Adding value for ALL RS sailors
- Sets the rules to give great one-design and handicap racing - enhancing resale values
- Organises websites, race reports, news, social media - keeping you informed
- Organises racing events with fantastic social scene - improving your Class’s popularity and value
- Organises training events - helping you get the most from your boat
- Liaises with the builder, RS Sailing - ensuring the quality and specification are what owners want
- Negotiates excellent discounts from the RS Sailing Store, including sail discounts, and many other companies
- Encourages new people to get involved - giving a better experience for everyone
Who is your Class Association?
- It is run by volunteer sailors with back-up by part time professional administrators
- The sailors make the plans and decisions - without having to do all the leg work
Please show support by joining your Class Association
- The cost is tiny compared to your benefits, working out at just £3.75 per month for Full Membership, £3 per month for Club Membership or £2.08 per month for Youth Membership
- By taking out International Class Association membership for one class, you will have reciprocal membership to the RS100, RS200, RS300, RS400, RS600, RS700, RS800, RS Vareo International and International RS500 Class Associations
- One event membership is available for all events except National and major championships, for use by those borrowing a boat, intending to only sail in one RS Class Association event etc. Click here.
Alex Taylor - helm - Budworth Sailing club
Twice Laser 2 National Champion and 2nd at Worlds
Winner of BUSA match racing championship and student nationals (Laser 2s) when at University
RS 500 national champion 2009 & 2011.
Current RS 500 European and World Champion
Fireball open winner and 5th at worlds 2011.
Twice 7th place finishes at Endeavour trophy.
Make time to practice away from racing. 1 hour focussed training can be worth 10 hours racing.
Keep a sailing diary and record what you learn - don't make the same mistake twice.
Sail the boat flat. The flatter you are the faster you go.
Peter Barton & Heather Chipperfield - 2014 RS500 UK ChampionsProfile:
Peter & Heather teamed up in April 2013 with the exciting goal of a 'crash' course for Heather to master trapezing in the 4 months run up to the Swedish World Champs. That all went well and having podiumed at 2 World Champs and winning the 2014 UK Champs they are now looking forward to the World Champs in Holland in 2015. Tips:
Start well and sail fast.
Let others make the mistakes.
Never start a tack with the jib cleated.
Be nice to your fellow competitors.