Please select your home edition
Edition
Selden

BUCS/BUSA Team Racing Championship at West Kirby - Day 1

by Tony Mapplebeck 5 Apr 2017 08:05 BST 4-6 April 2017

Drama at every level; Which is the Cambridge 1st team? Leeds qualified direct to Finals and then managed two wins on Day 1!

"Cambridge Black ended the day undefeated on nine wins, whilst every team achieved at least two wins. Really excellent racing. Close throughout, across the field as a whole", enthused BUSA Technical Director, Keith Sammons.

Jemima Riley, Race Officer, summed up the day: "It went well, lots of racing. It was borderline weather before the event got underway, but we started on time, at 10.00. with cut-downs. Probably Force 5 most of the day, a bit gusty early on. We have had 127 races, including one re-sail. A good day. 08.57 warning signal for first race tomorrow"

The annual Team Racing Championships of the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) and British University Sailing Association (BUSA) are being held this week on the Marine Lake at West Kirby SC, culminating in Finals on Thursday afternoon.

The special features of the Marine Lake, with its 360* visibility, coupled with the great light and wind conditions, are making the racing a great spectacle. We are having many visitors, as well as the locals having an extra large sailing event to watch as they take a walk around. Amongst those who planned to come from afar are a delegation from Qingdao in China. Members of the Qingdao Sailing Association and Qingdao Council are staying for the whole event. This is part of their visit to the UK to promote international exchange between Chinese and World universities. The International University Sailing Competition is due to be held in Qingdao from 3rd – 9th August, 2017.

The Championship is receiving much live coverage on Twitter - @BUSA Sailing #BUSATRFinals - organised by members of the University of Manchester Sailing Club, the event hosts. A considerable photographic library Is being created, and further news of this is anticipated when racing resumes tomorrow,

Follow the Finals:

Live Results and other information is being posted here

Follow the event on Twitter: @BUSAsailing #BUSATRfinals and on the Championship Facebook page: www.facebook.com/events/1689738461353625

The official BUSA Championship page for all Notices and documentation is at www.busa.co.uk/events/bucs-team-racing-championships-2016-17

Related Articles

Brummy Bender Team Racing at Bartley
University of Birmingham's annual event The Brummy Bender was held on the weekend of the 17th/19th November by the University of Birmingham at Bartley Sailing Club. Posted on 1 Dec 2017
SSS Women's Team Racing Championship
Scottish Students race on Forfar Loch The SSS Women's Team Racing Championship kicked off with strong winds on Saturday. The teams arrived very early, excited for the racing, jumpers and bacon butties. Posted on 22 Nov 2017
The Sheffield Shuffle 2017
Swansea dominate Team Racing event Last weekend thirteen universities descended upon Sheffield for The Sheffield Shuffle, hosted by the University of Sheffield Sailing Club on the 11th/12th November at Pennine Sailing Club. Posted on 18 Nov 2017
British University Fleet Racing Championships
Bournemouth, Plymouth & Southampton take Fleet Trophies A record entry for the annual BUCS Fleet Racing Championships - over 230 student sailors from 25 universities - competed at Draycote Water SC over the first weekend of November. Posted on 17 Nov 2017
Scottish Student Team Racing League weekend 1
Frist qualifier for BUCS Team Racing Championship This weekend the first Scottish Team Racing League 1 took place on Bardowie Loch (this is the first of the Scottish 'qualifiers' for the BUCS Team Racing Championship 2017-18). 23 teams from across Scotland travelled to Glasgow. Posted on 15 Nov 2017
British University Fleet Racing Championships
To be held at Draycote Water this weekend With a record entry for the annual BUCS Fleet Racing Championships, over 230 student sailors, from a record 25 universities, are entered to race on Draycote Water this weekend. Posted on 2 Nov 2017
BUSA Leeds Halloween Howler
Capsizes, concussion, curry and clubbing Last weekend 20 teams from 9 universities across England and Scotland travelled to Leeds to kick off the USC team racing season at the Leeds Halloween Howler 2017 Posted on 27 Oct 2017
100th Varsity Match
Cambridge teams win at Itchenor Not unexpectedly, Cambridge (2nd, 3rd, and 4th at BUSA to Oxford's 9th), were victorious 4-0 in the 100th Varsity Match sailed in Swallows at Itchenor 6/7 July 2017. Posted on 10 Jul 2017
Birmingham's Old Joe 2017
End-of-year team racing at South Staffs The 'Old Joe' was hosted by the University of Birmingham Sailing Club over the weekend of the 10th/11th June at South Staffs Sailing Club. Now in its third year, the Old Joe has become a firm fixture in the team racing calendar. Posted on 15 Jun 2017
BUCS Yachting Championships 2017 day 2
Competition hots up, top three re-align but hold Durham (1,3, 4.5 today) pull ahead of Southampton Blue ('messy at the end'), But Strathclyde Blue retains the lead (4,1). Suzy Peters' Edinburgh Pink leapt up from 7th yesterday to 4th overnight, in spite of a BFD in the second race today. Posted on 13 Apr 2017