The RS100 was awarded ISAF Class status at the recent ISAF Annual Conference. ISAF status marks a significant step in the development of the 100 Class, with acceptance in many countries heavily influenced by it.
Only ISAF classes are allowed to hold world championships and the RS100 Association is now planning their first Worlds, late in the 2013 season, on mainland Europe. Since the RS100’s launch in 2010 it claims to have been the world’s fastest growing performance single handed class.
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From the outset, sailors have been attracted by the RS100s relatively user friendly handling and performance across the wind range. At the end of its first season the 100 won the prestigious “Sailboat of the Year” award in the USA, “Dinghy of the Year” in the UK and “Coup de Coeurs” in France.
The 2013 event calendar includes a series of events across Europe - some on the established open skiff scene and some alongside other successful RS classes, joining in their fantastic social scene. Sweden looks set to become the latest nation to start RS100 racing in 2013, while on the other side of the world the Australian fleet has grown significantly over the last six months.
You can find full details of the RS100 on the manufacturer’s site www.RSsailing.com and the Class Association site www.RS100sailing.org
4 December 2012 18:27 GMT