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More information on Look to the future...  It's bright  and it involves sailing your RS500

Look to the future... It's bright and it involves sailing your RS500


but wouldn't the future be even brighter if you took up the opportunity to improve your RS500 sailing skills? RS500 coaching day Friday 26 April at Rutland Sailing Club, the day before the RS Sprint Championships!
Posted: 07/12/2018 10:38:00
More information on RS500 Eurocup Series 2018 - Final Results

RS500 Eurocup Series 2018 - Final Results


The final results for the 2018 RS500 Eurocup Series, which included events at YC Carnac, France Worlds at RS Games, Weymouth and Colico, Lake Como. With thanks to Mario Rossi for doing the sums.
Posted: 03/12/2018 12:46:00
More information on Black Friday photo deals

Black Friday photo deals


John Fothergill photography at End of Seasons, Lymington and Sprints
Posted: 27/11/2018 12:03:00
More information on Entry Open and Information Available for RS500 World Championships 2019

Entry Open and Information Available for RS500 World Championships 2019


Very Exciting News! Entry is open to the 2019 RS500 World Championshiops, hosted by YC Cerna v Posumavi, Lake Lipno, Czech Republic.
Posted: 14/11/2018 14:29:00
More information on EOS results, photos and first report here!

EOS results, photos and first report here!


Read all about the great RS End of Season Regatta weekend at Rutland SC…
Posted: 05/11/2018 22:35:00
More information on Frightfully good news is that entry for RS End of Seasons Regatta is still open at registration!

Frightfully good news is that entry for RS End of Seasons Regatta is still open at registration!


Rutland SC this weekend 3-4 Nov
Posted: 31/10/2018 11:42:00
More information on RS End of Seasons Regatta this weekend!

RS End of Seasons Regatta this weekend!


Rutland SC 3-4 Nov
Posted: 30/10/2018 12:06:00
More information on Don't be spooked! The RS End of Seasons Regatta is going to be frighteningly great!

Don't be spooked! The RS End of Seasons Regatta is going to be frighteningly great!


Rutland SC 3-4 Nov
Posted: 23/10/2018 19:38:00
More information on Steve Cockerill reviews his RS500 Worlds

Steve Cockerill reviews his RS500 Worlds


Rooster's Steve Cockerill sailed no less than 3 events at the RS Games - read his blog for some top tips..
Posted: 23/10/2018 12:36:00
More information on RS End of Seasons Regatta just over the horizon…

RS End of Seasons Regatta just over the horizon…


Rutland SC 3-4 Nov
Posted: 16/10/2018 13:32:00
More information on Online entry open for RS End of Seasons Regatta

Online entry open for RS End of Seasons Regatta


Rutland SC 3-4 Nov
Posted: 12/10/2018 10:28:00
More information on RS500 Dutch Nationals, 9/18; Eurocup Series on Lake Como, 10/18; and 2018 RS500 AGM

RS500 Dutch Nationals, 9/18; Eurocup Series on Lake Como, 10/18; and 2018 RS500 AGM


Read the report of the RS500 Dutch Nationals; link for Italian Eurocup Series event and read the 2018 RS500 AGM minutes.
Posted: 02/10/2018 17:04:00
More information on Refer a friend deal!

Refer a friend deal!


While sailing RS Boats we all have made friends. Now it is going to be even more fun. You can benefit from inviting your friends to own an RS boat and earn up to EUR 350 on credit for spare parts and accessories!
Posted: 27/09/2018 14:54:00
More information on New sails offer!

New sails offer!


Are you looking to buy new sails for next season? RS Sailing is offering a 15% discount on sails pre-ordered up to the 24th September 2018 for delivery February - March time.
Posted: 10/09/2018 19:57:00
More information on RS500 Eurocup Series, Lake Como, Italy, 19-21 October

RS500 Eurocup Series, Lake Como, Italy, 19-21 October


For the last of the 2018 RS500 EuroTour Series, some late sunshine on Lake Como. The club at Colico is just opposite the lake from AVAL-CDV Gravedona, where the 2017 RS500 World Championships were held.
Posted: 06/09/2018 16:01:00
More information on RS Games Photo Gallery, Video, Podcast and Statistics All Here!

RS Games Photo Gallery, Video, Podcast and Statistics All Here!


Make a brew, settle down, and read all about it!
Posted: 06/09/2018 13:21:00
More information on RS Games Podcast

RS Games Podcast


We featured on BBC Radio Solent's H2O podcast
Posted: 28/08/2018 14:29:00
More information on We have new RS500 World & UK National Champions!

We have new RS500 World & UK National Champions!


Congratulations to Pim & Lisa van Vugt (NED), who took the title of World Champions, and to Steve & Sarah Cockerill for running up, and taking the UK National Champions title. More below, and next event details ....
Posted: 26/08/2018 18:10:00
More information on RS500 Worlds - We're nearly finished

RS500 Worlds - We're nearly finished


Windy day yesterday! It's all to play for as we go into the last day of the RS500 World Championships, here at the RS Games. Read all about it.
Posted: 25/08/2018 10:32:00
More information on RS500 Worlds - Reports & Results

RS500 Worlds - Reports & Results


We're going into day 3 of the RS500 Worlds here at WPNSA. All great so far, on and off-the-water. 4 races yesterday, then the International Party, so a few tired people today.
Posted: 23/08/2018 12:17:00

Latest Forum Posts

Cracks just aft of mast step


Hi Nathan, In August this year, my RS500 went spongey under the mast step following a large bang during a race. An investigation followed (cuttin...

13/11/2018 16:42:00

Cracks just aft of mast step


On a previous boat I had several cracks in different areas of the cockpit floor/deck.  RS repaired this by cutting holes in the hull and getting ...

05/11/2018 14:13:00

Cracks just aft of mast step


Hi Nathan, In August this year, my RS500 went spongey under the mast step following a large bang during a race. An investigation followed (cuttin...

05/11/2018 10:08:00

Cracks just aft of mast step


Hi all,Our club has 4 RS500s, all about 8 years old. Two of these have developed horizontal cracks about 4 inches wide all the way through the fibergl...

07/08/2018 19:18:00

RS500s at RS Games 21-25 Aug 2018


Brittany Ferries are offering a discount for travel to the RS Games The details are on the RS Games website under the heading "ferry deals" here...

17/04/2018 09:56:00

RS500s at RS Games 21-25 Aug 2018


Hi Clare,Have RS ou the Association negociated some discounted fare with Brittanica Ferry to join the Games in August ?Thanks for your help,Best regar...

14/04/2018 20:58:00

RS500s at RS Games 21-25 Aug 2018


    Hello RS500 Sailor 5 reasons why sailors like you should enter the RS Games now:1. Early entry reward of both a limited e...

22/03/2018 12:36:00

Emergence of Seasons Championship Queen Mary SC 24-25 Feb 18


   Hello RS500 Sailor Go energise yourself at Queen Mary SC on 24-25 Feb at the Emergence of Seasons Championship Three fleet races on...

26/01/2018 10:15:00

Emergence of Seasons Championship Queen Mary SC 24-25 Feb 18


  Hello RS500 SailorIt's time to wake up from your hibernation!Go to the Emergence of Seasons Championship at Queen Mary SC 24-25 Feb 18Three fl...

19/01/2018 22:12:00

RS500 End of Seasons QMSC 11-12 Nov 17


  Hello RS500 Sailor RS500 End of Seasons Coming Up Soon!The finale to the RS500 racing calendar is the End of Seasons Championship at ...

13/10/2017 11:56:00

Right a turtled RS500


I have tried the RS500 single-handed a few times, and it was doable, if in reasonable wind conditions of course. The only problem was to right it when...

17/07/2017 20:24:05

Right a turtled RS500


Well, that limits your options... Which club is that? I have sailed my 500 single handed to a) rescue a tired windsurfer and b) when my crew...

05/07/2017 15:11:41

Right a turtled RS500


Dear George, Thank you for your useful reply.  I have been thinking whether there are better options for a single-handed sailing than the RS...

05/07/2017 13:22:34

Right a turtled RS500


Hi Allesandro It is certainly easier with 2 people, but not impossible with one.  There is a reasonable edge to the underside of the gunwhal...

28/06/2017 17:03:01

Right a turtled RS500


Hello,I would like to single hand a RS500, I weigh about 64 Kgs, I am 1 m 73 cm tall, and I expect to sail in no more than 15 knots. Do you know how h...

28/06/2017 16:36:42

polar curve


Hi Do you know if polar curve exist for RS500?Best ...

22/06/2017 15:17:33

RS 500 vs Hobie 16


Hello,I found the conversion table from SHRS to PY here http://www.schrs.com/pylookalike.php indeed, where you can also find the conversion ...

16/06/2017 14:11:27

RS 500 vs Hobie 16


That makes sense then. I believe the Hobie also has a SCHRS with a kite but not too sure. SCHRS is only for cats though, so you won't find it fo...

12/06/2017 10:49:09

RS 500 vs Hobie 16


Dear Cedric, Thank you for the very nice and clear answer, this helps indeed.  In our race, the Hobie 16 lost ground in the upwind leg, and ...

12/06/2017 09:16:43

RS 500 vs Hobie 16


Hi,  I race in Hong Kong and my RS500 is based at a club where we are the only competing monohull.  When we do take part in races its a...

12/06/2017 08:06:34

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