East Lothian Yacht Club are delighted to host the Noble Marine Rooster RS200 Nationals 2023!
**** EARLY ENTRY DEADLINE 15TH MAY *****
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 just 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!
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.
See the NoR under 'Race Documentation' on this site for full details.
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!
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.
We can tell you that there are some key food tickets to book with your entry:
Mon Night - Award wiunning Traditional, Vegetarian or Vegan Haggis, Neeps & Tatties for our Scottish Night
Weds Night - Paella for the BIG party - your social team will announce the theme later!
Fri Night Champs Dinner, spectacular hog roast with a whole host of trimmings, this is the event finale and definitely not to be missed.
The easy option is to book our special MEAL DEAL, save money, save hassle!
This deal is ONLY available to those booking with entry
1 x Scottish Night, 1 x Party night and 1 x Champs Dinner ticket + 1 x Commodore's Reception and 1 x Tactics Talk, all for £50! Choose standard or veggie options when you enter.
If you really can't decide now, you will be able to buy individual meal tickets later, or with your entry.
Online entry is now open, via this website!
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 16th May to 31st July 2023|
Entry inlcudes 5 day's of racing, 5 days coming ashore snacks, entry to all of the parties (optional food is extra), a drink and snack for just £1 at the Commodore's Reception plus 2x free 3l dry bags worth £25 for entries received by 31st March.
Please book your food tickets (see social above), Commodore's Reception, Tactics Talk and coaching with your entry.
The easy option is to book the MEAL DEAL (see above) which is only available if booked with your entry - save money, save hassle!
A representative from the charity has been invited to speak at the Championship Dinner and we will be running a Grand Raffle, with some great prizes to be won and all proceeeds going to the charity.
To get the ball rolling we invite you to donate £10 with your event entry, there will be a box for this on the entry form.