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RS Elite

RS Elite

The RS Elite is a strict one design keel boat, with carbon mast and single sail maker ensuring racing is very tight and tactical. Sailed with three crew, a no – hiking rule and light sheet loads ensures that families and friends can be at the front of the pack at championships. The largest fleets are present in Burnham, Hayling Island, Cowes, Belfast Lough, Strangford Lough, Lough Neagh and as far away as Antigua! The class is highly active and has several championships and open regattas during the season. With family and friends crewing it ensures the fleet is very friendly, and so the social side of the events are equally as important as the racing!

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Show news Antigua Sailing Week supports Youth Day at Cowes
Cowes Week discounts for crews who are all under age 25
Posted on 15 Jun
RS Elite South Coast Championship at Bembridge
Two excellent days of racing over the weekend
Posted on 3 Jun
RS Elites at the Hayling Island Whitsun Regatta
Closely contested racing in Bracklesham Bay
Posted on 27 May
RS Elite Southern Area Championship preview
Off to Bembridge in the first weekend of June
Posted on 19 May
Eastern Areas added to RS Elite calendar
To be held at the beginning of Burnham Week
Posted on 10 May
Lendy Cowes Week starts in just 112 days
A new GRP Classics Class and other changes this year
Posted on 19 Apr
Burnham Week 2019
The highlight of the River Crouch sailing calendar
Posted on 7 Apr
RS Elite Early Season Report
Carrying on after a stellar 2018
Posted on 31 Mar
Antigua Salcombe Regatta 2019
Biennial invitational regatta at Nonsuch Bay Resort
Posted on 7 Feb
RS Elite 2020 Nationals
Ambitious plans for the next two years
Posted on 21 Jan
Crabbers Nip Series for RS Elites
Ossie Stewart emerges victorious at Hayling Island
Posted on 10 Jan
Last Chance to Enter for Super Early Bird Discount
Lendy Cowes Week deal ends midnight on the 11th
Posted on 9 Jan
Lendy Cowes Week Entries Open
Fees have been held at last year's levels
Posted on 22 Dec 2018
RS Elite late season report
Plus looking forward to 2019 season's racing
Posted on 9 Dec 2018
RS Elite 2019 Nationals in Dun Laoghaire
To be held at the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta
Posted on 4 Oct 2018
Natural succession in the RS Sailing family
After celebrating 25 years in style with the spectacular RS Games
Posted on 13 Sep 2018
RS Elite Princess Caroline Bowl at Burnham Week
Won by Paul Fisk's Legs Eleven
Posted on 3 Sep 2018
Glorious day for Glorious Fools
At Burnham Week Trophy Day
Posted on 2 Sep 2018
Burnham Week 2018 overall
Glorious Fools wins the Town Cup for second year running
Posted on 1 Sep 2018
Burnham Week 2018 day 7
Gear issues and breakages hit the fleets on penultimate day
Posted on 31 Aug 2018
Burnham Week 2018 day 5
Local RCOD class saw a clean sweep by the Waples family
Posted on 30 Aug 2018
Burnham Week 2018 day 4
Much lighter winds, and courses to match
Posted on 29 Aug 2018
Burnham Week 2018 day 3
Final day for all dinghy classes
Posted on 28 Aug 2018
Burnham Week 2018 day 2
Racing brought forward an hour to avoid the strong winds
Posted on 26 Aug 2018
Burnham Week 2018 day 1
Sunny skies and a good Westerly breeze
Posted on 26 Aug 2018
RS Elites at Chichester Harbour Race Week
007 Shaken not Stirred emerge as winners
Posted on 18 Aug 2018
2018 Lendy Cowes Week overall
A return to gentle conditions with a light southerly breeze
Posted on 12 Aug 2018
RS sailor's thoughts and prayers
Following the tragic loss at Cowes on Friday
Posted on 11 Aug 2018
2018 Lendy Cowes Week day 6
Plenty of challenging tactical decisions for the navigators
Posted on 9 Aug 2018
2018 Lendy Cowes Week day 5
Gusts nearing 25 knots in the early afternoon
Posted on 8 Aug 2018
Links
RS Elite UK Nationals Attendance
see the full nationals attendance table here

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RS Elite South Coast Championship at Bembridge
© Mike Samuelson
RS Elite South Coast Championship at Bembridge
© Mike Samuelson
RS Elite South Coast Championship at Bembridge
© Mike Samuelson
RS Elite South Coast Championship at Bembridge
© Mike Samuelson
RS Elite South Coast Championship at Bembridge
© Mike Samuelson
RS Elite South Coast Championship at Bembridge
© Mike Samuelson
RS Elite South Coast Championship at Bembridge
© Mike Samuelson
RS Elite South Coast Championship at Bembridge
© Mike Samuelson
RS Elite South Coast Championship at Bembridge
© Mike Samuelson
RS Elite South Coast Championship at Bembridge
© Mike Samuelson
RS Elite South Coast Championship at Bembridge
© Mike Samuelson
RS Elite South Coast Championship at Bembridge
© Mike Samuelson
RS Elite South Coast Championship at Bembridge
© Mike Samuelson
RS Elite action at the Hayling Island Whitsun Regatta
© Peter Hickson
RS Elite Prizewinners among the Greenery at Hayling Island Sailing Club during the Whitsun Regatta
© Alasdair McLeod
Royal Southern Yacht Club Regatta 2018
© RS Sailing
The RS Elite has become an established class in Norway
© Espen Aker
Antigua Salcombe Regatta 2019
© Martin Beck
Antigua Salcombe Regatta 2019
© Martin Beck
RS Elites in the Royal Yacht Squadron marina
© Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com
Crabbers Nip Trophy
© HISC
Ossie Stewart and crew dowse their spinnaker in Chichester Harbour Race Week
© Peter Hickson
Burnham Week day 3
© Alan Hanna
Burnham Week day 2
© Alan Hanna
Burnham Week day 1
© Alan Hanna
Burnham Week day 1
© Alan Hanna
Burnham Week day 1
© Alan Hanna
Paul Fisk's Legs eleven at Burnham Week
© Alan Hanna
Ossie Stewart and crew drop their spinnaker during Chichester Harbour Race Week
© Peter Hickson
Lendy Cowes Week day 6
© Ingrid Abery / www.ingridabery.com