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: 2018-02-26 | End Date: 2020-12-31 |
3 March 2018 - 4 March 2018
BUCS Team Racing Playoffs
Bartley Sailing Club 101 Genners Lane, Birmingham B32 3NU​

To be held Bartley Reservoir, hosted by the University of Birmingham Sailing Club

For all details, please go to: Championship page.

BUSA Secretary
02380 604 167
Team Racing
3 March 2018 - 4 March 2018
The Cam Cup
Grafham Water SC Perry Huntingdon PE28 0BU United Kingdom

Cambridge University Cruising Club's annual team racing event offers top-level competition, in some of the best boats, at one of the UKs premier clubs.

The Cam Cup is run over two days at Grafham Water SC in four flights of boats.

The event is accompanied by an unmissable black-tie dinner. which is traditionally followed by dancing in Cambridge's finest Ladies' and Gentlemen's club.

See the NoR and SIs.

Applications are welcome from university, open and school teams.

Register your interest by contacting David Robertson, who said, in the run-up Christmas, "It is shaping up to be large with lots of applications already in! Make sure you email me if you would like to enter a team and give your friends the perfect festive gift."

Follow the Event page.

David Robertson
Team Racing
10 March 2018 - 11 March 2018
Scottish Student Sailing Yachting Championships 2018
Port Edgar Watersports CIC Shore Road, South Queensferry, EH30 9SQ

The Scottish Student Sailing (SSS) Yachting Championships 2018 will be held at Port Edgar.

For more information, see Facebook event page.

Scottish Student Sailing

Keelboat Racing
10 March 2018 - 11 March 2018
The Big Lash
West Kirby SC Sandy Lane, West Kirby, CH48 3HZ

"The Big Lash 2018....hosted by Manchester and Liverpool USCs....on the 10/11th March 2018 at West Kirby Sailing Club, with two massive socials in the student Mecca of Manchester!", writes Torrin Blazeby.

Entry form and NoR will be published shortly.

In the meantime any questions should be directed to Manchester Sailing.

Torrin Blazeby
Team Racing
10 March 2018 - 11 March 2018
Exeter Excalibur
Roadford Lake Sailing Club, PL16 0JL

Exeter University Sailing Club hosts the 2018 Exeter Excalibur for the Richard Ward Trophy, which is back for another weekend of competitive racing and massive socials! The perfect event in preparation for the Team Racing Finals!

See NoR and SIs. Please, use the Entry Form.

For any enquiries, please contact Jess Hammett.

See Excalibur event page.

Jess Hammett
Team Racing
15 March 2018 - 18 March 2018
Scottish Student Sailing Team Racing Championship 2018
Royal Tay Yacht Club Fort William House, 34 Dundee Road, West Ferry, Dundee, DD5 1LX

The Scottish Student Sailing (SSS) Team Racing Championship 2018 will be hosted by Dundee University Sailing Club.

For further details, see Facebook event page.

Scottish Student Sailing

Team Racing
17 March 2018 - 18 March 2018
RYA/UKTRA Team Racing Championship
Spinnaker Sailing Club. Ivy Lane, Blashford, Ringwood, BH24 3LY

RYA National Team Racing Championship 2018 for the Prince Philip Trophy

To be held at Spinnaker Sailing Club.

See NoR and Entry Form.

Royal Yachting Association
Jessica Beecher
02380 604 167
Team Racing
17 March 2018 - 18 March 2018
RYA Winter Match Racing Weekend 3
RYA Portland House, Mulberry Avenue, Portland,, Dorset, DT5 1FA

To be held at RYA Portland House/WPNSA and sailed in Elliotts. See all details and entry via RYA National Match Racing Series page, inc. NoR 2018, Entry Form 2018 and RYA MR Parent Declaration Form,

Follow RYA Match Racing on Facebook.

Royal Yachting Association
Jessica Beecher
02380 604 167
Match Racing
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 and Strathclyde University Sailing Clubs 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
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