With the sailing season underway for 2021-22, check out the events that are coming up!

Entry Information

Cost and entry dates

Entry Cost

Single Handed Dinghy: £75

Double Handed Dinghy: £110 (Teams - made up of 2 individuals)

Entries Open

Thursday 23 September 2021

Entry Closing Dates - Stage One

Student/Competitor Deadline

Tuesday 26 October 2021 at 11:59pm
(Students/Competitors must apply by this deadline)

Institution Administrator Approval Deadline

Thursday 28 October 2021 at 11:59pm
(Institutional Administrators have 48 hours after the student/ competitor deadline to approve entries)

Entry Closing Dates - Stage 2 

Should the competition allow more entries, a stage two entry window will open. Priority will be given to the entries received before the stage one entry closing date. Entries received in the stage two window and accepted into the competition, will be charged an additional 20% fee.

Stage 2 Window

Friday 29 October – Tuesday 2 November 2021

Student Deadline - Tuesday 2nd November 2021 at 23:59
(Students/Competitors must apply by this deadline)

Institution Administrator Deadline – Thursday 4th November at 23:59 (Institutional Administrators are given 48 hours after the student/competitor deadline to approve entries) 

Stage 2 Costs

Single Handed Dinghy (Stage 2 Entry): £90

Double Handed Dinghy (Stage 2 Entry): £132

BUCS points available

Please note, to be eligible for the team championship the boats must be single sex (helm and crew must be the same sex in double handed boats). If you do not wish to be eligible for the team competition then you can still sail in mixed boats.

Teams are made up of the top 3 boats from each university who have raced in fleets of 15 or more, calculated at the end of the event. 

Additionally, as per NOR 4.9, any class which receives less than 15 entries may be cancelled or merged with another class at the discretion of the Organising Authority.

Please note that BUCS Points will not be allocated where the minimum number of competitors/teams has not been reached, or where there are not enough individual scores to extract a team score. Furthermore, an individual/team must have beaten another individual/team to score BUCS Points (i.e. if 3 individuals/teams compete in an event, only 2 will score BUCS points). This does not apply to extracted teams. Individuals/teams are regarded as having competed if they started the event, therefore DNS will not be regarded as having competed. Similarly, medals will be awarded according to the accrual of BUCS Points. For example if only 3 individuals/teams compete in an event only Gold and Silver medals will be awarded.

To see how many BUCS Points click Here

Entry Allowance

This event is limited to a capacity of 150 boats across all institutions. Institutions can initially enter up to 15 entries before the Stage 1 closing date of Thursday 28 October 2021.

If more than 150 entries are received at the closing of Stage 1 entries, then initially each institution will be allocated an equal maximum number of entries. As such, institutions are required to give a ‘rank’ for each entry across all categories on BUCS Play to advise the order of preference in which they would like each entry accepted in to the Championships as part of this process. Rankings should not be per fleet, but per institution.

For example your 1st ranked entry might be a Laser, your 2nd ranked entry a Firefly. After an equal maximum number of entries per institution have been allocated, further ‘rankings’ will not be considered and any remaining places will then be allocated based on the date and time of entry on a first come, first served basis.

If after the closing of Stage 1, there is still space for any further entries, Stage 2 will open and additional entries may be submitted before the Stage 2 closing date of Tuesday 2 November 2021.

These Stage 2 entries will be allocated on a first come first served basis and are subject to approval and confirmation from the Organising Authority, as and when received.

Withdrawals and changes

Competitor withdrawals must be made by a Institutional admins by emailing James Francis

Withdrawals before the entry deadline, 26 October 2021 at 11:59pm (stage one) will not be charged.

Withdrawals after the entry deadline, 28 October 2021 at 11:59pm (stage one) will still be charged the entry fee.

Should a withdrawal be accompanied with a valid doctor’s note, no fine will be given but the entry fee will still be charged.

Should BUCS have to open stage two entries then new deadlines for withdrawals will be published. 

Covid-19 Measures

The safety of students, volunteers and staff remains paramount as we move into the 2021-22 season, therefore for the time being we will still be implementing a series of Covid-19 Measures at our events. Although certain safety measures surrounding Covid-19 will be dictated by a venue or specific sport requirements we will be continuing to implement the following general measures across all of our events:

  1. Event Disclaimer includes specifics around Covid-19
  2. Whist inside staff members and volunteers interacting with competitors will be wearing appropriate face coverings
  3. Covid-19 questionnaire completed prior to arrival at the event by all competitors, officials, volunteers and support staff.
  4. Access to hand-washing facilities, or hand sanitiser

What’s Expected Of Competitors:

  1. Event competitors should stay home if they have any Covid-19 symptoms, live in the same household with someone with Covid-19 symptoms or have been diagnosed with, or suspected to have, Covid-19 in the past 10 days
  2. Competitors should stay home if they have been instructed to quarantine due to international travel restrictions or by NHS Track and Trace
  3. Competitors must follow direction from event staff, venue staff and volunteers.
  4. Competitors must complete Covid-19 questionnaire prior to arrival at the event  
  5. Competitors should ensure they are following hand hygiene practices at all times
  6. Competitors are encouraged to wear a face covering when indoors and moving about the building
  7. Competitors should follow the guidance and safety procedures outlined for the event you are attending. These can be found in the Event Guide once released.
  8. Competitors unable to attend event due to Covid-19 must contact the event lead

Lateral Flow Tests and Vaccine Status 

  1. For this event you will need to of had at least one vaccination two weeks before the event and a negative lateral flow test.

  2. If this is required it will be detailed in the entry information and the event guide for that event.

Affiliation and Insurance Information

All institutions participating in BUSA/BUCS events are required to be members of BUSA. The Annual subscription, as described on the BUSA website is required in order to participate. This fee includes your club’s RYA Affiliation. SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE DUE BY 8TH NOVEMBER 2021. If you have not received your invoice by October, please request it via email to [email protected]. If your university requires a purchase order number to be included on your invoice, please email [email protected] ASAP.

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.

Sailors should contact BUSA ([email protected]) after their entry has been submitted, so we can ensure that we and the club have adequate support in place.

Registering Competitors and Reserves

For the Fleet Championships the boat is entered, with its helm and crew, on the Fleet Championships entry section as usual.

BUT all sailors (competitors, potential competitors and reserves) need to be registered on the Competitors and Reserves list on BUCS Play to compete in any sailing event this year. 

This will remain open for additional sailors to be added in preparation for the other sailing Championships. Clubs are strongly advised to register all their sailors just in case.