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RS Vareo National Championship

We are delighted that the RS Vareo National Championship will be part of the massive RS Sailing Anniversary Games at the UK’s flagship dinghy sailing venue Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.

The WPNSA site will be totally blinged up for the RS Games and will feature our very own vibrant RS Sailors' Village (think Cowes Week but with dinghy sailors and cheaper food and beer! ).  There will be socials every night.

We are joining the massive party by sailing from Thurs 23rd August to Sat 25th August.  But we are expecting many sailors to arrive a day or two early to catch up with friends, sort their boats and generally take in the atmosphere of this huge event. 

We will be sharing the site with the RS600, RS200 and RS500 fleets.  So it’s going to be a fab opportunity to catch up with your friends across the fleets and make new friends both within and outside of the RS Vareo class.

Have a look at calendar above which shows the whole story.


The Sailing

The sailing from WPNSA is fabulous – worthy of hosting an Olympics in fact!  The plan is to sail both inside the harbour and outside in the bay. 

The Principal Race Officer for the event is Peter Saxton so you can expect the highest standard of race management.

We will share a course with the RS600s who will be racing trapezoids while we race windward/leeward courses.  The plan is for 10 races over the normal schedule of 2, 3, 3 and 2 races per day.

The Notice of Race can be found in the menu top centre 



Entry will open soon via this Championship website.  Mass early entry can help create a snowball effect so we encourage you to enter as soon as we declare entry open. 

The entry fee is £90/€106.20 per boat for those entering (including making payment) before 1 July 2018.  

The youth entry (for helms under 23 at the start of the championship) is £65/€76.70 per boat for those entering (including making payment) before 1 July 2018.   
For those entering after 1 July the entry fee is £140/€165.20 per boat with youth entry costing £115/€135.70 per boat.

Enter now via this (Championship) website.


We strongly encourage you to book your accommodation as soon as we declare entry open.  Go to the accommodation tab above for ideas on where to stay locally.  Why not stay as close as possible so you can walk home after the evening meal, party and a few beers?

Further Information

For more information on this event contact Heather Chipperfield on or +44 (0)1590 610273, for RS Vareo specific queries contact or one of the fleet committee. 

Keep in the loop

Join the RS Games dedicated social media channels for all the latest on entries, socials, merchandise etc - details coming soon

The RS Games is going to be awesome. 

Happy RS Vareo sailing!



PS Great photographs of RS Vareo National Championship racing by Nigel Tinkler (2016 Nationals at Llandegfedd SC) and Doris O’Keefe (2015 Nationals at Dovey YC).


RS Class Association
Heather Chipperfield
East Hayes
Grove Road
SO41 3RN

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