RS300 Volvo Noble Marine National Championship 2017
Prestwick SC | 24/08/2017 - 27/08/2017

-330 Days to go to the event starts!


Prestwick Sailing Club is very excited to be able to welcome back their favourite RS300 fleet for the 2017 National Championships.  Commodore and Race Officer Paul Gilmore and Vice Commodore Neil Beveridge have on offer for you an exciting mix of spectacular racing, delicious home cooked food, fully stocked bar and busy social schedule.
We are lucky enough to have the continuing sponsor support of Volvo and Noble Marine. RS300 Builder the Boatyard at Beer will again be generously supporting the Nationals.  Forward WIP have just come aboard to sponsor all RS Class Association adult Nationals this year.  You will all receive an event branded visor at registration.
The home RS300 fleet is ready to welcome visitors as friends on land and rivals on the water.  All family and friends accompanying the hardy RS300 sailors will of course be welcomed as friends whether on land or paddling at the beach!
Please take a read of the excellent "Guide to the 2017 Nationals" which you will find in the menu to your left. This includes ideas for family and friends accompanying their sailors. 
The Racing:

Click here for the full Notice of Race

Click here for the Sailing Instructions
In Outline:

Registration: Wed 23 Aug 1300-1600hrs, Thurs 24 Aug 0900-1200hrs in the club house

Race briefing: Thurs 21 Sept 1130hrs in the club house

Four days, 10 races: 2 on Thurs 24 Aug, 3 on Fri 25 Aug, 3 on Sat 26 Aug, and 2 on Sun 27 Aug, all back to back

First warning signal: Thurs 24 Aug 1355hrs, Fri 25 Aug 1155hrs, Sat 26 Aug 1155hrs, Sun 27 Aug 1055hrs

The racing area will be the waters directly adjacent to Prestwick Sailing Club

The Shoreside Stuff:

Boat parking:
PSC are happy for you to drop your boat off early and make the most of visiting their local area before the racing. Please contact Paul Gilmore here to arrange boat drop off before Wed 23 Aug
You can park your van or campervan in PSC grounds
More details on accommodation and how to get to PSC here or under Club Info in the menu to your left
The Partying:
Read your full and lively social programme below.  Don't forget to add your whisky tasting and evening meal tickets to your online entry purchase

Food and Drink:
Breakfast will be available daily from 0830hrs
Hot and cold food and drink will be available throughout the event
The bar will be open daily from 1100hrs to midnight

Please buy your evening meal tickets with your online entry to help the caterers to plan ahead

The Evening Before Wed 23 Aug:

Club members will advise you to good food locally
Social: Bar open
Day One Thurs 24 Aug:

Evening meal in the club house at 1830-1900hrs included in your online entry. You can buy extra tickets for £11 each with your online entry 
Main course: Sliced beef with a Diane sauce, new potatoes and Veg
Or Vegetable and bean chilli with rice, sour cream and garlic bread
Pudding: Raspberry ripple cheesecake and ice cream with berry coulis
Or Sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce and ice cream

Social: Whisky tasting tour of Scotland for just £11 per person
Taste a few of Scotland’s finest whiskies, learn a little about them (and perhaps purchase your favourite)
Add your whisky tasting ticket to your online entry 
Bar open
Day Two Fri 25 Aug:

Evening meal in the club house 1830-1900hrs 
Gather together for a massive Chinese take away to be delivered to the Club

Social: Quiz
Bar open
Day Three Sat 26 Aug:
AGM as soon after racing as possible in the club house. More detail under the AGM title in the menu top left 
Indian Buffet Curry Night from The Taj Tandoori at 1900hrs for just £11 per person
Add to your online entry purchase

Social: Bar open

Day Four Sun 27 Aug:

Prize giving in the club house as soon after racing as possible 
Your RS300 2017 limited edition 20th Anniversary t-shirt or polo shirt is now available from the RS300 shop here.  £10 for t-shirt and £18 for polo shirt both in Royal Blue only.  Available for collection at National's registration or £3.50 for delivery to address of your choice.  Thanks Dan Skinner for another fab design!  The slogan on the back reads: "20 years on and faster than ever - PY 973"
To Enter:
1.  Are you a full RS Class Association member?  If not you will need to join. To do this click on Join the RS Association in the menu to your left
2.  Are you have under 18 years old ?  If so you need to print off the Under 18 Consent Form here and bring it correctly signed to registration
3.  Were you 22 years old or under on 1 Jan 2017?  Then you must enter as a youth and claim your discount!
4.  Make sure you add your whisky tasting and meal tickets to your online entry purchase! 
Spring Online Entry:

Enter online and pay before the Summer Solstice 0001hrs 21 June:
Entry fee: £115
Youth helm entry fee: £105
Weekend entry fee: £55

Summer Online Entry:

Enter online and pay after the Summer Solstice 0001hrs 21 June but before close of online entry 0001hrs Mon 21 Aug
Entry fee: £140
Youth helm entry fee: £130
Weekend entry fee: £68
Please note that online entry closes at 0001hrs Mon 21 Aug after which time you will need to enter on paper and pay at event registration in the Race Office

Paper Entry at Event Registration:

You can enter on paper and pay at event registration
If you have any questions about your RS300 2017 Nationals please do not hesitate to ask me [email protected]
Happy RS300 sailing!
Photographs thanks to Alan Henderson
Guide to 2017 Nationals thanks to Steve Bolland and Pete Ellis