Committee Handbook


This 'handbook' is a resource to find information about specific committee roles and useful documentation informing work the committee carries out.
New or returning members who are changing role will get a full handover of their role once elected.
Please also feel free to contact Jake Miller (Chair) or Amelie Sadler (Vice Chair) if you have any questions at all about BUSA and the Committee.
BUSA Strategy

BUSA is run by students, for students - we are guided by student feedback. The aims of BUSA are;

  • Increase participation in sailing.
  • Instil equality & diversity in all activities and to provide an accessible pathway into and through sailing for all students.
  • Retain students in sailing after university & throughout their lives.
  • Raise awareness of sailing opportunities beyond BUSA.
  • Provide and enable high level competition.
  • Support and work with stakeholders, e.g. the RYA, BUCS, UKTRA etc.
  • Offer support and advice to member USCs.

Committee Structure

  • Executive Committee:
    • Chair
    • Vice Chair
    • President
    • Vice President
    • Treasurer
    • Secretary (Permanent Member, Paid Member of the Committee)
  • Team Racing Officer
  • Match Racing Officer
  • Fleet Racing Officer
  • Keelboating Officer
  • Development Officer
  • Media Officer
  • Area Chairs - 6 regions of BUSA
    • Northern Area Chair
    • Southern Area Chair
    • Western Area Chair
    • Midlands Area Chair
    • Eastern Area Chair
    • Scottish Area Chair - who is also a member of SSS (Scottish Student Sailing Committee)
      • Scotland have their own regional committee
  • RYA Representative
  • BUCS Representative

Technical Delegates - Appointed by Exec Committee to oversee championships

Committee Meetings

There are a minimum of four general committee meetings each year.

Future meeting dates and venues will be announced at each committee meeting and confirmed in the committee meeting minutes, summaries of which can be found on the Documents Page.

Committee members are asked to write a short report prior to each committee meeting outlining actions achieved and areas they would like further support with. These reports are brought together as a committee report and circulated to the committee by the secretary


Karen Rawson - [email protected]

The BUSA Secretary is the person on committee to direct all queries to with regards to all things BUSA. Contact for other committee members can be found on the Meet the Committee page.

Expense Claiming

Bona fide expenses you wish to claim back through BUSA must follow the BUSA Expenses Policy. Send your completed Expense claim form along with receipts to the BUSA Treasurer within 28 days. Receipts must be provided!

Media - Staying Up to Date

Facebook - Page - @BUSAMedia

The main channel used to circulate BUSA information.

Facebook - Group - BUSA Sailing

This is a place for current students to share information with other member universities, regarding their events or other opportunities.

Instagram - @busamedia

BUSA offers Instagram story take-overs to USC's at events throughout the season, enabling the sailing action to be shared widely.

Twitter - @busasailing


This is a channel we would love to improve in the future to offer further video guidance and support to our membership

Newsletter (link here)

We use MailChimp to send regular email newsletters which includes bulletins of important notices.

Committee Role Information