#rssailing – Greystones Sailing Club has long been the Irish home of the RS fleet writes Sarah Byrne. In the late 90s, the formerly vibrant Enterprise fleet was looking around for a new toy and found the fast, furious and responsive RS400 enjoying an enthusiastic take-up in the UK following its launch in 1994.
When the RS200 was then launched many of the Greystones RS400 sailors opted for the sister boat which still provided the adrenaline packed racing 'responds to finesse rather than physique' (RS Sailing) with a greater flexibility of competitive crew weight.
In 2009, building on feedback from youth sailors, the RS double-hander pathway at GSC was defined with the RS Feva, RS200 and RS400 now providing a seamless transition and a boat for all combinations of skills and crew weights.
With over 55 asymmetric boats now in the Club, it must be the top asymmetric Club in the Country.
Following successful frostbites series on Belfast Lough and in Dun Laoghaire and some training in Cork, many sailors new to the fleets will be making their first voyage in what is forecast to be perfect conditions for an early season outing with PRO Neil Murphy on hand to ensure great racing on a trapezoid for the three fleets.