23-27 August 2021 - South Shields SC

Noble Marine TridentUK National Championship 2021 2021

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A year later than planned, a warm welcome at South Shields awaits visiting RS400s from across the UK and Ireland.
Enter now, pay later!


Please note that some details of the programme and event facilities may need to be amended in line with covid rules/guidance at the time of the event. The Class and the Club will work together to ensure we can deliver a competitive, enjoyable and safe event for everyone. Our emphasis is on finding a way to run the event within any restrictions and we are in regular contact with the club, looking at probable scenarios.  With this in mind we are currenly capping entry at 50 boats, boats entered after that limit will be placed on a waiting list. We sincerely hope that we will be able to accept entries from all sailors who wish to take part. Please book accommodation with a cancellation policy and/or take out travel insurance.

  • Strong home fleet from both South Shields and Tynemouth
  • Superb race area
  • Fun social programme including Hog Roast and Italian Night, with woodfired pizzas (subject to covid rules)
  • Beach, camping/campervan area, parking and accommodation all within a few minutes walk. Park your car at the beginning of the week and leave it!
  • Excellent Metro and ferry links to Newcastle and Tynemouth
  • Fantastic prizes from TridentUK



2 races/day are scheduled, from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th August. Prizes for Gold, Silver, Bronze fleets, first lady helm, first lady crew, first master and grandmaster helms, and possibly others.   The daily 'Duckham' awards will of course feature once again and this year we will be introducing a new buddy prize too.
Programme (provisional)
Optional Coaching:  Sun 22nd Aug
Registration:  Sun 22nd Aug 16.00-19.00, Mon 23rd Aug 09.00-10.30
Briefing: Mon 23rd Aug 11.00
Racing: 2 races per day, 13.00 start Mon 23rd Aug, 12.00 Tue 24th-Fri 27th
Coming later - Social Programme tab on this website for, you've guessed it, the Social Programme!

Entry Fee

The entry fee for those carried forward from 2020 and those entered or registered for the waiting list prior to 16th March 2021 is £195/boat std, £175 youth (for helms under 22 at the start of the championship).

The 2021 entry fee for those entering or registering for the waiting list after 16th March 2021 and before 31st May 2021 is £225/boat std, £205 youth (for helms under 22 at the start of the championship).

Entry includes 5 days racing, a full social programme (amended fin line with COVID restrictions if necessary) and two event T shirts.  
There are no T shirts and a £30 late entry fee for those entering and/or paying after the early entry deadline of 31st May 2021.  
Online entry will close on 1st August, it will not be possible to enter in person at the event, due to advance planning required for COVID restrictions.


There will be Pre-Nationals Coaching with 2x National Champions, Stuart and Sarah Robertson on Sunday 22nd August, for those in need of some moral support or wanting tips on the venue and/or boat tuning. This must be booked in advance. The cost is £25/boat and must be booked when you enter, as spaces are limited.


There is space for tents/campervans/caravans and motorhomes in a park with toilets a few minutes walk from the site for £55/unit for the whole period.  The space will be secured with an entry code. Spaces must be booked with your entry please.
See the tab on this website for more accommodation options. Please note that there is a risk that this facility may not be available due to COVID restrictions - a decision from the council is not expected until after EWaster, at the earliest.
Local Information, Sailing Club,
Lots of information on what to do in the area, more on the social programme etc in this Event Guide put together by South Shields Sailing Cub.

Further Information
For more information, contact Sally Campbell  [email protected]
Photos thanks to Tim Olin  - whet your appetite here!