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A sunny day at South Cerney

23/03/2011 9 comments

I was doing the annual clean down on the macbook when I came across this clip.  I thought a few of you guys might appreciate it.

It’s an excellent reminder of just how simple, fast and smooth the RS100 is to sail from the off- and above all, how easy the gybes are in the typical winds we sail in.

Sure, there’s no prizes for spotting the mistakes a season on- the main’s not tight enough, the kicker’s cranked a bit, there’s a bit too much oversteer and in any other class, a probable swim with a windward kite drag through the first hoist.  But for all those newbies coming in to the class, this is simple video of simple sailing that anyone with a bit of time served in other dinghies could quite easily pick up… pure bliss.

and yes, pardon the French, but it’s a shit load quicker than a bloody Laser!

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Official Training DVD now available


The official RS100 Training DVD is now available from RS Sailing.

Some clips were featured in an earlier post, these show the quality and professional production of the material, but the most important thing is the first rate content- vital information for any budding RS100 sailor!

Pro Coach Mark Rushall takes you through everything you need to know, from basic procedures to advanced techniques to really get the most out of your boat.


– Only £5 for Class Association Members
– exceptional training tips and great footage of good techniques
– the only winter training you’ll do in front of the fire, with your feet up and a nice cup of tea in your hands!

For more information, please enter the RS webshop.

David Thomas helps Plymouth Uni come 2nd at Student Nationals


Well done to David Thomas (RS100 GBR253) who came an impressive 14th in the handicap fleet at the 2010 BUCS Fleet Racing Championship in Plymouth last weekend, helping his Plymouth University team claim second place overall to the event winners, Exter University.

A full report and results are available on the BUSA website.

A video from the event, filmed and edited by Tom Gruitt is below. Take a note from about 2 minutes 40… nice hoist Dave!

Summer memories from St Raphael

08/11/2010 7 comments

 

Check out this fantastic video from Richard Langdon of Ocean Images:

 

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RS100 training video from RS Sailing

04/11/2010 10 comments


oh look folks… sneek peaks of the DVD to come out… Santa’s rumoured to have the elves knocking-up 500 of these DVDs so get ready to place your order in due course…

 

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Another great video from Denmark


We’ve had some feedback that we only seem to post photos and videos online that show us blatting around with our kites up.  The obvious response is come and have a go and you’ll know why!

Well dearly respected critics, here is your answer:  a lovely video shot in Denmark of journalist Øyvind Bordal from http://www.baadmagasinet.dk/ on his first sail in the RS100.



A little nervous to go for the kite at first, we get to see some great footage of him sailing the RS100 in unarig mode, both upwind and down, before temptation ultimately gets him and up goes the kite.  Proving once again how user friendly this design really is- even on that ever-so slightly nervous, cherry-popping first sail, you can get this little rocket ship singing with or without the kite!


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Another day, another video… this time from the Gorge



Thanks to West Coast Sailing for sharing this.

If you are interested in test sailing an RS100 in Florida, please contact:

boats@westcoastsailing.net

alternatively, click on their logo below:


Categories: general update, videos