The RS class 10th anniversary bash over the May Bank holiday is one not to be missed

One of the UK’s biggest class association’s is celebrating its 10th anniversary over the May Bank holiday with an event inviting nine RS classes to Hayling Island Sailing Club for a celebratory open meeting with a difference.

Over 200 competitors are expected to make the weekend one of the best, and race officers will have a tough challenge on Saturday when they try and start all the competitors on one start line!

Although the weekend revolves around action on the water a strong emphasis is being placed on celebrating just how far the RS class have progressed over ten years as Martin Wadham of LDC explains: “The RS400 and RS600 started it all back in 1994, at a time when dinghy sailing was definitely ready for change. The range has grown over the last ten years with designs catering for all dinghy enthusiasts and the strong class association has, with the help of sponsors such as Fat Face and Gul, created some great events.” The RS 10th anniversary event promises to live up to all the expectations of an RS regatta with great racing, terrific prizes and a kicking Birthday party.

The first race on Saturday at 1300, starts within perfect view from the new balcony at Hayling Island Sailing club and finishes outside the bay. The race officer will then have the terrifying job of starting over 200 boats in one starting sequence so that they can race back off home. Racing will continue on Sunday and finish with a pursuit race on Monday inside the bay, which should make a spectacle for the media and public alike.

A Spring party and barbeque on the Saturday is followed on Sunday night by the10th Anniversary Birthday party with special guests such as Rod Carr, Chief Executive of the RYA, Edward Hyde of Hyde sails and the boat designers and builders, plus speeches and some special awards.

Entry forms can be downloaded from . Deadline for entries is the 17 April. Although the social tickets do not include food they are free with entry and if you require further social tickets or dinner tickets these can also be downloaded from