BUCS Team Racing Championship 2018

Explanatory description
The BUCS Team Racing Championship, involving over 500 sailors competing at ‘Qualifiers’ at four venues in each of four 'Areas' of England and Wales in early February and, in Scotland, at three ‘League’ weekends between November and February, Playoffs, 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 following a bidding process.

The 2018 Team Racing Championship is organised on behalf of BUCS by BUSA. The events will be hosted by university sailing clubs as shown below.

All Race Documentation, Notices and other information, including Entry and Pre-Event Information and Entry Information (to be made via BUCScore) are posted here, as will be the SIs and any Notices of Amendment to the NoR or other official documents and information.

Any enquiries to the Organising Authority should be addressed to the BUSA Secretary. or by telephoning 02380 604 167. Due to maternity leave, it will be helpful if all correspondence is copied to BUSAed@gmail.com, so as to ensure a prompt response.

New posts will be noted toward the top of this page. All official documentation is listed and accessible at the bottom of the page.



News willl be posted on the Championship Facebook page - BUCS Team Racing Finals 2018 - and on Twitter - @BUSAsailing

Recent posts


  • NB All invited teams (apart from IUSA) must be entered on BUCScore (authorised by AU/SU BUCScore Coordinator) by 11:59 on Thursday, 15th March



  • Qualifier Results (updated on 19-02-18 to include the Northern Qualifier).
    Captains of Northern teams to be invited to Playoffs and those to be invited to Finals will receive an email shortly.
  • NB due to maternity leave, BUSA@rya.org.uk may not be constantly monitored, so please send any communications to the Organising Autority also to BUSAed@gmail.com.



Pre-Event Information

Dates and venues

Finals: 2nd – 4th April 2018 (Strathclyde Country Park/Glasgow University Sailing Club)

Affiliation & insurance information

All institutions participating in BUSA/BUCS events are required to be members of BUSA.

It is the responsibility of either the individual or institution to ensure that all entrants have appropriate insurance in order to compete. BUSA and BUCS DO NOT insure any competitor for any of their events.

Registration and Briefing

Teams who arrive early may register between 1930 and 2100 on the evening of Sunday 1st April in the Lansdowne Bar & Kitchen, 7a Lansdowne Crescent, G20 6NQ. Registration will continue on Monday the 2nd between 0830 and 0900 at the marquee on the loch side of Strathclyde Loch, Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell, ML1 3ED.

All competitors must attend registration and produce their university registration / matriculation cards to prove their student status. NUS cards WILL NOT be accepted as proof of eligibility to compete.

The Competitors’ Briefing will take place at 0915 in The Lochside Marquee on Monday the 2nd.

Location Information

Parking is permitted in the main car park of the Watersports Centre. To get to The Lochside Marquee, either make your way around the Centre or through it, and then head left along the waterfront past the bridge to the Race Office Tower. Changing rooms can be found in the Watersports Centre, up the stairs and along to the left. Lockers are available in the changing rooms.

Event Schedules and Results

The Draw for the first round of the Swiss League will be made on Sunday the 1st. The Schedule of races will be published online through KSail.Race Results will be updated live online throughout the event.

Updates will also be made on twitter using @BUSASAILING and on the event Facebook page - BUCS Team Racing Finals 2018.

Sailing Instructions

Sailing Instructions will be posted online prior to the event and on the Official Notice Board on Monday the 2nd onwards. Team captains will also receive a copy at registration.

Competitors are reminded that, as well as Buoyancy Aids, Wetsuits or Drysuits will be required.


Sailing is a non-contact sport where damage to people, boats and equipment is generally avoidable. Teams notice is drawn to Appendix 2 of the Notice of Race which explains the system for charging for any damage to boats and equipment.

Additional Information

Please see the BUSA website Championship Page for further documentation.

BUSA Technical Delegates

Emily Robertson, Keith Sammons & Chris Lindsay

If you have any questions, please get in touch via your Athletic Union.

Peter Fozard
BUCS Event Coordinator

Jess Beecher
BUSA Secretary



Race Documentation and Notices:

  • Team Lists - Qualifiers +SSS3 - as at 23:45 on 31-01-18
  • English & Welsh Qualifiers- Schedules (posted 30-01-18):
  • English & Welsh Qualifiers - Sailing Instructions (posted 25-01-18)::
  • Teams as at Final Notification on 04-01-18 - Teams for English & Welsh Qualifiers entered and confirmed by Team Captains as at the 04-01-18 deadline.
    Should, in extremis, any further substitution become necessary, formal application to the Organisational Authoirity will be required, and medical and/or academic certification may be sought.
  • NB the NoR Appendix C regarding substitutions. The proposed substitute must already be registered on the Universal Reserves List (via BUCScore - it is separate to each Championship entry section) - this covers all BUCS sailing events 2017-18. The deadline for adding reserves to the Universal Reserves List is 23.59 on the 1st February 2018.
    Any special request for a substitution should be sent to BUSA@rya.org.uk and a copy also sent to BUSAed@gmail.com. .

BUCS website: