Varsity and the student sailing Championships (BUSA) are the biggest events on the yachting calendar. For both, we race on the Sunsail F40s out of Port Solent. There is reasonably high standard at BUSA and the Tabs are often pretty good, which means it’s very important that we take are training seriously as we only have limited time on the water. If you’d like to get involved, email Lulu at yachting-racing@ouyc.co.uk.

Teams and Training
This year we are entering two teams in BUSA, consequently there are a large number of spaces available for crewing opportunities. Training will be running over the whole of a given weekend as we have to go down to the Solent to do so. The firsts team will be training for 3-4 weekends a term, whilst the seconds will only be going once a term. It’s possible that if you have been training on the seconds boat in Michaelmas that you’ll be asked to train on the firsts in Hilary and then you’ll likely be called up to the firsts boat for BUSA and Varsity.

Am I good enough?
Yes. We often have at least one inexperienced sailor on the first team every year and the seconds boat is aimed at getting new and inexperienced sailors onto the water. Providing your free for the weekend and eager to learn, we’ll happily let you come aboard.