RS200 Volvo Noble Marine RS200 National Championship 2019
Royal Torbay YC | 05/08/2019 - 09/08/2019
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The RS200 fleet return to the prestigious Royal Torbay Yacht Club on the English Riviera for the 2019 National Championships.
Racing will take place in Torbay, just a short sail from the launching area below the clubhouse, where sailors and supporters will be warmly welcomed and enjoy a social programme befitting the RS200 reputation!
Registration will take place on Sunday from 14.30-18.00 and on Monday from 08.30-11.00
The race briefing will be held at 19.00 on Sunday 4th August.
2 races/day are scheduled, from Monday 5th August
to Friday 9th August, with the first scheduled start at 13.00 on Mon
5th August. See NoR and SI's tab on this page for full the NoR and SI's.
The social programme starts on Sunday 4th August with the Commodore’s Reception, race briefing and gate start seminar.
The social team have a full week of activities planned, with something to suit everyone from Karaoke, to Masters’ Meal, the all-important Buddy Group Quiz, the legendary Fancy Dress Night and of course the final night Championship Black Tie Dinner and Party, sponsored by RS Sailing. See the ‘Social Programme’ tab for more details.
Please buy your meal tickets with entry to help the club plan – there is a bundle deal available to save you time, hassle and money. This includes all but the BBQ Night - please buy tickets for this separately. It's a great way to ensure your child/helm/crew eats well throughout the week!
There will be a half-day pre-Nationals coaching session on
Sunday 4th August, with Morgan Peach, plus rigging support from Will Taylor. Ideal for those new to the fleet, wanting to get to
know the sailing area or just looking for some moral support. Spaces are limited and must be booked with entry. The cost is £25/boat - please book with your entry as places are limited.
Logistics and Accommodation
Boat parking will be on the quay, with launching into the harbour as shown on the photo below.
Parking in Torquay in August is limited, so we suggest you book your accommodation within walking/cycling distance if possible.
There is a wide variety of accommodation in Torquay and the
club have arranged space for campers at the local cricket ground.See 'campers' tab.
Please see the logistics tab on this menu for key information on accommodation, weekly parking tickets etc.
Harken Buddy Scheme
The RS200s pioneered the popular Buddy Group system, this year sponsored by Harken – all entrants will be put into a Buddy Group of 3 boats, 1 gold fleet, 1 silver fleet and 1 bronze fleet. As well as helping everyone get to know each other, and the chance to win great prizes on the Buddy Quiz night, this scheme is invaluable for sharing tips and improving the standard of sailing right across the fleet – did you know that at the RS Games the winner from the 115 boat fleet finished most races only 8 minutes ahead of the last boat to cross the line?!
Early entry fee will be £180 per boat adult, £155 for youths (aged 22 and under) for those entering and making payment before 1st July. Entry is now via this website!