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The BUCS Sailing programme offers a wide range of sailing opportunities and competitions. The programme is comprised of a Fleet Racing Championships, Yacht Racing Championships, Match Racing Championships and Team Racing Championships. Please click here to see the 2016-17 Season's Information.

BUCS Sailing also has an international component, with Match Racing making up part of the World University Championships.

The Fleet Racing Championships typically has over 100 boats competing across four fleets, with representatives from over 16 universities.

The Yacht Racing Championships take place over 4 days and are currently held at Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth. Over 200 sailors compete in Sunsail F40s, with 24 teams battling it out to be crowned champions.

The Match Racing Championships are hosted at the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy.  Competitors race for 4 days on Portland Harbour in the RYA’s fleet of Elliot 6m yachts.

Over 25 teams compete in the BUCS Team Racing Championship finals. To qualify for the finals, they must navigate their way successfully through Regional Qualifiers and Playoffs.

The Sport Advisory Group for Sailing provide the technical sport specific advice to ensure BUCS can run and develop the programme effectively. Please click here for more information. 

Sailing is part of the BUCS international programme and is competed at as part of the World University Championships in the format of Match Racing.

The World University Championships are for national representative teams (GB & NI) and are held every two years in various countries across the world.

For more details on competing at this event please click on the relevant link on the sub menu.

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