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

The 102nd Varsity Match, organised by Cambridge, will take place 3-5 July 2019 at Aldeburgh in Loch Longs under the flag of Aldeburgh YC.   Arrangements are as follows.

  • Match practice takes place on Wednesday 3 July, with serious racing, both Mixed and Ladies, starting on Thursday 4 July – first to win four races is the victor.
  • Society members and partners are welcome to join the Friday (5 July) dinner at Aldeburgh YC – Details to follow. (Dress is reefer jacket / blazer / smart casual.)
3/4 November : Oxford Magnum (Farmoor)
23/24 February : Cam Cup (Grafham and Cambridge)

16/17 March : RYA/UKTRA Team Racing Championships (West Kirby SC)

23/24 March : National Ladies 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!

10-12 May : Wilson Trophy, West Kirby

Sunday 12 May: Itchenor Swallow Team Racing (Provisional – An RS200 event will not take place this year in view of the clash of dates with the Wilson Trophy)

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

3-5 July : 102nd Varsity Match – Aldeburgh

See details above

Saturday 31 August : NBYC Match (Wroxham)

After a splendid (if close) victory, we are looking to retain the trophy 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 5 October : Generations Event (Farmoor)
Saturday 5 October : AGM and Annual Dinner (Kellogg College, Oxford)


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