The RS400 is an easy to sail and easy to maintain high performance sailing dinghy with assymetric spinnaker. Despite it's undoubted performance (as the fastest fleet boat at NCSC), it is well mannered and can be effectively de-powered for the strongest winds.
We have a very active fleet with consistently strong turnouts in both fleet and handicap series, regular fleet news letters and social events. 400 sailors are a friendly bunch and always ready to welcome new members into the fleet and to offer tips and advice on boat tuning and handling. The fleet continues to grow and this year we are again welcoming more new members.
We encourage crews and helms to swap boats and sail with different partners when possible. It's proved a great way to build friendships, share skills and promote close and competitive racing.
In September we host the final Open Event of the RS400 Northern Series. This very popular event attracted the most competitors outside the Nationals. It's a great weekend and provides a good test racing against the best 400 sailors in the country.
If any club members would like to taste the thrill of a high performance dinghy, or are considering buying an RS400 and would like a trial sail, please contact me and I'll be happy to organise it for you (capsize optional!).
There are regular fleet news bulletins to help communication across the fleet members about developments in the class both nationally and locally, results, crewing/helming opportunities and general RS400 news. If you are contemplating joining our class please get in touch and we’ll be happy to help in any way we can.
Alan Elkington ( 0116 2302387) and Louise Clayton ( 07825 441826 ) - RS400 950