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RS Fleets Gather in Cushendall

8th September 2011
RS Fleets Gather in Cushendall
Sailors from across Ireland and the UK are due to arrive in Cushendall today and tomorrow for the RS 200/400 National sailing championships. The three-day event rounds off Cushendall Sailing and Boating Club's 2011 sailing season, during which the club celebrated its 50th anniversary. The club has also hosted the Topper Ulsters and Flying Fifteen East Coast championships this year, with hundreds of participants taking to the water at the picturesque Red Bay setting.

The RS200 and 400 are modern, high-performance two-man sailing dinghies, with the RS200 suiting lighter and younger crews. The boats have developed a huge following and competitive fleets across Ireland and the UK, with Wicklow's Greystones Sailing Club alone due to bring five 'under 18' boats and more boats for other young people to Cushendall this weekend.

CSBC Commodore John Lowry said: "The RS400s and RS200s are a great fleet, providing very fast and exciting racing. We had them for a competition around this time last year and it was fantastic. With this being the National Championships, we're expecting an even bigger fleet as well as some visitors from across the water. After racing in the evenings, we've lined up some great catering and live music so this should be a great event. As a competitor myself in this type of boat, I'm especially looking forward to it. According to the weather forecast, it looks like sailors will be treated to a wide range of wind conditions this weekend – as well as the Cushendall hospitality that we have become known for."

Published in RS Sailing Team

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