#2: a successful class (09/10)

Dear Sailors,

Wow!  43 boats on the start line, exceeding all expectations; 8 full-on races in fantastic conditions full of spills, thrills, loads of fun and great class racing; and all concluding with the crowning of our two very well deserved inaugural National Champions!

It barely seems possible for our Class to have got off to such a fantastic start just six months after the first boats hit the water! The future looks very bright.

For those who were there, thank you so much for your support and for making this such an enjoyable event. It was great meeting everybody and I am sure we all have great memories and some tales to tell. For those who couldn’t make it this time, we look forward to welcoming you to our future events in the very near future.

RS have given us a truly fantastic boat (thank you so much guys!) and with our class organisation now all in place we have the opportunity to build on this great start to create the sort of class that we all want – great boat, great racing, loads of fun!  However, a class is nothing without its sailors and we therefore welcome you all to get involved and to participate in whatever way you can – we look forward to hearing from you with your ideas and suggestions for the way forward. Its now our class and lets all work together to make it a great one.

Welcome to our newsletter and the start of the RS100 Class.

Here’s to great sailing and fun times ahead !

Chris Cunningham – UK Class Chairman

GBR122 – Not Now Kato!


UK class regattas headline:

DAKINE UK Nationals 2010- a full media rich report is available

The weekend of the 4th and 5th of September 2010 saw the inaugural RS100 DAKINE UK National Championship get underway at Parkstone Yacht Club with a surprising 43 entries- not bad for a class that’s only been going for six months!

A free pre-event training session courtesy of RS Sailing followed by a trip to the local fleet’s favoured curry haunt proved a successful confidence boost and nerve settler for many of the travellers.  Entries came from as far as afield as Cornwall, Merseyside and the Blackwater….

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A second video featuring all the dry-ish action is also available here


club racing headline:

Joint Statement from the RYA & RS Sailing regarding the PY Numbers for the RS100

Some of you are probably aware that the RYA issued an Experimental Number for the RS100 dinghy recently.  This number is currently 990 and does not represent a breakdown of the 8.4 and 10.2 rig.

A joint statement from the RYA and RS Sailing was released to assist you encourage your club results secretary/sailing committee to fully support the development of the class’s seperate rig configurations going forward.

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RS Sailing- Autumn Clothing Sale

RS are having a large Autumn clothing sale which includes all types of sailing clothing.

Many items are under half price.

Here are a few examples of the sale:

Magic Marine Racing Buoyancy Aid Was £49.95 Now £28.00

Magic Marine Competition 3/4 Hikers Was £99.95 Now £59.95

Henri Lloyd TP1 Axis Jacket Was £89.95 Now £24.95

Henri Lloyd TP1 Mirage Jacket Was £99.95 Now £48.95

Magic Marine Racing Spray Top Was £59.95 Now £39.95

Henri Lloyd Ainslie Fleece Hat (Jnr) Was £11.95 Now £6.95

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International RS100 Class Association Headline

RS100 Italia Cup 2010

14 sailors participated in the Italia Cup in Lake Garda on 27th & 28th August.  The event was won with commanding pace by Stefano Rizzi.

RS’s own After Sales Manager, Rob Eastwood found some time to down the tools and go sailing.  He reports it was a lovely venue, definitely one for us all to consider in the forthcoming few seasons.

A full report, in Italian is available:

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Nationals Photos- searchable by sail number

You can search David Harding’s photos from the Nationals by sail number.

Simply type your sail number (forget the country code GBR etc) into the lower search box:



RS100 classifieds

Looking for an RS100?

There is currently 1 RS100 for sale.  Located in Norfolk, the current owner is open to offers

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Secondly, please note RS Sailing’s Charlie Merchant & Paul Childs are marketing some refurbished demo boats for a bargain price of £7,200 all in including a new sail. UK customers only though.

Why not give them a call a work out a deal?

+44 (0)23 8027 4500


Forthcoming Events:

For information and commentary of forthcoming class events, please see:


– European Championship 2010 – St Raphael – 25th to 27th September 2010

– RS All Class Laying Up Sailing – Rutland SC – 13th & 14th November 2010


Fun & Games:

Ifamous RS100 sailing legend Graeme Fuller, GBR123 has been busy creating some rather unique video clip commentary before and after the National Championship.

For those who missed them, they can be viewed following the links below.  Apologies to those who don’t get all the Yachts & Yachting Forum ‘in-jokes’ from its resident troll… you obviously have better ways to spend 9 to 5!

Nationals Controversy

Breaking News from Sarah Palin

Of course Graeme wouldn’t do it unless he wanted the attention, and who are we to deny him a good bit of banter?  Therefore following the entourage he brought to Parkstone, and the endless list of his excuses and accusations that are currently floating around the tinterweb, a suitable response was created just for him here.

Apologies to the Phantom Fleet, Simon Childs (GBR191) & Nick Peters (GBR104) in advance.

Please feel to circulate this newsletter to fellow sailors.

Yours sincerely,

RS100 Sailing Admin



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