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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 Elites in Chichester Harbour Race Week
Ossie Stewart's More T Vicar won decisively
Posted on 23 Aug
RS Elite Irish Nationals preview
Fleet gathering at Belfast Lough this weekend
Posted on 23 Aug
Cowes Week 2019 day 8
The final day's racing is for the Cowes Town Regatta
Posted on 17 Aug
RS Elite Tri-Handled Trophy Trophy
For the first RS Elite in Cowes Week overall
Posted on 17 Aug
Cowes Week 2019 day 7
Fridays's racing held in an increasing south-southwesterly breeze
Posted on 17 Aug
Cowes Week 2019 day 6
A breezy day on the Solent, with powerful gusts to 25 knots
Posted on 15 Aug
Cowes Week 2019 day 5
Very shifty southerly winds provide testing conditions
Posted on 14 Aug
RS Elite Chairman's Flute Trophy
For the first four days of Cowes Week
Posted on 14 Aug
Cowes Week 2019 day 4
Competitors enjoyed a classic day of Solent racing today
Posted on 13 Aug
Cowes Week 2019 day 3
A tricky day on the Solent threw up challenges of a different kind
Posted on 12 Aug
Cowes Week 2019 day 2
A fast and furious day provided close and exhilarating racing
Posted on 11 Aug
Cowes Week 2019 day 1
Winds of up to 50 knots lead to no racing
Posted on 10 Aug
Cowes Week Weather Forecast on Saturday
Clearly unsuitable for racing small boats
Posted on 7 Aug
RS Elite Nationals overall
The scene was set for a final race showdown
Posted on 15 Jul
RS Elite Nationals day 3
There were some sizeable shifts to play with
Posted on 14 Jul
RS Elite Nationals day 2
Jury listen to 30 witnesses!
Posted on 13 Jul
Cowes Week - Have you entered yet?
Standard entry still open!
Posted on 13 Jul
RS Elite Nationals day 1
A tricky start in Dun Laoghaire
Posted on 12 Jul
Cowes Week builds on sustainability initiative
CWL is signed up to the Sailors for the Sea 'Clean Regattas Programme'
Posted on 29 Jun
RS Elite Nationals preview
To be held at the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta
Posted on 27 Jun
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
Links
RS Elite UK Nationals Attendance
see the full nationals attendance table here

Photos

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RS Elites in Chichester Harbour Race Week
© Peter Hickson
RS Elites in Belfast Lough
© RS Elite Class Association
Julia Egerton-Warburton Presents the RS Elite Tri-Handled Trophy to Paul Fisk and the crew of Legs Eleven
© Charlie Egerton-Warburton
RS Elite Chairman presented with the Chairman's Flute for the first four days of Cowes Week 2019
© Rick Tomlinson
Simon Childs, Mike McIntyre and Caroline McIntyre retain their title in the RS Elite National Championship during the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta
© Mike McIntyre
RS Elite National Championship at the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta
© Paul Fisk
RS Elites hoist their kites rounding the windward mark
© Peter Hickson
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