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19 Aug 2017
Volvo Noble Marine RS200 Nationals - Runners sand Riders

Sun (Maybe), Sea (Waves definitely), Sand(Lots of it) and over 200 Competitors head to Tenby for the Volvo Noble Marine RS200 National Championships.

The excitement is palpable as teams gear up for the 100+ strong RS200 National Championships, hosted by the fabulous Tenby SC.   Competition will be as fierce as always both on the water and on the social scene, with a great racing venue and epic evenings planned. 

With less than two weeks to go, a full entry list and...

15 Aug 2017
RS200 Nationals - fleet to choose SIs or Social Programme

With just over 3 weeks to go before the start of the sell-out Volvo Noble Marine RS200 National Championship at Tenby SC, the class association have asked the fleet to decide whether they would like the SI’s or the Magnificent Social Programme to be published this weekend.

“We know that the RS200 fleet is famous for its full-on, but inclusive social scene, and deciding what to wear for the Monstrous Fancy Dress Night, this year with Under the Sea theme, can be as important as...

02 Aug 2017
Rooster RS Aero World Championships, Carnac, France

A good fresh breeze greeted the RS Aero fleet again on Day 5, the deciding day of the 1st RS Aero Worlds. This was the sixth day in succession, ever since the new breeze arrived for the practice race. Whilst a fantastic time was being had bouncing over the waves off Carnac there were definitely some jaded legs in the dinghy park.

 

From the 21 boat RS Aero 9 fleet Marc Jacobi USA just needed one counter on the final day and he did that with style nailing the first race of the...

26 Jul 2017

Another fantastic day of fresh breezes on France’s Brittany Coast graced the third day of the Rooster RS Aero Worlds in Carnac. 96 worn out but elated RS Aero sailors came ashore with faces beaming again from the exciting downwind rides that they had once again experienced.

The top players in the RS Aero 9 fleet all strengthened their podium positions with Marc Jacobi USA taking three 1sts, GBR Youth Liam ‘Lightning’...

23 Jul 2017
Allen & PA Consulting RS Feva World Championships 2017

Pre-regatta report:

The 10th RS Feva World Championship will start on Sunday 23rd July 2017. The International Regatta Centre in Medemblik, The Netherlands will host 177 boats from 17 nations with the support of two amazing sponsors - Allen and PA Consulting.

As the dinghy park begins to fill up it is great to see so many old friends from previous RS Feva Championships. Teams have travelled from as far away as China, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and the USA making...

05 Jul 2017
2nd place Mark Williams Gurnard SC, 1st place Mark Harrison Gurnard SC, 3rd place Tom Powell Llandegfedd SC

The RS100s were joined by the RS Vareos at Llandegfedd on July 1st and 2nd for some classic snakes and ladder sailing.

In the absence of your normal correspondents the literary genius Clive and smarty pants David the report was written by a small committee with a game of pass the tablet.

The course for the first race was set up for Southerly force two which lasted the first lap then the breeze went right 45 degrees allowing the early lead of Dave Jarrett to be dissolved by the...

22 Jun 2017

According to Mark Rushall (June “Yachts and Yachting”) Hayling Island Sailing Club is a venue sailors seem to love or hate.  Probably loved by HISC members but the strong tides, sand banks, the waiting for the wind to arrive and the long queues getting off the island are aspects just about tolerated by visitors.   

But, Aristotle famously said after his visit to Hayling Island Sailing Club “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts”, and so it is.  The reason why over 200 boats...

21 Jun 2017
Magic Marine RS800 Grand Prix Event Number Four

The aptly named RS Summer Championships were held over the weekend of 17-18 June with extra water and sun screen being the order of the day as temperatures rose to 30 degrees .  With 200 boats across the RS classes present it was quite a spectacle and a very busy weekend. 

On Saturday racing started on time with the wind coming steadily from the south at 7-10kts.  As ever Luke and Emma McEwen, the reigning national champions, were hot out of the blocks and established a good lead...

14 Jun 2017

RS Vareo Magic Marine Grand Prix Event NumberThree

 

We had a new venue for this year’s circuit  in Milton Keynes Sailing Club.  The event took place this weekend and was generously sponsored by Illuminis Insight Software.  RS Vareo sailors travelled from sailing clubs as far away as Emberton Park, Pennine, South Cerney and Oulton Broad to compete with the local fleet.

The wind set in as forecast at 22 knots gusting 29 on Saturday blowing straight down the lake allowing...

10 Jun 2017
RS Vareos at South Cerney SC Asymmetric Open Sat 27 May 2017

It was a great event, very challenging for most with winds ranging between Force 4 to 6; nevertheless 12 RS Vareos were keen to take to the water.

The first race was held in strong winds with three retiring during the race and many more capsizes keeping the safety boat crews busy.  A close battle between Cheryl Wood of Pennine SC, Phil O’Nions of South Cerney SC and Luke Fisher of Emberton Park SC ensued over the first couple of laps before Luke established a lead over Cheryl and...

07 Jun 2017
Baltic Cup Estonia - Tallinn, Estonia, 27/28 May

The RS Aero Baltic Cup Estonia was held in collaboration with the Kalevi Yacht Club Championships with the Lasers from the Pirita Olympic Harbour in Tallinn. A concentrated group of sailors from three countries, Estonia, Russia and Austria, participated with the races were held in medium and light breezes.

RS Aero Europeans silver medalist Kristo Ounap won overall with three firsts. Whilst Ants Haavel and Oleg Egipte won a race each it was the consistency of Liina Kolk which took 2nd...

27 May 2017
RS Aero UK Eastern Areas - Downs Sailing Club, Kent, 20/21 May

As we woke from our slumber we had sunshine, blue skies, the view of the shingle beach rolling into the sea and the French on the horizon! Welcome to Down’s sailing club, famous for the landing of Julius Caesar and a pier the same length as the Titanic.

After a breezy Saturday and a few of the “Seaside” ales expectations were high for the RS Aero Eastern Area Championships. As we launched the breeze was there although considerably less than the day before.

The first race was...