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BUSA Annual General meeting

Monday, 2 April, 2018 at 16.00 at Strathclyde Country Park, Glasgow

Posted by: BUSAed|Mar 19, 2018, 8:23 PM

The BUSA AGM 2018 will be held (during the Team Racing Championship) on Monday, 2 April, 2018 at Strathclyde Country Park, Glasgow, commencing at 16.00.

Join the BUSA Committee 2017-18

Roles, how to apply and how USCs vote

Posted by: BUSAed|Mar 19, 2018, 7:56 PM

The BUSA Committee are looking for new members to join the Committee for 2018-19 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.

Edinburgh Import 'lashes' London White

Manchester & Liverpool's Big Lash 2018 at West Kirby

Posted by: BUSAed|Mar 17, 2018, 1:50 PM

Gusty on Saturday on the Marine Lake at West Kirby (98 races in the round robin achieved)….light, shifty winds on Sunday (three leagues, each of 7 teams). London White beat Newcastle Red (which had won the round robin in the semis and Edinburgh…

Excalibur 2018

BUSA Champion helms return to Excalibur as Alumni and still do the business!

Posted by: BUSAed|Mar 14, 2018, 7:43 PM

Exeter University are celebrating this weekend after hosting a fantastic team racing event at, won by Exeter’s own alumni.The two-day event saw 21 teams, descend to Exeter, some journeying from as far as Newcastle. Despite a bit of rain, spirits were…

Who will host the 2019 Fleets?

Bids are invited to host the BUCS Fleet Championships 2019

Posted by: BUSAed|Mar 11, 2018, 7:21 PM

Details about the event and what we will need to be covered in your proposal are provided. Deadline is 25 April, 2018.

Oxford Blue - RYA & BUSA Women’s TR Champs 2018

Oxford Blue wins BUSA Women’s again…..and takes the RYA title from RNCYC….in ‘fabulous’ event

Posted by: BUSAed|Mar 7, 2018, 8:10 PM

The RYA & BUSA Women’s Team Racing Nationals 2018 took place at Lochore Meadows Country Park Over the weekend of 24th and 25th February, hosted jointly by Glasgow and Strathclyde University Sailing Clubs.

Want to sail for BUSA?

BUSA Teams – Wilson, BKL, Etchelles Youth Trials – Interested?

Posted by: BUSAed|Feb 17, 2018, 4:17 PM

BUSA have agreed to help support three initiatives, led by Matt Whitfield, BUSA Captain and Harry Bowerman, BUSA Keelboat Officer - see full news item.

Wessex Alumni win 2017 Lemming

Southampton’s Team Red (Wessex Alumni) won the Loughborough Lemming 2017 in a gripping final with Warwick Black

Posted by: BUSAed|Dec 11, 2017, 10:03 AM

The Loughborough Lemming was held over the weekend of the 1st-3rd December at Burton Sailing Club. 21 teams competed, including two from Trinity College Dublin. Warwick Black led the Round Robin from “Team Red”, the Wessex alumni team and won their…

Durham Black victorious at Brummy Bender

Came from the Silver Fleet to take the Bender 2017

Posted by: BUSAed|Nov 30, 2017, 7:55 PM

Cambridge Beige reach the Finals, with Nottingham Green and Leeds Underdeveloped competing in the Semis

‘Reefs in to Sit in’ at Scottish womens’

St. Andrews Pink led from the 'Easy Peelers' and the 'Edinbras' at the SSS Women’s Team Racing Championships 2017

Posted by: BUSAed|Nov 21, 2017, 10:32 PM

“….racing, jumpers and bacon butties….Snow White and her Dwarfs, Avengers and Grinch’s…. Aberdeen and Forfar SC hospitality….’Galsgow’ and ‘Edinbras’ et al concede to St Andrews Pink.

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… 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.