Salcombe Gin RS Eurocup and RS800 European Championships
YC Carnac, Brittany, France
3 – 6 June 2022
The RS100, RS200, RS400, RS700, and RS800 fleets are all invited to Carnac, South Brittany, France, in early June 2022. We LOVE Carnac!
Thank you to Salcombe Gin who are generously sponsoring our event!
We are holding a 4-day Eurocup event over the bank holiday from Friday 3 to Monday 6 June. New 2-day entry now available! (as at 14 Feb 22). The event is the European Championships for the RS800s. Please note that the dates have been chosen as the UK bank holidays are 2 and 3 June and the French bank holiday is 6 June.
Notice of Race here
The early entry fee is £150/€177 for RS single hander, and £193/€227 for RS double hander. Early entry closes 14 April 2022. The late entry fee is £172/€202 for RS single hander, and £214/€252 for RS double hander. Entry closes 30 May 2022.
New 2-day entry available as at 14 Feb 22. Early entry fee for RS single hander is £79/€91, and for RS double hander is £99/€114. Late entry fee for RS single hander is £100/€115, and for RS double hander is £121/€139.
NB. To make sure that everyone gets a great experience, each individual fleet will have to have at least 8 entries before 14 March 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. Both helm and crew of RS boats have to be members of the RS Class Association. Your attention is drawn to NOR 7.4: "In the unprecedented "COVID 19" context, the Organising Authority may cancel the event. If this occurs, all entry fees will be refunded but the Organising Authority cannot be responsible for any other expenses incurred." If you are unable to attend due to personal Covid 19 we will give you a full entry fee refund minus £10 admin fee. You must inform us prior to event registration.
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 organised 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 Nationals, 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’.
Advice on driving/trailing in Europe post-Brexit for those coming from UK is available here (updated 19 May 22).
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.
Brittany Ferries has a special discount offer if you book before 28 Feb 2022. Info here
RS France Spares
Nico and Gilles from RS France will be running a spares van holding a wide range of stock including ropes, rivets, sikka, gel coat, screws, Seasure gudgeons, rudder blades and rudderstocks etc. Payment to be made in Euros cash on site at the event. Please note there will not be any RS boat specific spares so do consider taking you own.