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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 Largest ever fleet of RS Elites expected
For Brewin Dolphin International Grand Prix 2022
Posted on 7 Oct
RS Elite Late Season Report 2021
Enthusiasm has remained undimmed despite the challenges
Posted on 30 Sep
2021 RS Elite Irish Nationals at Strangford Lough
The only visitors from mainland Britain win a closely-contested event
Posted on 14 Sep
Burnham Week 2021 overall
ApeX X332 wins Town Cup
Posted on 5 Sep
RS Elite Eastern Area Championship 2021
Paul Fisk, Caroline Fisk and Richard Tucker win on Legs Eleven
Posted on 1 Sep
Burnham Week 2021 opening weekend
Racing off to a good start
Posted on 31 Aug
Burnham Week 2021 Day 3
Olympic gold medallist Stuart Bithell presents the first weekend prizes
Posted on 31 Aug
Burnham Week 2021 Day 2
Another day of northerly breezes
Posted on 29 Aug
Burnham Week 2021 Day 1
A grey start with a variable wind from the North
Posted on 28 Aug
Burnham Week coundown begins
Two of the oldest and most prestigious trophies on the East Coast up for grabs
Posted on 25 Aug
Cowes Week 2021 overall
A mix of interesting and exciting racing
Posted on 6 Aug
Cowes Week 2021 Day 6
Tight and energetic racing today in brisk southerly winds
Posted on 5 Aug
Cowes Week 2021 Day 5
A really challenging day for both competitors and race officials
Posted on 4 Aug
Cowes Week 2021 Day 4
A relaxing morning ashore waiting for the sea breeze
Posted on 3 Aug
Cowes Week 2021 Day 3
A change in the weather brings new boats to the fore
Posted on 2 Aug
Cowes Week 2021 Day 2
Shorter courses and predominately wind with tide conditions
Posted on 1 Aug
Ramping up for Cowes Week
New additions and changes for 2021
Posted on 30 Jul
RS Elite Nationals at Hayling Island overall
Shaken Not Stirred team wrap up the win
Posted on 25 Jul
RS Elite Nationals at Hayling Island day 3
Shaken Not Stirred regains the lead
Posted on 24 Jul
RS Elite Nationals at Hayling Island day 2
A much windier affair than day one
Posted on 23 Jul
RS Elite Nationals at Hayling Island day 1
Tom Hewitson, Colin Smith and Jo Hewitson take the early lead
Posted on 23 Jul
RS Elite Southern Areas at Hayling Island
Shaken not Stirred proves to be the winning cocktail
Posted on 12 Jul
RS Elites at the Burnham Whitsun Regatta
Seven local boats and one visitor on the Crouch Riviera
Posted on 3 Jun
Burnham Week 2021 open for entry
Full steam ahead for premier east coast regatta
Posted on 4 May
RS Elite Spring Regatta at Hayling Island
A low-key but highly competitive start to the 2021 season
Posted on 4 May
RS Elites in Strangford Lough Frostie Series day 4
Two more races held on the penultimate day
Posted on 13 Oct 2020
RS Elites in Strangford Lough Frostie Series day 3
Rain stays off until after the racing
Posted on 7 Oct 2020
RS Elites in Strangford Lough's Frostie Week day 2
Five boats again made it to the Battery start on Trasnagh Island
Posted on 30 Sep 2020
RS Elites in Strangford Lough's Frostie Week day 1
A small misunderstanding about which was the correct windward mark
Posted on 22 Sep 2020
Burnham Week 2020 cancelled
Plans in place for premier east coast regatta next season
Posted on 14 Jul 2020
Links
RS Elite UK Nationals Attendance
see the full nationals attendance table here

Photos

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Solent Projects RS Elite Nationals 2010
© Pete Ridout / Lloyd Images
Tom Hewitson's Shaken Not Stired winner of RS Elite National and Southern Championships
© Peter Hickson
Paul Fisk crewed by Richard Tucker and Pippa Jubb sailing Legs Eleven
© Peter Hickson
2021 RS Elite Eastern Area Championship winners Paul and Caroline Fisk (L) and Richard Tucker (R) presented with their prizes by Stu Bithell
© Alan Hanna
Startling action for the RS Elite class at Burnham Week 2021
© Roger Mant
Burnham Week Day 3
© Alan Hanna
Burnham Week Day 3
© Alan Hanna
RS Elite National Champions (l-r) Colin Smith, Jo Hewitson & Tom Hewitson
© Alasdair McLeod
RS Elite National Championship day 3
© Peter Hickson Photography
RS Elite National Championship day 2
© Peter Hickson Photography
RS Elite National Championship day 1
© Peter Hickson Photography
Tom Hewitson looking out for the following boats durig the RS Elite Southern Area Championship 2021
© Peter Hickson
Tom Hewitson (centre) with Colin Smith and Joe Hewitson win the RS Elite Southern Area Championship 2021
© Alasdair McLeod
RS Elites Hoisting Spinnakers in Hayling Bay
© Peter Hickson
Strangford Lough's Frostie Week day 4
© Jack Kennedy
Strangford Lough's Frostie Week day 4
© Jack Kennedy
Phil Anderson helming Illegal to victory in race 3 - Strangford Lough's Frostie Week day 2
© Martin Mahon
Janice McCrudden's Bamboozled prior to the start of race 3 - Strangford Lough's Frostie Week day 2
© Martin Mahon
Phil Anderson and Clive Corry finishing race 2 - Strangford Lough's Frostie Week day 1
© Martin Mahon
Royal Ulster and Royal North of Ireland Elites getting ready for their first outing of the year - Strangford Lough's Frostie Week day 1
© Ed Cody
Richard Moore in Usain Boat prior to race 1 - Strangford Lough's Frostie Week day 1
© Martin Mahon
Brewin Dolphin RS Elite International Grand Prix
© Paul Wyeth
RS Elite fleet - Windeler Cup
© Island Sailing Club
RS Elites at the Royal Yacht Squadron
© Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com
Ossie Stewart and crew Ian Jubb first, Pete Copsey third in the RS Elite Crabbers Nip
© Paul Fisk
Luna Grigia and Lunetta
© Paolo Pasquini
RS Elite 56 Upfront on the way to winning the RS Elite Irish Nationals
© S Douglas
Burnham Week Day 2
© Alan Hanna
Burnham Week Day 2
© Alan Hanna
Legs Eleven (GBR 110) leading the pack before going on to win the RS Elite Eastern Championship at Burnham Week 2019
© Alan Hanna