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Noble Marine 2020 - LEADERBOARD

RS Vareo Spinnakertastic Fun

by RS Vareo Class Association 23 May 10:00 BST
Sail Parade - RS Vareo Nationals © Becky Dicker

It has been an unusually busy time for the RS Vareo class during the last few months with a real buzz being created around the resurgence of these spectacular dinghies and the class looking forward to getting together back on the water.

There's a great deal of energy on our Facebook Group with lots of advice, tips and comedy videos all there to help to get the most from these incredible boats.

What we need now though, is you!
The RS Vareo numbers are building and, with second hand boats at around £1500 ready to 'tow-and-go', the class is proving to be a popular way to indulge in some fast single-handed, adrenaline-filled, spinnakertastic fun.

However, the currently keen prices have seen boats snapped up very quickly, leading to something of a supply shortage. So if you or any of your friends have an RS Vareo lurking somewhere, now is the time to get it back on the water - or let us know of any boats for sale and we'll try and find new owners for your craft. If you are interested in trying before you buy we can also help with that.

Get in touch with class co-chairs Nick and Cheryl here with any information about available boats.

Support from our RS Vareo Class Association membership includes discount offers on Noble Marine insurance, RS Sailing Store and more, so any new or existing RS Vareo pilots should take a look and join us in the club here.

A resurgent high-performance boat, enthusiasm amongst the friendly, fun loving sailors and a desire to work together on developing the class all adds up to something special to get involved in, so dig out your boats and join us for plenty of action through 2021:

  • June 12th - 13th, Milton Keynes SC - illuminis RS Vareo Inland Championship and training day with Pete Vincent on the 11th
  • June 26th - 27th, Royal Torbay YC - Salcombe Gin RS Summer Regatta
  • July 23rd - 25th, Itchenor SC - Noble Marine RS Vareo National Championship
  • September 18th - 19th, Weston SC - Weston SC Cup Event
  • November 6th - 7th, Rutland SC - RS End of Seasons Regatta

See the full 2021 RS Vareo Rooster National Tour calendar here

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