Adding value for ALL RS sailors
- Sets the rules to give great one-design and handicap racing - enhancing resale values
- Organises websites, race reports, news, social media - keeping you informed
- Organises racing events with fantastic social scene - improving your Class’s popularity and value
- Organises training events - helping you get the most from your boat
- Liaises with the builder, RS Sailing - ensuring the quality and specification are what owners want
- Negotiates excellent discounts from the RS Sailing Store, including sail discounts, and many other companies
- Encourages new people to get involved - giving a better experience for everyone
Who is your Class Association?
- It is run by volunteer sailors with back-up by part time professional administrators
- The sailors make the plans and decisions - without having to do all the leg work
Please show support by joining your Class Association
- The cost is tiny compared to your benefits, working out at just £3.75 per month for Full Membership, £3 per month for Club Membership or £2.08 per month for Youth Membership
- By taking out International Class Association membership for one class, you will have reciprocal membership to the RS100, RS200, RS300, RS400, RS600, RS700, RS800, RS Vareo International and International RS500 Class Associations
- One event membership is available for all events except National and major championships, for use by those borrowing a boat, intending to only sail in one RS Class Association event etc. Click here.
Parkstone Training with Paul Oakey
After a week of extremely windy weather which would deter all but the most enthusiastic and confident trainee, the 8 boats and their crews booked to join the RS400 training day supported by the Class associations were surprised and pleased to see that Saturday 15th April dawned dry(ish), sunny(ish), but just about spot on wind for training - between 6/7 and about 13 knots. 7 boats from the local fleet were joined by a visitor from HISC and all of us benefited from Paul Oakey's experience and relaxed, but expert coaching.
Starting at about 10, boats were rigged, adjusted, and set up - particularly those of two new Parkstone members who've bought brand new bought boats and moved across from other fleets before we all went afloat to work on trim, upwind and downwind skills in Poole Harbour. Later, we enjoyed a few short races to put what was learned into practice before repairing ashore. Sadly there are no on the day photos as we were all working too hard on improving our skills but here are some pictures of our fleet on our lovely home waters.
Thanks to Paul, our volunteer rib driver, the Class Association and to Parkstone YC for supporting us.