What is the development fund?

The Development Fund is a pot of money set aside by BUSA every year to support development in university sailing. Development Officers in the past few years have used the fund to address specific issues in student sailing, by supporting and funding University Sailing Clubs who are delivering projects which address this issue.

For example, last year this fund was used specifically to either support or establish a team racing training event in each region, such as the Midlands Mixer or Highland Fling, with the aim of getting more beginners and social sailors into team racing.

This year, we are expanding the remit to cover projects and events which generally improve participation, racing development, and coach/instructor training.


To be eligible to apply for the fund, your USC must have filled out the Development Survey (circulated to previous commodores after the BUSA AGM). Applications submitted without a completed survey will not be accepted.

If you are unsure if your USC has filled it out you can check with your Area Chair, or the survey can be found here.

Applications are open for any USC to apply for up to £200 to support a project that will meet any of the following goals:

  • Improving participation
  • Developing racing
  • Providing instructor/coach training and/or development

Full details are available on the application form, with an application deadline of the 26th of July.

Applications can be submitted by completing the attached form. Any questions should be directed to the BUSA Committee

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