Teams invited to the Top Gun 2017:

  • University of Oxford
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Southampton
  • University of London
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • University of Manchester
  • Newcastle University

Cambridge University (Top L-R: Hugo Sloper, Tim Gratton, James Pinder. Bottom L-R: George Hopes, Jamie Webb, Cat Wallace)

Our congratulations to Cambridge University for beating Exeter University to take this year’s trophy.

With enormous thanks to our sponsors Moët Hennessy and West Berkshire Brewery, and our volunteers for all their support.

Find the full report here


The Top Gun is an amazing weekend of tight racing between the top eight university team racing teams in the UK, featuring the black tie OUYC Annual Dinner on the Saturday evening. The Top Gun 2017 will be held on the 4th/5th March.

This is an invitational event; there are no applications as there are for the Magnum. We look very carefully at teams’ performances over the first half of the season, and especially at their results from the BUSA qualifying rounds earlier in the spring. We will send out invitations shortly after the qualifiers.

With only 8 very good teams the quality and quantity of racing is excellent at the Top Gun. For a report on last year’s event see here: Top Gun report 2016

Official documents

Documentation for the Top Gun 2018 to come…