Previous Championships

Each year four Championships are held by the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS), in conjunction with the Bristish Universities' Sailing Association (BUSA).

  • The Fleet Championships are held over the first weekend of November at a venue hosted by a university, chosen following a bidding process.
  • The Team Racing Championship, involving over 500 sailors, competing at Qualifiers at four venues in each of four 'Areas' of England and Wales, usually in early February (and at three League weekends in Scotland between November and February), Playoffs (usually in early March, to enable some additional teams to qualify for Finals) at a venue chosen following a bidding process each year and, then, Finals - held in late March or early April, also hosted by a USC, also following a bidding process.
  • The Yachting Championships are held on the Solent. The fleet of Sunsail F40s from Port Solent have, for many years, been sailed out of Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, normally in the week before Easter.
  • The Match Racing Championship is usually held in April, in recent years supported by the RYA, using RYA keelboats and held at the RYA Portland House and WPNSA on Portland Harbour.

Each year an individual Championship page for each event is posted on this website (see main menu), where all documentation, official notices and links to news and social media are posted, in addition to the Sailing page of the BUCS website. For details of past events, see below.

BUSA does also hold other events (e.g. RYA and BUSA Ladies' National Team Racing Championships, generally over a weekend in March) and nominates and/or qualiies teams to various events (e.g. the Wilson Trophy - “The British Open Team Racing Championships for the Wilson Trophy”, the Student Yachting World Cup, held in France each October, together with the bi-ennial ICSA/BUSA Tour, for which competitive tours to the USA and UK are organised, the UK team being selected by BUSA and led by the BUSA Men's and Women's Captains. The RYA, in conjunction with BUCS, nominates teams to compete in events of the Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire (FISU).

All these and other events, including thiose hosted by BUSA Member University Sailing Clubs are included on the Calendar.