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Noble Marine Rooster RS400 National Championships – Fleets and Buddy Groups announced

by Sally Campbell, RS Class Association 26 Jul 2023 16:10 BST 31 July - 4 August 2023
Noble Marine Rooster RS400 Nationals © Lee Whitehead /

With the Noble Marine Rooster RS400 National Championships at Mount's Bay Sailing Club just a few days away, the much-anticipated fleets allocation and buddy groups have been announced.

The list is here.

Rooster's generous title sponsorship includes daily prizes for the top 3 boats in the gold, silver and bronze fleets throughout the event, meaning that every sailor has a chance to win.

The RS400 fleet adopted the Buddy Group system from the RS200s. It is now an integral part of the National Championships, designed to help sailors get to know each other and for the better sailors to help those with less experience progress - each Buddy Group has gold, silver and bronze boats.

Mounts Bay Sailing Club have agreed to arrange the dinghy park so that sailors should be next to their buddies.

There will be Pre-Nationals Coaching with National Champions, Sam Knight and Chris Bownes on the afternoon of Sunday 30th July, for those in need of some moral support or wanting tips on the venue and/or boat tuning and to make help make the event as inclusive and welcoming as possible. Racing starts on Monday 31st.

Mounts Bay Sailing Club are very much looking forward to welcoming the fleet to their unique venue, where as well as a superb race area, they have pulled out all the stops shoreside too - the socials include a Commodore's Reception, a trip to St.Michael's Mounts and a Championship Supper.

Find out more on the Nationals website.

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