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    Posted: 31 Jan 19 at 4:22pm
Twenty years of this fantastic boat and in 2019 the class is looking to celebrate in style!

The class would like to get as many faces back to the reunion regatta and anniversary dinner as possible. This will be hosted on the Saturday of the Nationals, this September, at Eastbourne SSC. 

You may have seen the plea put out for loan boats for the nationals and the association is asking anyone with an 800 who can't make the nationals to consider loaning it out to enable us to return some of the pioneers of the class to get back on the water for this special milestone event.

The nationals are 5-8 September with a Reunion Regatta and dinner on the 7th.  If you're interested in getting in to an 800, message below, send me a DM or contact the class via the website.  I'd especially like to hear from anyone with links to the class from previous decades!

Obviously, as I am super massively over keen at making videos the class asked if I could stitch one together and I did! Enjoy



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Jan 19 at 5:23pm
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jaydub Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Feb 19 at 12:45pm
Nice vid, Tom.
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Thanks! 
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The celebrations start on the RS800 stand at the Dinghy Show, this Saturday, 4pm. 

Class Chairman Luke McEwan will be giving a talk on the history of the RS800 at 3pm on Sunday too. 





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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gordon 1430 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Mar 19 at 3:37pm
Am I the only person who tried to race it in that configuration?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Mar 19 at 4:23pm
According to a post in the facebook group it seems like Martin Wadhams might have tried for a year or so, but largely take up was limited. From what I can see the option was written out in 2003. 

There's still evidence of the option in RS800 rigging guide on RS's website. 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jun 19 at 8:14am
Early entry for the 20th Anniversary Nationals and Regatta end's next Friday at 0001hrs.  

There's entry options for the four days, the weekend, or just the reunion regatta on Saturday 7th. 

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I bought 828 new from RS. Loved it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jul 19 at 3:32pm
There's a interesting read on the magazine website about the development of the RS800. Worth an post dinner read.

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