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7 August - 11 August 2023 - East Lothian YC

Noble Marine Rooster National Championships 2023

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Save the dates!  Book your accommodation now - see below!

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East Lothian Yacht Club are delighted to host the Noble Marine Rooster RS200 Nationals 2023!

But, don't just take our word for it, grab a drink and watch this review of the RS400 Nationals to get a real feel for the venue

"The RS400 National Championships at North Berwick, just to the east of Edinburgh may have involved a longer than normal drive for us Southern softies, but for those that headed north this summer there was no question that it was worth it." Matt Sheahan, Planet Sail

And if you're still not convinced, see why Steve Cockerill and Stewart Robertson from the RS400 fleet, who had their 2022 Nationals at ELYC, think it so worth the trip here.

If you are new to the RS200, or would jsut like to reminisce, get a feel for the event courtesy of Howe video here and Optical Marine here - there's nothing else that comes close!

 

Schedule

Racing will be from Mon 7th - Fri 11th August, but previous RS200 Nationals sailors will know that the fun starts on the Sunday, with optional coaching, a tactics talk, gate start seminar and Commodores's Reception. 

The final prizegiving dinner and party will be held on Friday evening - so make sure you don't plan to leave until Saturday.

Coaching

There will an optional afterrnon coaching session on Sunday 7th August run by renowned Scottish sailor Robbie Burns and the RS200s own Brendan Lynch - the perfect opportunity to suss out the venue, ask lots of questions and for newer sailors to build confidence and make sure the boat is set up and ready to go for race 1. Recommended for all levels, the coaching will take account of the objectives of all present. We are limited to 20 places, please book with entry - first come, first served! 

Social Programme

Anyone who has sailed at the RS200 Nationals in the past will note that the socials are as legendary as the gate starts! We'll be announcing a full programme soon - rest assured there will be the usual BIG fancy dress party, the smart Championship Dinner and a large measure of Scottish themed hospitality. 

Entry

Entry will be online via this website, opening soon.

There are 3 key dates to bear in mind:

31st March - enter by then to guarntee to receive a free Rooster 3l Nationals branded dry bag for helm and crew

15th May - enter by then to save £50, that'll get you a drink or 10!

31st July - entry closes

Entry by 15th May 2023 Entry from 15th May to 31st July 2023
£295 £345

Entry inlcudes 5 day's of racing, 5 days coming ashore snacks, entry to all of the parties (optional food is extra), a drink at the Commodore's Reception plus 2x free 3l dry bags worth £25 for entries received by 31st March.

Accommodation

North Berwick is a popular seaside town and with the popularity of the staycation, accommodation books up quickly.  The Fringe by the Sea festival will be taking place at the same as the Nationals, so we strongly advise you book your accommodation early. Please be aware that the club does not have parking.  There is on-street parking available, but it is not always easy to find a space - if possible please book accommodation with parking and leave your vehicle there.
 
Camping, campervans, caravans - the best source for sites is via this link. The club recommend Tanatallon Camping & Caravan Park, which is a 15min beach and glen walk from the club. They have space for tents, tourers and campevans and rent out mobile homes.
 
Self-catering - there are many flats and cottages right next door to the harbour, have a look here.
 
B&Bs and guesthouses - many available locally, look here.