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    Posted: 13 Jan 10 at 5:36pm
Now it's no longer a prototype, and a magnificent production ready to
sail item, launched today at the LBS with ll due ceremony by the guys at
LDC, well done everyone and thanks for the champers..

So wondering around the show after, a couple of guys came up to me and
we exchanged names and greetings having bumped into each other at the
launch, so I suggested this as a meeting point to exchange sailing
venues, swap notes and quirks as and when they arrive until such time
everyone meets.

Then having done that I remembered we've got a facebook group, but
then facebook can be a bit lame, there again some folk feel forums are
lame, Whatever, here's a thread, feel free to introduce youselves as and
when you get one, find out bits of sailing intel etc etc.

I'm counting the days.

Think I'll stick to the small sail that big sail looked massively powerful on
the stand.


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Originally posted by G.R.F.



Think I'll stick to the small sail that big sail looked massively powerful on
the stand.

Just eat more...

Pass the skiff, man!
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SWMBO has stated that I have to leave my credit card at home when I go to the Show on Sunday, so I won't be joining the ranks of 100s any time soon. She's such a spoil sport!
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Hi Guys,

Name: Chris Cunningham

It was really good to meet you and the other expectant owners at the
show. It was the first time I had seen the boat at all and I thought it
looked stunning and very well sorted - better even than I had anticipated
from following the development blog.

If it goes half as well as it looks, it will be a fantastic boat. Can't wait to
get mine now, although I won't be sailing until April due to other
commitments.

Very keen to find out other owners in my area - I know you are out there
but not quite who yet ! I'm based in South Devon and will be sailing mine
mostly at Paignton Sailing Club (in Torbay) and at Teign Corinthian (on
the Teign estuary). But I will also travel for events.

I've opted for the big rig as I am looking for powerful and rewarding
performance in the typical marginal force 2 to 3 conditions that seem to
be the norm in the Uk and I'm around 14 stone. Having now seen the big
rig it does look pretty grunty so going to need to get fit fast !

My present boat is a Vortex Assymetric (which i will be keeping for
breezy days and for class racing - its a great boat in good wind and a
very friendly class). I also crew on a 49er (weekend warrior standard).
Never sailed a hiking boat before (crossed over from windsurfing straight
into trapeze boats) so slightly apprehensive about the pain that is yet to
come !

Anticipate attending the Nationals and looking forward to meeting up
with other RS100 newbies in my area. I think its going to be a great class
and am very pleased to be in from the outset.

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Not now Kato (you fewl) !

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You found it then Chris, nice catching up with you..

I forgot to mention there's also a facebook group when we spoke, meeting
up here was the first thing that came into my head having just finished
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Hi Graeme,

Yes I am pleased I said hello and it was good to meet you.

I have sort of known you for a long time through windsurfing (together
with my brothers Bob and Pete, we have been involved pretty much as
long as you have - a VERY long time!). I recall you did me a good deal on
a Screamer LCS back in the dark ages !

Last time I saw you was at Weymouth Speed Week - on a kite (the very
very dark side) and wearing an SS field battle helmet !!

I saw you guys have a Facebook page going. (I was on Facebook but
closed my account when I started to get 'Friend Requests' from ex's who
should be best forgotten !)

Look forward to seeing how this post develops over time and to meeting
up at future RS100 events.

Cheers

Chris

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Not now Kato (you fewl) !

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Another ex windsurfer over here, my first "proper" board was a Klepper 272, bloody quick until the deck and hull separated, interesting self rescue!

Chris Gillies, member of Gurnard SC, thats on the Isle of Wight, previous boats include, Express, Marauder, 470, ISO, Blaze, Vareo, Blaze+kite(brilliant),RS600,RS700 and one day soon RS100. We have 5 on order at Gurnard, nearly a fleet, 8 boats gets us our own start, Cowes Dinghy Week is run from our club last week in July, our downwind legs can be miles long (100 nirvana) so if you and your family want a week on the Isle of WIght, thats the week to do it.

We will definately be putting a posse together for the Nats, just over the water for us.

I too am counting the days, I just don't know how many days to count! (RS?)

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Hi all,
Phil Jackson here.
I sail at Parkstone Yacht Club in Poole, Dorset.
I've got a 100 on order along with 5 others at the club.

It looks like we're going to host the first Nationals and
we also have a regatta week which runs 29 Aug through to
the Friday (3rd Sept.) before the Nationals so if anyone
fancies a warm up to the Nationals you are more than
welcome.

I've setup a PYC fleet web site which can be found
here

Cheers,
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 5420 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jan 10 at 12:50pm
hi all
jamie morgan
i sail at grafham
iv got a 100 on order
used to race vareos and lasers about 4 years ago spent
the last 4 years working on and off as a sailing
instructor but finshed now and fanced raceing agen so
orderd one and hopfaly be traverling to events and stuff
when it get deliverd agen rs?

also another ex windsurfer for the class

thanks jamie
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Demo Dave Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Feb 10 at 10:11am

RS100 production is fully up and running in the Thailand factory, with another busy weekend for the team Can anyone spot their boat?

There are even more boats around the corner.....

Charlie Merchant
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