Covid Latest

posted Sep 11, 2020, 11:43 PM by UK Team Racing Assn - Sailboat Team Racing

With Universities beginning to return BUSA have hosted a webnar on Covid situation. If you want to watch it this is the link:-

The situation is not easy with government advice changing. There will also be the need for Team Racing Organisers to comply with the requirements of their University, Sports Associations and host clubs, so if you are on event organiser you are going to need to do a LOT or research and make sure you have your ducks in line.

At least, we are advised, that there is an exemption to the maximum of 6 gathering with regard to organised sport so there is hope, but it is not going to be easy. We wish organisers the best of luck. 

Remember the RYA Mantra Be considerate and conservative.

US Team Racing Champs Cancelled

posted Aug 22, 2020, 5:36 AM by Nigel Vick

US Sailing and the Bristol Yacht Club (Bristol, RI) have cancelled the 2020 U.S. Team Racing Championship, planned for September 11-13, due to ongoing circumstances caused by the COVID-19 disease. Looking forward, Bristol Yacht Club will host the 2021 U.S. Team Racing Championship for the George R. Hinman Trophy next summer or fall. Specific dates for this event will be confirmed at a later time.

Become Official!

posted Aug 19, 2020, 6:23 AM by Nigel Vick

Chris Lindsey is really excited to announce that following the success of the RYA Race Officials Academy, the RYA are now looking for our next group to join the Team.

The RYA Race Officials Academy provides an environment to create equitable opportunities for development and promotion of young Race Officials. In turn, striving to increase the number of under 35’s to officiate at World Class and International Events. The Academy provides cross-discipline learning for those of you aspiring to participate in delivering a major event. Through structured training, we encourage you to fast track towards gaining a National qualification within 3 to 4 years.

Prioritising the importance of fun, we aspire to deliver a supportive network through peer group mentoring, coupled with a social atmosphere on and off the water.
To apply to join the RYA Race Officials Academy, you need to be aged between 18-35 years old as of 1st September 2020 and applications will open from 17th August until the 7th September 2020.
Final selection notified by 1st October 2020. If you are chosen to join the RYA Race Officials Academy, your induction weekend will take place at Portland House in Weymouth provisionally on the 27/29th November 2020.

If you have any questions please call Jacqui Roberts RYA Race Officials Development Officer, on 02380 604161/07766 136610 or send her an email

Some Good News

posted Aug 9, 2020, 10:30 AM by UK Team Racing Assn - Sailboat Team Racing

People are trying to get back to normal as we come out of the lockdown from coronovirus.

The Royal Thames are hoping to get back into action on Queen Mary and have a series of events planned. The Mumm Bucket and Hot Rum will be random pairs events, there is a new Academy Invitational event in September and the Cumberland Cup will see some International competition in May.

The Euro 2K Circuit have just announced that they are returning to Gaeta in Italy next June.

RYA National Team Racing Champs 2021

posted Jul 17, 2020, 7:55 AM by UK Team Racing Assn - Sailboat Team Racing   [ updated Jul 17, 2020, 7:58 AM ]

The RYA National Team Racing Championships for the Prince Philip Trophy will take place on the 20th and 21st March 2021 at Spinnaker Sailing Club, near Ringwood.

The event is sailed in Firefly type dinghies and entries are limited to a maximum 24 teams.

Racing will be fully umpired with 12 umpires with four flights of boats being provided.

Supported by most of the elite teams this is excellent preparation for the BUSA Team Racing finals

The Notice of Race will be published in September. Entry will be on-line only.

Virtually more

posted Jun 8, 2020, 5:38 AM by UK Team Racing Assn - Sailboat Team Racing   [ updated Jun 28, 2020, 10:52 AM ]

The finals of the BSDRA E Team Racing will be streamed to YouTube, Facebook and Twitch along with live commentary at 4.30 on Tues June 30th , Wed & Thu July 1st and 2nd. To visit their facebook page Click Here
Click Here for the Playlist of previous BSDRA E-sailing 

The results of their series can be seen on KSail 32 Teams are involved, with inter school matches comprising 5 races. There are two divisions and each race takes about five minutes.  Click Here for U19 Division and Click Here for the U17 Summary  If you click on the top title top right you can see recent matches, as well as the result of every match. Also worth checking out is Paul's Racing Rules tutorial online at Unified Learning

Jack Fenwick's Podcast series is now onto it's fourth episode, Number 4 covers Team Racing at Clubs and is the second one looking at Team Racing. Listen at:-
2nd Team Racing Podcast

For those who would like to look at some history we Carol has recently sent us the Yachts and Yachting report on the 1976 Team Racing Championships. Click Here to view. Or there is the video of the 2015 World Team Racing Championships at Rutland

Podcast now Zoom next?

posted May 15, 2020, 10:04 AM by UK Team Racing Assn - Sailboat Team Racing

Jack Fenwick and Arthur Henderson from the RYA have gotten into podcasting and you can listen to the first episode on Team Racing if you:-

Keith's Update

posted May 2, 2020, 8:04 AM by UK Team Racing Assn - Sailboat Team Racing

Keith from KSail posted the following update on Facebook this Friday May 1st

Well who'd have thought there would be an update like this... 

Good Luck to everyone who is taking part in lots of Team Racing which is happening this weekend and over the coming weeks.

1. The Virtual Wilson Trophy kicked off this afternoon with lots of activities and opportunities to get involved throughout the weekend. Check out the Wilson Trophy or West Kirby SC pages to get involved.

2. The British Schools Dinghy Racing Association eSailing Team Champs start on Monday with 32 Teams competing over two divisions. Supported by KSail. More details at

3. The Inter-club eSailing Team Champs which is organised by the Island Sailing Club also starts today. 40 Teams from around the world are entered. Four Leagues of 10 are starting racing later. More details on

4. The Team Racing League was introduced on the BUSA Pages earlier in the week - this is running on discord - the links currently do not seem to be allowing more entries.

5.The Scottish Virtual Sailing Club have been running Team Racing - more details on their page.

I know there are many Universities and Clubs who are also running team races - let us know what is happening on Facebook

Huge thanks to all those who are organising and making Team Racing things happen throughout the country. Clearly the start of May was a good target for us all to try and get things working...

Covid 19 Update

posted Apr 21, 2020, 12:08 PM by UK Team Racing Assn - Sailboat Team Racing   [ updated Apr 21, 2020, 12:11 PM ]

We hope you are all keeping safe and are not too frustrated by the lack of action on the water.

British Schools Dinghy Racing Association are hoping that their finals will be able to go ahead at the end of June but, as with everything, that depends on how things develop.They are starting a virtual team racing series for their members, assuming that schools go back, but they are probably teaching virtually anyway. Racing will be run during the Summer term with each entry in each division being scheduled to compete in one match with another team per week. Matches will consist of five races which will be contested by 2 Boat Teams. Results will be submitted and published weekly on kSail. Entries are required to be made by using the online entry form by 2359 on Wednesday 29th April.

If you are a member and interested then Click Here

BUSA have held a virtual AGM and the new committees have been announced on their Facebook pages. They are also organising some virtual racing, details also on their Facebook page. Island Sailing Club and Scotland also have virtual racing.

University of Birmingham's event 'The Old Joe' is back with a new date that will hopefully be missed by Covid-19! August 22-23rd is the date and South Staffs SC the venue. They would love to see as many of you there as possible and the entry form can be found if you Click Here.

Meanwhile, stay safe and keep clear - it now has now been defined as 2 metre gap!

It's All Over

posted Mar 18, 2020, 12:30 PM by UK Team Racing Assn - Sailboat Team Racing   [ updated Mar 18, 2020, 12:35 PM ]

As a result of the Covid19 outbreak the Team Racing Season is over.

The RYA and BUSA have cancelled all events until the end of April, West Kirby have cancelled the Wilson Trophy, BSDRA have cancelled the Southern Championships and the Inter-Services Team Racing has been cancelled. Match Racing events have also been called off.

Basically, there is a shutdown until at least the end of April, and I suspect that events well into May will be affected.

All involved are very sorry but emphasise the need for the participant safety, we hope that you will all follow government guidance (wash your hands) and will try to update you as things develop.

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