RS200 and RS400 dinghies head to Killaloe Sailing Club and season finale

In a year where Ireland hosted the 505, GP14, Fireball, SB20 World Championships, some of the other classes had a quieter year.

However, the RS fleet has seen some resurgence with boats rapidly changing hands already in late summer/autumn with sailors joining the fleet for the first time and some returning to join the fleet after a year or two of absence.

Why sail in SR? RS is a forward-thinking sailboat manufacturer, the boats are light, fast and fun, sure to put a smile on your face and a thrill to sail.

The RS Aero has transformed the game as RS200 numbers thrive as younger/lighter teams arrive with up to 180 boats at the UK Nats at Hayling Island in August 2022.

The RS400 is the original “modern classic” RS boat. It has a wide weight range that combines power & speed with an asymmetrical at an affordable price! Check out this video from this year’s RS400 National Championships (in champagne conditions at Ballyholme.

The RS fleet is due to stage the final event of the year on October 8-9 at the brand new clubhouse in Killaloe SC, Co. Clare for the RS200/400 Inlands. The club already have an established RS fleet, with many more from the strongholds of Greystones, Blessington and across Northern Ireland expected to travel.

Registration is available for Inland for anyone thinking of coming, NOR, Entry Page, SI’s and Whatsapp Group all listed on the page with some suggested places to stay while camping , etc. will be available at the club.

For those who don’t yet have a boat but would like to join the class, there is a Crew Union Facebook page below (anyone interested can join) and the class website here and the Irish RS200/RS400 Dinghy Crews’ Union (Facebook page)

The AGM is due at the end of October and will decide Irish events for 2023.

Already confirmed for 2023, the RS400 Eurocup is the epic venue for Torbole, Lake Garda from May 29-June 2 and UK Nationals Mounts Bay SC from July 31-August 4, with the same event heavily rumored to return to Ireland of the North in 2025.

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