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RS21 Winter Series with charter boats, just show up!

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Lots of RS21 action happening in the Southern USA! Plenty of opportunity to come charter one and go sailing in some warmth.  

Sarasota Yacht Club has a fleet of 7 RS21s for charter for concierge style charter, rock up and race format. https://www.rssailing.com/sarasota-yacht-club-rs21-winter-series-dates-release/

Lakewood YC outside of Houston, Texas gets 12 RS21s in the next few weeks. https://www.sail-world.com/news/222956/Ashley-Walker-on-Lakewood-Yacht-Clubs-new-RS21s

Premiere Sailing league is kicking off their own events in Pensacola with their 6 RS21s. http://www.premieresailingleague.com/2019/09/20/pensacola-to-host-premiere-sailing-league-exhibition-series/ 

RS21 Tuning Guide

The Sarasota Yacht Club RS21 Winter Series will consist of five events, seven RS Sailing supplied RS21 charter boats will be available to charter alongside private owner entries. With three of the events counting towards a best two out of three series, it is set to be an awesome series with the winner being crowned the RS21 Midwinter Champion.

In addition to the Winter Series, there are a number of other events to get involved in with the RS21. On March 21-22nd there will be a Florida Yacht Clubs Interclub Challenge Regatta where various clubs from around the state can go head to head in inexpensive, one-design charter boats. An Intercollegiate Regatta is currently being finalised and we welcome Collegiate teams to reach out to us if interested with preferred dates.

The RS21s fleet, affectionately known as the Six Pack, will also be available for charter to race in the St. Petersburg Nood Regatta and Charleston Race Week. If you are not in the Sarasota area, stay tuned for details on the Premiere Sailing League events which will be hosted in six RS21s at Pensacola Yacht Club. Further information can be found here www.premieresailingleague.com.

Sarasota Yacht Club is a highly awarded and famed for being a friendly Yacht Club, they are looking forward to welcoming the RS21 Winter Series. The club is located on Lido Key, which is just walking distance from world famous St. Armand’s Circle where there is plenty of shopping and fine dining. The club facilities include a 110-slip marina, fitness center, heated pool, two indoor bars, a pool bar, a grand dining room, waterside terrace, and lunch dock.

Sarasota is known for the #1 Beach in the USA, average year-long temperatures in the high 20’s and steady wind in the mid-teens, it is an ideal place to not only sail but bring the entire family too. It is easy to fly to from anywhere in the world and for those staying over in the area, there is plenty of accommodation within a short bike ride of the club.

Sarasota Yacht Club RS21 Winter Series Schedule:

  • November 2nd – 39th Annual Sarasota Yacht Club Regatta
  • December 21-22nd – SYC RS21 Winter Series Regatta #1
  • January 25-26th – SYC RS21 Winter Series Regatta #2
  • February 22-23rd – SYC RS21 Winter Series Regatta #3
  • March 21-22nd Florida Yacht Clubs Interclub Challenge*
  • TBD Intercollegiate RS21 Challenge*

*Not Winter Series events

Notice of Race and Registration: www.regattanetwork.com/event/19928

Charters: www.rssailingstore.com/charterboats/RS21-Charter-Boats/Regatta-Charter-US

Boats will be available from 14:00 the day before each regatta for practice racing. There is a discount code available exclusively for Sarasota Yacht Club members or for any teams booking all three Winter Series events by entering discount code SYCRS21. The discount is only available for the Winter Series events.

 

 

 

 

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Actual sailboats at the Sarasota YC?  Race boats, no less?

I am impressed! 

Will wander by and have a look.

 

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Sarasota YC is where we have 7 RS21's. Launching there too. Great club and excited to be there. Let us know if you need anymore information.

6 of the 12 RS21's just arrived at Lakewood YC in Houston today too. Final 6 will be there in about 2 weeks.

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2 RS21s in slings at Lakewood already for demos. New slings being built for the additional 10 boats to be completed by early spring.

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On 12/9/2019 at 5:43 PM, JimBowie said:

Can the lowly public test sail one?

Call Mark at KO Sailing.

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Looks like we will be doing winter series #2 and #3. How fun is that!

None of us have sailed the RS21, so any tips would be appreciated. 

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On 12/12/2019 at 9:44 PM, Varan said:

Looks like we will be doing winter series #2 and #3. How fun is that!

None of us have sailed the RS21, so any tips would be appreciated. 

We will be there to coach and give our secrets out. The boats are easy to sail. We have fixed the forestay in the class rules to enhance the simplicity of the boats. Sails will all be even too.

 

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Thank you so much. That goes to the RC and club too. It was really fun. And thanks for the beer and pizza.

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Regarding Sarasota Winter Series #3, ya'll get any photos of the wing-on-wing downwind finish?

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On 2/26/2020 at 9:10 AM, Mark Set said:

Lakewood's boats decaled up: 

 

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This is so cool to see.

Are any other manufacturers working this hard to have cool boats out for programs to buy and race the s*** out of?

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13 RS21s registered for Charleston Race Week! 2-3 more going to register... 15+ RS21s at our second year of Charleston Race Week is pretty awesome!

Sail22 @Iceman22 and myself will be on site getting boats ready nearly a week before hand.

Who wants to try the 21 that's not racing?!

-Todd Riccardi

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