RS100 in action
RS100 in action

RS at the RYA Dinghy Show

New RS100 on display plus a new initiative for newbie owners

Thursday March 4th 2010, Author: Debbie Darling, Location: United Kingdom

The RS Association have a lot to see on their stand at this years Volvo RYA Dinghy Show.

The new RS100 will be on display and RS Administrators – Heather & Debbie - will be on hand to advise new owners about how the RS Association will benefit them and the events planned for 2010.

Also new for 2010 is an initiative to get RS sailors going in their boats. The RS Association has recruited Melvyn Cooper to oversee ’RS Get Going Workshops’ around the country with the aim to help those new to their boats. The one day workshops will provide set up and tuning information both on and off the water. The aim is to give boat owners a ‘Sailing with Confidence’ boost on a variety of subjects from launch and recovery techniques, to upwind and tacking skills, downwind, gybing skills and spinnaker work. Anyone who has recently bought a new or second hand RS boat could benefit from these workshops.

Following the success of the RS WOW last year. the RS Association has planned two more women only courses for RS members. Details and dates can be found on the RS Association website or by emailing

To ‘kick start’ the Dinghy Show weekend the RS Association are launching the on-line entry system for the UK RS 200 Nationals. Last year entries were capped at 130 and this week the RS 200 Eurocup in Garda has seen entries reach 62 within two weeks ! A £25 ‘early bird’ discount will be available for the first 25 boats to enter.

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