RS Elite Tri-Handled Trophy at Lendy Cowes Week 2018

RS Elite Tri-Handled Trophy at Lendy Cowes Week 2018

RS Elite number 20 Riff Raff has won the Tri-Handled Trophy for the best performing RS Elite in the first four days of Lendy Cowes Week for the second year in succession, skippered this year by Russell Peters whose 14-year-old son Freddie skippered last year when he...
Brewin Dolphin RS Elite UK National Championship 2018

Brewin Dolphin RS Elite UK National Championship 2018

Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club hosted the Brewin Dolphin RS Elite UK National Championships over four days last weekend at Cultra. The Local Club enjoyed, like we all did the glorious weather, with a kind sea breeze to aid very close racing. The fleet of 19...
RS Elite Irish Championship 2018 at Carrickfergus SC

RS Elite Irish Championship 2018 at Carrickfergus SC

Carrickfergus hosted the RS Elite Championship at the weekend. There was strong competition on the start line of a sixteen strong fleet. The Current UK Champion Mike McIntyre on Foudafafa was over from England to get the feel of the local waters before the Brewin...
RS Elite Southern Area Championship 2018 Report

RS Elite Southern Area Championship 2018 Report

This year’s RS Elite Southern Area Championships were held off Seaview last weekend (9th & 10th June). Included in the East Wight Combined Clubs Regatta programme, the organisation and race management was lead by Sea View YC with assistance from Bembridge...
Brewin Dolphin RS Elite UK Nationals Preview

Brewin Dolphin RS Elite UK Nationals Preview

With the 2018 season now well under way the next major event for the RS Elite fleet is the Brewin Dolphin RS Elite UK National Championship which takes place at the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club from June 28th to July 1st. The UK Nationals is the second event of...
Staying power & steady growth – RS Elite early season report

Staying power & steady growth – RS Elite early season report

The RS Elite caught the attention of the press in its first season when the first six boats then built all took part in 2004 Cowes Week with their own class start. Comments ranged from admiration of the boat’s aesthetics to the close, competitive racing that has...
Hayling Island SC Whitsun Regatta 2018

Hayling Island SC Whitsun Regatta 2018

Russell Peters and crew sailing Riff Raff was the overall winner in the RS Elite class on the second and final day of the Hayling Island Sailing Club Whitsun Regatta after trailing Colin Smith’s Shaken Not Stirred by one point after the first day. The event was...
RS Elite Southern Area Championship 2018 Preview

RS Elite Southern Area Championship 2018 Preview

The RS Elite fleet gets its 2018 inter-club racing season under way with the Southern Area Championships to be held in the Eastern Solent over the weekend of 9-10 June. Hosted jointly by Bembridge Sailing Club and Seaview Yacht Club, the event is part of the East...
RS Elite dry sailing from the beach at HISC

RS Elite dry sailing from the beach at HISC

Hayling Island Sailing Club has launched a dry sailing service from the beach. Bespoke launching trollies have been designed and built over the winter, featuring a narrow wheelbase, telescopic drawbar and huge wheels offering minimal footprint with easy launching over...
RS Elite Southern Area Championship 2018

RS Elite Southern Area Championship 2018

The RS Elite Southern Area Championship 2018 will be hosted jointly by Bembridge Sailing Club and Seaview Yacht Club on the Isle of Wight over the weekend of 9 & 10 June 2018. Seaview Yacht Club will handle race management and Bembridge Sailing Club will host the...
Association Members enjoy new benefits

Association Members enjoy new benefits

RS Sailing has invited the Association to take part in the RS Sailor Club scheme whereby members benefit from various discounts with the RS Sailing Store, including the 15% saving on sails. Association members will need to sign up to the scheme by completing the RS...
Whitsun Regatta 2018 Hayling Island Sailing Club

Whitsun Regatta 2018 Hayling Island Sailing Club

Hayling Island Sailing Club is hosting its Open Regatta event for the Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend 26, 27 and 28 May 2018. The event has already attracted interest from from Solos, RS Elites, RS200s. Fireballs, Flying Fifteens, RS Fevas, RS Teras, Optimists and 29ers....
2018 RS Elite Cowes Report – Steady Growth

2018 RS Elite Cowes Report – Steady Growth

2017 saw the arrival of a fifth RS Elite whose owner is a permanent resident on the Isle of Wight, the Cowes Fleet’s second such indigenous owner, thereby helping to fly the flag at intra-week regattas and not just at weekends, boosting the Class’ profile....
National Championship 2018 Royal North of Ireland YC

National Championship 2018 Royal North of Ireland YC

The RS Elite National Championship 2018 will be hosted by the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club on the shores of Belfast Lough from Thursday 28 June to Sunday 1 July 2018 – more details to follow. The National Championship will form part of the three-event Grand Slam...
The 2017 Zhik RS Elite National Championship

The 2017 Zhik RS Elite National Championship

Twenty nine of the thirty one RS Elites entered for the Zhik RS Elite National Championship made it to the start line on Day One. With 20-25 knots of westerly wind over tide, the sea state was epic but after a one-hour postponement the fleet exited Chichester Harbour...
Very tight racing at Irish RS Elite Championship

Very tight racing at Irish RS Elite Championship

Glorious weather smiled on Cultra last weekend for the Brewin Dolphin RS Elite Irish Championships. This coupled with a perfect breeze on the first day of this prestigious event. This was Sam Lynes’s debut as race officer (Assisted by Nigel Kearney) for these...
2018 RS Elite Cowes Report – Steady Growth

2017 RS Elite Cowes Training Day Report

On Saturday 6th May, members of the growing Cowes fleet of RS Elites benefited from a day’s coaching by Mark Rushall, the highly respected sailing coach and author, who was most recently Team Strategist for the British Sailing Team’s campaign for their...
2018 RS Elite Cowes Report – Steady Growth

2016/17 RS Elite Cowes Fleet Report

2016 was decidedly a year of lows and highs – two Elites were lost in the January 2016 Cowes fire but were quickly replaced with new ones by their enthusiastic owners (notably numbers 100 and 101), whilst a rare second-hand one was also purchased by a Cowes...

Southern Area Championship at Hayling Island SC

Visitors from Cowes and Burnham along with the locals from HISC, made up an impressive fleet of 22 RS Elites racing for the Southern Area Championships. They were dished up a big weekend of weather with 22-27 knots of southerly wind kicking up a monster sea over the...