The First Race on the Sailing Calendar, Taking Place at Draycote Sailing Club!

Entry Costs and Dates


£80 for Single Handed Boats

£120 for Double Handed Boats


4th October 2022


Tuesday 25th October 2022 at 11:59pm - Student / Competitor Deadline

(Students/Competitors must apply by this deadline)


Thursday 27th October 2022 at 11:59pm - Institution Administrator Deadline

(Institutional Administrators have 48 hours after the student/ competitor deadline to approve entries)

Stage 2 Entries: This competition will NOT operate a staged entry process. As such, please ensure all entries are submitted through BUCS Play prior to the closing date listed above.

Entry Process

To apply for the competition all eligible competitors must follow these steps:

  1. Competitor to apply to the event on BUCS Play (Instructions on how to do this can be found here)
  2. Institution administrator approves entry (Instructions on how to do this can be found here)
  3. BUCS approves/denies entry into competition and publishes confirmed entry list

Any data will be handled in accordance with BUCS Privacy Policy

By participating in this event you agree to adhere to BUCS General Event Disclaimer

To check whether you are eligible to compete in BUCS competitions, please visit REG 4 Individual Eligibility.

Competitors & Reserves List

For the Fleet Championships the boat is entered, on the Fleet Championships entry section as usual. However, if entering a double-hander boat the second member DOES NOT need to enter via this method, and instead should just be registered on the Competitiors and Reserve List.

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 in case of any emergencies.

Entry Allowance

This event is limited to a capacity of 150 boats across all institutions. Institutions can enter up to 15 entries before the Closing date of Thursday 27 October 2022.

If more than 150 entries are received at the closing of 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.

BUCS Points Available

The BUCS Points will be awarded to the top 8 Mens and Womens team, and for the Firefly event, the Top 4 finishers will be awarded BUCS Points.

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. Classes of less than 15 entries may be combined with another class at the discrestion of the organising authority, and will NOT count and BUCS Points will not be allocated.

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). 

For further information, including the disribution of BUCS Points, please see Appendix 1.


Withdrawals & Amendments

Competitor withdrawals must be made by a Institutional Admin, and can be done by emailing Chris Lamb.

Withdrawals before the entry deadline, 27 October 2022 at 11:59pm will not be charged.

Withdrawals after the entry deadline, 27 October 2022 at 11:59pm will still be charged the entry fee.

Rules and Regulations

The Notice of Race Information can be found here.

Rules and Regulations for Sailing can be found on our Sport Specific Regulations page here.

Affiliations and Insurance

All institutions participating in BUSA/BUCS events are required to be members of BUSA. This must be an annual subscription and can be found here. This fee includes your club’s RYA Affiliation. Subscriptions must be in place prior to the event.

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.