RS800 RS800 National Championship 2019
Eastbourne Sovereign SC | 05/09/2019 - 08/09/2019

81 Days to go to the event starts!
Discount ends in 5 Days


2019 is the 20th anniversary of the RS800 and we are going to celebrate at the Nationals!  Your 2019 Volvo Noble Marine RS800 UK National Championship will be held at top racing venue Eastbourne Sovereign Sailing Club
Full four days' racing and shoreside partying programme incorporating the RS800 Reunion Regatta on Saturday 7 Sept and the 20th Anniversary Dinner on Saturday evening
Racing choice: four day Nationals, weekend entry or Reunion regatta on Saturday
It's going to be awesome...
We are thrilled to have the continuing sponsor support of Volvo and Noble Marine
Racing at Eastbourne SSC: top left 2018, top right 2017, bottom left 2016 and bottom right 2015.  Thanks to Gary Smith and Ben Daigenault
Have you bought your 20th anniversary t-shirt yet?  Go to the menu top left, select t-shirt, read all about it and then add to your event entry!
The Racing:
Full Notice of Race here
Reunion Regatta NOR to follow
In Outline:
Registration: Wed 4 Sept 1400-1800hrs, Thurs 5 Sept 0900-1100hrs and Sat 7 Sept 0900-1030hrs (for weekend entries) in the clubhouse upstairs
Measurement:  Wed 4 Sept tbc1700-1800hrs, Thurs 5 Sept tbc 1000-1130hrs and Saturday morning tbc 1000-1030hrs (for weekend entries) in the club house
Race briefing: Thurs 5 Sept 1130hrs in the clubhouse upstairs
Race schedule: Four days, 10 races: 2 on Thurs 5 Sept, 3 on Fri 6 Sept, 3 on Sat 7 Sept (the Reunion Regatta), and 2 on Sun 8 Sept, all back to back
First warning signal: Thurs 5 Sept 1255hrs, Fri 6 Sept 1225hrs, Sat 7 Sept 1225hrs, Sun 8 Sept 1155hrs
Standard RS Nationals SI pending: they will be published here and available at registration
The racing area will be Eastbourne Bay
The Shoreside Stuff:
ESSC run a fabulous galley.  From breakfast to lunch, snacks hot and cold, and delicious evening meals all the food is home cooked with love
Please buy your evening meal tickets with your online entry to help the galley plan ahead.  More tickets will be available at registration
Please contact me on [email protected] with any specific dietary requirements so that ESSC can correctly cater for you
Andy and Ally Jeffries will be running the bar so opening hours will be as we need them - please do pace yourself and remember we have some sailing to do!
Come Ashore Pasta and Drink:
Don't worry as always you can pre-order your come ashore pasta and brew (tea, coffee, can of pop or bottle of water).  £3 per day so that is £12 for the event
The Evening Before Wed 4 Sept at 1900hrs:
£9 for chilli con carne or vegetarian chilli with rice then fruit crumble and custard
Bar open
Day One Thurs 5 Sept at 1900hrs:
£10 for chicken curry or vegetarian curry with rice and poppadum then ice cream
Buddy drinks at the bar
Day Two Fri 6 Sept at 1900hrs:
£10 for beef or vegetarian lasagne, garlic bread, salad then a cold desert
"Party like it's 1999" - Fancy dress party with "1999" theme, Band "Double Standards"
Day Three Sat 7 Sept The RS800 20th Anniversary Dinner at 1900hrs:
Dress code: Black tie or jacket and tie
£20 for three courses
Starter of smoked salmon or vegetarian goats cheese, spinach and tomato tartlet

Main course of boeuf bourguinon or vegetarian casserole, dauphinois potatoes, carrots and peas

Dessert of chocolate fudge birthday cake

Day Four Sun 8 Sept:
Prize giving in the clubhouse as soon after racing as possible
To Enter:
1.  Do you have one full RS Class Association member 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 at the start of the championship? Then you must enter as a youth and claim your discount!
Super Early Online Entry:
Enter online before 0001hrs Tues 5 March 2019.  Payment must to be made by the end of early entry 0001hrs Fri 21 June 2019
Super early entry fee  £120
Super early youth entry fee £110
Super early reunion regatta entry fee £40.  Please select daily entry
Super early weekend entry fee £65
Early Online Entry:
Enter online and pay before the Summer Solstice 0001hrs Fri 21 June 2019
Early entry fee  £150
Early youth entry fee £140
Early reunion regatta entry fee £48.  Please select daily entry
Early weekend entry fee £80
Standard Online Entry:
Enter online and pay before the close of online entry 0001hrs Mon 2 Sept 2019
Standard entry fee  £180
Standard youth entry fee £170
Standard reunion regatta entry fee £63.  Please select daily entry
Standard weekend entry fee £95
Paper Entry at Event Registration:
Enter on paper and pay at event registration Wed 4 Sept 1400-1800hrs, Thurs 5 Sept 0900-1100hrs or Sat 7 Sept 0900-1030hrs in the club house
Paper entry fee  £185
Paper youth entry fee £175
Paper reunion regatta entry fee £68
Paper weekend entry fee £100
If you have any questions about your RS800 2019 Nationals please do not hesitate to ask me [email protected]
I'm really looking forward to welcoming you to ESSC at registration and hosting you to an awesome RS800 Nationals!
Happy RS800 sailing!
Photos thanks to Gary Smith and Ben Daigenault