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The RS Aero dinghy in Dun Laoghaire
“Momentum behind this innovative and exhilarating dinghy is building in Ireland, and opportunities to engage a wide range of dinghy sailors cannot be overlooked”. Irish RS dealer Kenneth Rumball, is sure in his assessment of what the RS Aero can…
Paul McMahon competing in the RS Aero in Italy
Howth Yacht Club's Paul McMahon took fourth overall at last week's RS Aero 7 European Championships on Lake Garda in Italy. The former number one ranked full rig Irish Laser sailor was in the mix for the final overall podium…
The RS400 UK and Irish dinghy National Championships will be held on Belfast Lough
The Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club hosts the RS 400 UK and Irish National Championships on Belfast Lough this weekend. This is the first time this event has been hosted in Ireland waters, and also the first time that…
An RS400 start in Galway Bay
As the RS400 fleet comes together on Belfast Lough this weekend, the newly crowned RS200 champion Chris Bateman reviews the recent RS gathering at Galway Bay Sailing Club that provided a weekend of racing in tight competition.  As Afloat previously…
When the weather settled down, the RS 400 class had excellent racing in the RS Western Regatta at Galway Bay SC.
Ireland’s expanding RS Classes are in acceleration mode as they build towards the Irish & UK RS 400 Nats at Royal North of Ireland YC at Cultra on Belfast Lough from 25th to 29th August, and the all-classes RS Southerns…
An RS400 campfire at Blessington Reservoir
Over 20 RS400 made the trip for the past weekend’s Inland Championships hosted by Blessington Sailing Club. Nestled to the west of the Wicklow Mountains the sailing club boasts a sandy beach, plenty of room for onsite camping and with…
An Italian pairing compete at the RS Feva Worlds in Follonica, Italy this week
Leonie Judge and Madison O'Conaill from the Royal Irish Yacht Club on Dublin Bay are Ireland's sole representatives at the RS Feva World Championships 2019 in Follonica, Italy this week.  The second day of racing at the 195-boat Championships 2019 greeted…
Simon Childs, Mike McIntyre (waving) and Caroline McIntyre retained their title as RS Elite National Champions
The 2019 RS Elite National Championship, held as part of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, produced a nail-biting finish with the final result not decided until the tenth and last race. Mike McIntyre and crew, sailing RS Elite 76 Foudafafa,…
Mike McIntyre and his two man crew lead the RS Elites at Dun Laoghaire
Only three points after eight races separate two British Olympic medalists in the RS Elite UK National Championships being held as part of Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta. 1988 Seoul Gold Medalist Mike McIntyre from the Star Class leads Ossie Stewart (Bronze…
Connor McGuckin's RS Elite Skaddy flies the flag for Ballyronan Boat Club during opening day of the UK Nationals in Dun Laoghaire
Former Olympic champion Mike McIntyre showed why he is favourite to retain his current crown this week as he got his defence of the RS Elite UK National title off to a flying start on Dublin Bay. The three-hander class,…
RS200 sailing on Strangford Lough
Strangford Lough is often accurately described as a ‘hidden gem’ writes John McKelvie. While only 30 minutes from Belfast, as you pass the rolling fields and gastropubs of Killinchy, you really aren’t sure what to expect - until you see…
RS 400 winners Barry McCartin (left) and Andrew Penney
The second RS event of season kicked off in 2019 at Strangford Lough YC in Co. Down to host the RS200 Eurocup over four days and RS200/400 Northern championships racing over the weekend. In the 200s this attracted numerous British visitors…
29er Sprint winners Lola Kohl crewed by Chris Bateman
A group of 29er and RS200 sailors took a well-deserved exam study break to attend the annual Royal Sprint Championship last weekend hosted by the Royal Cork Yacht Club. Two beautiful days of 29er & RS200 racing were held in…
The RS Aero in recent Olympic equipment trials
RS Sailing says it respects the World Sailing council vote to retain the Laser as the Men’s and Women’s One Person Dinghy event for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris — while also hailing the RS Aero’s superior evaluation. As…
Olympic Equipment Selection High On Agenda For World Sailing’s Mid-Year Meeting
Selection of sailing equipment for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris has been a major taking point ahead of World Sailing’s Mid-Year Meeting in London, which gets under way tomorrow (Friday 17 May). The Events Committee and Equipment Committee will…
RS Aero racing during the equipment selection sea trials in Valencia this past March
RS Sailing has issued an open letter to World Sailing in its bid for the men’s and women’s Olympic single-handed dinghy classes currently appointed to the Laser and Laser Radial. Late last year the RS Aero was selected along with…

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