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More information on PRESS RELEASE - Gill RS400 Eurocup, Garda - Runners & Riders

PRESS RELEASE - Gill RS400 Eurocup, Garda - Runners & Riders


Looking like a very hot fleet this year – 45 boats which is a record for the RS400s. Joining 85 RS100s, RS200s and RS800s at the Gill Europeans at ever-popular Fraglia vela Riva, it’s going to be exciting both on and off the water.
Posted: 22/07/2014 13:31:51
More information on PRESS RELEASE - Gill RS400 Eurocup, Garda - Runners & Riders

PRESS RELEASE - Gill RS400 Eurocup, Garda - Runners & Riders


Looking like a very hot fleet this year – 45 boats which is a record for the RS400s. Joining 85 RS100s, RS200s and RS800s at the Gill Europeans at ever-popular Fraglia vela Riva, it’s going to be exciting both on and off the water.
Posted: 22/07/2014 10:34:56
More information on PRESS RELEASE - Harken announce sponsorship of the Volvo Noble Marine RS400 UK Nationals

PRESS RELEASE - Harken announce sponsorship of the Volvo Noble Marine RS400 UK Nationals


Harken are proud to announce their support for RS this year through sponsorship of the RS200 and RS400 Nationals. Enter now to win Harken Goodies!
Posted: 17/07/2014 11:38:05
More information on RS400 Northern Champs, Scaling Dam SC

RS400 Northern Champs, Scaling Dam SC


A good weekend at Scaling Dam SC for the RS400 Northerns.
Posted: 16/07/2014 10:44:13
More information on PRESS PELEASE - Gill announces title sponsorship of the RS European Championships on Lake Garda

PRESS PELEASE - Gill announces title sponsorship of the RS European Championships on Lake Garda


Gill announces title sponsorship of the RS European championships at the iconic venue on Lake Garda in Northern Italy.
Posted: 14/07/2014 10:34:39
More information on RS400 Northerns, Scaling Dam SC, This weekend

RS400 Northerns, Scaling Dam SC, This weekend


The next event in the RS400 Racing calendar is this weekend. Scaling Dam SC, 12/13 July. This event is part of the Championship, Scottish and Northern Tours - 3 for the price of one!
Posted: 07/07/2014 10:54:12
More information on UK RS Southern Championships

UK RS Southern Championships


A photo speaks a 1000 words - read on for links to all the classes
Posted: 30/06/2014 09:41:37
More information on Lots of News about the RS400 UK Nationals

Lots of News about the RS400 UK Nationals


We've got loads going on at Mounts Bay this August. Click title to read about some of the on-racing stuff ...
Posted: 23/06/2014 13:36:04
More information on UK RS Southern Championships - Results

UK RS Southern Championships - Results


Champagne Sailing all the way! 250 RS sailors, summer sunshine, sea breeze and superb party - see results page for overall and class write up and results.
Posted: 23/06/2014 13:30:38

RS400 May Roundup Now Out


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Posted: 10/06/2014 23:31:41

RS400 Clubs


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ClubFleet Size
Clubs with fleet values entered
Leigh & Lowton SCRS400s: 15
Locks SCRS400s: 8
Parkstone YCRS400s: 8
Royal North of Ireland YCRS400s: 8
Downs SCRS400s: 6
Great Yarmouth & Gorleston SCRS400s: 5
East Lothian YCRS400s: 4
Alton WaterRS400s: 3
Royal Lymington YCRS400s: 3
Waveney and Oulton YCRS400s: 3
Blackwater Sailing ClubRS400s: 2
Castle CoveRS400s: 2
Island Barn SCRS400s: 2
Llandegfedd SCRS400s: 2
Northampton Sailing ClubRS400s: 2
DOSC Dubai Offshore Sailing ClubRS400s: 1
Isle of Man Yacht Club RS400s: 1
Plymouth Youth Sailing, Mount Batten CentreRS400s: 1
Prestwick SCRS400s: 1
South Cerney SCRS400s: 1
Staunton Harold SCRS400s: 1
Sully Sailing ClubRS400s: 1
Aldenham SCRS400s: 0
Aquavitesse, The NetherlandsRS400s: 0
Beer SCRS400s: 0
Bexhill SCRS400s: 0
Bough Beech SCRS400s: 0
Brightlingsea SCRS400s: 0
Bristol Corinthian YCRS400s: 0
Broadstairs SCRS400s: 0
Budworth SCRS400s: 0
Burghfield SCRS400s: 0
Castle Cove SCRS400s: 0
Chew Valley LSCRS400s: 0
Chichester Yacht ClubRS400s: 0
Christchurch Sailing ClubRS400s: 0
Coniston Sailing ClubRS400s: 0
EmsworthRS400s: 0
Exe SCRS400s: 0
Frensham Pond SCRS400s: 0
Hawley Lake Sailing ClubRS400s: 0
Hayling Island SCRS400s: 0
Hickling Broad Sailing ClubRS400s: 0
Hykeham Sailing ClubRS400s: 0
Itchenor SCRS400s: 0
King George Sailing ClubRS400s: 0
Loch Lomond SCRS400s: 0
Lyme Regis Sailing ClubRS400s: 0
Margate yacht ClubRS400s: 0
Milton Keynes Sailing ClubRS400s: 0
Netley SCRS400s: 0
Notts County SCRS400s: 0
Paignton SCRS400s: 0
Papercourt SCRS400s: 0
Pembrokeshire Yacht ClubRS400s: 0
Queen Mary SCRS400s: 0
Restronguet sailing clubRS400s: 0
Rutland SCRS400s: 0
snettisham beachRS400s: 0
Snettisham Beach Sailing ClubRS400s: 0
South Windermere SCRS400s: 0
Starcross YCRS400s: 0
Tenby SCRS400s: 0
Thornbury Sailing ClubRS400s: 0
Ullswater YCRS400s: 0
Wembley SCRS400s: 0
Weston SCRS400s: 0
Whitefriars Sailing ClubRS400s: 0
Wormit Boating ClubRS400s: 0
Yorkshire Dales SCRS400s: 0
Clubs with No values entered
Aberdeen & Stonehaven YCRS400s:
Aldeburgh YCRS400s:
Arun YCRS400s:
Bala Lake SCRS400s:
Bartley SCRS400s:
Bassenthwaite SCRS400s:
Carsington SCRS400s:
Cercle Nautique de LoctudyRS400s:
Chanonry SCRS400s:
Circolo vela BellanoRS400s:
Club Nàutic S’Arenal, MallorcaRS400s:
Cumbraes SCRS400s:
Dalgety Bay SCRS400s:
Datchet Water SCRS400s:
Delph SCRS400s:
Derwent Reservoir SCRS400s:
Draycote WSCRS400s:
Dun LaoghaireRS400s:
Eastbourne Sovereign SCRS400s:
Felpham SCRS400s:
Filey SCRS400s:
Findhorn SCRS400s:
Fisherrow YCRS400s:
Fraglia vela RivaRS400s:
Galway Bay SCRS400s:
Glossop SCRS400s:
Gottskar SwedenRS400s:
Grafham WSCRS400s:
Gravedona, Lake ComoRS400s:
Greystones SCRS400s:
Gurnard SCRS400s:
Highcliffe SCRS400s:
Hillhead SCRS400s:
Hollingworth SCRS400s:
Howth YCRS400s:
HyeresRS400s:
L'Estartit, SpainRS400s:
Lac du DerRS400s:
Lake Lipno, PragueRS400s:
Langstone Harbour SCRS400s:
Largo Bay SCRS400s:
Largs Sailing ClubRS400s:
Lee-on-Solent SCRS400s:
Lipno Lake, HrdoňovRS400s:
Llandudno SCRS400s:
Loch Tay SCRS400s:
Loch Tummel SCRS400s:
Lymington Town SCRS400s:
Mayflower SCRS400s:
Middle Nene SCRS400s:
Minorca SailingRS400s:
Mounts Bay SCRS400s:
Oxford SCRS400s:
Penarth SCRS400s:
Port Dinorwic SCRS400s:
Port Edgar SCRS400s:
Pwllheli SCRS400s:
Roadford SCRS400s:
Royal Brighton YCRS400s:
Royal Cornwall YCRS400s:
Royal Findhorn YCRS400s:
Royal Forth YCRS400s:
Royal Torbay YCRS400s:
Royal Windermere YCRS400s:
Scaling Dam SCRS400s:
Segelsallskapet Kaparen, Gottskar, SwedenRS400s:
Seglergemeinschaft am Muggelsee e.V. BERLINRS400s:
Sheffield Viking SCRS400s:
South Caernarvonshire YCRS400s:
St RaphaelRS400s:
Starcross SCRS400s:
Stokes Bay Sailing ClubRS400s:
Stone SCRS400s:
Tata Steel SCRS400s:
W.V. AalsmeerRS400s:
Weir Wood SCRS400s:
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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