Cambridge 1st team? - Black beat Blue! Leeds qualified direct to Finals and then managed two wins on Day 1!

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