RS800 Volvo Noble Marine RS800 National Championship 2017
Stokes Bay SC | 21/09/2017 - 24/09/2017

The Event Has Started.

Welcome

  
 
2017 is the year of Stokestock: the RS700 RS800 National championship festival at Stokes Bay SC
Think Woodstock for sailing
Race, party, eat, drink and camp at Stokes Bay SC 
It's going to be awesome...
 
Click here for your very own printable Stockstock poster
 
 
 
 
 
Your 2017 Volvo Noble Marine RS800 UK National Championship will be held at top racing venue Stokes Bay Sailing Club.  Four days of top quality racing and a fabulous shoreside programme to match.  We are lucky enough to have the continuing sponsor support of Volvo and Noble Marine.  For 2017 we welcome SpeedSix performance lubricant aboard as our Nationals' equipment sponsor. They will be supporting the event in a number of ways including some very special prizes.  Forward WIP have just come aboard to sponsor all RS Class Association adult Nationals this year. You will all receive an event branded visor at registration.
 
Enter your RS800 Nationals before the Stokes Bay SC open 8-9 April for your very own free pair of limited edition SpeedSix flip flops! I will have the flip flops ready to give out at event registration on Sat 8 April. 
 
 
 
The Racing:
 
Click here for the full Notice of Race
 
In Outline:
 
Registration: Wed 20 Sept 1400-1800hrs, Thurs 21 Sept 0900-1130hrs and Saturday morning 0900-1030hrs (for weekend entries) in the club house
 
Measurement:  Wed 20 Sept 1700-1800hrs, Thurs 21 Sept 1000-1130hrs and Saturday morning 1000-1030hrs (for weekend entries) in the club house
 
Race briefing: Thurs 21 Sept 1130hr in the club room on the first floor
 
Four days, 10 races: 2 on Thurs 21 Sept, 3 on Fri 22 Sept, 3 on Sat 23 Sept, and 2 on Sun 24 Sept, all back to back
 
First warning signal: Thurs 21 Sept 1255hrs, Fri 22 Sept 1055hrs, Sat 23 Sept 1055hrs, Sun 24 Sept 1025hrs
 
Standard RS Nationals SI pending: they will be published here and available at registration
 
The racing area will be within a 3 mile radius of the club house
 
Venue and weather information is on the Stokes Bay SC website here
 
Remember the Tide: 2 hours before HW and 3 hours after HW tide runs West to Southampton, remainder tide runs East to Portsmouth 
 
The Shoreside Stuff:
 
Your full and lively social programme is below
Help us generate a terrific festival atmosphere by bringing any musical instruments you can play and be ready to use them 
 
Stokes Bay SC have once again got use of the field behind and next to the dinghy park for camping as at the turn of this century
So grab your tent, campervan, caravan or van and settle down for a festival of sailing and joy
All the information on camping can be found under the Accommodation title in the menu to your left or here
You will need to book your pitch with your online entry
You can of course stay in a building nearby if you want!  Accommodation suggestions can be found here
 
Food and Drink:  
 
Come Ashore Pasta and Brew: Don't worry as always you can pre-order your come ashore pasta and brew (tea or coffee or can of cold drink).  £4 per day so that is £16 for the event.  Add to your entry purchase.  More tickets for sale at registration
 
Alex Belbin runs the fabulous SBSC Galley.  All her food is home cooked with love
She will serve breakfast from 0700hrs - menu here
She offers delicious lunches - menu here
Meal Deals (sandwich, crisps and a drink) £3.00
Homemade soup and a roll £4.00
Plus pasties and sausage rolls at £1.00 each
Homemade cakes at £1.50 per slice 
Finally Alex will be cooking us a home made meal every evening (see below)
Please buy your evening meal tickets with your online entry to help Alex plan ahead.  More tickets will be available at registration
 
Debbie Woods the SBSC manager will also run our event bar so opening hours will be as we need them - please do pace yourself and remember we have some sailing to do!
 
The Evening Before Wed 20 Sept:
Evening meal in the club house from 1730hrs - 2030hrs. See daily specials (usually £5 or £6 for a main course)
 
Day One Thurs 21 Sept:
Curry Night: 2 course meal at 1930hrs in the club house for just £8.50
Aromatic homemade chicken or vegetable curry, with naan bread, salad and homemade raita
Pudding: hot chocolate fudge cake with ice cream 
Add to your entry purchase. More tickets for sale at registration
Buddy drinks 1900-2000hrs: Match your buddy jigsaw piece with that of your buddy team to claim your free drink
2030hrs Mike Golding OBE, the global sailing legend himself, will be giving an inspirational talk
 
Day Two Fri 22 Sept:
AGM at 1800hrs in the club house.  More detail under the AGM title in the menu top left
Burger Night: 2 course meal at 1930hrs in the club house for just £8.50
Homemade beef or bean burger, chunky chips, salad and homemade coleslaw
Pudding: homemade rum and raisin bread and butter pudding with custard 
Add to your entry purchase.  More tickets for sale at registration
Pirate party. Wear the eye patch handed out at registration to claim your free tot of rum! Rum happy hour 1900-2000hrs
Pirate costume strongly recommended! Costume prizes up for grabs!
Fun and games under the terrible Pirate Captain!

Pirate eye patches kindly donated by the Jubilee Sailing Trust - the charity that enables disabled and abled bodies people to have tall ship sailing adventures together across the globe.  For more information or to donate click here  

Day Three Sat 23 Sept:
Greek Night: 2 course meal at 1930hrs in clubhouse for just £8.50
Chicken or mediterranean vegetable souvlaki with pita bread, feta fries, Greek salad and homemade tzatziki.
Pudding: homemade Greek rice pudding 
Add to your entry purchase.  More tickets for sale at registration
Finally it's the long awaited Stokestock festival party. DJ Michiel Geerling from RS Sailing is master of the deck and the dance floor so let down your hair, don your festival glad rags and party on!
 
Day Four Sun 24 Sept:
Prize giving in the club house as soon after racing as possible
 
To Enter:
 
1.  Do you have one full RS Class Association in your boat?  If not you will need to join.  To do this click on Join the RS Association in the menu to your left.
 
2.  Do you have an under 18 year old in your boat?  If so you need to print off the Under 18 Consent Form here and bring it correctly signed to registration.  Were you the helm 22 years old or under on 1 Jan 2017? Then you must enter as a youth and claim your discount!
 
Enter your RS800 Nationals before the Stokes Bay SC open 8-9 April for your very own free pair of limited edition SpeedSix flip flops! I will have the flip flops ready to give out at event registration on Sat 8 April.
 
Spring Online Entry:
Enter online and pay before the Summer Solstice 0001hrs 21 June:
Entry fee:                         £135 or €151
Youth helm entry fee:       £125 or €140
Weekend entry fee:          £68 or €76

Summer Online Entry:
Enter online and pay after the Summer Solstice 0001hrs 21 June but before close of online entry 0001hrs Mon 18 Sept
Entry fee:                           £165 or €185
Youth helm entry fee:         £155 or €174
Weekend entry fee:            £83 or €93
Please note that online entry closes at 0001hrs Mon 18 Sept after which time you will need to enter on paper and pay at event registration in the Race Office
 
Paper Entry at Event Registration:
You can enter on paper and pay at event registration in the Race Office
 
If you have any questions about your RS800 2017 Nationals please do not hesitate to ask me clare@rs-association.com
 
I''m really looking forward to welcoming you to SBSC at registration and hosting you to an awesome RS800 Nationals!
 
Happy RS800 sailing!
Cheers
Clare
 
Stokestock graphics thanks to Clara Feibusch
Photo of Stokes Bay SC thanks to the club
Photo of RS800s racing at SBSC in 2016 thanks to Tim Olin