8-12 August 2022 - East Lothian YC

Noble Marine Rooster National Championships 2022

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The RS400s return to Scotland after last visiting East Lothian Yacht Club, North Berwick in 2013.  The club are very much looking forward to hosting the RS400s and delivering a superb championship.
Relive the Nationals! 
Make yourself a drink, sit down comfortably and enjoy this video by Matt Sheahan
  • Superb race area, whatever the wind direction - 3 race courses to choose from
  • Experienced championship club, hosting prestigious dinghy championships each year
  • Excellent race management and shore team
  • Renowned hospitality from the beach team to the bar
  • Fun social programme - chilled nights and lively parties, with legendary Scottish tradition thrown in
  • Lovely seaside town - lots for non-sailors to do, just a  short train trip from Edinburgh too
  • All RS400 sailors welcome - racing and prizes for everyone inthe fleet

Have a look at these great photos and get the layout of the land on the club event webpage here

Image: Endorphin Projects
Race Programme - please see Official Noticeboard and NoR for confirmation
Optional Coaching: 
Sun 7th August - c12.00-16.00 see below
Sun 7th Aug 14:00-17:00
Mon 8th Aug 09:00-10:00
Mon 8th Aug 10:30
Racing: 2 races per day, provisional start times (please see NoR for confirmation)
Mon 8th - Thurs 11th Aug: 13:00
Fri 12th Aug: 11:00
Social Programme
For the whole week you can expect the usual RS400 mix of chilled nights and lively parties, all with a bit of Scottish tradition and renowned ELYC hospitality thrown in.
The biggest socials will be the Paella Night on Tuesday and Championship Supper with Live Scottish Band on Thursday.
We will ask all sailors to purchase food tickets for socials in advance once we have confirmed the final details, so that the club know how many to cater for.
The socials are so important to the RS400 fleet that we've given the social prgramme it's own tab on this webpage!


There will be Pre-Nationals Coaching with 2x National Champions, Stewart and Sarah Robertson on the afternoon of Sunday 7th August, for those in need of some moral support or wanting tips on the venue and/or boat tuning. The cost is £25/boat and must be booked in advance, as spaces are limited and this valuable coaching is always hugely popular.

Entry is now open, via this website. Entry closes at midnight on 1st August.
   Entry before 15th May Extended until 31st May!  Entry after 31st May
Entry Fee  £275  £295
Entry fee includes a drink at the Commodore's Reception on Saturday 20th August, plus a fabulous event-branded Rooster dry bag for all entries received (and paid for) by 31st March. (Rooster bags for later entrants will be subject to availability).
Full details will be included with the NoR.  Please note that the helm must be a full, honorary, family, youth or block member of the RS Class Association and crew must be a full, honorary, family, youth, block or crew member of the RS Class Association, except where the helm has a valid ‘any crew extension’ to their membership. To be considered an entry, the entry fee needs to have been paid in full.


The Official Noticeboard is online at https://elyc.org.uk/rs400  The NoR is also published on this site, for info only.


North Berwick is a popular seaside town and with the popularity of the staycation, accommodation books up quickly.  The Fringe by the Sea festival will be taking place at the same as the RS400 Nationals, so we strongly advise you book your accommodation early. Please be awarew that the club does not have parking.  There is on-street parking available, but it is not always easy to find a space - if possible please book accommodation with parking and leave your vehicle there.
Camping, campervans, caravans - the best source for sites is via this link. The club recommend Tanatallon Camping & Caravan Park, which is a 15min beach and glen walk from the club. They have space for tents, tourers and campevans and rent out mobile homes.
Self-catering - there are amny flats and cottages right next door to the harbour, have a look here.
B&Bs and guesthouses - many available locally, look here.
Local Information, Sailing Club
Explore the charming towns and villages of Edinburgh's coast and countryside, browse in art galleries and gift shops. Enjoy surf schools, cliff top walking, cycling - take your pick. Stroll along the golden beaches and discover beautiful parks and countryside.

You will find some of the greatest golf courses of the world; including the world famous Muirfield.

If history and heritage is more your thing, you'll love the historic houses and castles and museums.

There is something for everyone!

Visit East Lothian
ELYC website

Further Information
For more information, contact Sally Campbell  [email protected]