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RS200s Put Through Their Paces at Royal St George YC Training Weekend

6th February 2017
Ex–Topper sailors Edie Thorup and Emma Keane from Blessington Sailing Club, participants in the RS200 Training Camp at the Royal St. George Yacht Club Ex–Topper sailors Edie Thorup and Emma Keane from Blessington Sailing Club, participants in the RS200 Training Camp at the Royal St. George Yacht Club

The RS 200 fleet enjoyed great conditions at the Royal St George YC at the weekend.

Olympian Saskia Tidey – just back from racing at Miami Olympic Classes Regatta –  gave an intensive weekend's coaching. Tidey, now the team GBR 49erFX crewmate of Charlotte Dobson, kept the pace up relentlessly over the the two days and crews made noticeable improvements.

The fleet spent almost five hours on the water on the second day in an amazing, sunny force 3-5.

The training weekend is part of an Irish RS class initiative to breathe new life into dinghy sailing. All Ireland champion Alex Barry of Cork, an RS champion, told Afloat.ie that 'friendships through sailing is key to the future of dinghy classes'. Read more here.

RS 200 Training Weekend Photos

RS 200 dinghy dun laoghaire

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