This seasons Fleet Racing Championship is scheduled to be held on 14-15 November 2020.

Entry Information

Cost and entry dates

Entry cost: Single Handed Dinghy: £75
                    Double Handed Dinghy: £110 (Teams of 2)

Entries open: Tuesday 22 September

Entry closing dates - stage one: 

Student/Competitor Deadline: Tuesday 3 November at 11:59pm
(Students/Competitors must apply by this deadline)

Institution Administrator Approval Deadline: Thursday 5 November at 11:59pm
(Institutional Administrators have 48 hours after the student/ competitor deadline to approve entries)

Entry closing dates - stage two: 

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 two window: Friday 6 November – Tuesday 10 November 2020
Stage two 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. More details are in the Notice of Race (NOR).

Additionally, as per NOR 3.11, 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 130 boats across all institutions. Institutions can initially enter up to 15 entries before the Stage 1 closing date of Thursday 3 November 2020.

If more than 130 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 Thursday 12 November 2020.

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

We are currently reviewing our entry and withdrawal policies in light of Covid-19. We will be consulting further with institutions in due course.