Category Archive: Competitions

Things to do with competitions.

Feb 27

York goes to the Sheffield Re-Shuffle!

Once again, YUSWC descended on Sheffield for the annual Sheffield Shuffle held by SUSWC on the 12-14th Feb (Re-shuffled date as not to clash with fleet nationals). We attended in force, bringing three student teams (Black, Gold and White) and one Alumni team, the York Puds, who as we discovered have lost none of their talent despite their old …

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Feb 22

Waves. Party. Repeat.

On the back of Storm Henry and the start of Storm Imogen, a cohort of student windsurfers from across the country headed to Rhosneigr, Anglesey for the second round of the Student Windsurfing Associations wave series. Although I have a deep respect for nature, the forecast for the weekend was off-the-chain, with logo high waves …

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Jan 09

Autumn Update!

Halloween Howler 2015

As we move into the new year, it’s time to take a look back at the many things that have been going on at the club over the Autumn term. We began the term by picking up some snazzy new kit for our members to replace some rather well used kit that had seen too …

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Jun 22

Beaver Bash 2015

Beaver Bash 2015 came off as a resounding success. The first day unfortunately provided very little wind, but our social secs came fully prepared with a day of interesting tasks for us to perform to decide who wins the coveted ‘Fresher of the year’ trophy. That evening we had a pleasant meal together at La …

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Apr 27

Roses 2015

Congrats to both the teams who competed in Roses 2015 this weekend! York Blacks achieved a convincing win over Lancaster firsts, and while York Gold were defeated by Lancaster seconds, all the races were close and down to the line. Next big event for the racing team will be the Beaver Bash after exams!

Mar 15

The Big Lash, 14th-15th March

Both York black and York Gold made their way down to West Kirby on the 14th-15th March 2015 for the biggest sailing event with the word big in it, ‘The Big Lash’. The event was a joint venture by both Manchester and Liverpool university sailing club. Manchester organised the racing at the famous team racing …

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Feb 16

BUSA Qualifiers 14-15 Feb

After a rescheduling of the first event, both York black and York Gold were raring to go for the BUSA Northern Qualifiers. With 15 other teams at the event all hoping to qualify, competition was going to be tough. The weather on the Saturday was cool and crisp with only light winds forecast, unfortunately many …

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Oct 26

Halloween Howler 25th-26th Oct

The Halloween Howler is a national Team event run by Leeds sailing club, they invite Uni sailing teams from all over the UK to come compete at West riding sailing club. York arrived on the Friday and was greeted at the reception by an excellent bottle of champs, the best Leeds could offer. Our host …

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Apr 04

York finish 9th at BUCS Match Racing Championships

For the first time ever, York entered the BUCS/BUSA Match Racing Championships in 2014, hosted at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy on 28-30th April. The event was sailed in the Elliott 6m keelboat, the same class that was used for the Women’s Match Racing event at the London 2012 Olympics. The team representing York …

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Mar 10

Playoff disappointment for York Black

Over the weekend of the 1st and 2nd March, York Black competed in the BUSA Playoffs, hosted in Birmingham at Bartley SC. Due to the recent bad weather, the BUSA Northern Qualifiers were twice cancelled without a single boat taking to the water. This meant that only 1st teams progressed and 3 teams were drawn …

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