The Endeavour Trophy Championship is a unique event in the UK dinghy sailing world. Held on the tidal waters of the rivers Crouch and Roach at the end of every year, it's an invitation only three day event, with the guest-list hand-picked from National Champions of selected recognised fleets. The RYA recognises The Endeavour as the pinnacle of that year's dinghy sailing achievements which will hail a 'Champion of Champions'.
The 2015 Endeavour Trophy Championships
The next event takes place over the weekend of the 10th/11th October 2015.
- RS200 confirmed as 2015 Endeavour Championship boat
- Training Day Friday 9th October
- Championship Saturday 10th - Sunday 11th October
Please remember the Endeavour Trophy is an invitation only event for the Champion of Champions. National Champions, or their class secretaries, need to apply for an invitation to the event, by email please, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Edwin Buckley is the event organiser. In your email please state how many boats attended your nationals, and whether it is a special anniversary for your class.
This year the boats are not supplied, you have to organise your boat and get it to the event. RS200s have been selected and the RS200 Class will be on hand to help entrants. On receiving confirmation of entry please contact the RS200 Class Association’s Secretary, Sally Campbell who says, ‘we will do all we can to support the organisers and the sailors’. Sally’s email is: Sally@rsassociation.com
Schedule for the weekend
Friday 9th October Rigging with some help from RS technicians
p.m – on the water with the RS coach
Accommodation supplied by Club members
Saturday 10th October All day: Racing
Evening: Endeavour Dinner- menu can be found here
Sunday 11th October Racing
To ensure the racing for this Champion of Champions event remains as fair as possible, RS Sailing will supply each boat with identical suits of new sails and spinnakers. In addition, sponsors will provide mainsheets and jibs for each boat.
Given the new format, a demand for suitable boats in the run up to the October event is likely. Plans for chartering therefore, should ideally be made as soon as possible following the completion of individual class championships.
If you are unable to locate a boat please contact Edwin Buckley, the Event organiser Edwin@endeavourtrophy.com and let him have the details and he will see what can be done.
An RS200 open meeting at the Royal Corinthian YC on 26-27 September – two weeks before the Endeavour Championship takes place – could tie in as a good charter handover location.