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RS500 World Champs 2015, The Netherlands

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RS500 World Champs 2015, The Netherlands

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RS500 Worlds, Sweden

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More information on Entries open now for French Open Skiff, Easter

Entries open now for French Open Skiff, Easter


The ever-popular French Open Skiff event is on track for Easter 2016. Let's try to make it a massive RS event, as we did in 2013, 2014 & 2015.
Posted: 08/02/2016 15:12:08
More information on Volvo Noble Marine RS500 Nationals, Lymington TSC, 16-19 June - ENTRIES OPEN NOW

Volvo Noble Marine RS500 Nationals, Lymington TSC, 16-19 June - ENTRIES OPEN NOW


Entries are invited to The Volvo Noble Marine RS500 National Championships 2016, which are being hosted by wonderful Lymington Town SC from 16-19 June. Get some great practice for the 2017 World Championships at this location!
Posted: 08/02/2016 13:37:51
More information on Exciting International RS Events for 2016

Exciting International RS Events for 2016


Lots of lovely International events for 2016 ... Click here for more details.
Posted: 05/02/2016 16:28:19
More information on 2016 to be Year of Coaching for UK RS500s

2016 to be Year of Coaching for UK RS500s


For the UK 500 class 2016 will be the year of coaching. We have some great coaching events planned, to help new entrants to the class and to help the Brits maintain our winning streak on the international stage!
Posted: 25/01/2016 09:35:53
More information on A Year of RS Sailing

A Year of RS Sailing


Highlights of 2015 in a great feelgood video from RS Sailing
Posted: 12/01/2016 14:04:32
More information on Happy New RS500 Year

Happy New RS500 Year


James Bond t-shirt order closes Monday!
Posted: 08/01/2016 21:17:14
More information on Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas


Posted: 22/12/2015 09:11:30
More information on Special edition James Bond RS500 T-shirt

Special edition James Bond RS500 T-shirt


Order by 4 Dec to receive for Christmas!
Posted: 28/11/2015 00:38:28
More information on RSs at Travemunder Woche, July 2016 - Information on website

RSs at Travemunder Woche, July 2016 - Information on website


We are looking forward to the RS500 Worlds, RS100, RS400 and RS Aero Europeans, and RS200 and RS300 Gold Cup 2016 being held as part of the epic Travemunde Woche Regatta on 25th - 29th July 2016.
Posted: 11/11/2015 17:10:07
More information on RSs at Travemunder Woche, July 2016 - Information on website

RSs at Travemunder Woche, July 2016 - Information on website


We are looking forward to the RS500 Worlds, RS100, RS400 and RS Aero Europeans, and RS200 and RS300 Gold Cup 2016 being held as part of the epic Travemunde Woche Regatta on 25th - 29th July 2016.
Posted: 11/11/2015 17:08:17
More information on Fab RS300 report on the Endeavour Trophy

Fab RS300 report on the Endeavour Trophy


Read Dave Acres' great event report here...
Posted: 14/10/2015 00:06:05
More information on Ben Saxton and Toby Lewis make history in RS200 at Endeavour Championship

Ben Saxton and Toby Lewis make history in RS200 at Endeavour Championship


Ben Saxton and Toby Lewis representing the Merlin Rocket class are the winners of the 2015 Endeavour Championship after winning all eight races.
Posted: 12/10/2015 09:23:21


A fun weekend of catching up with old friends, rugby (we won't dwell on that), beer, camping, table football and a spot of boat measuring!
Posted: 07/10/2015 14:13:24
More information on Gul Inlands and RS200 Youth Championships - ONLINE ENTRY CLOSES TODAY Get your skates on!

Gul Inlands and RS200 Youth Championships - ONLINE ENTRY CLOSES TODAY Get your skates on!


Online entry closes on Wednesday, after that you'll need to enter at registration
Posted: 28/09/2015 09:10:10
More information on Gul RS100, RS200 & RS500 Inland Championships, Gul RS200 Youth Championships 3/4 Oct Northampton SC - Entry Open Now!

Gul RS100, RS200 & RS500 Inland Championships, Gul RS200 Youth Championships 3/4 Oct Northampton SC - Entry Open Now!


Get set for a fantastic weekend of sailing, plus England v Australia in the Rugby World Cup, a great value slap up meal and free camping! Enter online now and save £6...
Posted: 11/09/2015 12:49:59
More information on We have new RS500 World Champions!

We have new RS500 World Champions!


The fantastic RS500 World Championships 2015 are over, with new Champions - Peter Barton & Heather Chipperfield.
Posted: 07/08/2015 13:10:55
More information on 2015 RS500 World Championships - Days 3 & 4

2015 RS500 World Championships - Days 3 & 4


Great times here at the RS500 Worlds Championships. The racing has been exciting and close, and the Brit Party was legendary.
Posted: 06/08/2015 10:39:23
More information on Volvo Noble Marine RS500 Nationals - Entry Open

Volvo Noble Marine RS500 Nationals - Entry Open


For the Volvo Noble Marine RS500 National Championships, we will be joining the prestigious Royal Torbay Regatta on 22-25 August 2015. Great social programme and shoreside entertainment with other fleets.
Posted: 08/07/2015 16:11:03
More information on Roll Up to Lymington Dinghy Regatta - 18/19 July

Roll Up to Lymington Dinghy Regatta - 18/19 July


Building on the success of the first two years, the Lymington Dinghy Regatta will welcome visitors and local boats on 18/19 July. Two courses, eight class starts and three races scheduled each day in the Solent should make for a great weekend of racing.
Posted: 06/07/2015 12:53:16
More information on RS Southern Championship Results and Photos Out Now!

RS Southern Championship Results and Photos Out Now!


Fab weekend at Parkstone YC 20-21 June: RS Racing + RS Partying = RS Southerns = RS Awesome!
Posted: 22/06/2015 12:08:28

RS500 Clubs


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ClubFleet Size
Clubs with fleet values entered
Gurnard SCRS500s: 5
Netley SCRS500s: 5
Great Yarmouth & Gorleston SCRS500s: 3
Island Barn SCRS500s: 3
Northampton SCRS500s: 3
Yorkshire Dales SCRS500s: 3
Hickling Broad SCRS500s: 2
Royal Lymington YCRS500s: 2
Swanage SCRS500s: 2
Bartley SCRS500s: 1
Blackwater SCRS500s: 1
Castle Cove SCRS500s: 1
Exe SCRS500s: 1
Hillhead SCRS500s: 1
Llandegfedd SCRS500s: 1
Locks SCRS500s: 1
Oxford SCRS500s: 1
Plymouth Youth Sailing, Mount Batten CentreRS500s: 1
Prestwick SCRS500s: 1
Waveney and Oulton YCRS500s: 1
Aberdeen & Stonehaven YCRS500s: 0
Aldeburgh YCRS500s: 0
Aldenham SCRS500s: 0
Alton WaterRS500s: 0
Aquavitesse, The NetherlandsRS500s: 0
Arun YCRS500s: 0
Bala Lake SCRS500s: 0
Bassenthwaite SCRS500s: 0
Beer SCRS500s: 0
Bewl Valley SCRS500s: 0
Bexhill SCRS500s: 0
Bough Beech SCRS500s: 0
Bowmoor SCRS500s: 0
Brancaster Staithe SCRS500s: 0
Brightlingsea SCRS500s: 0
Brighton SCRS500s: 0
Bristol Corinthian YCRS500s: 0
Brixham YCRS500s: 0
Broadstairs SCRS500s: 0
Budworth SCRS500s: 0
Burghfield SCRS500s: 0
Calshot SCRS500s: 0
Cardiff Bay YCRS500s: 0
Chanonry SCRS500s: 0
Chester SCRS500s: 0
Chew Valley Lake SCRS500s: 0
Chichester YCRS500s: 0
Christchurch SCRS500s: 0
Coniston SCRS500s: 0
Cushendall Sailing & Boating ClubRS500s: 0
Dalgety Bay SCRS500s: 0
Datchet Water SCRS500s: 0
Dell Quay SCRS500s: 0
DOSC Dubai Offshore SCRS500s: 0
Dovey YCRS500s: 0
Downs SCRS500s: 0
Draycote Water SCRS500s: 0
Durleigh SCRS500s: 0
East Lothian YCRS500s: 0
Eastbourne Sovereign SCRS500s: 0
Elton SCRS500s: 0
EmsworthRS500s: 0
Fisherrow YCRS500s: 0
Fishers Green SCRS500s: 0
Frensham Pond SCRS500s: 0
Glossop SCRS500s: 0
Grafham Water SCRS500s: 0
Haversham SCRS500s: 0
Hawley Lake SCRS500s: 0
Hayling Island SCRS500s: 0
Helensburgh SCRS500s: 0
Highcliffe SCRS500s: 0
Hykeham SCRS500s: 0
Hythe & Saltwood SCRS500s: 0
Invergordon Boating ClubRS500s: 0
Island Barn Reservoir SCRS500s: 0
Isle of Man YCRS500s: 0
Itchenor SCRS500s: 0
King George SCRS500s: 0
Lancing SCRS500s: 0
Largo Bay SCRS500s: 0
Largs SCRS500s: 0
Lee on the Solent SCRS500s: 0
Leigh & Lowton SCRS500s: 0
Leigh on Sea SCRS500s: 0
Loch Lomond SCRS500s: 0
Loch Tummel SCRS500s: 0
Lochaber YCRS500s: 0
Lyme Regis SCRS500s: 0
Lymington Town SCRS500s: 0
Manor Park SCRS500s: 0
Marconi Sailing ClubRS500s: 0
Margate YCRS500s: 0
Medway YCRS500s: 0
Mengham Rythe SCRS500s: 0
Middle Nene Sailing ClubRS500s: 0
Milton Keynes SCRS500s: 0
Minorca SailingRS500s: 0
Mudeford SCRS500s: 0
Newhaven & Seaford SCRS500s: 0
NieuwpoortRS500s: 0
North Devon YCRS500s: 0
Notts County SCRS500s: 0
Pagham YCRS500s: 0
Paignton SCRS500s: 0
Papercourt SCRS500s: 0
Parkstone YCRS500s: 0
Pembrokeshire YCRS500s: 0
Penzance SCRS500s: 0
Percuil SCRS500s: 0
Pevensey Bay SCRS500s: 0
Port Dinorwic SCRS500s: 0
Port Edgar YCRS500s: 0
Portchester SCRS500s: 0
Portishead Yacht & Sailing ClubRS500s: 0
Portsmouth SCRS500s: 0
Queen Mary Sailing ClubRS500s: 0
Queen Mary SCRS500s: 0
Restronguet SCRS500s: 0
Royal Brighton YCRS500s: 0
Royal Findhorn YCRS500s: 0
Royal Forth YCRS500s: 0
Royal North of Ireland YCRS500s: 0
Royal Tay YCRS500s: 0
Royal Torbay YCRS500s: 0
Royal Windermere YCRS500s: 0
Rutland SCRS500s: 0
Salcombe YCRS500s: 0
Saltash SCRS500s: 0
Scaling Dam SCRS500s: 0
Shoreham SCRS500s: 0
Silverwing SCRS500s: 0
Snettisham Beach SCRS500s: 0
South Caernarvonshire YCRS500s: 0
South Cerney SCRS500s: 0
South Windermere SCRS500s: 0
Spinnaker SCRS500s: 0
St Andrews SCRS500s: 0
St Ives SCRS500s: 0
St Marys Loch SCRS500s: 0
St Mawes SCRS500s: 0
Starcross SCRS500s: 0
Starcross YCRS500s: 0
Staunton Harold SCRS500s: 0
Stewartby Watersports Sailing ClubRS500s: 0
Stockholm RS800 GroupRS500s: 0
Stokes Bay SCRS500s: 0
Sully SCRS500s: 0
Tata Steel SCRS500s: 0
Tees & Hartlepool Yacht ClubRS500s: 0
Teignmouth YCRS500s: 0
Tenby SCRS500s: 0
Thornbury SCRS500s: 0
Thorney Island SCRS500s: 0
Towy Boat ClubRS500s: 0
Travemunder WocheRS500s: 0
Tynemouth Sailing ClubRS500s: 0
Ullswater YCRS500s: 0
Up River Yacht ClubRS500s: 0
Warsash SCRS500s: 0
Weir Wood SCRS500s: 0
Wembley SCRS500s: 0
Weston SCRS500s: 0
Weymouth SCRS500s: 0
Whitefriars SCRS500s: 0
Whitstable YCRS500s: 0
Wormit Boating ClubRS500s: 0
Yarmouth SCRS500s: 0
Clubs with No values entered
Attenborough SCRS500s:
Bala Sailing ClubRS500s:
Ballyholme YCRS500s:
Black Rock YCRS500s:
Burnham on Crouch Sailing ClubRS500s:
Burnham SCRS500s:
Carsington SCRS500s:
Cercle Nautique de LoctudyRS500s:
Circolo vela BellanoRS500s:
Circolo vela TorboleRS500s:
Club Nautic D'Arenys de Mar, SpainRS500s:
Club Nàutic S’Arenal, MallorcaRS500s:
Cumbraes SCRS500s:
Delph SCRS500s:
Derwent Reservoir SCRS500s:
Dun LaoghaireRS500s:
Felpham SCRS500s:
Filey SCRS500s:
Findhorn SCRS500s:
Fraglia vela RivaRS500s:
Galway Bay SCRS500s:
Gottskar SwedenRS500s:
Gravedona, Lake ComoRS500s:
Greystones SCRS500s:
Hollingworth SCRS500s:
Howth YCRS500s:
HyeresRS500s:
International Sailing Center, MedemblikRS500s:
L'Estartit, SpainRS500s:
Lac du DerRS500s:
Lake Lipno, PragueRS500s:
Langstone Harbour SCRS500s:
Lipno Lake, HrdoňovRS500s:
Lipno, Czech RepublicRS500s:
Llandudno SCRS500s:
Loch Earn SCRS500s:
Loch Tay SCRS500s:
Mayflower SCRS500s:
Middle Nene SCRS500s:
Mounts Bay SCRS500s:
Nieuwpoort HavengeulRS500s:
Penarth SCRS500s:
Pwllheli SCRS500s:
Roadford SCRS500s:
Royal Corinthian Yacht Club Burnham on CrouchRS500s:
Royal Cork YCRS500s:
Royal Cornwall YCRS500s:
Schull, West CorkRS500s:
Segelsallskapet Kaparen, Gottskar, SwedenRS500s:
Seglergemeinschaft am Muggelsee e.V. BERLINRS500s:
Sheffield Viking SCRS500s:
South Shields SCRS500s:
St RaphaelRS500s:
Stone SCRS500s:
W.V. AalsmeerRS500s:
WaldringfieldRS500s:
Weymouth & Portland NSARS500s:
YC Carnac, BrittanyRS500s:
 

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Sailor Testimonials

De RS500 is een fantastisch speeltje. In Maart 2010 was ik op zoek naar een aantrekkelijke moderne boot die ik samen met mijn vriendin kan zeilen en die een gezellige klasse heeft om het plezier er in te houden. De 470 viel absoluut af, te veel competitie, te weinig plezier. De 29er was meer een jeugdboot en al dat oude hout wat in Nederland rondvaart vond ik ook niet erg aantrekkelijk. Dan moest ik zelf maar op zoek naar een nieuwe boot. Het werd de RS500.

Het allereerste WK 2010 was in Nederland en was de start van een zeer vriendelijke maar toch competitieve klasse. Het is de ideale boot voor de gevorderde wedstrijdzeiler die niet houdt van de druk van een olympische klasse. Maar ook erg bereikbaar voor de zeilers die nog in de kinderschoenen staan van het racen met kleine boten.

Twee jaar later is de Internationale RS500 klasse een van de snelst groeiende klasses in Europa. En dat is geweldig! Het trekt de meest vriendelijke en gezellige zeilers. Als je echt van zeilen houdt is het een fantastische klasse om onderdeel van te zijn. Ik ben er erg trots op! Trots omdat we de beste feesten hebben tijdens events. Trots op de sensatie die wij allen voelen als we strijden in de RS500. Maar het meeste nog trots omdat ik een onderdeel mag zijn van deze klasse die de brug slaat tussen het professionele olympische zeilen en de locale "fun" klasse.

We zijn nieuw en wereldwijd verspreid. Sinds 2010 maak ik vrienden voor het leven in heel Europa. En dat is fantastisch! De combinatie van varen en feesten geeft mij waar het om draait: Plezier, Vriendschap en Vrijheid!

Michiel Geerling
 

Champions Profile

Alex Taylor
Alex Taylor - helm - Budworth Sailing club

CV highlights:
Twice Laser 2 National Champion and 2nd at Worlds
Winner of BUSA match racing championship and student nationals (Laser 2s) when at University
RS 500 national champion 2009 & 2011.
Current RS 500 European and World Champion
Fireball open winner and 5th at worlds 2011.
Twice 7th place finishes at Endeavour trophy.


My Winning Tip
Make time to practice away from racing. 1 hour focussed training can be worth 10 hours racing.
Keep a sailing diary and record what you learn - don't make the same mistake twice.
Sail the boat flat. The flatter you are the faster you go.
2nd Hand Dinghies, Winter storage
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