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New Direction for Charlie Merchant 15th March 2017
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Following many years of service RS Sailing’s UK Sales Manager, Charlie Merchant, is moving to a new role

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The Sustainability Program 14th March 2017
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We want to do our part to focus on protecting the environment we all enjoy sailing in.

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RS Aero Grand Tour 7th March 2017
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2017 RS Aero demonstration carnival – stage 1

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Finance available for the RS800 4th March 2017
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It’s never been easier to own an RS800

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Finance available for the RS400 4th March 2017
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It’s never been easier to own an RS400

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Finance available for the RS Feva 4th March 2017
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It’s never been easier to own an RS Feva

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Finance available for the RS Tera 4th March 2017
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It’s never been easier to own an RS Tera

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Finance available for the RS Neo 4th March 2017
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It’s never been easier to own an RS Neo

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Finance available for the RS200 4th March 2017
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It’s never been easier to own an RS200

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Finance available for the RS Aero 4th March 2017
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It’s never been easier to own an RS Aero

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Sustainability and the RS Aero 3rd February 2017
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The RS Aero UK Class has identified an opportunity for us to become the first ever “Sustainable” fleet in the UK

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 23rd December 2016
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RS Sailing is closed until the 3rd January. All orders will be processed first thing in the New Year!

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America's Cup Endeavour RS Feva UK Team Announcement 15th December 2016
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Taking place Friday 16th December

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CLOSED FOR STOCK TAKE 28th November 2016
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RS SAILING HQ CLOSED FOR STOCK TAKE

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Black Friday 2016 22nd November 2016
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Don’t miss out!!!

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RS200 End of Season Championships Rutland Sailing Club 15th November 2016
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What a fantastic weekend we had at Rutland Water last week for the RS200 End of Seasons.

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RS400 End of Season Champioships Rutland Sailing Club 15th November 2016
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By the time the early entry closed for the RS400 End of Season Championships, 36 teams had signed up for a weekend of racing at Rutland Water.

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RS800 End Of Season Championships Rutland Sailing Club 15th November 2016
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What a great weekend’s sailing particularly for those who were planning a polar trek later this winter

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RS500 End of Season Championships Rutland Sailing Club 15th November 2016
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Well, the wind was frisky and the temperature was freezy, so there was a pretty good challenge to keep getting round the course even if the turnout was decidely below par.

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RS300 End of Season Championships Rutland Sailing Club 15th November 2016
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This year, the RS End of Seasons moved from their usual home at Datchet, to Rutland Water.

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RS Aeros at the RS Classes End of Seasons Championships 15th November 2016
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The RS Aeros joined the rest of the RS family for the season closer, the End of Seasons at Rutland, which doubled up as the grande finale for the 2016 UK Southern and Northern Circuits.

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RS Aero Winter Training 14th November 2016
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Don’t miss out on some great opportunities this winter

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RS Feva America's Cup Endeavour Regatta 10th November 2016
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An amazing opportunity to represent your country.

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RS Aero UK Class Winter Training Series 2016/17 8th November 2016
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RS Aero UK Class is again organizing a Winter Training series this winter, our third winter season already!

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RS Aero Open Meeting at Chew Valley Lake SC 8th November 2016
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On the back of successful UK Inland champs and River Champs the weekend’s prior, Chew was planned as a small open supporting the growing local fleet. However through the mist that shrouded the lake on our arrival it soon became apparent that, together with the RS200s with whom we were sharing, there were a significant number of RS Aeros pitching up from both locally and further afield.

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RS300 Inland Championship and Magic Marine RS300 Grand Prix Final E... 8th November 2016
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The RS300 Inland Championship and Magic Marine Grand Prix final event were held at Hykeham SC over the weekend of 22-23 October.

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RS700 Magic Marine Inland Championships 30th October 2016
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This year’s Magic Marine Inland Championship, held at Queen Mary Sailing Club 8-9 Oct 16, also served as the final event of the 2016 Magic Marine Grand Prix Circuit.

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RS Aero Magic Marine Inland Championships 28th October 2016
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Chelmarsh Sailing Club set in the south of Shropshire is one of the most rural regions in the UK, with beautiful countryside and not too many features to disturb the wind. It has a modern club house and a strong RS Aero fleet.

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RS Vareos at Dutch Open Skiff Trophy, La Bruinisse, the Netherlands 14th October 2016
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Six Vareos attended this year’s Dutch event: two locals, two from Germany and two from UK.

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RS Aero Magic Marine UK River Championships - Avon SC, Gloucester 14th October 2016
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With many RS Aeros based on rivers throughout the UK there was keen interest in a dedicated UK River Championships.

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RS200 Youth Coaching! 14th October 2016
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We are delighted to entry is now open for the RS200 Youth Coaching 2017.

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The Bauhaus Cup - Aachen, GERMANY 14th October 2016
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The Bauhaus Cup marked the anniversary of the first German RS Aero regatta, held here a year ago.

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RS500 Lipno Lake "Lipenský kotrmelec 2016" regatta 13th October 2016
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Last regatta of the RS Czech Cup.

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RS400 Magic Marine Inland Championship, Grafham Water SC 10th October 2016
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The RS400 fleet descended on Grafham Water Sailing Club for the penultimate event of the championship series, the Magic Marine Inland Championship.

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RS800 Magic Marine Inland Championship, Grafham Water SC 10th October 2016
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The 2016 RS800 Magic Marine Inland Championships were sailed at Grafham Water Sailing Club over the weekend of 8th and 9th October.

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Magic Marine RS800 Grand Prix Eastbourne Sovereign SC 10th October 2016
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A smaller than expected fleet of 10 boats, made the annual trip to Eastbourne, for what was to be one of the most exciting sails of the season so far!

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Magic Marine RS Aero UK Inland Champs 2016, Chelmarsh SC 7th October 2016
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The Chelmarsh RS Aero fleet bids you a warm welcome to their picturesque home for the
MAGIC MARINE RS AERO UK INLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016

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MAGIC MARINE RS AERO UK RIVER CHAMPIONSHIPS at Avon SC 5th October 2016
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We have had a great racing season with our first Europeans, a 70 boat UK Nationals and recently the highly competitive USA Champs and the Garda Aerocup.

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Magic Marine RS800 Grand Prix Eastbourne 26th September 2016
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A smaller than expected fleet of 10 boats, made the annual trip to Eastbourne, for what was to be one of the most exciting sails of the season so far!

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RS Aerocup : Malcesine, Lake Garda, Italy 23rd September 2016
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The 2nd RS Aerocup kicks of at Fraglia Vela Malcesine, Lake Garda this week following the successful inaugural event in Barcelona last year.

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2016 Aero Baltic Championships 20th September 2016
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Tallinn, Estonia, has been a hive of activity this year for the RS Aero Class.

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Visit us at Southampton Boat Show 2016 26th August 2016

Discount Tickets available

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2016 RS200 Nationals Preview - Runners and Riders 19th August 2016
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Written by James Peters

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RS Tera World Championships - Spain 12th August 2016
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Hosted in Santana, near Santander, Spain

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3 European Championships, 1 Gold Cup and 1 World Championships - Wh... 31st July 2016
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Travemunde Woche 2016 is over. We have 3 new European Champions, a new World Champion and a successful Gold Cup win!

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Mid week update - Travemunde Woche 27th July 2016
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With we cant believe there are only two days of racing left – where on earth has the week gone?

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Let the fun begin - Travemunde Woche 2016 23rd July 2016
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People arriving, stalls have been set up, registration is open – Travemunde 2016 we are go!

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RS Sailing at Southampton Boat Show 20th July 2016
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Southampton Boat Show 16-25 September 2016, Stand E045

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Travemunde is just around the corner! 13th July 2016
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With Travemunde just weeks away, we look at what a spectacular event it is setting up to be for all involved!

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Once in a lifetime America's Cup Experience! 12th July 2016
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On Thursday 21st July, ahead of the America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth, all six America’s Cup teams will be holding a Pro-Am event on the Solent in aid of the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation.

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The countdown begins - RS Feva World Championships 27th June 2016
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With less than one month to go until the RS Feva fleet arrive at Santander, we look at the tough competition that is setting up for this years event!

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RS Aero US National Championships 2016 returns to the Gorge! 24th June 2016
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On August 10-14th 2016, the RS Aero Class returns to the Columbia River Gorge for the second year in a row.

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RS 800 Magic Marine Southern Championships 22nd June 2016
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The fickle waters of the Western Solent certainly provided a good mix of sailing conditions for the 12 RS800 teams who were organised enough to enter before the event entry limit was reached for this all RS classes extravaganza.

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RS 700 Magic Marine Southern Championships 22nd June 2016
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With RS700 competitors travelling from as far away as Snettisham Beach it was clear that there would be some competitive sailing… or they were just attracted by the legendary LTSC social!

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RS 400 Magic Marine Southern Championships 22nd June 2016
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A weekend of very exciting, very close racing!

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RS 300 Magic Marine Southern Championships 22nd June 2016
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A weekend of Faux Pas.

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RS 800s at Magic Marine RS Southern Championships 2016 21st June 2016
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With the RS Southerns 2016 maxing out on entries, a record 4 weeks in advance, it was really set to be a truly great event!

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We're Hiring! Marketing - Maternity Cover 16th June 2016
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Maternity Cover – FTC 9 Months

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Magic Marine RS Southern Championships and Volvo Noble Marine RS500... 15th June 2016
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Lymington Town Sailing Club is gearing up for its largest ever event, when several of the RS fleets come to town from 16th to 19th June.

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Magic Marine RS Aero UK National Championships 8th June 2016
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Royal Torbay Yacht Club played host to the 2016 RS Aero UK Nationals sponsored by Magic Marine with 70 entries set for a long weekend on the English Riviera. Competitors travelled from as far afield as France and Holland to compete on the Olympic racecourse of Torbay.

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Regatta at Haltern am See, Dortmund, Germany, 21/22 May 31st May 2016
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12 RS Aeros visited at Haltern am See, near Dortmund, Germany, sharing the weekend with the O’Pen Bic Class.

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RS Aero Czech Open, Lake Lipno, Czech Republic, 13-16 May 2016 31st May 2016
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Sailors from 9 countries converged in the Czech Republic at the centre of Europe for the first RS Aero Czech Open

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RS Aero 1000th boat delivered! 23rd May 2016
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Friday 20th May 2016 marks another major milestone for the RS Aero Class as the 1000th boat leaves RS Sailing’s headquarters.

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RS Aerocup : Malcesine 10th May 2016
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RS Aerocup : Malcesine
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22-25th September 2016

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Come and work with RS! 10th May 2016
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Sales Support Job Opportunity

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RS Feva European Championships: 13-16 May 29th April 2016
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2 weeks to go!

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Stokes Bay - RS800 Event 16-17 April 25th April 2016
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Magic Marine RS800 Grand Prix Event at Stokes Bay Sailing Club 16-17 April 2016

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Speed Freaks 12th April 2016
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A summary of Aero speeds, a year after the International GPS contest was launched…

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RS Demo Dates - April 7th April 2016
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April Demo Dates and Aero Wednesdays!

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Steve Dean shares some thoughts on the RS Quest 18th March 2016
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Our Training and Fleet guru, Steve shares some of his thoughts on how the RS Quest is a game changer for so many people and programmes.

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Exciting Opportunity at RS! 15th March 2016
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Marketing and Events Coordinator Role
*Competitive Salary – negotiable based on experience
*UK based role with exciting opportunity to travel
*Sailing perks for RS events – sailing encouraged!

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Young America’s Cup Endeavour Programme participants learn to sail ... 15th December 2015
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During the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series event in Bermuda this year, the America’s Cup Endeavour Programme officially launched, and RS Sailing has proudly supplied eight RS Feva dinghies for the youth community sailing project.

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RS Aero gains World Sailing Class Status 26th November 2015
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An exciting future for the class around the world

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Black Friday! 26th November 2015
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RS Aerocup : Barcelona Review 3rd November 2015
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39 boats from 9 nations

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RS Aerocup : Barcelona Day 2 31st October 2015
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Another day in paradise

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RS Aerocup : Barcelona Day 1 30th October 2015
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A light and sunny start

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RS Aerocup : Barcelona Preview 28th October 2015
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Building up to the first ever RS Aerocup

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Endeavour trophy 2015 19th October 2015
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Hear the story from RS300 Champion, Dave Acres.

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RS Quest to Launch at Southampton Boat Show 9th September 2015
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RS Sailing proudly unveils the new RS Quest dinghy at the 2015 Southampton Boat Show.

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Magic Marine RS Aero UK National Championships day 3 31st August 2015
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Offshore breeze makes for some tactical racing.

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Magic Marine RS Aero UK National Championships Day 2 30th August 2015
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A great day’s racing in Weymouth bay

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Magic Marine RS Aero UK National Championships Day 1 29th August 2015
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A light day of tight racing

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RS200 UK Nationals Video 25th August 2015
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Fabulous daily footage from Proaction.

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RS Aero North American Championships 25th August 2015
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The Gorge, Cascade Locks, Oregon, USA
24th-26th July, 2015

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America’s Cup Endeavour Community Sailing Program embraces RS Feva ... 18th August 2015
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Just months after announcing a collaboration of commitment to Adventure Sailing in North America, RS Sailing and BIC Sport North America meet again, this time supporting the America’s Cup Endeavour Community Sailing Program.

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3 World Championships in 3 Weeks 17th August 2015
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560 sailors, 20 nations, 3 RS classes, 3 fabulous weeks!

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RS Aeros set to land at The Gorge, Oregon for North Americans 21st July 2015
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The first RS Aero North American Championships Kicking off this weekend at The Gorge, Oregon

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Chelmarsh Sailing Club RS Aero Revolution 15th July 2015
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Chelmarsh Sailing Club is helping to lead a small boat sail racing revolution after being awarded a £10,000 Sport England Small Grant to invest in two brand new design cutting-edge RS Aero boats.

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RS Aero - A Year of Numbers 10th July 2015
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Looking back one year on.

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Distribution Network complete in North America 26th June 2015
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even years after entering the North American market, RS Sailing continues to grow its enthusiast following across the country, with six distributors now servicing a nationwide dealer network.

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Entry Open - RS Aero Lift-Off and EuroCup 21st June 2015
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Aquavitesse, Bruinisse, Holland – 26-30th July 2015

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Inaugural RS Aero North Americans to be held in the Gorge 18th June 2015
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In a little over 5 weeks, On July 25th, 2015 the first ever international RS Aero event will take place in the breathtaking Cascade Locks, Oregon

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RS Feva European Championships Review 29th May 2015
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A close fought battle

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RS Feva European Championships Day 1 23rd May 2015
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A day for the Brits!

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Minorca Sailing 20th May 2015
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Beach holiday paradise, and nearly every RS for you to try!

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Woolverstone Challenge Cup 15th May 2015
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May 9th 2015

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Jack in the Basket Challenge 5th May 2015
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A days racing is saved
by Lymington Town Sailing Club

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Magic Marine RS Aero Open at Reading SC, 28th March 2015 23rd April 2015
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An extreme day’s RS Aero racing on a day when much of the UK’s sailing was cancelled

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RS Sailing Training and Fleet tour 14th April 2015
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RYA Instructor Conference 2015

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HISC Get Racing Club 2015 9th April 2015
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Whether you’re new to sailing or just looking to regain some confidence, you’re in the right place.

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RS Aero Lymington ‘Lift-Off‘ day - Wednesday 25th March 30th March 2015
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A cheeky mid-weeker enabling inductions, coaching, racing and demoing

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RS Aero Class Rules 27th March 2015
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RS Aero Class Rules Released

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Craving warmer climates?! 24th March 2015
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Minorca Sailing announce RS Race Training week for 29/05/15

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RS Aero training at Burton SC - 14/15th March 23rd March 2015
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The Aeronauts and Guests enjoy yet more breezy training!

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New Look RS200 12th March 2015
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In the nineteen years since it’s launch the RS200 has established itself as one of the most successful modern classes. A new era begins as targeted updates have been made to the boat.

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RS Aero Winter Series 11th March 2015
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40 competitors brave the elements

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RS Aero Training 3rd March 2015
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Northampton, 21st/22nd Feb

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Volvo RS Affinity Scheme 26th February 2015
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Thanks to Volvo’s RS Affinity programme, it’s possible to drive a great deal on your next car

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NEW RS sailboat, the RS Quest - developed in conjunction with Sea C... 25th February 2015
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RS Sailing would like to introduce the development of their latest sailboat, the RS Quest. Designed by RS Sailing and Jo Richards, the RS Quest is a 14’ 1” dinghy developed in conjunction with Sea Cadets.

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RS Aero Winter Series Round 5 Bowmoor SC, 15th Feb 2015 19th February 2015
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RAF Brize Norton grant the Aeros their Aerospace!

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RS Aero 5 Training ‘Aeronauts & Guests’ 6th February 2015
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Oxford SC, 31Jan/1Feb

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RS Aero - Chew Valley SC ‘Lift-Off’ Weekend – 17/18 Jan 23rd January 2015
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A warm welcome on a chilly winter’s day

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The future's light...the future's Aero 16th January 2015
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the RS Aero wins Yachts and Yachting Award “Dinghy of the Year” 2015

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South West Feva Open Training 13th January 2015
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at Royal Torbay Yacht Club

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Opportunity to join the RS team 12th January 2015
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Workshop Assistant

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RS Aero Winter Championships 8th January 2015
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at The Oxford Blue, 3rd Jan

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RS Aero Wins Sailing World 'Best One-Design' 2015 18th December 2014
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BOTY judge Chuck Allen felt the RS Aero was very responsive, comfortable to hike on, and quick through the chop. Multiple rig/sail combinations allow the boat to be used across a wide range of skill and types.

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RS Aero 5 Squad weekend at Hayling Island 10th December 2014
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Hayling Delivers!

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RS Aero 2015 Calendar Announced 3rd December 2014
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Since the first production boats were delivered in July, the RS Aero Class has quickly gathered momentum and a full schedule through 2015 is planned.

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RS Aero Fleet Lift-Off Events 10th November 2014
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RS Aeros are go!

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RS Aero 5 Training at Queen Mary - 1/2 Nov 5th November 2014
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Four brand new boats kick start the new squad’s winter training program
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French RS500 sailors starting up French National RS500 Class 6th October 2014
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During Breizh Skiff event in La Ciotat (Cote d’Azur, France) the setup of the French National Class is completed. This will bring more activity and strength in the French RS500 scene as well as in the Southern part of Europe incl. Italy and Spain.

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RS Aero Class Association 17th September 2014
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Allen RS Feva Worlds Event Round Up 5th August 2014
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5 Nations in top ten

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RS500 World Championships 5th August 2014
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With 5 countries well represented in the 51 boat World Championship and 4 counties in the top 7 places the RS500 continues to go from strength to strength internationally.

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RS400 Eurocup 2014 - Riva del Garda 3rd August 2014
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It was very international group competing in the RS400 Eurocup this year including our friends from Canada and Australia. A fantastic week, with varied racing conditions and plenty of lively socials in beautiful Riva del Garda.

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Gill RS100 European Championships 2014 3rd August 2014
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Sailors from as far afield as Australia, Switzerland, France, Ireland, Wales and England joined the local Italians for an event to rival the RS100 Cowes week which has some even older entries.

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RS Aero - UK Sales Landmark 1st August 2014
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First 100 boats sold

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Day Six: Allen RS Feva World Championships 2014 1st August 2014
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Final day of championship racing in Carnac, France. Glory for Martin Harvey & Bobby Hewitt.

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Day Five: Allen RS Feva World Championships 2014 31st July 2014

The penultimate day

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Day Four: Allen RS Feva World Championships 2014 30th July 2014
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Layday and FRA win Team Racing event

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Day Three: Allen RS Feva World Championships 2014 29th July 2014
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Bronze, Silver and Gold fleet racing.

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Day Two: Allen RS Feva World Championships 2014 28th July 2014
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Final day of qualifying for gold, silver and bronze fleets.

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Gill RS200 Eurocup 28th July 2014
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Gill RS200 Eurocup 28th July 2014
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Day One: Allen RS Feva World Championships 2014 27th July 2014
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Sun, sea breeze, and 184 RS Fevas. What more could a World Championships ask for!

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Yacht Club de Carnac set to host Allen RS Feva World Championships ... 24th July 2014
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RS Feva Sailors prepare to travel to Carnac, Brittany for the 2014 Allen RS Feva World Championships

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The Dutch Team prepare for the 2014 and 2015 RS500 World Championships 17th July 2014
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Confimed location for the 2015 RS500 World Championships is Bruinisse, Netherlands

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Join Our Team! 14th July 2014
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Summer Staff Required at RS Sailing HQ in Romsey, Hampshire

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Test Center RS Sailing opening in Carnac 11th July 2014
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Breaking news: Test Center opening in Carnac on july the 5th. You have two months to go to the Carnac Yacht Club to try for free one of the RS dinghies or cat on your own or with the family. If you enjoy and want to get more time on the water, boats are then available for charter.
New in 2014 the RS Aero, will be there.

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The Countdown begins to the RS500 World Championships 2014 11th July 2014
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With less than four weeks to go until the RS500 World Championships at Cercle Nautique de Loctudy, in Brittany – France, we are extremely excited that entrants are already up to 50 boats for the event.

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Ouverture du test Center RS Sailing à Carnac 10th July 2014
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C’est une première et ça se passe à Carnac : le Test Center RS Sailing ouvrira ses portes, le 5 juillet prochain, pendant deux mois. En famille, en double ou en solo, venez tester gratuitement le dériveur de votre choix, puis offrez-vous une heure de glisse, ou plus si affinités…

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RS Blog: Live on the Water 3rd July 2014
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Welcome to the RS Blog: Live on the Water.

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Volvo Academy @ Northampton - May 24th 21st May 2014
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Exclusive free family friendly sailing experience in association with Bells Motor Group

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RS Aero European Demo Tour Begins 15th May 2014
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First two European Demo Tour dates announced, with more to follow

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Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge – Antigua Sailing Week 9th May 2014

Run during the famous Lay Day at ASW, this stadium style event in RS Elites once again pulled in cheering spectator crowds to watch invited teams battle it out around short courses next to the beach. World Match Race Tour star Peter Holmberg representing the Caribbean Sailing Association lifted the trophy

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RS Aero Spotlight: Hull 29th April 2014
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RS Aero Spotlight Videos

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New RS Feva fleet in Bermuda 14th April 2014

Any day now the first Fevas will land at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, the latest place (and one of the most beautiful) in the ever increasing Class fold, so welcome, guys and girls of Bermuda! The Feva will become

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RS AEro - lift-off 3rd March 2014

After several years of development testing four different hull variations and numerous rig, foil and layout options, RS Sailing unveiled what could become one of the most important new sailboats of this era at the Suzuki RYA Dinghy Show in London – the RS Aero. In many ways

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“20 Years of Awesome” RS Sailing reach 20 year Anniversary 1st March 2014
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2014 sees the 20th Anniversary of the sailboat brand RS Sailing, with boats suitable for learning and training right up to high performance skiff sailing

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RS CAT16 wins awards in North America 29th January 2014
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Following our new RS CAT16’s US launch at the Annapolis Boat Show and Canadian launch at the Toronto Boat Show, the boat has already been awarded two boat-of-the-year accolades by Sailing World and Sail magazines! Widespread feedback is that the boat simply does everything you’d expect… and more.

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RS Venture Keel launched at London & Dusseldorf Boat Shows 29th January 2014

The ultimate seaworthy and safe cruising or training boat in this sector, the new self-righting Keel version of the RS Venture has been launched to real acclaim. With vertically lifting bulb keel and purpose designed self draining cockpit, the boat is incredibly spacious, comfortable and easy to handle. Further

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#BestofRS 2013 6th December 2013
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2013 has been an epic year for Training and Fleet

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Autumn RS Feva Project Powered by Volvo 5th December 2013
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The RS Feva Project Powered by Volvo 2013 is an autumn initiative launched in September, developed by RS Sailing and Volvo Car UK

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#BestofRS in Thailand 2nd December 2013
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A member of the RS team gives his #BestofRS looking back at 2013…

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Fantastic Prize Package up for Grabs in 'RS Tera Design a Sail' Com... 22nd November 2013
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Entry forms are now available for the ‘RS Tera Design a Sail’ competition to win an RS Tera Dinghy worth £1,735 at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2014.

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RS Fevas in action at Hayling Island for Grand Prix event 17th October 2013
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Highlights from the Volvo RS Feva Grand Prix, Hayling Island Sailing Club September 2013 – the first event of the new RS Feva racing season

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First ever RS100 World Championships a success 10th October 2013
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The first ever RS100 World Championships were held in Bellano, Lake Como Italy, this weekend and saw attendance by sailors from Australia, Ireland, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Sweden, Wales, England and of course the home grown talent of Italy.

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New RS Distribution in Australia and New Zealand 2nd October 2013

As RS racing and training boats continue to build their enthusiastic following across the world, RS Sailing is establishing a new distribution network to offer great service and pricing to sailors and fleet customers in Australia and New Zealand.

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RS100 World Championship Preview 2nd October 2013
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Over forty RS100s from across Europe and as far as Australia are today converging on Circolo vela Bellano, Lake Como in Italy for their first ever World Championship.

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RS CAT16 Launch 14th September 2013
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RS CAT16 official Launch at the PSP Southampton Boat Show

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RS Teras descend on 2012 Olympic Venue for World Championships 31st July 2013
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Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) home to the 2012 Olympic Sailing Venue this week play host to 122 RS Tera competitors, numerous parents and supporters for the 2013 World Championships.

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RS Feva World Championships dominated by British Teams in Italy 29th July 2013
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Having hosted the F18 Championships the week prior, the venue was well prepared for such a descent, and provided a superb range of sailing conditions for the competitors over the course of the week.

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Big RS entry at Lac du Der Easter skiff regatta 28th March 2013

Outside my office window I can hear the banter as a couple of our team and a number of other RS sailors are busy loading trailers ready to head across the Channel for the Lac du Der (close to Paris) Breizskiff Easter regatta

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All happening for the RS Tera 1st March 2013

Lots going on for the Tera at the moment: A new fleet will launch in the Czech Republic this spring, with the boats due to be shipped soon. Numbers are growing in Holland as more clubs realise just how good the Tera is

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More RS100s for Sweden 28th February 2013

Several more RS100s have just been ordered by Swedish sailors, indicating good progress for the Class in their country. Enthusiasm is high and a contingent of Swedish boats plan to make the journey to beautiful Lake Como, Italy, in October for the inaugural RS100 World Championship

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RS Venture worldwide success 28th February 2013

It seems every week more sailing centres around the world choose the RS Venture as their large training dinghy. Two recent successes with many similarities are in San Francisco Bay (3 clubs actually) and Plas Menai in North Wales

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Lac du Der Easter regatta builds 28th February 2013

Entries are rolling in for the Lac du Der (near Paris) Easter regatta. RS fleets are set to be the largest at this open skiff event

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Global Boat Show Frenzy 23rd January 2013

Its boat show season again folks..

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Christmas closing times and best wishes 24th December 2012

Many thanks to all our customers and friends for your business and some fantastic shared sailing adventures during 2012. RS Sailing will close on Christmas Eve in the afternoon and re-open on 31st December. We’ll also be closed on New Year’s Day, 1st January. From all at RS we wish you a very happy Christmas, fair winds and a healthy New Year!

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RS Venture wins Recreational Dinghy of the Year award 18th December 2012

The USA’s Sailing World have just announced the Venture as winner of this award, with comments including “RS Sailboats is fast becoming the world’s preeminent small-boat builder.”

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RS Vision - 24 hour winter marathon 13th December 2012

Congratulations to the team from Lymington Town Sailing Club on the UK’s south coast on their recent 24 hour charity fund raising sail. With young sailors and

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Apologies - our website was hacked 3rd December 2012

Apologies if you could not view this website recently – it was attacked and crashed.

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RS100 awarded ISAF Class status 27th November 2012

With rapid growth continuing around the world, the RS100 was awarded ISAF Class status at their Annual Conference in November. Numbers are rising

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RS Elite Stadium event at Antigua Sailing Week 26th November 2012

Following the success of the “Crewsaver RS Elite Stadium Cup” during Cowes Week this year, the “Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Stadium Challenge” is scheduled to take place inside Falmouth Harbour on lay day during Antigua Sailing Week

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China – another exciting step for RS 2nd November 2012

OK, let’s be honest, we’re pretty excited to have appointed Omnia Marine Company as a new RS dealer in China. Omnia have been involved in boat sales in China for several years and are well placed to play a major part in the increasing focus on establishing sailing through creating sailing centres and teaching both children and adults.

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RS Venture – top feedback after the first year 3rd October 2012

It’s a year since we launched the Venture – about the biggest and most stable training, cruising and club racing dinghy on the market.

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RS100 and 200 classes growing down-under 28th September 2012

Another container load of RS racing boats landed at our Australian dealer, PSA.

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Just how glamorous can RS Elite sailing get? 19th August 2012

Whatever you thought the answer to that question may be, you’re probably wrong.

News has spread through the fleet that not only will the Wight Vodka RS Elite National Championships, which start on Thursday at the uber prestigious Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes, be the biggest and most competitive yet; not only will all the boats be moored in the RYS’s own harbour in front of the Castle, and not only will posh dresses be the code at every social event from the Briefing onwards…but just to add even more glamour one of the skippers will be Tiffany Brien, the current Miss Northern Ireland, from the Royal North YC on Belfast Lough. And she’s not slow.

Yes, in two days time some of us will be fighting it out around the track in beautifully mannered keelboats that deliver incredibly exciting racing, then sipping Wight Vodka cocktails on the Royal Yacht Squadron lawn with Miss Northern Ireland as the sun goes down. Oh, and Gold medallist blonde-in-a-boat, Pippa Wilson, will be there too.

Tough job but someone has to do it.

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The most romantic story in sailing? 1st August 2012

Race 1 of the RS500 Worlds at Riva del Garda – International Class Chairman Michiel Geerling from the Netherlands rounds the windward mark and his beautiful girlfriend Hilde van Susante hoists the gennaker – sewn into the sail are the words…

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UKSA choose RS Quba for their new centre 19th July 2012

After years of using the Pico as their primary youth / adult training dinghy, the UKSA have just joined the growing number of sailing centres switching to the RS Quba. Key reasons include – great features, functionality and durability – fast and reliable service from RS – and exceptional value. Good luck to all the team at UKSA’s brand new centre in the beautiful Lake District who are assembling their new Qubas today!

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RS900 shortlisted for Olympic selection 26th April 2012

Following an extensive evaluation process, ISAF’s panel have shortlisted the RS900 and the 49erFX as the only two boats recommended for selection as the women’s Olympic skiff. We’re delighted that it is in “the final” and that the panel recognised the RS900 was speci…

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1000th RS400! 16th April 2012

The RS400 has just passed a major milestone in its history with the thousandth boat ordered. Numbers started at 400, so that means sail number 1400 will hit the water very soon as the RS400 class continues its resurgence following some updates last year including new look sails, a composite bowsp…

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UK club opportunity to buy subsidised RS Teras 8th March 2012

The Eric Twiname Trust, a charitable organisation that supports junior sailing, has just announced its 3rd scheme offering sailing clubs the great opportunity to buy RS Tera Sport dinghies as a significantly subsidised price. The previous two schemes were extremely successful, with all the b…

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We’ll take Manhattan 27th January 2012

OK, great song but wrong city because talking of boat shows, which we were in the news item below, the Chicago Boat Show is taking place right now and we just received this comment from Scott Hardy, one of North America’s leading small boat dealers “People are beginning to recognize t…

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RS900 - Women’s Olympic Skiff? 20th January 2012

You can see photos, videos and info about the RS900, our contender for the Women’s Skiff, on this website – button at top of this page. All the feedback from sailors so far has been exceptionally positive – the boat really delivers. ISAF will run Evaluation Trials in Santander, …

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The world’s biggest boat show 20th January 2012

Boot at Dusseldorf may well be the biggest – we can’t think of another show with as many boats displayed and that attracts so many visitors from all over the world. This year’s show opens tomorrow and the RS stand will, as usual, be run by our German dealer Onsail. The new RS Venture …

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Christmas Closing and Greetings 21st December 2011

It has been a pretty momentous year here at RS Sailing – from some seriously great events through to our move to new premises a couple of months ago, a lot has happened. We’ve launched the RS Venture, which will become part of the training scene in clubs and schools as well as a fantastic d…

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Top teams into RS fleets 20th December 2011

The rumours are rife – Olympic sailor and top coach Paul Brotherton and double gold medallist Sarah Ayton (well, Dempsey now) are in the final stages of ordering an RS200 (held up by Paul’s holiday in Perth) and plan to do some proper racing next season. As if the RS200 class was not …

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Beautiful superyachts choose RS boats 17th November 2011

Two absolutely stunning superyachts have, this week, chosen to add RS boats to their inventories. The amazing classic motor yacht Nahlin will ship aboard two RS100s for the owners who are keen (and clearly discerning) sailors. And the gorgeous modern classic sailing yacht Adela has just taken del…

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RS Venture launch across Europe 17th November 2011

Since first being unveiled in September, our new big training and cruising dinghy, the RS Venture, has already been exhibited at boat shows in Southampton, Oslo, Hamburg, Barcelona and La Rochelle. The reaction has been universally enthusiastic. The vast, comfortable cockpit space, hugely stable …

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RS Sailing - moving to new premises 11th October 2011

After 14 years in Chandlers Ford, RS HQ is bursting at the seams and the time has come to move to larger premises, about five miles further west (a couple of miles NW of Southampton on the UK’s central south coast).
From 24th October we will operate at
Premier Way – Abbey Park &#821…

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Last chance for RS Sailing Southampton Boat Show deals 21st September 2011

With the last weekend of the Southampton Boat Show
quickly approaching, it is your last chance to snap up some great Show offers
from RS Sailing on both new and used RS dinghies. See our Show offers here.Furthermore, we have a great selection of fantastic second hand and ex-demo boats. Click
h…

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RS100s into South America 23rd August 2011

The first two orders from Brazil for RS100s have just been confirmed. They will be based at Buzios – and if you have a couple of minutes to spare check out photos of Buzios online. We’ve no idea whether the wind blows – but that aside, the view looks pretty special! The future of RS10…

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Huge RS Games about to kick off at the Olympic venue 11th August 2011

As the Olympic test event draws to its climax around 500 RS boats are poised to descend on Weymouth for the massive RS Games. With 9 class championships and over 800 competitors taking part over a two week period this is set to be a true festival of all that is great about dinghy racing.
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All the action from the RS Feva Worlds 2011 20th July 2011

The hugely anticipated RS Feva Worlds 2011 kick off on 22 July 2011 in Bruinisse, Holland. Competitors from around the globe have been arriving and getting rigged, measured and registered ready for the practice race followed by the championship racing. To stay up to date with all the action, day …

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Successful debut for the RS100 & RS Feva at the first Eurosaf Frees... 17th July 2011

The first Eurosaf Freestyle Championship in
RS Feva’s and RS 100s took place at Brenzone (Verona) on July 16th and 17th at
Lake Garda.
The debut event in Italy was created with the aim of being spectacular for the sailors and yet
simple to follow by spectators. The event launched new co…

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Record fleet at UK RS Tera Nationals 7th July 2011

Close to 90 boats competed at last weekend’s highly successful RS Tera National Championships. Attention now turns to the next major event on the Tera calendar, the World Championship in Denmark at the start of August where we look forward to watching whether the UK winners Elliott Wells (S…

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Introducing the RS Venture ? coming soon to the RS Sailing line up 3rd July 2011

RS Sailing will soon launch the RS Venture dinghy within its All Purpose Boats
(APB) range. The design concept is to deliver a large multi-role dinghy
suitable for cruising, training or even club racing, in response to growing
demand from training centres, private customers and international R…

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RS100 class builds 2nd June 2011

Over 60 new RS100s have been despatched so far in 2011 to 15 countries, with the largest numbers going to Germany, the USA, Switzerland and the UK. The first European Grand Prix of the season took place in Holland in May and the next one comes up in early July on Lake Como, Italy, followed by the…

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RS800 chosen for new RYA ?Girls4Gold? training program and racing i... 24th May 2011

Following ISAF?s choice of sailing events for the
2016 Olympics, including a women?s skiff, RS Sailing and the RYA are working
closely together and are pleased to announce the RS800 has been selected for
the new RYA Girls4Gold program.

Aimed at getting teams of girls revved up about
saili…

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RS900 ? women?s Olympic skiff contender 13th May 2011

Following ISAF?s choice of sailing events for the 2016 Olympics, including a women?s skiff, we?re pleased to announce our plan to develop the RS900 to compete for this role – subject to confirmation from their Evaluation Team of specific criteria for selection. The 900 will be an all-new boat inc…

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RS Feva joins Holland's United 4 Sailing Circuit 31st March 2011

United 4 Sailing is the Netherland’s super high profile tour which is the platform for youth sailing in Holland. It’s a four regatta series that attracts some of the largest fleets in Europe. This year the RS Feva class has been invited to participate at the Workum event and we’re …

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RS200 & RS100 fleets increase in Minorca 30th March 2011

Another container of New RS
boats was shipped to Minorca Sailing?s base last week ? Amongst the load were 7
new RS 200?s increasing the Minorca RS200 fleet to 16.  The remainder
of the container included RS800s, RS100s, RS Teras and RS Q?BAs adding to the
other RS classes already ou…

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RYA Dinghy Sailing Show and more awards! 8th March 2011

This unique show, which took place last weekend, always feels as though it marks the start of the season here in the UK. So it’s great to report we enjoyed a top weekend – busy stand, loads of friendly faces and lots of orders. Does RS dealer George Yioulis from West Coast Sailing in …

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First RS500 fleet in Africa 11th February 2011

Three boats left last month and three more today to form the first RS500 fleet in Uganda, sailing on Lake Victoria. I hope we don’t stop getting excited by developments like this. Welcome, African 500 sailors, to the RS clan and we hope to see some of you at the Worlds in August.

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More RS boats at Nonsuch Bay, Antigua 13th January 2011

We’ve just been hearing stories of racing in the fleet of four RS Elites at Nonsuch Bay resort on Antigua www.nonsuchbayresort.com – the first two Elites were such a hit with their clients that they doubled their fleet late last year. To be honest, it sounds a pretty perfect scenario …

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Christmas Closing and Greetings 23rd December 2010

RS will be closed from 14.00 on Friday 24th December and will re-open at 09.00 on Monday 3rd January. Happy Christmas to RS sailors and friends everywhere from the whole team here at RS. We wish you great sailing in 2011. Thank you all, once again, for all your business, support and enthusiasm du…

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RS100 announced USA Boat of the Year 17th December 2010

Making a perfect end to this remarkable launch year, the RS100 has just been announced as Overall winner of this prestigious award. It’s a great reward for all the team involved with the design and development, for our dealers who have introduced the boat and for the remarkable nu…

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The first RS100s to Africa 25th November 2010

We’ve just loaded the first two RS100s heading off to South Africa – so that launches the fleet in yet another continent. What a year! They’ll be sailing by Christmas – sounds pretty appealing as northern Europe starts to freeze. And there are a pile more Teras and Fevas g…

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Another new RS400 fleet - in Abu Dhabi 19th November 2010

Hot on the heels of the Royal Hong Kong YC choosing RS400s for their new club fleet, Abu Dhabi Sailing Club has made the same decision as part of a programme to build their sailing club activities. The first four boats for their fleet will be despatched from RS within the next few weeks and will …

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RS100 Class comes alive with events in Italy, Spain and the UK 6th September 2010

The last couple of weeks have seen plenty of action now that RS100s have been delivered to many parts of the world. The RS100 Italia Cup, part of the European Tour, at Aquafresca on Lake Garda took place two weekends ago and congratulations to Stefano Ritzi, the overall winner. Meanwhil…

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RS100 DAKINE UK National Championships 2010 3rd September 2010
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This weekend Parkstone Yacht Club, Poole, UK will host the inaugural UK National Championship for the new RS100 racing dinghy from RS Sailing. (4-5th September 2010)

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RS700 GP ? Lipno Lake, Czech Republic 31st August 2010

Reports are just in from a three day RS700 Grand Prix in the Czech Republic last weekend. Sounds as though they had exciting racing and some challenging conditions at one of their favourite sailing locations – I quote “…but hey, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” !!. No wonder then, …

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DaKine sponsored RS100 UK Nationals coming up 31st August 2010

The momentous first season for the new RS100 class is building towards its climax with the UK Nationals at Parkstone, Poole, this coming weekend and then the European Grand Prix at Saint Rafael in France three weeks later. Over 30 boats are expected to compete at Parkstone, with a Class training …

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New RS400 fleet in Hong Kong 12th August 2010

The first six RS400s for the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club are being loaded into a container today. After careful consideration of their options, the club chose the RS400 a couple of months ago– very wise decision if we may say so and we know they’ll love the boats. They expect the fleet…

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Record fleet and incredible racing at the UK RS Elite Nationals ... 26th July 2010

The Royal Lymington YC really pulled out the stops for the 33 boat RS Elite fleet at their Nationals which finished on Sunday. A perfect range of conditions, incredibly close racing, depth of talent and real camaraderie in the fleet – this regatta saw the class properly come of age. It soun…

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Zhik RS Eurocup on Garda 26th July 2010

Well, from the early photos it looks as though a proper RS Eurocup is underway on Lake Garda – highly competitive fleets, sunshine, breeze and “girls in their summer clothes” as Bruce Springsteen once said. How good must it be? Very.

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RS Feva and Tera Worlds underway in France 26th July 2010

With a total of around 200 boats racing for their Allen sponsored world titles in Carnac, France this week you can follow the action on these blogs:
www.rsfeva.org/worlds
www.rstera.org/worlds

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Great feedback from the UK Tera Nationals 5th July 2010

Jon Thompson, the Deputy Race Officer at Netley SC recently posted this on the Y&Y forum “I have never seen so many – not just smiling, but beaming sailors – the smiles really did go from ear to ear. Those sailors were the best advert for the class you could ever have, nearl…

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Record entry for the RS Tera UK Nationals 14th June 2010

The Tera is about to join the top 10% of UK dinghy classes, with over 50 entries already received for the Optimum Time sponsored National Championships at Netley Sailing Club over the weekend of 26-27 June. This is a perfect venue for the Teras, with racing right in front of the club and camping …

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Favourite photo ? congratulations to Tereza and Jan 7th June 2010

This has to be one of our all-time favourite RS photos. Congratulations from all at RS to Tereza and Jan, RS dealers in the Czech Republic!

We always said there were many ways to have a good day in an RS Vision.

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Video interview from Turkey 25th May 2010

Here is a link to a video interview about RS, shot by Naviga magazine at the Istanbul Boat Show earlier this year. It may just be of interest if you’re new to RS and would like to know more about some general RS background and thinking.
http://www.naviga.tv/index.php/tum-videolar/one-desig…

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RS100s around the world 19th May 2010

By the end of May we will have dispatched RS100s to Abu Dhabi, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Greece, Germany, Holland, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, Scotland, USA and the Isle of Wight! How exciting is that? Well, I can tell you, it is for us!

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French RS500 growth 19th May 2010

Following the success of the RS500 in the legendary Les Glenans sailing centre in France, several more French clubs have chosen the RS500 over recent weeks so the “fleet” is rapidly growing across La Manche. C’est bon n’est pas? I’m afraid you now know virtually the full e…

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Big UK RS Feva Nationals coming up 4th May 2010

The Sekonda sponsored Feva Nationals are coming up at Hayling Island SC from 29th to 31st May. Entries have now exceeded the 100 boat mark so this will be the biggest Nationals so far. The great thing about Feva events is that everyone seems to have a good time – the sailors in all parts of…

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Belgian clubs choose the Feva 22nd April 2010

Following highly successful nationally coordinated projects in a number of countries, Belgium has become the latest where clubs have chosen to introduce the RS Feva to boost their junior sailing plans. Last year, their neighbours, the Dutch Federation ran a successful programme that resulted in a…

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The best place to buy used RS200s 23rd March 2010

We’re in the process of running a special part exchange offer on RS200s, which means that instead of having no used boats available, very soon we’ll have the widest selection in the UK! These used boats will all have been prepared in RS’ own workshop, have good sails, new s…

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Dakine to sponsor RS100 UK Nationals 8th March 2010

This first major 100 event will take place on 4-5 September at Parkstone, Poole and we’re pleased to announce that it will be sponsored by Dakine – top quality manufacturers of cool luggage and accessories for water and winter sports. Orders for RS100s have now passed the 160 mark (ar…

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UK RYA Dinghy Sailing Show this weekend 5th March 2010

The world’s greatest dinghy sailing show takes place this weekend at Alexandra Palace in London. This event is unique – with just about every UK sailboat class exhibiting their latest ships. RS will be there in force for the busiest weekend of our year. The guys are stand buildin…

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Record number of new RS boats at Minorca Sailing 24th February 2010

The first of two huge deliveries of new RS boats was shipped to Minorca Sailing’s base last week – meaning they will start the season with their greatest number of new RS’s ever, including RS200s, 400s, Fevas, Vareos and Q’BAs adding to the other RS classes already out the…

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More RS500s for France 10th February 2010

Les Glenans sailing school in Brittany is something of a legendary organization, having trained many thousands of sailors over the years including some of the best known French single handed superstars. They bought three RS500s a year ago and like them so much that five more boats are headin…

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Entries pouring in for the RS Feva and Tera World Championships 1st February 2010

Warm days at Carnac on the French west coast may seem some way off to those of us scraping ice off the car in the mornings, but with six months still to go until the Worlds the pre-entries are already up to an amazing 113 Fevas and 41 Teras! So this event is now certain to be a real winner &#8211…

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RS events at the London Boat Show 14th January 2010

Well, the big freeze in the UK has not helped with travel to the Boat Show so far, but the thaw seems to be underway so we’re expecting a busier last weekend and it’s not too late to grab a Show deal. Despite the weather, two important RS events have taken place at ExCel: It was great…

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Happy Christmas! 21st December 2009

As we approach the end of 2009 I am happy to report that, all things considered, we’ve had a good year here at RS. Sales have been tough in some areas, but we’ve also had some great successes in others. RS boats are now sold and sailed in more countries around the world than ever before and overa…

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Christmas Closed Period 21st December 2009

Please note that we will close at 3pm on Thursday, Christmas eve, and re-open again at 9am on Monday 4th December. Actually we’re going to build our London Boat Show stand during that period while it’s quiet on the roads and at the Show, but the office and shop will be closed.

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Production RS100 lands 9th December 2009

Our much anticipated first production RS100 landed by air freight in the UK last week and was fitted out and sailing by the weekend. You can see photos and a report on the Development Blog on the RS100 pages of this site. Let’s just say we’re very happy with the boat J

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RS sailing in paradise 24th November 2009

A truly fabulous new holiday destination will shortly open in Nonsuch Bay, Antigua in the Caribbean – www.nonsuchbayresort.com . With a new luxury villa development, restaurant, infinity pools and…wait for it… an RS equipped fleet that includes many of our smaller boats and even…

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RS500 & RS Tera ISAF status 16th November 2009

At the ISAF annual conference last week in Korea the RS500 was granted Recognised Class status and the RS Tera was upgraded to full International Class status – awarded due to their increasing numbers and geographic spread. Good news and their new status should assist with further flee…

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RS on fire in South Africa 20th October 2009

Great news from our South African dealer: Premier sailing academy, Sail Africa, have chosen the Tera and Feva as their training dinghies. So, less than ten weeks since being introduced to South Africa they are already the official dinghies of choice at three of the six principal academies. In fac…

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RS200 sailors win the Endeavour Trophy 11th October 2009

Geoff Carveth and Emma Clarke missed the opportunity to race with 100 RS200s at their iInlands this last weekend in order to represent the class at the Endeavour Trophy – where UK national champions from the leading dinghy classes compete against each other for an “overall” champion of …

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Cool brands - Porsche and RS 8th October 2009

We’ve just heard that the latest issue of “Total 911” (the Porsche magazine) contains a feature about the ultra fast 996 GT3 RS, and there is a footnote which points out that the RS name is used on a few other high performance products including the Audi RS6 and the&nbs…

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Big RS Inland Championships 8th October 2009

100 boats have pre-entered for the RS200 fleet alone at the Gul Sponsored RS Inlands this weekend at Grafham – and the RS500 fleet will add to the fest on and off the water. The forecast is looking pretty good – there is going to be massive competition afloat and goodness knows how &#…

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Opportunities to see / sail the RS100 proto 30th September 2009

We’ve organised a mini tour of UK venues with an RS100 prototype over the coming weeks for the many sailors who are keen to see the boat in the flesh. Details are on the Development Blog on the RS100 pages of this site. Please note that if you’d like to sail the boat you definately do need to&nbs…

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RS Q'BA earns more praise 10th September 2009

Yachting World magazine has just published an article on dinghies to carry on your superyacht, featuring all the popular options. OK, we can’t all afford the superyacht – but the Q’BA is definately within reach of more of us and here are a few of their comments: "…a safe yet exciting all-r…

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UK Southampton Boat Show starts today 10th September 2009

The sun is out and the Show is open. Come and see the RS stand in our usual spot next to the marina. If you’re thinking about a new boat, we have some great show deals on all RS models – but don’t delay because offers close at 6pm on Sunday 20th.

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Congratulations Emma! 27th August 2009

The last two weeks have seen big and successful UK championships for the RS200s and then the RS400s, in Looe and Mounts Bay with two days in between them. Congratulations to winning helms Geoff Carveth and Dave Hivey respectively – but an extra special well done to Emma Clarke the…

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Rich Hoey joins RS on UK Training & Fleet sales 24th August 2009

We’re pleased to welcome Rich who joined us this week with responsibility for sales and support to our many sailing club and school customers. This has been a rapidly growing area of our business over the last few years and Rich has excellent experience for the role – a watersports and mana…

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RSTera and RS500 Europeans 4th August 2009

This week it is the turn of the Tera and 500 fleets to have their European Championships at the Aqua Fresca club on Lake Garda. The progress of both classes marches on – the 500s have just submitted an application to ISAF for Recognised Status and the Teras have applied to be upgraded to fu…

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RS Feva European Championships 22nd July 2009

While many of the RS classes will be at Carnac in France, the RS Fevas head once again to Aqua Fresca on Lake Garda for their Allen sponsored European Championships. Teams are expected from across Europe and looking at all the kit that went into the containers with the boats loaded in the UK, it …

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RS Eurocup Carnac 22nd July 2009

On Saturday over a hundred RS boats will head to Carnac on the west coast of France for this year’s Eurocup event and racing runs from Monday to Friday next week. Carnac was the venue for the very first RS event outside of the UK and became a regular Easter venue for a number of years. In t…

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Gul RS Youth Championships 7th July 2009

Netley Sailing Club on Southampton Water hosts the 2009 RS Youth Championship, sponsored by Gul International from Friday to Sunday this week and is open to all RS classes and sailors under 22 years of age. Racing will be competitive but, in true RS fashion, there is also bound to be an em…

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RS200 UK Nationals entry filling up fast 23rd June 2009

This year’s 200 Nationals will be at lovely Looe in the middle of August. The entry was opened a couple of weeks ago and already, with around two months still to go, nearly eighty boats have entered! A lot of the boats that have already signed up are new to the 200 Nationals, so this w…

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Top Tera test in France 11th June 2009

Bateaux magazine has just published a test of all the well known modern junior single handed dinghies. My schoolboy French is not fully up to translation of the finer technical points (waiting for our dealer to assist!) but the headline above the Tera section is “RS Tera – LES EN…

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RS100 is coming! 11th June 2009

Last weekend we launched the first prototype for the much anticipated RS100 – a performance hiking single-hander with asymmetric spinnaker. Early response from the few that have sailed the boat and many who have seen some photos on forums around the world has been astonishing. The RS100 is …

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Sideways and Downwards! 11th June 2009

We are pleased to announce the appointment of two exciting new additions to the RS dealer networkRS Sailing South Africa is run by Paul Pettitt and Rob Holden who are based near Port Elizabeth. Both flag officers at their local yacht clubs, Paul and Rob are extremely active in South Africas growi…

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RS800 - leading UK skiff class 1st June 2009

Over forty RS800s competed at the Weymouth round of their RS Racing Circuit last weekend, underlining the strength of the class. Current pace setters are Ben McGrane and Olivier Vidal, who are unbeaten so far this season! The RS Eurocup, this year at Carnac on the west coast of France, in late Ju…

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RS Sprint Championship success 1st June 2009

Multiple 15 minute races around ultra short courses with each class subdivided into 9 boat fleets – and you have the recipe for high octane action in the RS200 and RS400 classes. With a premium on starting and exceptional boat handling, this format delivers incredibly fast paced excitement,…

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Gold medalist sails an Elite 20th May 2009

Double Olympic Gold medalist Shirley Robertson will join the fleet of RS Elites due to start racing at the Scottish Series regatta in Tarbert tomorrow, sailing with none other than our legendary, multi talented and extremely good looking Scottish dealer James Pearson. The Elites will form one of …

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Bumper RS400 regatta turnouts 29th April 2009

Hats off to the RS400s  – a huge fleet of 43 boats made it to last weekends RS Racing circuit event at Windemere YC, a dedicated feat for chilli Spring sailing. There’s a real buzz to the RS400 fleet at the moment, coupled with a number of new boats being commissioned for racing th…

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RS into Oman 16th April 2009

Oman Sail is an exciting and ambitious project to really put sailing on the map over there. A multi faceted programme is being created, from a network of sailing schools for complete beginners, through to a 105 foot max trimaran currently in build! We’re really pleased to announce that Oman…

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RS Elite racing starts at Lymington 16th April 2009

A training day tomorrow to ensure the new Elite fleet sailors hit the water running with proven rig settings will be followed by the first of the Henri Lloyd sponsored Royal Lymington YC Spring Series on Sunday. There is lots of discussion about the Elite at the club, so there will be many eyes o…

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RS Feva class at CORK regatta in Canada from 2010 23rd March 2009

The annual CORKSAIL regatta at Kingston, Ontario was first established in the run-up to the 1976 Olympic sailing regatta and has grown ever since. It now includes ISAF Grade 1 events for Olympic and international classes plus offshore yachts. With a total participation of more than 1000 boats …

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RYA Dinghy Sailing Show success 19th March 2009

We’re very pleased to report an unexpectedly good Dinghy Sailing Show on March 7th / 8th, with RS interest and orders both up on last year! Despite more floor area than ever before, the RS stand was extremely busy, so if you visited the Show we hope you were able to see our boats and talk t…

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Another huge international Tera and Feva project 19th February 2009

The Danish Sailing Association has just launched a major project involving the sale of 200 RS Teras and 50 Fevas, sponsored by shipping company Torm, to sailing clubs across their country. This is part of their forward looking programme to increase grass roots participation by getting young sailo…

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RS500 takes off in Sweden 10th February 2009

RS500s have recently been ordered to launch the class in Sweden and numbers are expected to grow quickly to a twenty boat fleet. Some of the sailors are moving up from the strong Swedish Feva class. The first RS500 European Championship will take place on Lake Garda in late July and we expec…

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New Elite fleet at the Royal Lymington 10th February 2009

Great news – after a long period of evaluation the Royal Lymington Yacht Club have selected the RS Elite for a new keelboat fleet. We’ve received orders for a number of new boats and some other members have purchased used boats. The fleet will be in action from the start of the season…

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RS at the London Boat Show 15th January 2009

Our “home” show at Excel in London starts tomorrow, Friday 9th, and runs until 18th January. We have most of the RS range on our stand (N49) and look forward to seeing many new and old RS sailors there. You will not miss our stand – we have 180 square metres of RS corporate…

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RS London Boat Show Party 23rd December 2008

This infamous party is scheduled for the first Saturday of the London Show, 10th January, and moves to a fabulous new venue – First Edition restaurant, just a couple of minutes walk from Canary Wharf DLR or Underground stations. We are taking over the whole place for the RS party and there …

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Big Norwegian RS Feva project 22nd December 2008

We are very excited to announce a major deal in Norway! The Norwegian Sailing Federation, with significant sponsorship backing from Morten Bergesen of Havfonn (a keen sailor and long term supporter of Norwegian sailing), have committed to a project to supply seventy five subsidised price Fevas to…

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Christmas message and closed period 22nd December 2008

LDC Racing Sailboats will be closed from 2pm on Wednesday 24th December (Christmas Eve) and will re-open at 9am on Friday 2nd January. Best wishes to all our customers and RS sailors around the world for a great Christmas (where appropriate) and a healthy and happy New Year. A sincere thank …

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Sydney RS200 / RS400 championship in 2010! 20th November 2008

Talk is already building of a championship on Sydney Harbour in January 2010. This will mark a real step for these two classes that have been so successful in the UK and has met with an enthusiastic response so far. One of the first things we need is a name for the championship. Suggestions pleas…

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RS selected as an official RYA OnBoard partner 20th November 2008

OnBoard is an excellent UK nationwide scheme, run by the RYA, aiming to introduce half a million youngsters to sailing and with the aim of retaining 10% of that number as life-long participants in the sport. We are very pleased to announce that RS has been selected by the RYA as an…

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Top RS800 feedback 7th November 2008

We recently sold an RS800 to Ryan and Justin Visser, who are joining the fleet after campaigning 49ers. They posted this feedback on their website, which needs no further comment from me, except to thank them for their message. “In the meantime, we have traded our 49ers for a brand spanking…

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RS Tera racing growing in the UK 29th October 2008

The first Tera Inland Championships took place at Draycote Water last weekend with thirty boats competing from fifteen different clubs. This is the biggest Tera event so far in the UK, demonstrating the growth of the fleet and following on from the top inaugural World Championships in Sweden…

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RS200 and RS400 down under 2nd October 2008

The exciting news is that both these classes are now being actively promoted in Australia. PSA, the RS distributor, has just made a new set of moulds for the 400 and the first boat is being laminated right now. Several 200s have been shipped from the UK and are already sailing down under. Early s…

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Come and see us at the Southampton Boat Show 11th September 2008

Today marks the start of the 08 / 09 boat show season, with the opening of the Southampton Boat Show. The RS stand is in the same spot as the last few years, overlooking the marina. We also have an RS Elite in the water and available to test sail. There are “better than ever” show off…

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Visions head for the Thames 21st August 2008

This has been the first year of Vision events, organized by the highly enthusiastic Vision Owners Club. The coming weekend sees an event at Goring on Thames, with the best entry to date expected. The format at each event has featured a strong emphasis on sharing of boat set-up info and boat …

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Congratulations Team GB 20th August 2008

I know this site is visited by sailors from all over the world, but please excuse us being partisan today!! We’d like to send our warmest congratulations to all members of Team GB at the Olympic Regatta (some are mates and ex employees). Truly incredible team performance – a top job a…

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RS500 championship makes it 3 in a row for Peters 18th August 2008

James Peters added the Gul RS500 National Championship title to his summer tally of ISAF Youth World Championship and 29er European Championship wins. Peters, crewed in the 500 by Olly Spencer-Corfield, dominated the 37 boat RS500 fleet in breezy conditions, leaving the opposition in no doubt abo…

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Great first Tera World Championships 12th August 2008

51 boats from 8 nations made the first Tera Worlds a truly successful event and a landmark for the Class. The podium was filled by young sailors from three different countries. Congratulations to the winner Hermann Tomasgaard from Norway, Arya Sevgen from Turkey in second and Beatrice Tornsten fr…

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New Feva World Champions crowned 7th August 2008

Tim Gratton and Chris Taylor from the British team yesterday clinched the 2008 PSP RS Feva World Championships with a fine display of incredibly consistent sailing in the fleet of over 100 boats. Reigning European Champions from the Swedish host nation Sofia Engstrom and Frida Langenius climbed t…

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North American Dealer Meeting 31st July 2008

Another exciting step for RS will take place next week when our distributor, North National, holds an inaugural meeting in Toronto for selected new and potential RS dealers from across North America. Thomas Fogh of NN is in the process of creating a network of dealers to cover the huge territory….

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Garda RS Eurocup kicks off 28th July 2008

Over 200 RS boats arrived in Riva del Garda over the weekend for the 2008 Fat Face sponsored RS Eurocup. Sitting in the office I can picture the scene – the vista of the lake and surrounding scenery that appears as you drive round the mountain – the boat park packed with happy sailors…

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100+ Fevas for the World Championships 6th July 2008

With a month to go until the the PSP Shipping sponsored RS Feva World Championship in Gothenburg, Sweden, entries have passed the 100 mark, from 10 nations, and are still climbing. The inaugural Worlds in 2006 saw 55 boats compete, so there look likely to be twice as many this time around with th…

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RS Elite smokes Round the Island 29th June 2008

The Elite may put beautiful handling above power and absolute performance, but that doesn’t mean it’s not quick! In a roughand windy Round the Island race on Saturday an Elite finished 6th out of 50 Sportsboats (actually the boat rates better under IRC), beating all the SB3’s on…

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A 500 for his 50th birthday 29th June 2008

A recent order for an RS500 came with the request to deliver the boat at a specific time on a specific day, and on the condition of absolute secrecy. Sue Robbins and her brother in law made husband Pete’s dream come true on his 50th birthday. The day has now passed so we can tell the tale. …

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Top RS Q?BA test report 25th June 2008

Check out the latest issue (June 27th) of Yachts and Yachting for the new RS Q’BA test report. The test really does underline just how good the Q’BA Sport is for getting the family into sailing – and the bigger Pro rig means grown ups can also enjoy a blast or a club race. A copy of t…

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One month and counting? 25th June 2008

Just about a month to go until the RS Eurocup at Riva del Garda. With over two hundred boats entered this will be the biggest RS Eurocup yet – and topping the entry numbers will be the RS800 class with over seventy boats – a record turnout for any 800 event so far. Coming near the top…

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Big Feva Nationals coming up 20th May 2008

With more pre-entries than ever before this weekend’s Feva National Championships looks set to be the biggest yet. A full programme, the threat of a Meridian TV crew and lots of boats make it the place to be. Last year the Parkin father and son team took top slot above the all young teams &…

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Fat Face RS Anniversary Regatta 5th May 2008

Champagne was the key word last weekend at Hayling. Over 200 boats from across the RS classes, fleet racing, sprint racing, a class champion of champions race in Fat Face RS Teras and a giant pursuit – a Caribbean party and a black tie / posh frock Ball. The wind let us down on Sunday, but otherw…

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First RS Vision Event 24th April 2008

The first RS Vision Event takes place at Herne Bay Sailing Club on 17 May which will be an informal mix of training, racing, and fun at a great venue. There will be three races and, while they will be run to a high standard, the focus will be on friendly racing and including everyone. If sailors …

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Free Hyundai RS Teras for sailing clubs 9th April 2008

Hyundai are sponsors of the RS Youth Sailing Programme for 2008. One element of this scheme involves the two year loan of RS Teras to sailing clubs across the UK to help build junior sailing. If your club would like the free use of an RS Tera please apply to Jon Partridge jon@…

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Elite fleet at Lymington 1st April 2008

The Royal Lymington Yacht Club have identified the RS Elite as an ideal class for a new fleet at their club. It’s exciting performance and modern style, coupled with seaworthy design and low maintenance make it a very appealing keelboat option for the Western Solent. There are already three Elite…

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Feva selected for Youth Olympic Festival 1st April 2008

The Australian Youth Olympic Festival will be held in Sydney in January 2009 – a feeder event designed to expose young athletes to the culture and environment of major multi-sport events such as the Olympics. We’re pleased to announce that the RS Feva has been selected for both the bo…

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Q?BA gets the thumbs up 18th March 2008

Early season demos are now underway with the new RS Q’BA and the boat has received a major thumbs up from schools and clubs (well actually the very first demo with a cobbled together pre-production hull and rig was pretty average – but since then it’s been positiv…

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Hyundai to sponsor RS youth programme 28th February 2008

Our involvement with youth sailing just keeps growing as the Tera, Feva, 200 and 500 classes develop. So it is great to report that Hyundai are to become sponsors of the RS youth programme in 2008. Hyundai?s support will help us to develop the training and racing events, plus the communications w…

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RYA Dinghy Sailing Show this weekend 28th February 2008

It?s the big dinghy weekend in the UK! The Dinghy Show at London?s Alexandra Palace is unique around the world ? a show specifically for dinghies with just about every class you can think of under one roof. We?ll be there in force and hope you will be too. Come and see the amazing foiling RS600, …

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Big step for RS in North America and Australasia 26th February 2008

We are extremely chuffed to announce the appointment of two new RS distributors in significant parts of the globe. Thomas Fogh (son of Olympic sailing legend Hans) and his company North National have been appointed in North America and are now in the process of selecting dealers across the USA an…

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RS baby boom 26th February 2008

February has seen something of a baby boom to couples that met through RS sailing, but we would like to emphasise that we cannot be held responsible? Must check back to see if there was a big party or a major postponement in May last year. Among the names many of you may know, congratulations to …

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Boat show season... 7th January 2008

?is fully underway again. Hamburg, Genoa and Barcelona have been and gone ? London, Dusseldorf, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Oslo, Amsterdam, Sydney and more still to come – fortunately mostly run by our international dealers! Our biggest home show, the London Boat Show, is next up from 11th to 20th Ja…

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RS Boat Show party 7th January 2008

The infamous RS party will take place at Via Fosse bar in the shadow of Canary Wharf, Docklands on Saturday 12th. It?s always packed with beautiful, athletic RS sailors and of course many other people from around the show and sailing as well! You?re all welcome ? get back into that RS sailing par…

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RS Q?BA launch - London Boat Show 4th January 2008

The brand new RS Q?BA will be launched on the RS stand at the Show ? a truly versatile Comptec PE3 11 footer that can be sailed single or double handed by youngsters and adults. Exceptional stability means the Q?BA is a perfect starter boat for the family, whilst delivering proper RS handling to …

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RS500s kick off in Italy 4th January 2008

Nine RS500s have been sold in Italy and will be delivered at the end of February. Spread between two clubs this is a great launch for the class in Italy, and perfect timing because the 500 joins many other RS classes for the unrivalled Lake Garda RS Eurocup in July . It follows another excellent …

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Christmas greetings and business hours 20th December 2007

LDC will be closed from 5pm on Saturday 22nd until 9am on Monday 31st December. We’ll open from 9am – 5.30pm on 31st and then be closed on 1st Jan. Normal service resumes from the 2nd. On behalf of everyone at LDC I’d like to thank all our customers for their enthusiasm and support during 2007 an…

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LDC staff Christmas party 30th November 2007

Oh no, it?s early this year ? only a week away ? and I?ve just been told there is karaoke at the restaurant booked to serve us a top quality (well, top value) curry??!? Even more worryingly, one of our workshop team (your name is best withheld, Stevie) has volunteered to go first, flushed with su…

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RS performance boats production 30th November 2007

Production is underway again following the change of hull manufacturer for most of our GRP classes. Limited numbers of boats have been built and tested in conjunction with key class sailors and we have taken the opportunity to improve many non speed changing details on the spec. Feedback has been…

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ISAF Recognised Status for the Tera 13th November 2007

The RS Tera has been granted ISAF Recognised Status following the sustained international growth of the class. Over 700 youngsters have become hooked on the Tera since its launch last year and, with the first international event in Sweden prior to the RS Feva Worlds, the pile of discarded Playsta…

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No Women?s Skiff for 2012 13th November 2007

The ISAF Annual Conference in Portugal ended in furore when the all-powerful Council overturned the Events Committee?s recommendation for the sailing events at the 2012 Olympics. The Events Committee had voted to remove the keelboats and add a women?s skiff ? Council put the keelboats back in and…

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RS Tera in Fat Face Flagship Stores 18th October 2007

A fully-rigged special edition Fat Face RS Tera is occupying a prime position in the new flagship Exeter Fat Face Store, while another is winging its way to the Dubai store. Pop in and have a look or, alternatively, check out the Hardware section of the Big Fat Guide on the Fat Face website.

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RS on Top Gear 14th October 2007

 When James May was set the task of building an amphibious vehicle – that would clearly be involved in some kind of race – he knew that he needed RS performance. And the RS400 rig gave a BAFTA-winning performance on Top Gear last night. Sadly, its co-star – a Triumph Herald…

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Pippa Wilson Launches Sailing Promotion in Southampton 19th September 2007

Newly-selected Olympic sailor, Pippa Wilson, launched a sailing promotion at The Mall Marlands in Southampton featuring a large, purple, furry Mall Monster … and an RS Tera. Worryingly, the Monster followed Pippa to the RS Stand at the Southampton Boat Show. Congratulations to Sarah Ayton, Sara…

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Announcing the RS Q?BA 19th September 2007

Now in the final stages of development, the RS Q’BA will be the latest addition to our All Purpose sailboat range. A one or two person boat, the 3.5m Comptec PE3 hull has a choice of “Sport” furling or battened “Pro” mainsails and optional jib and rowing kits. Spacio…

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RS700 French Nationals 19th September 2007

The place to be this weekend for 700 sailors is lovely Carnac on the west coast of France. Entries from at least five countries are expected – the forecast is good, 700 racing will be exciting as ever, and the crème brulee is just the best… Wish you were…

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RS ? superyacht designer?s choice 10th September 2007

Mark Tucker is a man of style and taste. His company, Design Unlimited, has produced the bespoke designs for some of the world?s finest superyacht interiors. Have a look at www.designunlimited.net and you?ll get the picture. He?s the kind of bloke you call when you want a boat that costs a lot of…

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Try an RS Elite at Southampton International Boat Show 4th September 2007

 
Fancy a brief respite from the hustle and bustle of the Show? Ever wondered why the Elite is rated as one of the most beautiful boats to sail? Here’s your chance to find out. Following an extremely successful year for the class, RS have an Elite available to try at Southampton. Go t…

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RS at Southampton International Boat Show 4th September 2007

 
RS will be on Stand E043 at the Southampton International Boat Show, which runs from 14 – 23 September. Whether you are thinking of buying a new boat, want to have a look at the RS Range, or just want to imbibe in some RS chat, come along and see the Team. We have a selection of boa…

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2007 RS Nationals Go From Strength to Strength 29th August 2007

 
We are already two thirds of the way through the 2007 RS Nationals season and, so far, it is a great success. There have been strong fleets at all of the Championships, including record turnouts at the RS700, RS Vareo, RS200, and RS Elite nationals, and a healthy inaugural RS500 Nationals…

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More big championships 24th July 2007

The RS championships come thick and fast from now on through the…summer. Next up is the Vareo Nationals at Netley with a record entry in the forties – a strong step forward for a fleet that has historically been club rather than travelling based. The Feva Europeans at lovely Waterford in Irela…

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Congratulations? 23rd July 2007

?to Hayling home team Ian Andrew and crew who scooped the Elite championships after a series sailed in the full variety of conditions, including some 30 knotters. Guy Trench and crew from Burnham climbed through the fleet to clinch second on the final day and Guy comments ?Great fun in a great b…

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Elite Nationals start tomorrow 17th July 2007

It’s Hayling Island SC?s turn to host the champs ? with visitors from as far west as Falmouth and as far north as Scotland all rigged and ready. The home club are confident of regaining the title, but last year Mike Patton from Burnham showed the pace and consistency needed to win it. Two more ne…

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Teras on top 5th July 2007

The RS Tera, launched only last season, is forging ahead around the world, as far away as New Zealand. The total number of boats sailing has rocketed past 600, with Sweden having the second greatest number (after the UK) with close to 100 boats. David Ritchie, RYA National Sailing Coach until rec…

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Top Gear take to the water again 28th June 2007

You may have seen the BBC’s Top Gear programme last year when the lads took to the water in various car conversions. They’re at it again – only this time they plan to cross the Channel and have realised they need more speed from the sailing Triumph Herald. So where better to call than RS? Top Gea…

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Back by Popular Demand ? RS700 2007 Sail4Cancer Raffle 21st June 2007

 
The RS700 class are holding a raffle in aid of the charity Sail4Cancer, and the Prize Packages include a fantastic range of sailing accessories, including a brand-new spinnaker for first prize. Tickets are £10 each, and are available from Ian Nolan, GBR 960, at all RS700 events or fr…

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Big Solent RS Racing Circuit event 7th June 2007

One of the biggest Fat Face RS Racing Circuit events of the season takes place this weekend on the eastern Solent, jointly hosted by Stokes Bay and Lee on Solent Sailing Clubs. In addition to all the action on the water, the famous annual RS Ball takes place in Gosport on Saturday night -&nb…

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5th RS 700 National Win for Bayliss 7th June 2007

 
Paul Bayliss notched up an impressive 5th RS700 National Title at Torquay this week, to accompany his 4 RS600 National Titles. But, with a record turn-out of over 50 RS700s, Paul points out that the win ‘wasn’t a foregone conclusion by any means’. With a group of sailors…

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RS500 production increase 20th May 2007

Good news – production rate increases are now coming on stream and this allows us to reduce the lead time for new orders for RS500s.

If you were to place an order for a boat today, your boat would be scheduled to be available in mid July, allowing plenty of sailing through the long hot sum…

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RS800 Aquits Itself at ISAF Evaluation Trials 18th April 2007

The RS800 is emerging as the sailors? choice at the ISAF Women?s High Performance Dinghy Evaluation Event in Hyeres. In a week of tricky, light conditions, the RS800 has performed extremely well with a range of sailors in test sails, and in head-to-head races with the other contending classes. W…

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First RS Academy Opens It?s Doors 29th March 2007

The first RS Academy opens it’s doors at the Mountbatten Centre in Plymouth this weekend. LDC is creating a national network of RS Academies providing sailing tuition and RS Test Sailing. Working in partnership with LDC, the Academies will run and maintain a fleet of the All Purpose Range of RS b…

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Huge Feva deal in Denmark 19th February 2007

The Danish Sailing Federation has put together a programme with sailing clubs across the country to purchase one hundred Fevas! Aiming to build youth sailing in Denmark, the Feva was selected as the class most likely to help them achieve their goal ? modern, exciting, an International Class and g…

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European boat show season and record orders 26th January 2007

They come thick and fast at this time of year ? Genoa, Barcelona and London done, Dusseldorf on now; Gothenburg starts next week; Dublin and Amsterdam coming up? We?re really chuffed to report that our order books are looking healthy. The RS500 is flying – we have more orders for most of the othe…

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Teras roll out 25th January 2007

The year?s first container of Teras heads out this week; this one has thirty two boats destined to start new fleets in five Swedish sailing clubs. Teras are also on order for a number of other countries so class growth is set to accelerate this year. Expect to see Teras appearing at many more UK…

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London Boat Show 21st December 2006

The show runs from 5th to 14th January 2007 and the RS stand is back in its traditional position next to the Guinness bar…so we look forward to seeing all visitors at various points in the day! We have show offers on all models – if you cannot make it to Excel then please call – you can still t…

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Christmas greetings 21st December 2006

Please note that LDC will be closed from 4pm on Saturday 23rd December until 9.30am on Tuesday 2nd January. We would like to thank all our customers and friends for your business and enthusiasm during the year! It has (largely) been a pleasure as usual. The most notable downside has been a shorta…

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K6 hits the USA 18th December 2006

Exciting news – the American YC, close to New York on Long Island Sound, have been running trials for a new keelboat class for their club. They have selected the K6 and expect to order around ten boats to launch the fleet in spring 2007. It?s great to see so much going on for the K6, with some ve…

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Elites in Falmouth 8th December 2006

Two Elites have been ordered by members of the Royal Cornwall YC in Falmouth, the first of the class in that club ? one of our favourite places in Britain! This continues some prestigious growth for the class: There are now four Elites ordered or delivered to the Royal North in Ireland ? a second…

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New K6 fleet at Itchenor 8th December 2006

With a strict policy of only selected classes allowed in the club, it is big news when Itchenor SC choose a new fleet. Inspired by members of the International 14 class who want to graduate into a boat that offers the kind of proper high performance and exciting sailing they?ve become accustomed …

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Small budget ? big fun 8th December 2006

In the December issue of Yachting World, technical editor Matthew Sheahan compares two events he?s sailed at recently ? the TP52 regatta in Ibiza (where the budgets run into millions of Dollars) and the RS200 Inlands at Draycote. ??whichever end of the scale you?re looking at there?s some excitin…

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International Status for the Feva 8th December 2006

A year after being awarded ISAF (International Sailing Federation) ?Recognised Status?, the Feva has now been upgraded to full ?International Status? ? fast progress. This follows another year of huge growth, the biggest yet we think by the time the year is out, with the Feva once again the world…

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Princess Anne honours Chairman Pete! 22nd November 2006

In Westminster today our inimitable chairman of the UK RS Class Association, Pete Vincent, has received an award from Princess Anne for his ?Lifetime Commitment to Sailing? ? in effect the MBE of sailing. Many congratulations Pete and heart-felt thanks for all you do. No-one deserves it more. Pe…

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New boy 3rd October 2006

Rapidly increasing use of RS boats by sailing schools, sailing clubs and holiday centres has led us to create a new Corporate Support role. We?re pleased to welcome Dan Jaspers who has recently joined us to focus on providing excellent service to our many institution customers, feed back informat…

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Best ever championships 7th September 2006

August was a vintage month for RS championships. The 200s at Exe SC not only had a record entry, but many seasoned sailors think it was the best Nationals they have ever attended ?I have been to lots of Nationals, worlds and ‘big’ opens and cannot think of an event that was so friendly, well run …

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Wedding season at RS 17th August 2006

Our boys are growing up? It?s wedding time at RS for several long-standing members of our team. Jon married Lois in Poole last weekend ? fantastic and emotional day after a roller coaster year for them. Alex (yes, Alex ? remember his reputation on the Circuit in the early years?some of you do?) m…

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First Fevas and Teras for New Zealand 15th August 2006

Yesterday we loaded the first container of Fevas and Teras destined for NZ! Very exciting – the worldwide spread marches on?

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Record championship coming up 15th August 2006

127 boats have now entered for the Gul RS200 Nationals at Exe Sailing Club, starting on August 20th. This will be the biggest ever entry for an RS championship and comes in the 10th season of the 200 class, with the 1000th boat soon to be launched. If you?re going ? have a ball!

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Record RS200 Nationals? 27th July 2006

With a few weeks to go before the RS200 Nationals at Exmouth there are already 98 boats pre-entered and several big names still to sign up. If the normal number of last minute entries are received this will be the biggest 200 Nationals so far. There are even two entries from Japan. It promises to…

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Greetings from Garda 27th July 2006

It?s the last day of the RS Eurocup at Riva del Garda. What can you say about this place ? beautiful scenery, beautiful people, breeze that kicks in at 1pm each day and brilliant racing in some record size RS fleets in Europe ? notably 55 200s, 54 800s, 35 700s and close to 30 400s. Down the road…

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Skandia Cowes Week Battle of the Stars in RS Visions 17th July 2006

You could be part of the action and crew for a superstar by entering a raffle to win a position on the Visions. The raffle will raise money for The Ellen MacArthur Trust, the official charity of Skandia Cowes Week. Tickets will be available at Cowes and the racing will take place late in the afte…

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Garda excitement building 11th July 2006

Less than two weeks to go until the Feva World Championships and the RS Eurocup at Lake Garda! It was the talk of the town in Parkstone and Lymington last weekend, where strong RS fleets were racing on the Fat Face RS Circuit. Over 150 boats are expected at Riva for the Eurocup and 50 boats from …

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Major new K6 fleet? 12th June 2006

Itchenor SC is to trial the K6, with a view to establishing a new class at the club. A group of members have already sailed and fallen in love with the boat, which will soon be available to test at Itchenor by more members. The K6 is seen as the perfect next step after Int 14 and L4000 fleets, of…

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Record breaking RS700 and RS Feva Nationals 30th May 2006

With a few days remaining before the 700 and Feva Nationals, both are set to achieve record breaking fleets. 49 boats have registered already for the 7s at Eastbourne and 70 for the Fevas at Hayling, with more expected on the day! The weather forecast looks superb ? plenty of warm sunshine and bo…

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The Tera joins the RS range! 22nd May 2006

You may have seen the Tera junior single handed dinghy which was launched at the London Boat Show in January. It is a really great little boat that will introduce children to sailing and keep them hooked ? modern looking, fun to sail and exceptional value. We?re delighted to announce that the Ter…

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Elite speed record? 18th May 2006

The primary design brief for the Elite was for a beautifully balanced and well mannered boat ? but it seems this has not prevented the odd turn of speed! Message just received from Rupert Dorey in Guernsey:
?I just wonder whether this might be a record for an Elite. I was racing last evening in …

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Elite next on the ferry to Ireland 4th May 2006

The first RS Elite has crossed the Irish Sea and another is already on order. At the Dublin boat show last weekend many people commented that the Elite was ?the sexiest boat at the show? and the demo diary is bursting at the seams! Everyone loves the boat when they sail it, so we?re looking forwa…

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Ireland chooses the Feva 20th April 2006

Following a lengthy debate about a new junior class for Ireland, the Feva has been chosen and an initial order of nearly forty boats are destined for clubs in several regions. Ireland has traditionally been strong in junior sailing and the Feva?s exciting performance, low maintenance, excellent v…

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Norway sees the spring light and chooses the Vision 3rd April 2006

As the snow begins to thaw and the daylight hours get longer, three regional associations in Norway have just ordered RS Visions for 2006, following trials last summer. Thank you very much! Last year the Vision was the ?World?s Best Selling Family Racer Sailboat? and with orders strong again this…

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Bumper start to the Fat Face Circuit 3rd April 2006

61 RS200s competed for the first round of the Fat Face RS Racing Circuit at Bristol Corinthian, their second largest Circuit event turnout ever, despite the freezing cold conditions in March! Looks set to be another great year for the class.

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Caribbean Feva 14th March 2006

The Feva class continues to explode around the world. We?ve just received confirmation of an order for 9 boats destined for the Cayman Islands, which lie north west of Jamaica in the Caribbean Sea – now there is a possible championship venue! Offers are pouring in from all around LDC to do the ?h…

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Newest boat at the UK's Dinghy Show 3rd March 2006

…must be the RS500. We had planned to take a prototype, but with new moulds completed at the beginning of this week our development team spotted a challenge! 24 hours ago the hull and deck were untrimmed, un-joined mouldings. At about 4pm today (Friday) the boat was finished, loaded, looking go…

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Good news from France 2nd March 2006

More 700s and 800s have recently arrived in France and news just in from Cedric Fraboulet of the Breizh Skiff association is that he expects there will be 20 RS boats at their first regatta of the season (half the fleet). Tres bien!

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Portsmouth goes RS 28th February 2006

This week sees the delivery of 30 RS Fevas and Visions to one of the south coast?s premier sailing schools, Portsmouth Outdoor Centre. The Visions were chosen for their durability compared to the 2000s the centre has used for a number of years and the Fevas offer greater weight capacity than the …

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RS500 update 10th February 2006

Many people saw the prototype for the first time at the London Boat Show. General feedback was that the looks blew away all expectations and we don?t think anyone will be disappointed with the handling! A bundle of orders made us happy, snapping up the pre-launch special offer. Prototype testing …

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Spring is coming... 2nd February 2006

It may be zero degrees here in the UK, but the Winter Championships are in a couple of weeks, the Dinghy Show is less than a month away and soon after that the UK Racing Circuits will fully kick off again! Of course down-under their summer is in full swing and another container load of boats is i…

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RS500 launch! 3rd January 2006

The stunning RS500 prototype will be on show for the first time on the RS stand at the London Boat Show! This single trapeze boat looks the business and the mix of performance and ease looks set to make it a winner with all sorts of sailors. From junior racers moving up, to adults out for a blast…

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London Boat Show 3rd January 2006

Come and see us on stand M1728 at the London Boat Show from 6th to 15th January where we?ll have most of the RS range on display and some tempting show offers on all models. If you cannot make it to the Show, please call us at the office for details, but don?t delay ? the offers close strictly at…

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Happy Christmas! 22nd December 2005

Please note that we close for Christmas at 5.30pm on Friday 23rd and re-open at 9am on Monday 2nd Jan. Thank you all very much for your custom, enthusiasm and many great times during 2005. From everyone at LDC we wish you a truly happy Christmas, blue skies and 16 knots in 2006!

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Yet another award for the Feva 19th December 2005

Leading US magazine Sailing World have just awarded the RS Feva the ?Dinghy of the Year? title. This adds to the Feva?s already comprehensive list of accolades, including: RYA Junior Recognised Status in the UK, Supported Class Status in Sweden, Coup de Couers 2004 in France and International Sai…

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New RS700 talent 16th December 2005

This week it is the turn of the RS700 class to attract some notable new sailors. Notorious(?) 49er sailor and coach Harvey Hillary wants to give the current champion, his good mate Peter Greenhalgh, a run for his money – the intense competition will be matched only by the banter. Alex Bennett, of…

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RS200 and RS400 classes heat up in Ireland 8th December 2005

In recent months there has been an explosion of interest and growth in the 200 and 400 classes in Ireland. Two notable sailors who have announced their intention to join are Ross Kearney the Mirror World Champion, who will sail a 200, and ex Olympian John Driscoll who raced a Finn at Atlanta now …

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RS Feva - ISAF Recognised Status 11th November 2005

We?re delighted to announce that earlier today ISAF (International Sailing Federation) granted Recognised Status to the Feva class at its Annual Conference held in Singapore. This recognition confirms high standards for Class Rules, Constitution, technical spec and a specified minimum number of b…

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Technical development 19th October 2005

Just found the workshop guys playing Extreme Conkers during their lunch break. So far (and some would say not surprisingly) it seems that the Kevlar coated conker is coming out on top, closely followed by the conker suspended in a paper cup shaped solid eopxy resin block. Excel Racing Dyneema is …

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Record breaking Inlands 2nd October 2005

109 RS200s, yes one hundred and nine boats, contributed to a record breaking Gul RS Inlands with a total of 180 boats competing!!! There were stories of excellent racing in sun and wind across all fleets and six different race winners from six races in the K6 fleet said it all. Bring it on?

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Southampton Show round-up 29th September 2005

When questioned about the Show, I overheard our inimitable Riki sum it up as follows??Satisfactory take-off but after a very bumpy flight we executed a perfect crash landing at speed and were in great shape by the time we reached the end of the runway?. In case you are the person who asked, rough…

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Gul Inland Championships 29th September 2005

It?s the first of the Gul sponsored RS Inland Championships this weekend at Grafham, with the 200, 400, 600 and K6 fleets all racing. There should be approaching 150 boats and the forecast is for breeze on both days with boisterous conditions on Saturday evening!

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RS at Southampton Boat Show 15th September 2005

Come and see us on stand B13 at the Boat Show which starts today 16th September and closes on 25th. We have a selection of boats from the RS range on display and show offers available on all models. If you cannot make it to Southampton, please call us at the office for details, but don?t delay – …

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Elites at Burnham Week 30th August 2005

You cannot imagine closer racing than in the Elite fleet at Burnham Bank Holiday Weekend regatta. Place changing in the 16 boat fleet was continual as competitors juggled changing tides, true breeze, thermal effect and fleet positioning considerations. And all in glorious sunshine. In each of th…

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RS in Hong Kong 17th August 2005

We’d like to welcome Bluefin Marine of Hong Kong, our newest official RS dealer, to the fold. We have a good stream of enquiries from Hong Kong, so it’s another exciting development for RS.

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Over one hundred RS200s 14th August 2005

The RS200 National Championships started yesterday at Highcliffe SC in Christchurch Bay with over 100 boats. The first day?s racing saw an increasing wind with some big shifts as the wind came off the shore. The gradient breeze looks set to drop during the week, but high temperatures could give s…

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Keelboats at Cowes 9th August 2005

Cowes Week was once again a larger than life regatta. You?ve got to be there to appreciate what it?s like with over a thousand boats, so many people and a monster atmosphere. The K6 and Elite fleets had great racing with the outcomes hanging in the balance until the final day. Congratulations to …

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Celebrity Vision Showdown 9th August 2005

Some of the biggest names in sailing took part in a round the cans race in 8 RS Visions on the Wednesday of Cowes Week to raise funds for Sail 4 Cancer, the Skandia Cowes Week Official Charity.

Members of the public and sailors alike bought raffle tickets to win a chance to sail in the race w…

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Action in Europe 28th July 2005

Its all been going on in Europe on the RS regatta front over the last few days. The Feva European Championship finished in Hoorn, Holland on Wednesday with Frances Peters and Claire Lasko taking the title for the UK from the Swedish Bergstrom father and son team. Meanwhile the RS Eurocup for the …

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RS down under 4th July 2005

Until recently, RS boats have not been available down under, but a few boats have found their way to the region and the response from local sailors has always been fantastic. They love our modern exciting boats that really can be handled by normal sailors. Australia and New Zealand are now the la…

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Biggest 800 fleet of the season 20th June 2005

Forty two RS800s competed at the Hayling Island round of the Fat Face RS Racing Circuit last weekend. The all bloke team of Steve Irish and Martin Gotrel clinched it in the final race from Spod and Jane Olive, with several more mixed teams in the top ten. The original concept of the class is real…

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Happy birthday RS Elite 15th June 2005

It?s coming up to a year since the first Elite was delivered. During the year thirty two boats have left our doors, the latest one heading off to St Peter Port, Guernsey this week. Coming up on the Elite calendar is an inaugural National Championship at Hayling Island in the middle of July, Cowe…

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Big Bank Holiday Feva 1st June 2005

A Team GBR Coach, past national champions and a treble Olympian joined nearly 70 Fevas for the RS Feva National Championships at Hayling Island this weekend. All this experience didn’t stop the teenage combo of Francis Peters and Claire Lasko from taking the now coveted title. Check the results …

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Solent round - Fat Face RS Racing Circuit 12th May 2005

It?s on this weekend (14/15 May)? it?s usually the biggest Circuit event of the year ? it?s forecast to blow ? it?s the RS Masked Ball on Saturday night and it?s a sell-out at 220 tickets. We?ll see many of you there and we?ll be easy to spot wearing black DJ, white shirt, black tie and a mask?

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RS superyacht accessories 10th May 2005

There is a whole new niche for RS boats emerging. No self-respecting superyacht is complete without one! We currently have boats on order destined for yachts in Singapore, Hong Kong and Germany. This is a trend we fully support and as an additional benefit to superyacht owners we are delighted to…

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RS400 competition heats up 2nd May 2005

It?s going to be a year of hot competition in the RS400. Boat sales are well ahead of last year and there are some big names among the new owners. Latest to join the class are Glen Bourke and Emma Westmacote. Glen is a past multiple Laser world champion (he literally wrote the book on how to do i…

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Royal Gibraltar YC has great Vision 17th April 2005

Five Visions will shortly head off to the RGYC, who have chosen the boat because of its versatility and durability for tuition and club racing. Actually they started by ordering three Visions and have twice added another boat to the order – feels like a gambling game ? should we stick at five or …

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Fat Face RS Racing Circuit big weekend 13th April 2005

The second multi-class round of the RS Racing Circuit is coming up this weekend. The 300, 400, 700 and K6 fleets will be at Queen Mary, while the 600 and 800 fleets will be at Datchet. Racing will, of course, be supplemented by a big social bash ? this time in a marquee at Datchet on Saturday ni…

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Danish Feva 13th April 2005

We?re running out of Feva puns now, so perhaps relief is in sight! The Danes have just ordered twelve more Fevas to set up the first Danish fleets in two clubs in the Copenhagen area. This follows more boats heading for Sweden, making the growth of the class very strong in Scandinavia. The inaugu…

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K6s go north west 7th April 2005

The two most recent K6 orders have been for boats destined for the NW of England, broadening the spread of the class in the UK. In the opposite (ish) direction, another boat will shortly head for Austria, joining a number of boats already sailing in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. And in Denmar…

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Royal Burnham Elite fleet launched 23rd March 2005

A fleet of spanking new Elites has been delivered to Burnham over the last couple of months and they were launched earlier this week ready for racing at Easter. The excitement is building and we?ve just received this message from Johnnie James, one of the owners ? ?there are 8 beautiful new Elite…

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Feva spreads to America 15th March 2005

The first container load of Fevas departed for the USA today and the second is scheduled to leave in April. US license holder Vanguard Sailboats, based on Rhode Island, will distribute the boats through their strong nationwide dealer network. Another milestone on the Feva?s highway to everywhere!

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Fat Face RS Racing Circuit 2005 underway 15th March 2005

Bristol Corinthian / Chew Valley marked the start of this year?s Fat Face RS Racing Circuit for five of the RS classes last weekend. Results are now being posted to the website ? go to the class of your choice and click on ?Reports? to find out who holds the early advantage after some testing con…

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Dinghy Sailing Show record 8th March 2005

We?re delighted to report a record number of RS orders taken at the Dinghy Sailing Show in London last weekend! Fears that freezing weather, snow in some areas and Mother?s Day would hold back the crowds were unfounded. We can understand sailors braving the elements but are a little disappointed …

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RYA recognition for the Feva 23rd February 2005

The RYA has granted the RS Feva Junior Recognised Status. It is great news to have this aspect of the Feva’s broad appeal officially recognised. The Feva offers the perfect transition for young sailors making their way from boats such as the Optimist to the two-person youth classes.

The RS Fev…

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First Elites to go overseas 17th February 2005

Norway will be the destination for the very first Elites to leave the UK. A Norwegian customer visited the London Boat Show to see the boat in the flesh and has subsequently placed an order for two boats to be based close to Oslo.

These are also the first Elites to be bought specifically for …

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Harken fit-out option 17th February 2005

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RS Elite fleet for Burnham 17th February 2005

The Royal Burnham Yacht Club and some of its members have ordered a fleet of eight RS Elites. That’s the way to do it! The Elite will be perfect for their tidal waters with its shallow draft and symmetrical kite. Burnham is, of course, a classic keelboatsailing venue and the class is bound to gro…

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RS dealer in Finland 17th February 2005

It may be cold there at this time of year, but Finland has become the most recent addition to the international RS dealer network. NY Boats have a stand at the Helsinki Boat Show (11th ? 20th Feb) with a Feva on display. A high of -4 when we visited last week was, apparently, very mild. ?10 to ?2…

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RS700 selling like hot cakes 17th February 2005

It has been a very good winter for RS700 sales through some of the typically quietest months. Most notably, international orders have been on a roll, with boats recently heading off to Spain, Dubai, USA and Japan.

A number of 700 sailors have part exchanged their boats for new ones, but we?ve…

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Gul sponsored RS Winter Championships coming up 17th February 2005

It may seem (correctly) as though the last RS Racing season has only just finished ? but it?s all about to kick-off again! Check out the regatta schedule on each class page of this site ? many of the classes have their winter championships over the next few weekends. Bound to be cold, breezy and …

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UKSA order a fleet of Visions 17th February 2005

The UKSA, probably the UK?s best known sailing school, has just become the latest institution to choose RS Visions. Based in Cowes, the UKSA have already used Fevas for the last couple years and rate them highly. When they came to renewing their bigger boats they tested the Vision and other well…

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