The current O&CSS programme encompasses the following forthcoming events. Where further details are relevant, they will have been circulated by email.

The 101st Varsity Match, sponsored by student job interview assistance agency Interview Advantage, will take place 6-8 July 2018 at Weymouth
and Portland National Sailing Academy in Elliott 6m’s under the flag of Weymouth SC.   Detailed arrangements are as under-noted.

  • Match practice takes place on Friday 6 July, with serious racing, both Mixed and Ladies, starting on Saturday 6 July – first to win four races is the victor.
  • Society members and partners are welcome to join the Sunday (8 July) dinner at Weymouth SC.   There will be a 3 course meal for £32 – make your booking with Meli Besse,   the OUYC Dinghy Rear Commodore.
  • Take a look at the dinner menu – Meli will need to know your menu choices when you book.
  • Dress is reefer jacket / blazer / smart casual.
3/4 November : Oxford Magnum (Farmoor)
24/25 February : National Ladies Team Racing Championships (Bardowie Loch, Glasgow & Strathclyde University SCs)

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

Sunday 20 May: Itchenor Team Racing

The Swallow match is firm (contact Andrew Reid if you are interested). The RS200 match will not take place this year.

6-8 July : 101st Varsity Match – Weymouth

See details above

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.

Saturday 1 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 Luke McEwen if you are interested in this fixture – it is a series of club fleet races rather than a team racing event.

Saturday 29 September : Generations Event (Farmoor)
Saturday 29 September : AGM and Annual Dinner (Kellogg College, Oxford)


Photo of yacht sailing in O&CSS programme
Gentle action at the NBYC match on Wroxham Broad