RS100 test opportunities

Date available around the UK over this month and next

Friday October 2nd 2009, Author: Martin Wadhams, Location: United Kingdom
Those wishing to see an RS100 in the flesh, so LDC Racing Sailboats now have some dates and venues coming up:

Middle(ish) of England
Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th October -Grafham Water SC
(coinciding with the RS200 – RS500 – RS Vareo Inlands)

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th October - Yorkshire Dales SC

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th October - Queen Mary SC
(coinciding with RS400 – RS600 - RS700 - RS800 Inlands)

Saturday 7th November - Parkstone SC

The manufacturer warns that the RS100s at these events will be prototypes and have already covered a few miles.

Those wishing to sail the boat, should contact Charlie Merchant to book a slot at or telephone 023 8024 6333

To book a sail at Yorkshire Dales please contact Mike Saul at dinghy_services @

Development of the RS100 continues to be pretty close to schedule. Plugs were air freighted to Composite Marine International (CMI) in Thailand at the beginning of September. Production of the moulds is currently underway and a full set should be completed in around a week’s time.

RS employ a QC manager, Jim Hood (aka Junior), permanently based in Thailand who is overseeing the current stages with CMI’s experienced team. Production Director Alex Southon will fly out in mid October to implement the production of the first hulls.

Meanwhile, back in the UK the rig development continues in parallel.

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