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: 2018-03-24 | End Date: 2020-12-31 |
25 March 2018 - 29 March 2018
BUCS Yachting Championship

The 2018 BUCS Yachting Championships are organised on behalf of BUCS by BUSA, in conjunction with the RYA. They will be held from on the Solent at Port Solent and Gunwharf Quays (Portsmouth), using Sunsail F40s. Teams will consist of 8 crew (inc at least 2 females).

This year the event Incorporates a Qualifying Series, followed by one-day Championship and Trophy Races.

For all details, see Championship page.

023 80604167
Keelboat Racing
2 April 2018 - 4 April 2018
BUCS Team Racing Championship Finals
Strathclyde Loch (Strathclyde Country Park) Strathclyde Watersports Centre, 366 Hamilton Road Motherwell, Nr Glasgow, ML1 3ED

The Championship will be hosted by the Glasgow University Sailing Club on Strathclyde Loch.

Full and cumulative details, Notices and news are to be found on the official Championship page.

BUSA Secretary
02380 604 167
Team Racing
6 April 2018 - 9 April 2018
BUCS Match Racing Championship

To be held at WPNSA. Sailed in Elliott 6Ms. Entry will be online only, via BUCSscore.

NB 06-04-18 will be a training day; attendance at the evening briefing will be compulsory.

NoR to be published, when a separate event page on this website will be opened.

023 80604167
Match Racing
7 May 2018 - 7 May 2018
Surrey Spoon
Papercourt SC Polesden Lane, Ripley, Surrey, GU23 6JX

The University of Surrey Sailing Club is delighted to announce the return of the Surrey Spoon. The One day team racing event everybody is talking about - for the first time ever with a Sunday night Social! Not to forget the famous BBQ lunch we'll be cooking up as you race.

Entry is £75 per team and will be awarded on a first come first served basis.

Please see the NoR and Entry Form.

Follow the Facebook event here.

Any questions, please contact Huw Owen.

Huw Owen, Event Organiser
Team Racing
8 June 2018 - 10 June 2018
Old Joe 2018
South Staffs Sailing Club Gailey Lower Pool, Gailey Lea Lane Gailey, Stafford ST19 5PT

Fed up of team racing in the cold?

The Old Joe is back for a weekend of sun, sailing and socials, that includes a live band and marquee!!!

NoRs and Entry forms will be published shortly, join the event page to keep updated!

See Facebook Event page,but also the delirious report on the 2017 edition!

Emily Heath and Louise MacIver-Jones
Team Racing
16 June 2018 - 17 June 2018
London Duck
Welsh Harp Sailing Club, Welsh Harp Sailing Club, Birchen Grove, London, NW9 8SA.

Details to follow.

Luc Hogan
Team Racing
28 July 2018 - 3 August 2018
72nd Firefly National Championships
South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club The Headland Abersoch Gwynedd LL53 7DP

A top week's sailing & social events

Substantial entry fee discount for students.

See NoR & Entry Form

Contact: Jim Bramley

Jim Bramley
Fleet Racing
8 September 2018 - 9 September 2018
WLYC 24 Hour Race 2018
West Lancashire Yacht Club Marine Drive [sea side of the Marine Lake (N of Southport Pier)] Southport, PR8 1RY

“The UK's No.1 dinghy endurance race.

The 24 Hour Race is the premiere opportunity for Sailing Club teams to compete for serious trophies (and status), whilst also enjoying the unique hospitality provided by one of the best social events in the dinghy racing calendar so make sure you join us for the Friday night!

“The race is sailed on the relatively safe waters of the Marine Lake at Southport, and racing is continuous for 24 Hours even in extreme weather conditions. Entries are accepted from Sailing Clubs, Class Associations and Universities throughout the UK, with past visits from Eire, France and even the USA. Crew, equipment and sail changes are permitted during the race (but only in a specially designated docking area).

“The 24 Hour Race, now in its 50th year, is sailed in classic dinghies (Enterprise, GP14, Lark and Firefly); and has opportunities for Masters, Ladies and University teams to compete for special prizes, whilst also being on equal terms with all other teams.”

See West Lancashire YC - 24 Hour Race page, together with NoR, Entry Form and 2017 Handbook, "The Mast" here.

Plymouth University S.&P.C 'A' led the field of eight university teams at the 2017 edition, also including
Birmingham, Nottingham, Bath, Manchester, Lancaster & Sheffield Hallam.

Jerrold A Carr, Rear Commodore
07752 829 821
Fleet Racing
3 November 2018 - 4 November 2018
The Halloween Howler
West Riding Sailing Club Haw Park Lane, Wintersett, Crofton Nr Wakefield WF4 2EE

Hosted by Leeds University Union Sailing Club at West Riding Sailing Club on the 4th and 5th November 2018.

Details to follow. Contact Leeds University Union Sailing Club with any queries meanwhile.

Team Racing
10 November 2018 - 11 November 2018
BUCS Fleet Racing Championships 2018
Draycote Water Sailing Club (DWSC) Kites Hardwick, Nr Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23 8AB

The 2018 Fleet Championships will be organised on behalf of BUCS by BUSA and held at Draycote Water Sailing Club, hosted by the University of Warwick Sailing Club.

A Championship page will be created in due course.

BUSA Secretary /
02380 604 167
Fleet Racing
17 November 2018 - 18 November 2018
Oxford Magnum
Oxford Sailing Club, Farmoor Reservoir, Farmoor, Oxford, OX2 9NS

Oxford University Yacht Club announces the 2018 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.

Application forms and further event details to follow.

For all enquiries please contact

Team Racing
24 November 2018 - 25 November 2018
Welsh Dragon

Details to follow

Jamie Catchpole
Team Racing
6 April 2019 - 8 April 2019
BUCS Match Racing Championship 2019


Match Racing
10 April 2019 - 12 April 2019
BUCS Team Racing Championship Finals 2019


Team Racing
14 April 2019 - 18 April 2019
BUCS Yachting Championships 2019


Keelboat Racing