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RS300 National Championship

We are delighted that the RS300 National Championship will be part of the massive RS Sailing Anniversary Games at the UK’s flagship dinghy sailing venue Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.

The WPNSA site will be totally blinged up for the RS Games and will feature our very own vibrant RS Sailors' Village (think Cowes Week but with dinghy sailors and cheaper food and beer! )  There will be socials every night, with our usual mix of entertainment from wild parties with live music and dancing, to inflatable games, fancy dress etc.  There will also be options for having quieter fun on site.  Don’t worry the bars will be very well stocked.

We are joining the massive party by sailing from Thurs 16th August to Sun 19th August.  But we are expecting many sailors to arrive a day or two early to catch up with friends, sort their boats and generally take in the atmosphere of this huge event.  Weekend entry is available so if you can't take time off work you can still join the fun!

There were 35 RS300s at the last RS Games in 2011.  Can we beat that and get 40 for 2018?

We will be sharing the site with the RS100, RS700 and RS800 fleets with the RS400s joining us for the final two days.  

So it’s going to be a fab opportunity to catch up with your friends across the fleets and make new friends both within and outside of the RS300 class.

Have a look at calendar above which shows the whole story.

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The Sailing

The sailing from WPNSA is fabulous – worthy of hosting an Olympics in fact!  The plan is to sail both inside the harbour and outside in the bay. 

The Principal Race Officer for the event is Peter Saxton so you can expect the highest standard of race management.

We will share a course with the RS100s who will be racing windward/leeward courses while the RS300s race their optimal trapezoid.  The plan is for 10 races over the normal schedule of 2, 3, 3 and 2 races per day.

The Notice of Race can be found in the menu top centre 

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Entry

Entry is now open via this Championship website.  Mass early entry can help create a snowball effect so we encourage you to enter now!

The entry fee is £120/€141.60 per boat for those entering (including making payment) before 1 July 2018. 

The youth entry fee (for helms under 23 at the start of the championship) is £95/€112.10 per boat for those entering (including making payment) before 1 July 2018. 

For those entering after 1 July 2018 the entry fee is £170/€200.60 per boat with youth entry costing £145/€171.10 per boat.

Weekend entry is available.  The weekend entry fee is £63/€74.34 per boat for those entering (including making payment) before 1 July 2018.  After 1 July 2018 the weekend entry fee is £88 per boat.

Enter now via this (Championship) website.

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Accommodation

We strongly encourage you to book your accommodation as soon as possible.  Go to the accommodation tab above for ideas on where to stay locally.  Why not stay as close as possible so you can walk home after the evening meal, party and a few beers?

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Further Information

For more information on this event contact Heather Chipperfield on heatherc@rs-association.com or +44 (0)1590 610273.  For RS300 specific queries contact clare@rs-association.com

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Keep in the loop

Join the RS Games dedicated social media channels for all the latest on entries, socials, merchandise etc - details coming soon

The RS Games is going to be awesome.  I cannot wait to host you all!

Happy RS300 sailing!

Cheers

Clare

PS Great photographs of RS300 National Championship racing by Alan Henderson (2017 Nationals at Prestwick SC) and Doris O’Keefe and Fraser Shaw (2015 Nationals at Dovey YC).

 

 

Contact

RS Class Association
Heather Chipperfield
East Hayes
Grove Road
Lymington
SO41 3RN

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