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Following the announcement of the new Irish Sailing League earlier this week, organisers say they have been “overwhelmed with the number of enquiries” as they reveal more details of its structure and future plans. As previously reported on, well-known…
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The upstart Irish Sailing League is aiming to shake up the inter-club racing scene in Ireland. Backed by Kenny Rumball of Dun Laoghaire’s Irish National Sailing School, the new league would see competitors represent their clubs in short, grandstand-style sprint…
RYA winter match racing in one-design keelboats
Entry is now open for the RYA Winter Match Racing Series 2023 which kicks off in RS21s at London’s Queen Mary Sailing Club in the New Year. The #rockupandrace series will also give teams an opportunity to compete in 707s…
The Irish RS21 on the start line of the Croatian-based  inaugural World Championships
Last Sunday, the inaugural RS21 World Championships in Biograd Na Moru came to a close after some incredibly close one-design racing in an incredibly even-matched class. The team, despite having only jumped into the boat to sail as a…
Ireland on the line - The Irish RS21 (IRL291) prepares to start at the inaugural World Championships in Croatia
The Irish RS21 keelboat crew returned from the inaugural World Championships in Croatia last week, and the new design will now feature on Irish waters when it competes at this weekend's Dun Laoghaire's DBSC Turkey Shoot Series. The sole Irish boat in Biograd…
Poland's Wojciech Myaliwiec sailing in the RS21 World Championships in Croatia
After three races sailed at the RS21 world Championships in Croatia Gianluca Grisoli, Andrea Casale, Fabio Gridelli and Giorgio Tortarolo are leading the 41-boat fleet with a 3,1,2 score. Strong bora winds dominate the racecourse for day three of the…
With 25 knots on leaving the pontoon, quickly building, the Irish team had some fun on the way out to the race course…and Sean Donnelly shows off a max speed of 17.3 knots recorded on the Sailmon
The RS 21 World Championships have been a mixed bag for the racing team. Very light and fickle winds on day 1 saw two very light shifty races after a postponement onshore. The crew are new to the boat…
Competitors were challenged with tricky conditions on day one of the RS21 World Championships on the Vrgadski Kanal at Biograd Na Moru, Croatia
Day one of the RS21 World Championship at Biograd Na Moru, Croatia, saw a mid-fleet position for Ireland's sole entry Skippered by Kenny Rumball of Dun Laoghaire.  Having scored a 13 and then a 34 in the two races sailed,…
The inaugural RS21 World Championship begins today in Biograd Na Moru, Croatia
The inaugural RS21 World Championship begins today in Biograd Na Moru, Croatia. Hosted by the Ilirija Resorts, the eagerly awaited four-day championship promises fierce competition, stunning scenery, marvellous socials and memories for life. There are over 40 boats registered from…
A new RS21 keelboat event programme is due to be launched in the UK and Ireland for the 2023 season, the Irish agent and distributor for RS racing Sailboats, is currently en route to Biograd na Moru in Croatia for the inaugural RS21 world championships. The RS21 One Design is a modern keelboat designed with corinthian racing at its…
Women at the helm competitors
Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School Instructor Ciara Moore joined colleagues onboard the RS21 for the recent Irish Sailing Women At Helm Regatta. The team was led by Irish National Marine Services RS Sailing Rep Heather Wright and sailed on…
The RS21 keelboat
The Greystones test sail of the new RS21 keelboat planned for tomorrow is cancelled due to the approaching Storm Hannah. "With the incoming storm Hannah tomorrow we have decided to cancel any test sails of the RS21 from Greystones tomorrow 27th…
The new RS21 keelboat is prepared for launching on Belfast Lough on Sunday
Sunday saw the first time that the brand new RS21 keelboat hit the water in Ireland with opportunities this month to get sailing on this exciting design. The Northern Ireland RS agent - Bosun Bob's brought the asymmetric keelboat over…

About the RS21 International One Design Class

The RS21 International One Design Class is a modern keelboat, which promoters say is 'responsibly designed with performance racing at its heart'.

The powerful rig and distinct chines are balanced by well-mannered boat handling and an ergonomic deck layout to ensure everyone on board has a vital role and ease of use.

The RS21 was developed with sustainability at the core of its design, not only in terms of materials but also considering the carbon footprint in the supply chain, a reduction in single-use plastics and a focus on efficient logistics.

The RS21 International One Design Class is growing from strength to strength, with fleets active over three continents and racing calendars that escalate each year, nationally and internationally. "Removing the arms race and ensuring epically close racing in the RS21 is the future of keelboat racing," said class aficionados.

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