United Kingdom
United States


Paralympian Medallist Niki Birrell to sail and coach at RS200 Nationals

More information on

With the Volvo Noble Marine RS200 National Championships early entry deadline just days away, the RS Class Association are delighted to announce that double Paralympian medal winner Niki Birrell will be sailing in the championships, and running the pre-event coaching on Saturday 26th Aug before the racing gets underway on Sunday 27th.


Saturday coaching has become a regular feature of the event, and with news getting around that Niki will be the coach, spaces are booking up fast. “It’s not every day that you get to be coached by a paralympian” said 13 year old entrant Abi Campbell.


Niki won’t be expecting an easy ride; with some of the best known names in RS200 sailing, a whole host of young hotshots from all the youth fleets and the RS200 being chosen as the Endeavour Trophy boat again, the competition is set to be tougher than ever.  But the class make sure that not all the prizes go to the front runners - the fleet’s original buddy group system, plus gold, silver and bronze divisions ensure a good spread of the prizes. Lucky sailors who get buddied up with Niki and crew, Kate Allam!


"Kate and I are very excited to be racing in the RS200 Nationals at Tenby. We are training hard and can't wait to race against the UK’s best dinghy sailors in such a large fleet. I know the RS200s attract a big entry from other classes, especially the youth boats and those who are hoping to qualify for the Endeavour later in the year,” said Niki.


“We really enjoy the atmosphere at the event, as it is a great mix of males and females with a large age range making the socials very enjoyable. I love seeing so many families racing together having fun, whatever their sailing level.


When making my sailing plans for the year the RS200 Nationals was the stand out event!”



Early entry for the championship closes on 1st July. Enter via the RS Class Association website

Fabulous NEW RS Softshell Jackets and Hoodies available to order online now!

More information on Can be personalised with your class logo, name, boat name, and/or boat number

Magic Marine National Circuit, Itchenor 8th/9th July

More information on Also part of the SEAS circuit. Come along and find out why the fleet return to itchenor year after year. Full details online now

RS Sailing Summer Champs, HISC - HOT, HOT, HOT!

More information on Oh my goodness, what a fabulous weekend! I hope as I write this there are not too many competitors applying after-sun as they sit at work in a complete daze.

Yorkshire Dales photos and results published

More information on Short report online, full details to follow..

Forward WIP to support RS National Championships

More information on The RS Class Association are delighted to announce that Forward WIP (Water Impact Protection) will be supporting the National Championships of all its adult fleets...

Lake Como - Enter before 14 June to get early entry discount

More information on Don't forget to get your entry in to the RS500 Worlds, RS100 Europeans, RS200/RS400 Eurocup at wonderful Lake Como, Italy before the price goes up on 14 June.

Yorkshire Dales 3rd/4th June - Magic Marine National Circuit and Northern Tour

More information on Flagship event of the thriving Northern Tour and their chosen event to be part of the Magic Marine National Circuit

Check out the series results

More information on Click on the results tab to see the standings for the regional series and individual event results and reports. Love this photo from Port Edgar!

RS Sailing Summer Chmaps, HISC, 17/18 June - PRICE GOES UP ON FRIDAY

More information on Don''t miss this massive regatta for RS100s, RS200s, RS300s, RS400s, RS500s, RS700s, RS800s, RS Aeros hosted by Hayling Island SC. The price goes up on 17 May (this Friday), so enter now to £15/boat.

Team RS Sailors Club

More information on Would you like to be the ‘Team RS Sailors Club’ rep for your club? We are looking for Club Reps to help us promote Class Association activities across the RS classes

RS200 Magic Marine National Circuit and SW Ugly Tour at Exe SC, 22/23 April 2017

More information on For 2017, the RS200 National circuit sponsored by Magic Marine, cherry picks one of the best venues from each regional area to make up the series. To get the season started, the fleet headed to Exe Sailing Club.

RS200 Irish Nationals, Royal Cork YC - A great opportunity

More information on Don''t miss this year''s RS200 Irish Nationals, part of the amazing Royal Cork Dinghyfest. 30 June - 2 July.

Results and reports online now

More information on Delph, Ullswater, Bough Beech and Waldringfield, see results tab

Countdown to Exe 22/23 Apr - Magic Marine Nationals Circuit and SW Ugly Tour

More information on Less that a week to go, here's the all-important details...

Volvo Noble Marine RS200 Nationals entry open!

More information on Entry to the Volvo Noble Marine RS200 National Championship has been declared open by past Class Chairman Pete Vincent...

Where will you go next?

More information on Lots of events coming up on our 5 regional tours, plus the 1st of our Magic Marine National Circuit events, hosted by the SW Region at Exe

Results and Photos from BCYC and QMSC

More information on High winds the order of the day

New to RS? Tips to help you get going

More information on Need to find a club, a boat, a crew? Need advice on boat set up? Read on to find out how we can help...