This biennial competition between the USA (ICSA) and the UK (BUSA) has, since its inception in 1959, involved teams of university student sailors alternately 'topuring' the two countries.

The Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) is the governing authority for sailing competition at colleges and universities throughout the United States and in some parts of Canada.

The "Hall of Fame" provides information on many of the past Tours.

In 2013, the ICSA team toured the UK and won the series (see details below), putting a stop to several year's of UK wins.

In 2015, the BUSA team toured the USA and got its own back with across-the-board wins.

An ICSA team is due return to the UK in August 2017 for the 30th Tour.

Main news items and any official documents are published here, but a Facebook event page is created for each Tour.
The documentation is generally listed below, with the most recent posts first.

2017 - The 30th - Tour

GBR Team news is posted on the BUSA USA Tour Team Facebook page. Official documentation and reports are published here, most recent first:

Invitation to Team Selection 2017

Selection Notice 2017

2015 Tour

The 29th Tour involved a UK Team touring the USA in September 2015

Post Event News

Full Report with photos

The BUSA USA Tour Team Facebook page created in May 2015 carried news before and during the event. This continues into the 2017 edition.

With the Trophies at the US Naval Academy

Sonars at Boston

Team Racing at Tufts

The 2015 BUSA Team:
Emily Nagel, BUSA Ladies’ Captain (University of Southampton)
Connor Miller, BUSA Men’s Captain (Loughborough University)
Cam Douglas (University of Bristol)
Ben Gratton (University of Oxford)
Tim Gratton (University of Cambridge)
Arthur Henderson (University of Cambridge)
Charlie Makepeace (University of Bristol)
Mike Matthews (Loughborough University)
Matt Reid (Southampton Solent University)
Emily Wiltshire (Cardiff University)

Pre-Tour Press Release

Notice of Selection

2013 Tour

This was the 28th BUSA/ICSA Tour since the challenge started 54 years ago.

Chris Barnard, a member of the 2013 USA Team, made a great Chris Barnard's Blog Reports on their Tour This effectively provides our best report on the whole Tour.
This was downloaded from Chris Barnard’s Website, with many thanks.

Match 3 at Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA)

Match 4 at West Kirby SC

Match 3

Match 1 at Oxford SC, Farmoor

The Teams

Match 1 at Oxford SC, Farmoor

More photos may be found in the BUSA Sailing Facebook galleries:
Match 1
Match 2
Match 4 on West Kirby Marine Lake
ICSA and BUSA teams at Weymouth & Portland

The Tour Programme, together with the BUSA (UK) Squad members for each event:
(ICSA (US) Team members are listed beneath)

10th/11th July – Thomas Lipton Trophy: 3 boat Team Racing (Oxford Sailing Club)

Phil Sparks, James Grant, Charlie Makepeace, Cam Douglas, Ben Gratton, Guy Stephens.

Preview Result Photospre-Training at Weymouth.

16th/17th July – British American Trophy: 2K Keelboat Team Racing (RYA Portland House and Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy)

Phil Derry, Nick Wilkinson, Guy Stephens, Ben Gratton, Marianthe Evangelidis, Jack Kilburn.

17th July – Lord John King Trophy: Match Racing (RYA Portland House and Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy)

Nick Wilkinson, Jack Kilburn and Ben Gratton.

Guy Stephens, Phil Derry and Marianthe Evangelidis, .

19th-21st July – West Kirby Invitational: 3 boat Team Racing (West Kirby SC)

Fiona Hampshire, Phil Derry and Guy Stephens, Nick Wilkinson, Ben Gratton, Phil Sparks

23rd/24th July – Performance Sailcraft Trophy: Laser Team Racing (Queen Mary SC)

James Grant, Cam Douglas, Olly Porter

The ICSA team are:
Benjamin Spector
Chris Barnard
Chris Segerblom
Judge Ryan
Mac Mace
Mayumi Roller
Joshua Greenslade

Team Selection Process:

News item: The Search for the BUSA Tour Team Begins


Invitation to Apply

Selection Process

Application Form

Previous Years

The BUSA Tour Foundation (which had been established by some former UK compeitors to help support UK teams) ceased in 2014 (its remaining funds being tranferred to BUSA). Foundation members had established a website - http://www.busatourfoundation.org/halloffame.html - that closed at the same time. This had provided a Tour "Hall of Fame". The attached pdf provides the information that had been downloaded in 2013.

There are several gaps in the Tours recorded, particularly before the Millenium, It would be much appreciated if anyone able to help fill these gaps would contact BUSA@rya.org.ok and BUSAed@gmail.com, so that we can add to what is recorded. It is the intention to add the information for Tours following 2013 shortly.