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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 RS Elite Open Tour 2023 announced
Combining all events open to RS Elite Association members in 2023
Posted on 7 Nov
An interview with Ossie Stewart
Alasdair McLeod chats with the RS Elite National Champion
Posted on 27 Oct
RS Elite Association welcomes new chairman
Profile of Jo Hewitson and her future plans
Posted on 20 Sep
Burnham Week Trophy Day
Class One were racing for the Town Cup
Posted on 4 Sep
Burnham Week day 6
RBODs show one-design racing at its absolute best
Posted on 1 Sep
Burnham Week day 4
Another foul tide beat start for all fleets, including the 90th anniversary RBODs
Posted on 30 Aug
RS Elite Irish Champs & Squib McMillan Shield
A very pleasant weekend of light wind racing at the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club
Posted on 30 Aug
Burnham Week 2022 Day 3
Excellent tactical foul tide beats, cross tide legs and long spinnaker runs
Posted on 29 Aug
Burnham Week 2022 Day 2
Another breezy day on the Crouch
Posted on 28 Aug
Burnham Week 2022 Day 1
A fantastic start to the week in great weather with sunshine and building breezes
Posted on 28 Aug
Brewin Dolphin RS Elite Irish Nationals preview
Taking place this weekend at the Royal North Of Ireland Yacht Club
Posted on 24 Aug
RS Elites at Chichester Harbour Race Week
Shaken Not Stirred takes the win
Posted on 20 Aug
RS Elite Regatta at Chichester day 2
More T Vicar has taken a narrow lead
Posted on 19 Aug
RS Elite Regatta at Chichester day 1
Shaken not Stirred in the lead after first races during local Race Week
Posted on 18 Aug
Twisted Cruiser Regatta at Salcombe
Fleet ranged from an RS Elite to a Boreal 47
Posted on 13 Aug
Cowes Week 2022 overall
A spectacularly busy finish line at the Royal Yacht Squadron
Posted on 6 Aug
Cowes Week day 6
Khumbu wins the New York Yacht Club Challenge Cup
Posted on 4 Aug
Cowes Week day 5
Ian Atkins' Dark 'n' Stormy wins the Britannia Cup
Posted on 3 Aug
Cowes Week day 4
Women's Day sees a great ratio of female helms
Posted on 2 Aug
Cowes Week day 3
One highlight: more than 20 XODs crossed the finish line overlapped
Posted on 1 Aug
Cowes Week day 2
Lashings of excitement, thrills, spills and adrenaline
Posted on 31 Jul
Cowes Week day 1
Sun and a west-south-westerly breeze that built from 10 to 15 knots
Posted on 30 Jul
Cowes Week Regatta Update - 17 days to go!
There is still time to enter the world's largest regatta
Posted on 12 Jul
RS Elite Late Summer Plans
Looking forward to lots more competition and socialising
Posted on 9 Jul
Not so much a regatta, more a happening!
The Brewin Dolphin RS Elite Grand Prix offered great competition and plenty of laughs
Posted on 6 Jul
Chichester Harbour Race Week preview
Last year saw 383 boats crewed by almost 600 sailors from 65 clubs
Posted on 28 Jun
Brewin Dolphin RS Elite Nationals overall
Ossie Stewart wins his first Nationals as a helm, after 30+ crewing wins
Posted on 12 Jun
Burnham Week is open for entry
New flexible entry format sparks earlybird rush
Posted on 12 Jun
Brewin Dolphin RS Elite Nationals day 3
Russell Peters snatches a narrow lead
Posted on 11 Jun
Brewin Dolphin RS Elite Nationals day 2
Ossie Stewart grabs top spot, with his son Tom and Geoff Carveth
Posted on 10 Jun
Links
RS Elite UK Nationals Attendance
see the full nationals attendance table here

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Ossie Stewart relaxes with a beer after racing
© Alasdair McLeod
Tom Stewart, Ossie Stewart and Geoff Carveth
© Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com
The Final Showdown Ossie Stewart's More T Vicar leads Russell Peters' Riff Raff
© Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com
Jo Hewitson (pictured her with husband Tom) became the new chairman of the RS Elite Association in 2022
© Alasdair McLeod
All set for prize giving at the Brewin Dolphin RS Elite Irish Championships & Squib McMillan Shield
© Lindsay Nolan
The trophy for the Brewin Dolphin RS Elite Irish Championships & Squib McMillan Shield
© Lindsay Nolan
The Love Bug wins the Brewin Dolphin RS Elite Irish Championships & Squib McMillan Shield
© Lindsay Nolan
Startline action from the Brewin Dolphin RS Elite Irish Championships & Squib McMillan Shield
© Lindsay Nolan
RS Elites start race 1 on Burnham Week 2022 Day 1
© Alan Hanna
Colin Smith and Anna Wells celebrate their win in the RS Elite class at Chichester Harbour Race Week
© Alasdair McLeod
Day 2 of the RS Elite Regatta during Chichester Harbour Race Week
© Peter Hickson
Shaken not Stirred on day 1 of the RS Elite Regatta during Chichester Harbour Race Week
© Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com
Brewin Dolphin RS Elite National Championships
© Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com
Brewin Dolphin RS Elite National Championships
© Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com
Brewin Dolphin RS Elite National Championships
© Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com
Brewin Dolphin RS Elite National Championships
© Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com
Brewin Dolphin RS Elite National Championships
© Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com
Brewin Dolphin RS Elite National Championships
© Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com
Brewin Dolphin RS Elite National Championships
© Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com
Brewin Dolphin RS Elite National Championships
© Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com
(L-R) Tom Stewart, Ossie Stewart, Geoff Carveth - winners of the Brewin Dolphin RS Elite National Championships
© Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com
Day 4 of the Brewin Dolphin RS Elite National Championships
© Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com
Day 4 of the Brewin Dolphin RS Elite National Championships
© Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com
'Riff Raff' with Russell Peters, James Grant and Greg Wells on day 3 of the Brewin Dolphin RS Elite National Championships
© Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com
Day 3 of the Brewin Dolphin RS Elite National Championships
© Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com
'More T Vicar' with Ossie and Tom Stewart and Geoff Carveth on day 2 of the Brewin Dolphin RS Elite National Championships
© Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com
'Shaken Not Stirred' sailied by Colin Smith, Tom Hewitson and Jo Hewitson in the Brewin Dolphin RS Elite National Championships (day 1)
© Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com
The Irish RS Elite Fleet on the ferry, heading to Cowes
© Gerry Reid
Colin Smith, Tom Hewitson and Jo Hewitson win the RS Elite Southern Area Championship
© Alasdair McLeod
Solent Projects RS Elite Nationals 2010
© Pete Ridout / Lloyd Images