The 100th Varsity Match will take place 5-7 July 2017 at Itchenor in Swallows under the flag of Itchenor SC.   Detailed arrangements are as under-noted.

  • Match practice takes place on Wednesday 5 July, with serious racing, both Mixed and Ladies, starting on Thursday 6 July – first to win four races is the victor
  • Society members and partners are welcome to join the Friday (7 July) dinner; there will be a 3 course meal for £30; 19.15 for 20.00hrs
  • Accommodation is available at the Club for up to 30 Society members with a wide range of different rooms/beds
  • There will be two Itchenor racing events open to Society members that weekend after the dinner:
    1. Invitational racing is available for all in the Swallows (which is the keel boat class being used for the Varsity Match) on Saturday – some helming as well as crewing (whole day preferred – contact Mark Struckett in good time.)
    2. The Itchenor RS 200 Itchenor Open Meeting is taking place on Saturday and Sunday that weekend
  • RS 200 sailors who want to do both the Friday dinner and the Open Meeting may sleep at the Club on both Friday and Saturday nights for a 50% cost (i.e. two nights for one night price)

Book through the Itchenor Club Office by emailing or by calling 01243 512400.

11/12 November : Oxford Magnum (Farmoor)

25/26 February : National Ladies Team Racing Championships (Spinnaker SC)

3/4 March : Cam Cup (Grafham and Cambridge)

17/18 March : RYA/UKTRA Team Racing Championships (Spinnaker SC)

Thursday 22 March : Joint Oxford & Cambridge Drinks Party (O&C Club, Pall Mall, SW1Y 5HD)

You will receive an Oxford or Cambridge alumni sailing newsletter about this.   If you are not receiving alumni sailing newsletters, visit the appropriate site and sign up!

4-6 May : Wilson Trophy, West Kirby

Saturday 1 September : NBYC Match (Wroxham)

After three defeats in succession and two cancelled matches, we are looking for a repeat of our 2012 victory this year!   Contact Gerorge Harston if you would like to take part in this excellent fixture.

Sunday 21 May: Itchenor Team Racing

Plans are afoot again for team racing in RS200’s (contact Tom Heywood) as well as Swallows (contact Andrew Reid).

Saturday 2 September : Lymington Scow Inter-Club Challenge (Lymington)

After last year’s calms and abandonment, our finely trained team of Scow experts will be seeking to recapture this trophy. Good luck to them! Contact John Evans if you are interested in this fixture – it is a series of club fleet races rather than a team racing event.

Saturday 30 September : Generations Event (Farmoor)
Saturday 30 September : AGM and Annual Dinner (Kellogg College, Oxford)