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Cambridge are 2016 victors at Nottingham Snakebite

Posted by: BUSA|Feb 22, 2016, 12:05 PM

Valentine’s weekend was celebrated at the University of Nottingham Sport Sailing Club’s annual Snakebite, with much love shown for the perfectly breezy and sunny weather! Well into the university sailing season, the event was well-attended and saw…

Birdham Bandits take the Warmer from BYOB; Exeter first all-uni team

Posted by: BUSA|Feb 21, 2016, 10:50 AM

The Wessex Sailing Club’s (Southampton University) Wessex Winter Warmer on 13-14 February a great weekend’s team racing. 18 of the UK’s top teams, including 13 university teams, headed to Spinnaker Sailing Club for some high level racing. Birdham…

University Sustainable Sailing Challenge 2015-16

Posted by: BUSA|Jan 18, 2016, 6:51 AM

University sailing clubs from across the UK are taking part in the first ever University Sailing Sustainability Challenge, set up by The Green Blue – a joint environment programme created by the Royal Yachting Association and British Marine. The…

“Well-organised Mess” are first Scottish Ladies’ TR Champs

Posted by: BUSA|Dec 6, 2015, 10:40 AM

“Well-organised Mess” are first Scottish Ladies’ TR Champs. Laura Bray and Emily Robertson report on the first Scottish Student Sailing (SSS) Ladies’ Team Racing Championships, hosted by Strathclyde Sailing on Bardowie Loch. The Report includes an…

We are all heading to Cardiff! It’s the BUCS/BUSA Fleet Championships

Posted by: BUSA|Nov 5, 2015, 3:06 PM

This is the first national sailing event of the academic year. There has been a 35% increase in entries this year, both sailors and boats. There will be some 235 sailors competing in four fleets: Fast Handicap, Firefly, Laser and Slow Handicap, all…

Double triumph for Birmingham at Leeds’ Halloween Howler

Posted by: BUSA|Nov 2, 2015, 10:26 AM

Birmingham Yellow and Birmingham Green took Gold and Silver, with Warwick Black in Bronze. Meanwhile, Leeds’ Freshers showed off both their sailing and ballet-balance skills. Swansea White led the Silver Fleet to take a place in the Semis. Rachel…

BUSA Team victorious, taking all four Tour Trophies, in USA

Posted by: BUSA|Oct 27, 2015, 4:57 PM

The bi-annual transatlantic ICSA-BUSA Tour alternates between the USA and the UK, in which the US Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) and the British Universities’ Sailing Association (BUSA) compete across the sailing disciplines. This year it…

Is your Club ready to host the Playoffs 2016?

Posted by: BUSA|Oct 14, 2015, 4:27 PM

Member Clubs of BUSA are invited to submit proposals to host the Playoffs as part of the 2016 Team Racing Championship. The Playoffs, at which fifteen teams from the Qualifiers and Scottish Leagues will compete for places at the Finals, will be held…

Dundee win Scottish Student Match Racing Champs 2015

Posted by: BUSA|Oct 7, 2015, 2:25 PM

At the Ceilidh Cup 2015, organised by the Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club, Nicole McPherson and her team from RNCYC retained the Cup, but the remaining eight teams were all from Scottish Universities competing also in the Scottish Student Sailing…

Scottish Student Sailing kicks off 2015-16 with the Ceilidh Cup

Posted by: BUSA|Oct 2, 2015, 4:20 AM

The first event of the Scottish Student Sailing (SSS) 2015-16 calendar is the Ceilidh Cup Match Racing, held by the Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club (RNCYC). Nine teams, including eight student teams, will compete in the Rhu-based clubs’ Sonars over…

BUSA announce Team to Tour USA

Posted by: BUSA|May 24, 2015, 9:32 AM

Alternating every two years, since its inception in 1957, teams of university students tour the USA and the UK to compete with their counterparts. In 2015 it is the turn of the BUSA to tour the USA and challenge their US Inter-collegiate Sailing…

2016 BUCS-BUSA Team Racing Championship – Invitation to host

Posted by: BUSA|May 22, 2015, 2:59 PM

Calling all University Sailing Clubs: Invitation to bid to host the 2016 BUCS-BUSA Team Racing Championship (provisionally posted on the BUSA Calendar from 30 March to 2 April 2016). Bidding will be in two stages. You are invited to submit a two-page…

Connor Miller & Loughborough win the 2015 Match Racing Championship

Posted by: BUSA|Apr 22, 2015, 10:28 AM

The annual round of British student sailing championships – fleet, team, match and yacht racing – concluded last weekend with the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Match Racing Championship 2015, organised by British Universities’…

Cambridge Blue take the Thompson Trophy in nail-biting shoot-out with Oxford Blue in exciting BUCS-BUSA TR Championship

Posted by: BUSA|Apr 19, 2015, 1:56 PM

There were three days of intense competition during which the 28 university teams sailed 258 races, using the Swiss League system, leading to quarters, semis, petit finals and finals on a brilliant last day of team racing. It was hard fought and…

BUCS/BUSA Team Racing Championships- Final Day Live!

Posted by: BUSA|Apr 11, 2015, 5:22 AM

Today is the last day of the BUCS/BUSA Team Racing Championships, hosted by the University of Nottingham at Notts County Sailing Club. Follow the action at the event from our live event blog, please see Live Blog. The race schedule and live results…

Southampton Red – British Yachting Champions 2015 – HRH The Princess Royal welcomes teams home

Posted by: BUSA|Apr 7, 2015, 5:28 PM

BUCS Student Yachting Championship 2015 Southampton Red are the British Yachting Champions 2015 HRH The Princess Royal welcomes the teams home In an exciting last two days of the 2015 British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) yachting nationals,…

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