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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!

All set for the TR Champs at West Kirby?

The crème of university team racers, 28 teams representing 21 universities make it to Finals

Posted by: BUSAed|Mar 29, 2017, 5:59 PM

So, will Cambridge set a record by winning a fourth consecutive Championship? Will it be one of the other leaders from the Qualifiers - Exeter, Glasgow, Newcastle or Southampton – to take the Trophy? Or maybe, Loughborough, boosted by its win at the…

Annual General Meeting 2017

Agenda published. Commodores can register to vote

Posted by: BUSAed|Mar 28, 2017, 8:44 PM

The BUSA AGM 2017 will be held (during the Yachting Championships) on Tuesday, 11 April, 2017 at Tiger Tiger, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, commencing at 18.30.

Invitation to Host Fleets 2017

Bidding guidance and information published

Posted by: BUSAed|Mar 16, 2017, 9:28 PM

BUSA is now inviting bids from Member Clubs to host the 2017 Fleet Racing Championships. Proposals should be emailed to the BUSA Secretary

Sustainability Challenge Awards

Cardiff, Kent, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Edinburgh and Bangor take Gold

Posted by: BUSAed|Mar 4, 2017, 9:10 PM

At the Dinghy Show at Alexandra Palace today, Saturday 4 March 2017, the winners of the University Sailing Sustainability Challenge 2016-17 were announced. Bangor University Sailing Club received the £500 top prize from Peter Saxton, BUSA President…

Oxford Blue take BUSA Trophy at Ladies’ Nationals, but concede RYA title to RNCYC

Posted by: BUSA|Mar 1, 2017, 10:42 AM

Over the weekend of 25th and 26th February, the RYA & BUSA Ladies’ Team Racing Nationals 2017 took place at Spinnaker Sailing Club, hosted jointly by Spinnaker and by Wessex (Southampton University) Sailing Club. The event is open to women’s teams,…

Cambridge take Snakebite 2017 from Birmingham

Posted by: BUSA|Mar 1, 2017, 7:44 AM

The Nottingham Snakebite 2017 took place over the 25-26th of February, hosted by the University of Nottingham Sailing Club at Notts County SC. The winners were Cambridge University Men (their Ladies’ were busy at the Ladies’ Nationals), and the…

Sunsail come onboard to support University Sailing!

Posted by: BUSA|Feb 23, 2017, 11:29 AM

BUSA are delighted to announce that Sunsail has become the Title Sponsor of the brand new championship series trophy, the Sunsail University Club Championship . The championship is made up of three events; the BUCS Team Racing Championships, the BUCS…

Join the BUSA Committee 2017-18

Roles, how to apply and how USCs vote

Posted by: BUSA|Feb 16, 2017, 6:35 AM

The BUSA Committee are looking for new members to join the Committee for 2017-18 and beyond. The Committee consists of volunteers (both students and ex-students), without whom, all the events and training that we run, could not take place.  Joining…

BUSA Tour 2017 – GBR Team Selection Information

Posted by: BUSA|Feb 2, 2017, 9:59 AM

The Biennial Challenge between the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association USA (ICSA) and the British Universities Sailing Association (BUSA) takes place this summer (mid-late August) in the UK. The Challenge consists of 4 Trophy matches over 4…

Qualifiers – entry/reserves close at midnight today

Have you done your medical questionnaire?

Posted by: BUSA|Jan 19, 2017, 10:51 AM

Closing Date for Entries & Reserves on BUCScore for the Team Racing Qualifiers is at midnight on Thursday, 19 January. Many sailors have not completed their confidential medical questionnaire (for all BUCS-BUSA events 2016-17). Entries – as at midday…

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from BUSA

Posted by: BUSA|Dec 22, 2016, 3:58 AM

Dear fellow BUSA sailors, This year has been a great year for BUSA so far; a successful Fleets run by Warwick, an umpire course, coaching and numerous uni hosted team racing events show how busy everyone has been over the last few months. Next year…

Crispin Beaumont & Tom Darling (University of Southampton) win Gold in Youth Worlds in New Zealand

Posted by: BUSA|Dec 20, 2016, 5:35 PM

Freshers, Crispin Beaumont & Tom Darling of Southampton, were obviously using the BUCS-BUSA Fleet Championships at Draycote in November as some last minute competition training (when they took first in the Fast Handicap and a dozen BUCS points home…

Exeter excel at Bristol’s Brew

Posted by: BUSA|Dec 5, 2016, 10:23 AM

Phoebe Scott reports on the 2016 Bristol Brew, hosted by the University of Bristol Sailing Club on Chew Valley Lake over the weekend of 3rd -4th December. Eighteen teams, from Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Imperial, London, Southampton Solent,…

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