RS Eurocup and RS800 European Championships
YC Carnac, Brittany, France
3 – 6 June 2022
The RS100, RS200, RS300, RS400, RS600, RS700, RS800 and 2000 fleets are all invited to Carnac, South Brittany, France, in early June 2022. We LOVE Carnac!
We are holding a 4-day Eurocup event over the bank holiday from Friday 3 to Monday 6 June. The event is the European Championships for the RS800s. Please note that the dates have been chosen as the UK bank holidays are 2 & 3 June and the French bank holiday is 6 June.
The entry fee will be around £195/€225 for double-handers and £145/€170 for single-handers for those entering early. Entries will be via the Championship website in late summer 2021; we will confirm when entries open. NB. To make sure that everyone gets a great experience, each individual fleet will have to have at least 8 entries before 31 January 2022 to be definitely invited. Anyone entering in a fleet that does not get the number required will, of course, receive a full refund of entry fee.
Just a 2.5-hour drive from the ferry at Saint-Malo, Carnac is particularly renowned for its megalithic alignments (standing stones!) - unique in the world. It is also well-known its huge beaches of fine sand, its preserved setting, particularly mild climate, and lively bars, clubs and couth restaurants, all of which make it a special holiday destination. At the middle of the beaches, the Yacht Club opens up in front of one of the most beautiful bay in Europe: the bay de Quiberon, the continental sailing Mecca.
Sailing School, busy club and dinghy rental centre, the Carnac Yacht Club is also well known for having organized great events for the last few years: as well as our excellent 2009, 2015 and 2018 Eurocup events, the club arranges the Eurocat, one of the biggest events in the world for catamarans, Dart 18 European Championship, Laser Eurocup, GP 14 European Championship, 470 National, 420 Nationals, Topper Worlds, Optimist Nationals, Funboard Nationals, 18 foot skiff European Championships, RS Aero Worlds… So they should have no trouble with hosting up to 8 demanding RS fleets.
For UK travellers, there are 3 ferry ports in Brittany – St Malo, Caen, Cherbourg – which are approximately 2.5 hours, 3.25 hours and 4 hours drive away from Carnac respectively.
If you would prefer to take a Dover – Calais ferry, or the Chunnel, Carnac is still just a 7 hour drive away.
Once you get to Carnac, the Yacht Club is very easy to find. For a map, see https://www.ot-carnac.fr/ The club is shown on the map as ‘Base Nautique’ at ‘Les Roches’.
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There is a reliable sea-breeze in the Bay of Quiberon, so racing is likely to be scheduled for the afternoons, except on final day (Monday). 2 or 3 races/day will be scheduled. There are often lovely rolling waves in the Bay. We will sail all fleets on 2 large trapezoid courses, to help to keep all fleets away from each other. The bay is enormous so there will be no limits on space.
Carnac is an extremely attractive and lively holiday destination, with plenty of fabulous restaurants, clubs, bars within walking distance of the club, and lots of local sights for those having a longer holiday, and for accompanying friends and families – bring everyone, the more the merrier!
As Carnac is such a popular holiday destination, there is loads of accommodation of all types and prices (19 hotels, 16 camp sites, 16 guest houses). The local tourist information office is at https://www.ot-carnac.fr/ Tél + 33 (0)2 97 52 13 52. Look under the 'Accommodation' tab for loads more information.
RS Class Association – Heather Chipperfield – 0044 (0)1590 610273 / 0044 (0)7711 972216
Carnac YC - https://www.yccarnac.com/