After a fantastic West Country Boat Repairs SW Ugly Tour in 2022, with 87 boats from 35 clubs taking part, we are delighted to announce that West Country Boat Repairs will be continuing their long-term relationship with the RS Class Association by sponsoring the RS200 West Country Boat Repairs SW Ugly Tour 2023.
Pete Vincent owner of West Country Boat Repairs said “we are very pleased to encourage grass roots RS200 sailing by sponsoring this tour. It was fantastic to see 5 different winners of the 7 events in 2022 and it's particularly encouraging to see the new youth sailors giving everyone a run for their money. Milly and Taryn from Restronguet who won bronze, were also 8th overall. Both were 14 at start of the year now 15 and surely going to be ones to watch in 2023!”
New RS200 regional reps Lorna Glen and Henry Hallam, working with Pete, have put together a great tour for 2023, with some old favourites alongside some new clubs with emerging and strengthening RS200 fleets.
The RS200 West Country Boat Repairs SW Ugly Tour 2023:
South Cerney, 13th May
Our third visit to the Cotswolds, this time for the season opener, we plan to run short, sharp races to wake you up for the season ahead.
Bristol Corinthian, 3rd June
A firm favourite of the RS200 class, with the infamous Arky as PRO with his huge black flag, easy launching and a warm welcome guaranteed.
The “RS200 Cornish Nationals”, Restronguet, 24th-25th June
A new Cornish venue for the SWUT, recognising the strong, growing fleet of RS200s there, particularly youths. The only 2-day event on the tour, this is sure to be a highlight.
Exe, 9th September
The 2021 Nationals venue, always popular with the west country RS200 fleet.
Chew Valley, 14th October
Easily accessible form the M4, Chew attracts ‘tour visitors’ from the SE as well as the regular SWUT sailors – all are of course welcome.
Cardiff Bay, 29th October
The West Country Boat Repairs SW Ugly Tour concludes at another new venue with a growing RS200 fleet. The overall tour prize giving will take place here.
We look forward to welcoming RS200 sailors old and new, the best way to improve your sailing is to come along for some class racing and some tips and advice from the top sailors, the fleet are very welcoming and inclusive to all.
If your boat could do with an overhaul prior to the season, or you are thinking of upgrading the spec, or even buying a new boats, do contact West Country Boat Repairs, they will collect your boat from your home/club and deliver it back again!
All the dates are on the calendar here, here’s to 2023!