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RS400s at RS Southern Championships, Parkstone YC, 20-21 June 15

David Harding

RS400s at RS Southern Championships, Parkstone YC, 20-21 June 15

David Harding

Volvo Noble Marine RS400 Nationals

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Volvo Noble Marine RS400 Nationals

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2014 National Champions!

Tom Gruit

Action at RS400 Nationals at Mounts Bay

Tom Gruit

Massive waves at Mounts Bay, 2014

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Massive waves at Mounts Bay, 2014

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2014 Irish Nationals, Galway Bay

Alan Jones

2014 Irish Nationals, Galway Bay

Alan Jones

RS400 Eurocup, Lake Garda, 2014

Paul Wyeth

RS400 Eurocup, Lake Garda, 2014

Paul Wyeth

RS400 Eurocup, Lake Garda, 2014

Paul Wyeth

RS400 Eurocup, Lake Garda, 2014

Paul Wyeth

RS400 Eurocup, Lake Garda, 2014

Paul Wyeth



RS400 Nationals 2015 & 2016 and Eurocup 2016


Just 20 days to 2015 Nationals - get your entry in NOW! Outcome of vote for 2016 UK Nationals and Eurocup - read on ...
Posted: 20/07/2015 10:53:11
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 RS400 Southerns Report and Southern Tour Results Update

RS400 Southerns Report and Southern Tour Results Update


Congratulations to Jon Gorringe and Nicola Bass the RS400 Southern Champions for 2015!
Posted: 23/06/2015 10:23:51
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
More information on One day RS Southerns entry available!

One day RS Southerns entry available!


Do not despair RS Southerns entry will be open at registration this Saturday 20 June at 0900hrs 20-21 June Parkstone YC
Posted: 18/06/2015 22:07:22
More information on Hurry and grab your RS Southerns £5 Discount Off Entry

Hurry and grab your RS Southerns £5 Discount Off Entry


Online entry and £5 discount off entry closes 2359hrs Tues 16 June. You will need to register in person at the event after this deadline
Posted: 15/06/2015 12:04:20
More information on Summertime and the living is easy... But the RS Southerns are going to be epic!

Summertime and the living is easy... But the RS Southerns are going to be epic!


RS Racing RS Partying RS Southerns RS Awesome 20-21 June Parkstone YC
Posted: 11/06/2015 14:15:04
More information on Volvo Noble Marine RS400 National Champs, Tenby SC - ENTER NOW!!

Volvo Noble Marine RS400 National Champs, Tenby SC - ENTER NOW!!


Please enter before 1 July to save £35 on the entry fee, and have an opportunity to enter the competition to win a Volvo for the event
Posted: 10/06/2015 14:48:08

RS400s at Locks - wild, windy (& sunny too)


"Seventeen boats entered, fifteen boats raced and while the conditions developed to become a bit punchy later in the day, the sunshine added sufficient sparkle to make this a worthy entry into the, ‘you should have been there’, category."
Posted: 08/06/2015 11:23:53
More information on Forthcoming RS400 Events - June is looking busy!

Forthcoming RS400 Events - June is looking busy!


After all the excitement of the Carnac Eurocup, we have lots of lovely events in UK just around the corner ...
Posted: 31/05/2015 14:21:28
More information on This event is going to be hot hot hot!

This event is going to be hot hot hot!


RS Southerns Parkstone YC 20-21 June
Posted: 30/05/2015 21:38:08
More information on Final Results & Report from Carnac

Final Results & Report from Carnac


Congratulations to the RS400 Champions, Jim Downer & Jono Price, who beat off strong competition fro Jon Heissig & Nicky Griffin, winning on count-back.
Posted: 29/05/2015 11:31:01
More information on Day 3 results from Carnac - we're still alive (just)

Day 3 results from Carnac - we're still alive (just)


The results after day 3 of the Championship at YC Carnac are available under 'Results' or 'Championships' via the home page of your website.
Posted: 25/05/2015 17:47:57
More information on Day 2 results from Carnac

Day 2 results from Carnac


Fantastic champagne sailing yesterday with sun, wind and 3 races. We are all exhausted!
Posted: 25/05/2015 09:08:47
More information on RS100/700 Europeans, RS200/300/400/500 Eurocup - We've started!

RS100/700 Europeans, RS200/300/400/500 Eurocup - We've started!


The racing at YC Carnac started in earnest yesterday.
Posted: 24/05/2015 10:34:00
More information on RS400 Open, NCSC - Report & Photos

RS400 Open, NCSC - Report & Photos


A great event with 17 RS400s at Notts County last weekend.
Posted: 21/05/2015 11:54:51
More information on Here comes the sun...at the RS Southerns

Here comes the sun...at the RS Southerns


Parkstone YC 20-21 June
Posted: 15/05/2015 20:39:15
More information on Volvo Noble Marine RS400 National Champs, Tenby SC - Entry now open

Volvo Noble Marine RS400 National Champs, Tenby SC - Entry now open


We're off to wonderful Tenby for the 2015 Volvo Noble MarineRS400 National Champs. Lucky us! Tenby SC, South Wales, is a fantastic venue. Every sailor should do a Nationals here at least once in their lifetime!
Posted: 08/05/2015 16:55:00
More information on Hurray the RS Southern Champs online entry is now open!

Hurray the RS Southern Champs online entry is now open!


RS Racing RS Partying RS Awesome 20-21 June Parkstone YC
Posted: 06/05/2015 12:26:53

Bartley SC hosts the RS400 Southern Tour Opener


Read all about it at http://uk.rs400.org/indexdetail.asp?selection=ResultsDetail&evid=3247 With thanks to Sam Knight for an excellent report.
Posted: 28/04/2015 13:07:13

RS400 Clubs


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ClubFleet Size
Clubs with fleet values entered
Queen Mary SCRS400s: 37
Notts County SCRS400s: 20
Bartley SCRS400s: 18
Lymington Town SCRS400s: 17
Aldeburgh YCRS400s: 15
Chew Valley Lake SCRS400s: 15
Leigh & Lowton SCRS400s: 15
Oxford SCRS400s: 14
Burghfield SCRS400s: 12
Lee on the Solent SCRS400s: 11
Royal Findhorn YCRS400s: 11
Grafham Water SCRS400s: 10
Scaling Dam SCRS400s: 9
Aberdeen & Stonehaven YCRS400s: 8
Brancaster Staithe SCRS400s: 8
Portchester SCRS400s: 8
Royal North of Ireland YCRS400s: 8
Dalgety Bay SCRS400s: 7
Parkstone YCRS400s: 7
Rutland SCRS400s: 7
Starcross SCRS400s: 7
Starcross YCRS400s: 7
Dell Quay SCRS400s: 6
Downs SCRS400s: 6
Locks SCRS400s: 6
Royal Torbay YCRS400s: 6
Silverwing SCRS400s: 6
Bewl Valley SCRS400s: 5
Great Yarmouth & Gorleston SCRS400s: 5
Gurnard SCRS400s: 5
Warsash SCRS400s: 5
East Lothian YCRS400s: 4
Exe SCRS400s: 4
Netley SCRS400s: 4
Royal Windermere YCRS400s: 4
South Cerney SCRS400s: 4
Ullswater YCRS400s: 4
Weir Wood SCRS400s: 4
Yorkshire Dales SCRS400s: 4
Alton WaterRS400s: 3
Arun YCRS400s: 3
Elton SCRS400s: 3
Hayling Island SCRS400s: 3
Invergordon Boating ClubRS400s: 3
Lancing SCRS400s: 3
Leigh on Sea SCRS400s: 3
Loch Tummel SCRS400s: 3
Port Edgar YCRS400s: 3
Restronguet SCRS400s: 3
Royal Lymington YCRS400s: 3
Swanage SCRS400s: 3
Thorney Island SCRS400s: 3
Waveney and Oulton YCRS400s: 3
Wormit Boating ClubRS400s: 3
Bassenthwaite SCRS400s: 2
Blackwater SCRS400s: 2
Bristol Corinthian YCRS400s: 2
Castle Cove SCRS400s: 2
Chester SCRS400s: 2
Eastbourne Sovereign SCRS400s: 2
Fishers Green SCRS400s: 2
Hickling Broad SCRS400s: 2
Island Barn SCRS400s: 2
King George SCRS400s: 2
Largs SCRS400s: 2
Llandegfedd SCRS400s: 2
Lyme Regis SCRS400s: 2
Northampton SCRS400s: 2
Paignton SCRS400s: 2
Percuil SCRS400s: 2
St Marys Loch SCRS400s: 2
Thornbury SCRS400s: 2
Weston SCRS400s: 2
Bowmoor SCRS400s: 1
Calshot SCRS400s: 1
Chanonry SCRS400s: 1
DOSC Dubai Offshore SCRS400s: 1
Haversham SCRS400s: 1
Helensburgh SCRS400s: 1
Highcliffe SCRS400s: 1
Hillhead SCRS400s: 1
Isle of Man YCRS400s: 1
Largo Bay SCRS400s: 1
Lochaber YCRS400s: 1
Pagham YCRS400s: 1
Plymouth Youth Sailing, Mount Batten CentreRS400s: 1
Prestwick SCRS400s: 1
Royal Forth YCRS400s: 1
Royal Tay YCRS400s: 1
Shoreham SCRS400s: 1
Staunton Harold SCRS400s: 1
Stokes Bay SCRS400s: 1
Sully SCRS400s: 1
Tenby SCRS400s: 1
Aldenham SCRS400s: 0
Aquavitesse, The NetherlandsRS400s: 0
Bala Lake SCRS400s: 0
Beer SCRS400s: 0
Bexhill SCRS400s: 0
Bough Beech SCRS400s: 0
Brightlingsea SCRS400s: 0
Brighton SCRS400s: 0
Brixham YCRS400s: 0
Broadstairs SCRS400s: 0
Budworth SCRS400s: 0
Cardiff Bay YCRS400s: 0
Chichester YCRS400s: 0
Christchurch SCRS400s: 0
Coniston SCRS400s: 0
Cushendall Sailing & Boating ClubRS400s: 0
Datchet Water SCRS400s: 0
Dovey YCRS400s: 0
Draycote Water SCRS400s: 0
Durleigh SCRS400s: 0
EmsworthRS400s: 0
Fisherrow YCRS400s: 0
Frensham Pond SCRS400s: 0
Glossop SCRS400s: 0
Hawley Lake SCRS400s: 0
Hykeham SCRS400s: 0
Hythe & Saltwood SCRS400s: 0
Island Barn Reservoir SCRS400s: 0
Itchenor SCRS400s: 0
Loch Lomond SCRS400s: 0
Margate YCRS400s: 0
Medway YCRS400s: 0
Mengham Rythe SCRS400s: 0
Middle Nene Sailing ClubRS400s: 0
Milton Keynes SCRS400s: 0
Minorca SailingRS400s: 0
Mudeford SCRS400s: 0
Newhaven & Seaford SCRS400s: 0
NieuwpoortRS400s: 0
North Devon YCRS400s: 0
Papercourt SCRS400s: 0
Pembrokeshire YCRS400s: 0
Penzance SCRS400s: 0
Pevensey Bay SCRS400s: 0
Port Dinorwic SCRS400s: 0
Portishead Yacht & Sailing ClubRS400s: 0
Portsmouth SCRS400s: 0
Queen Mary Sailing ClubRS400s: 0
Royal Brighton YCRS400s: 0
Salcombe YCRS400s: 0
Saltash SCRS400s: 0
Snettisham Beach SCRS400s: 0
South Caernarvonshire YCRS400s: 0
South Windermere SCRS400s: 0
Spinnaker SCRS400s: 0
St Andrews SCRS400s: 0
St Ives SCRS400s: 0
St Mawes SCRS400s: 0
Stewartby Watersports Sailing ClubRS400s: 0
Stockholm RS800 GroupRS400s: 0
Tata Steel SCRS400s: 0
Tees & Hartlepool Yacht ClubRS400s: 0
Teignmouth YCRS400s: 0
Towy Boat ClubRS400s: 0
Up River Yacht ClubRS400s: 0
Wembley SCRS400s: 0
Weymouth SCRS400s: 0
Whitefriars SCRS400s: 0
Whitstable YCRS400s: 0
Yarmouth SCRS400s: 0
Clubs with No values entered
Attenborough SCRS400s:
Bala Sailing ClubRS400s:
Ballyholme YCRS400s:
Black Rock YCRS400s:
Burnham on Crouch Sailing ClubRS400s:
Carsington SCRS400s:
Cercle Nautique de LoctudyRS400s:
Circolo vela BellanoRS400s:
Club Nautic D'Arenys de Mar, SpainRS400s:
Club Nàutic S’Arenal, MallorcaRS400s:
Cumbraes SCRS400s:
Delph SCRS400s:
Derwent Reservoir SCRS400s:
Dun LaoghaireRS400s:
Felpham SCRS400s:
Filey SCRS400s:
Findhorn SCRS400s:
Fraglia vela RivaRS400s:
Galway Bay SCRS400s:
Gottskar SwedenRS400s:
Gravedona, Lake ComoRS400s:
Greystones SCRS400s:
Hollingworth SCRS400s:
Howth YCRS400s:
HyeresRS400s:
L'Estartit, SpainRS400s:
Lac du DerRS400s:
Lake Lipno, PragueRS400s:
Langstone Harbour SCRS400s:
Lipno Lake, HrdoňovRS400s:
Lipno, Czech RepublicRS400s:
Llandudno SCRS400s:
Loch Tay SCRS400s:
Mayflower SCRS400s:
Middle Nene SCRS400s:
Mounts Bay SCRS400s:
Penarth SCRS400s:
Pwllheli SCRS400s:
Roadford SCRS400s:
Royal Corinthian Yacht Club Burnham on CrouchRS400s:
Royal Cork YCRS400s:
Royal Cornwall YCRS400s:
Segelsallskapet Kaparen, Gottskar, SwedenRS400s:
Seglergemeinschaft am Muggelsee e.V. BERLINRS400s:
Sheffield Viking SCRS400s:
St RaphaelRS400s:
Stone SCRS400s:
W.V. AalsmeerRS400s:
Weymouth & Portland NSARS400s:
YC Carnac, BrittanyRS400s:

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Champions Profile

Stewart and Sarah Robertson
Stewart: I started sailing on Forfar Loch with my Dad when I was about 5 or so in an Enterprise. I was usually on the starboard side, under the foredeck, with my brother John on the port side. When we were older we saved to buy our first Mirror dinghy kit. My Dad helped us build it in our bedroom and we loved every minute from the moment the kit arrived at the house to sailing in the European Championships in ’73. I moved on to the Enterprise and enjoyed years sailing and making friends (including Sarah Harbon - as she was then). The highlights included winning the worlds in ’76 and later the Nationals in ’81 with Sarah. I  enjoyed  team racing at University and a trip to the US with the British Universities' team.  After forays into Merlins and 470s amongst others I returned to Ents and stayed till 1994.
In ’95 I was lent an RS400 and went to the championships in Portland Harbour. It was all quite different although some of the names were very familiar, there having been a general rush of enthusiasm for the class. Following a few years falling off a 49er to keep the offspring happy, myself and Sarah returned to the 400 in 2011 mainly due to the enthusiasm of Keith Bedborough. Having practised in the Ent in the 80s it was nice to sail together again and with the passage of time there were no sprogs to make demands on time. (Only money and cars).

Sarah: Started sailing in enterprises at Beaver Sailing Club in my teens with my Dad who was very keen but also learning to sail. We learnt the fast way by travelling the NE circuit, doing the Nationals, Ullswater week, Southport 24 hour races, team racing events etc etc.

After winning the Enterprise Nationals with Stewart (and 2nd in the worlds the following year) we also sailed 470s for a while then I took a break to look after kids while Stewart tried out Fireballs and eventually 400s. I started to helm at some point when it seemed like the best way to get a sail. I got my own RS200 about 10 years ago and managed to compete reasonably successfully on the Scottish circuit with Kate my crew. At some point about 3 years ago Stewart was desperate for a crew one weekend, I eventually offered my services, we both enjoyed sailing together to our mutual surprise and here we are!


My Winning Tip
Stewart: My philosophy on sailing the 400 is quite simple. Sail flat, work hard, focus and think all the time. I also find that the more you practise, the luckier you get.

Sarah: do it your own way. There are no rules for hanging out or moving around the boat. I have been to some daft crews talks where straight legged hiking or tacking backwards were stated as the only way to do it. Find out what works best for your body and for your sailing situation and get good at it.
- extend your hiking stamina by spreading the load across your body. I use a combination of arms and leg muscles to lock into a position that I can stay in for a while.
- concentrate on boat heel & sail trim. Move both as often as is needed.
- keep aware of what's going on around you - other boats, changes in wind.
- remember to pack the rudder :)
- Read the course before going afloat, Check the committee boat for things that may change :) :)
- watch out for flags :) :) :)
- hang out really really hard after the start - flat boat can really slow down boats around you.
- practice your roll tacks - in the 400 the crew can do this easily help a lot in these.
- take enough water and food for a long day on the water - remember to make your helm eat and drink.
- work out where to put your feet when crossing the boat (having a plan protects from bruises).
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