RS Sailing
Premier Way, Abbey Park
Romsey Hampshire SO51 9DQ
01794 526760
RS Sailing
Premier Way, Abbey Park
Romsey Hampshire SO51 9DQ
01794 526760

20 RS Events of 2020 – The British Keelboat League 2020

December 31, 2019
20 RS Events of 2020

By the British Keelboat League Association

The British Keelboat League is raring to go for the 2020 season and it promises to be bigger and better than ever. It’s time to #rockupandrace!

The league was established back in 2016 and it was introduced with the aim of increasing participation in keelboat racing across the United Kingdom. Sailors compete representing their club in a series of short sprint races against teams from other clubs in their region in a qualifying round of weekend racing. The finest teams from each region then battle it out in a national final to be crowned the British Keelboat League champions.

This approach to racing provides a level playing field for all competitors and breaks down some of the historic barriers to participation in keelboat racing, as boats for the competition (RS21 and Hunter 707) are provided by the British Keelboat League. Throughout the events, sailors will alternate between the fleet of one-design small keelboats (with crews of 4 or 5 depending on class).

These events are an excellent opportunity for sailors to get together and race. You will be representing your club at an event, without the hassle of transporting your boat around the UK. The cost of entry for this qualifier is just £75 per person (£300 per team). All you need to do it enter your team and arrive at the club ready for racing on Saturday morning! For those teams wishing to get in some pre-event training, we will also be offering the chance to take the boats out for a shakedown sail on Friday the 6th of September. More details will be available closer to the event weekend.

The 2019 British Keelboat League travelled the length of the United Kingdom. The intense format of twelve to fifteen-minute windward-leeward races, tested the strategy and boat handling of the crews representing their club. With sailors ranging from their 70s to their early teens, from experienced keelboat racers to intrepid dinghy sailors, the competitor’s diversity was a testament to the leagues aims and it always guaranteed great racing. Conditions varied from light fickle breeze on a glass-like Clyde to a howling south-westerly and a lumpy Solent off of Royal Lymington.

RYA Keelboat Manger Jack Fenwick, expressed how fundamental clubs are to the running of the newly formed British Keelboat Association, “this is about clubs, not individuals.” Sailors interested in the association and the league, are encouraged to become members of the British Keelboat Association to shape to future of keelboat racing in the UK. Jack said, “we’re going to stop telling people what to do and start asking how people want to make it happen.”

The rock up and race approach is all set to start again with eight qualifier events and one final. Royal Southern Yacht Club will host the legendary final and they will invite qualified teams from the finest racing clubs in the United Kingdom to the Hamble from the 25th – 27th September 2019. Here are the qualification dates below;

• 2/3 May – Queen Mary SC
• 16/17 May – Cardiff Bay SC
• 30/31 May – Royal Corinthian YC
• 13/14 June – Royal Thames YC, Cowes (Youth)
• 20/21 June – Carsington SC
• 18/19 July – Ullswater YC
• 1/2 August – Royal Lymington YC
• 5/6 September – Royal Western YC
• 25-27 September – Royal Southern YC (Finals)

Stayed tuned to the British Keelboat League website and facebook page to find out when entry opens in the new year! If you would like any more information about the British Keelboat League, please contact us through the British Keelboat League website contact form.

If you’re into epic close racing with friends, great boats and awesome socials – it sounds like you need to get involved and #rockupandrace.

SUBSCRIBE

  • Sign up for RS stories, offers, epic wipeout videos and much more!

RS Aero North American Championship 2022

RS Aero North American Championship 2022 - Davis Island YC, Tampa, Florida, USA, May 19-22 Report by: Eric Robbins  Ricky Welch was the overall champion at the 2022 RS Aero North American...
RS Zest

RS Sailings’ top 10 tips for getting your training fleet ready for the start of the summer season!

The season is kicking off, and as ever, it’s essential to spend some time rigging up your boats and sailing it before your customers and students arrive at your Sailing Club or Training Centre. Take...
RS Aero

The RS Sailing Store support and pre-event checklist for the RS Aero National Championship 2022

The RS Sailing team are excited to be supporting the RS Aero Open and National Championship at Paignton Sailing Club next week! For any bits you need from the RS Sailing Store, we’re offering free...
Lakewood Yacht Club RS21 Fleet

The RS21 North American Championship 2022

The RS21 North American Championship is headed back to Lakewood, Texas. Racing will run from June 17 – 19 with a racing clinic on the 16. The three-day event will feature exhilarating, short course...
RS21 Charleston Race Week

A Scotsman in Charleston Race Week

Written by Jack Fenwick, RS21 International Class Manager An Englishman in New A Scotsman in Charleston Race Week. Racing in a new country is always a challenge, and as my first event in the USA, it...
RS Aero USA

The RS Aero North American Championship heads to Florida

The RS Aero North American Championship is headed to Tampa, Florida. Racing will run from Friday May 20th through Sunday May 22nd, with a race clinic and practice day on May 19th. RS Aero 5, 6, 7,...
RS400

Salcombe Gin RS EuroCup 2022 at YC Carnac, France 3-6 June

The RS100, RS200, RS400, RS700 and RS800 fleets are all coming together for some intense racing at Carnac Yacht Club in France. Held over 3-6 June and just a 2.5-hour drive from the Saint-Malo...
RS Tera World Championships 2018, WPNSA

Eric Twiname Trust have partnered with RS Sailing for the 13th RS Tera Scheme!

The Eric Twiname Trust have selected the RS Tera as their choice boat to encourage young people into racing. A scheme of 25 boats will be made available to clubs in the UK at an abnormally...
Start of the season RS Sailing

Top tips for getting ready for the sailing season ahead from RS Sailing

The start of the sailing season is upon us in the United Kingdom, and wow, it feels good. You’ve dug your sunglasses out of the depths of your kit bag after the first sunny weekend of the year, and...
SailGP Inspire Club Program Video

SailGP Inspire Club Program Video

The #SGPInspire adopt a club program is about more than just inspiring the next generation, it is about giving back to the local communities we visit. ✨   View this post on Instagram...
RS Zest

RS Sailings’ top 10 tips for getting your training fleet ready for the start of the summer season!

The season is kicking off, and as ever, it’s essential to spend some time rigging up your boats and sailing it before your customers and students arrive at your Sailing Club or Training Centre. Take...
RS Aero

The RS Sailing Store support and pre-event checklist for the RS Aero National Championship 2022

The RS Sailing team are excited to be supporting the RS Aero Open and National Championship at Paignton Sailing Club next week! For any bits you need from the RS Sailing Store, we’re offering free...
Lakewood Yacht Club RS21 Fleet

The RS21 North American Championship 2022

The RS21 North American Championship is headed back to Lakewood, Texas. Racing will run from June 17 – 19 with a racing clinic on the 16. The three-day event will feature exhilarating, short course...
RS21 Charleston Race Week

A Scotsman in Charleston Race Week

Written by Jack Fenwick, RS21 International Class Manager An Englishman in New A Scotsman in Charleston Race Week. Racing in a new country is always a challenge, and as my first event in the USA, it...
RS Aero USA

The RS Aero North American Championship heads to Florida

The RS Aero North American Championship is headed to Tampa, Florida. Racing will run from Friday May 20th through Sunday May 22nd, with a race clinic and practice day on May 19th. RS Aero 5, 6, 7,...
RS400

Salcombe Gin RS EuroCup 2022 at YC Carnac, France 3-6 June

The RS100, RS200, RS400, RS700 and RS800 fleets are all coming together for some intense racing at Carnac Yacht Club in France. Held over 3-6 June and just a 2.5-hour drive from the Saint-Malo...
RS Tera World Championships 2018, WPNSA

Eric Twiname Trust have partnered with RS Sailing for the 13th RS Tera Scheme!

The Eric Twiname Trust have selected the RS Tera as their choice boat to encourage young people into racing. A scheme of 25 boats will be made available to clubs in the UK at an abnormally...
Start of the season RS Sailing

Top tips for getting ready for the sailing season ahead from RS Sailing

The start of the sailing season is upon us in the United Kingdom, and wow, it feels good. You’ve dug your sunglasses out of the depths of your kit bag after the first sunny weekend of the year, and...
SailGP Inspire Club Program Video

SailGP Inspire Club Program Video

The #SGPInspire adopt a club program is about more than just inspiring the next generation, it is about giving back to the local communities we visit. ✨   View this post on Instagram...
RS Venture Connect

The Inaugural Youth Para World Sailing Championships marks an investment into the future of Para Sailing globally

RS Sailing is proud to announce that its award-winning RS Venture Connect sailboat, an existing class of Para World Sailing equipment, has been selected by World Sailing as the supplied equipment of...
RS Aero

The RS Sailing Store support and pre-event checklist for the RS Aero National Championship 2022

The RS Sailing team are excited to be supporting the RS Aero Open and National Championship at Paignton Sailing Club next week! For any bits you need from the RS Sailing Store, we’re offering free...
Lakewood Yacht Club RS21 Fleet

The RS21 North American Championship 2022

The RS21 North American Championship is headed back to Lakewood, Texas. Racing will run from June 17 – 19 with a racing clinic on the 16. The three-day event will feature exhilarating, short course...
RS21 Charleston Race Week

A Scotsman in Charleston Race Week

Written by Jack Fenwick, RS21 International Class Manager An Englishman in New A Scotsman in Charleston Race Week. Racing in a new country is always a challenge, and as my first event in the USA, it...
RS Aero USA

The RS Aero North American Championship heads to Florida

The RS Aero North American Championship is headed to Tampa, Florida. Racing will run from Friday May 20th through Sunday May 22nd, with a race clinic and practice day on May 19th. RS Aero 5, 6, 7,...
RS400

Salcombe Gin RS EuroCup 2022 at YC Carnac, France 3-6 June

The RS100, RS200, RS400, RS700 and RS800 fleets are all coming together for some intense racing at Carnac Yacht Club in France. Held over 3-6 June and just a 2.5-hour drive from the Saint-Malo...
RS Tera World Championships 2018, WPNSA

Eric Twiname Trust have partnered with RS Sailing for the 13th RS Tera Scheme!

The Eric Twiname Trust have selected the RS Tera as their choice boat to encourage young people into racing. A scheme of 25 boats will be made available to clubs in the UK at an abnormally...
Start of the season RS Sailing

Top tips for getting ready for the sailing season ahead from RS Sailing

The start of the sailing season is upon us in the United Kingdom, and wow, it feels good. You’ve dug your sunglasses out of the depths of your kit bag after the first sunny weekend of the year, and...
SailGP Inspire Club Program Video

SailGP Inspire Club Program Video

The #SGPInspire adopt a club program is about more than just inspiring the next generation, it is about giving back to the local communities we visit. ✨   View this post on Instagram...
RS Venture Connect

The Inaugural Youth Para World Sailing Championships marks an investment into the future of Para Sailing globally

RS Sailing is proud to announce that its award-winning RS Venture Connect sailboat, an existing class of Para World Sailing equipment, has been selected by World Sailing as the supplied equipment of...
U25 Para Champs

The First Ever U25 Para Worlds Championship Video

By World Sailing World First U25 Para Sailing World Championship set to debut in Dutch waters this summer World First U25 Para Sailing World Championship set to debut in Dutch waters this summer...
Lakewood Yacht Club RS21 Fleet

The RS21 North American Championship 2022

The RS21 North American Championship is headed back to Lakewood, Texas. Racing will run from June 17 – 19 with a racing clinic on the 16. The three-day event will feature exhilarating, short course...
RS21 Charleston Race Week

A Scotsman in Charleston Race Week

Written by Jack Fenwick, RS21 International Class Manager An Englishman in New A Scotsman in Charleston Race Week. Racing in a new country is always a challenge, and as my first event in the USA, it...
RS Aero USA

The RS Aero North American Championship heads to Florida

The RS Aero North American Championship is headed to Tampa, Florida. Racing will run from Friday May 20th through Sunday May 22nd, with a race clinic and practice day on May 19th. RS Aero 5, 6, 7,...
RS400

Salcombe Gin RS EuroCup 2022 at YC Carnac, France 3-6 June

The RS100, RS200, RS400, RS700 and RS800 fleets are all coming together for some intense racing at Carnac Yacht Club in France. Held over 3-6 June and just a 2.5-hour drive from the Saint-Malo...
RS Tera World Championships 2018, WPNSA

Eric Twiname Trust have partnered with RS Sailing for the 13th RS Tera Scheme!

The Eric Twiname Trust have selected the RS Tera as their choice boat to encourage young people into racing. A scheme of 25 boats will be made available to clubs in the UK at an abnormally...
Start of the season RS Sailing

Top tips for getting ready for the sailing season ahead from RS Sailing

The start of the sailing season is upon us in the United Kingdom, and wow, it feels good. You’ve dug your sunglasses out of the depths of your kit bag after the first sunny weekend of the year, and...
SailGP Inspire Club Program Video

SailGP Inspire Club Program Video

The #SGPInspire adopt a club program is about more than just inspiring the next generation, it is about giving back to the local communities we visit. ✨   View this post on Instagram...
RS Venture Connect

The Inaugural Youth Para World Sailing Championships marks an investment into the future of Para Sailing globally

RS Sailing is proud to announce that its award-winning RS Venture Connect sailboat, an existing class of Para World Sailing equipment, has been selected by World Sailing as the supplied equipment of...
U25 Para Champs

The First Ever U25 Para Worlds Championship Video

By World Sailing World First U25 Para Sailing World Championship set to debut in Dutch waters this summer World First U25 Para Sailing World Championship set to debut in Dutch waters this summer...
RS Venture Connect

World First U25 Para Sailing World Championship set to debut in Dutch waters this summer

Written by World Sailing World Sailing has announced the creation of a brand new event, the U25 Para Sailing World Championship, as part of the governing body’s commitment to increase participation...

Pin It on Pinterest