RS Elite sailing at Hayling Island Sailing Club
Over the last few years, the HISC RS Elite fleet has grown into one of the most competitive club keelboat fleets in the country.
The sociable nature of the fleet, which encourages partners, families and newcomers to sail together in this three-man keelboat, as well as the regular, high quality competitive sailing have led to a resurgence of interest and rapid growth in the number of RS Elites being owned and regularly sailed at HISC.
HISC has attracted some 20 RS Elites committed to regular racing at the club with turnouts in double figures and now boasts the largest fleet in the UK. Boats are dry sailed from the beach.
The design of the RS Elite makes them ideal to race both inside and outside of Chichester Harbour; some of the best racing conditions on the South Coast. A regular Thursday night racing programme as well as monthly Saturday Sprint racing offer fast and furious fun racing throughout the season.
Longer course racing is available each month at the Pennant weekends where the RS Elite fleet enjoys its own starts and open meeting style courses. A Sunday morning autumn series runs from early November through until Christmas.
Monthly fleet parties coupled with the Club’s active social programme ensures an inclusive and vibrant social scene – an essential aspect of the growing popularity of the class.