Sailing regulations for 2021-22 | Published 2 November

Please note: Regulations for the 2021-22 season are subject to change in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

SAI i The BUCS Sailing Championships shall be conducted in accordance with the following BUCS sport specific regulations, the BUCS general regulations, the World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing, and the RYA Racing Charter. Further event specific requirements, rules, and regulations will be contained within the entry information, pre-event information, Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions for each Championship.

SAI ii In the event that these regulations contradict the BUCS general regulations, these BUCS sport specific regulations will supersede, unless specifically stated otherwise.

SAI iii In the event that these regulations contradict the World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing or the RYA Racing Charter, these BUCS sport specific regulations will supersede, unless specifically stated otherwise.


SAI 1 Championships BUCS will host annually the following Championships:

SAI 1.1 Fleet Racing Championships The programme shall include the events listed in Appendix 1 (‘BUCS Competition Offer and Associated BUCS Points’), subject to entry numbers.

SAI 1.2 Match Racing Championships The programme shall include the events listed in Appendix 1 (‘BUCS Competition Offer and Associated BUCS Points’), subject to entry numbers.

SAI 1.3 Team Racing Championships The programme shall include the events listed in Appendix 1 (‘BUCS Competition Offer and Associated BUCS Points’), subject to entry numbers.

SAI 1.4 Yachting Championships The programme shall include the events listed in Appendix 1 (‘BUCS Competition Offer and Associated BUCS Points’), subject to entry numbers.

SAI 2 Team formats

SAI 2.1 Fleet Racing Championships

SAI 2.1.1 Men’s Team Championships Teams are made up of the top three boats of all males from each institution/Playing Entity who have raced in fleets of 15 or more, calculated at the end of the event. If a class has less than 15 entries and is combined with another class, a boat which would have raced in the former class will not count.

SAI 2.1.2 Women’s Team Championships Teams are made up of the top three boats of all females from each institution/Playing Entity who have raced in fleets of 15 or more, calculated at the end of the event. If a class has less than 15 entries and is combined with another class, a boat which would have raced in the former class will not count.

SAI 2.2 Match Racing Championships Each team shall consist of 3–5 competitors and must contain at least one female and one male as part of the crew. The exact team size each year will be confirmed in the Entry Information and Notice of Race.

SAI 2.3 Team Racing Championships Each team shall consist of six competitors and must contain at least two females and two males.

SAI 2.4 Yachting Championships Each team shall consist of eight competitors and must contain at least two females and two males.

SAI 3 Disputes at events In line with REG 7.7, should a dispute occur at an event, the event appeal panel for Sailing shall be as outlined in the relevant event Sailing Instructions.

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