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Yacht Club de Carnac, France
23rd-28th July 2017
 Via pink box above
***Notice of Race***  
Sunday 23rd July
Registration, Measurement
10:00 Coaching, 13:00 Practice race, 
18:00 Opening ceremony
Monday 24th July
Registration, Measurement
12:00 Competitors briefing, 13:00 Races
Tuesday 25th July
13:00 Races
Wednesday 26th July
13:00 Races, 19:00 Competitors dinner
Thursday 27th July
13:00 Races
Friday 28th July
11:00 Races, World Championship Grande Awards Ceremony
£200 GBP or 240 Euro entry fee before the end of June. 
£225 GBP or 270 Euro late entry fee after the end of June.
£245 GBP or 295 Euro 'late late' entry fee after thew 14th July.
To include: Sunday's coaching briefing, Opening Ceremony, BBQ, Closing Ceremony, a hot meal at the end of each day’s racing! Daily prizegivings and debriefs when possible. 
The RS Aero International Class Association is delighted to partner with Rooster Sailing as title sponsor for their first RS Aero World Championship. Rooster Sailing will provide a generous supply of prizes from their popular kit ranges and valuable overall support to the Championship.
Rooster will also be fielding a formidable team of four sailors for the event.
Each competitor will receive a pre-event Rooster discount after completing their entry.
Selden Mast and RS Sailing have kindly stepped up with ‘drinks for tallies’, providing thirsty sailors with welcome iced refreshment at the top of the slipway after racing.
Panama’s premium rum brand, Ron Abuelo, are to bring sophistication to Friday's closing ceremony with their signature GONE WITH THE WIND cocktail masterpiece, bringing the the 1st RS Aero World Championships to the ultimate finale!
Brittany Ferries are offering a 20% discount on non peak crossings from the UK, Details below.
Charter RS Aeros - NOW SOLD OUT
RS Sailors LOVE Carnac!
Whet your appetite for Carnac and practice your French with Nico in this tasty short movie by RS France. C'est tres bien!


At the end of the Autoroute network for the mainland Europeans, just a 2.5 hour drive from the ferry at Saint-Malo for the Brits and accessible from Paris for distant travellers. Carnac is particularly renowned for its huge beaches of fine sand, its preserved setting and particularly mild climate.
Carnac is also well-known for its Megalithic alignments (standing stones!) - unique in the world. Wonderful French restaurants and lively bars all serve to make this a special holiday destination. At the middle of the beaches, the Yacht Club and its protected harbour opens up in front of one of the most beautiful bays in Europe: Le Bay de Quiberon, a continental sailing Mecca.
Carnac Yacht Club is a busy club, sailing school and dinghy rental centre and well known for having organized great events for many years, including many recent memorable Championships for RS Classes. The club arranges the Eurocat, one of the biggest events in the world for catamarans, together with many European and World Championships. So they should have no trouble with hosting over 100 RS Aeros!

There is a reliable sea-breeze in the Bay of Quiberon. Approximately 3 races per day will be scheduled. There are often lovely rolling waves in the Bay. The RS Aero 9, RS Aero 7 and RS Aero 5 will start and race as three separate fleets but shall share one race course. The bay is enormous so there will be no limits on space.

Carnac is an extremely attractive and lively holiday destination, with plenty of fabulous restaurants, bars and clubs within walking distance of the club, and lots of local sights for those having a longer holiday, and for accompanying friends and families – bring everyone, the more the merrier!

Included in your entry fee there will be an opening ceremony at the club, a BBQ dinner and a Prize Giving party. The RS Aero International Party Coordinator shall be tasked with creating an International Beach Party like never seen before. On other evenings, we will be able to find some great restaurants and bars to meet in with coordinated arrangements [Aerocup Style] for those who want to meet up.

Yacht Club Carnac, Brittany, FRANCE
Port En Dro BP30, 56341 CARNAC

Tel: +33 (0) 2 97 52 10 98
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.yccarnac.com/home.html#slide-3

Getting There

By Air
Paris (CDG or ORY) are the largest International Airports in the region and are 5 hours drive, severed by Autoroute or good train connections.
Lorient (LRT), Nantes (NTE), Rennes (RNS) and Brest (BES) also all have International flights and are closer.
By Sea
Brittany Ferries have been kind enough to assist the mass brexodus of UK sailors crossing Le Channel and the RS Aeros and RS Teras have an exclusive offer of a 20% discount against travel on their sailings from Portsmouth, Poole and Plymouth. 

Offer limited to travel as follows:-
- From UK; Sun - Thurs sailings only, from 17 July until 27 July
- From France; Mon - Fri sailings only, from 31 July - 10 August
- Bookings subject to full payment at the time of booking
- Not applicable to any on board accommodation which will be charged at full price
- If part of your journey qualifies you will receive discount on the part that qualifies 
Existing bookings, made previously that have not already been paid, could be cancelled at the loss of the £35.00 deposit and started again at a likely net gain. Unfortunately for any bookings already paid the discount cannot be applied retrospectively.
Access the 20% Brittany Ferries discount here; http://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/rs-sailing

For UK travellers the main ferry routes to chose from to get to Brittany are;
Portsmouth – St Malo, Caen, Le Harve & Cherbourg which are between 2.5 and 4 hours drive to Carnac. There is also Poole-Cherbourg.
For those in the west UK and from the M5, a Plymouth-Roscoff ferry is an option. Roscoff is 2.5 hours drive to Carnac.
For those in the east UK, a Dover-Calais ferry or the Channel Tunnel is cheaper and Carnac is still just a 7 hour drive.
Once you get to Carnac, the Yacht Club is very easy to find at the protected harbour on the sea font.


As Carnac is such a popular holiday destination, there is loads of accommodation of all types and prices (19 hotels, 16 camp sites, 16 guest houses). 

The local tourist information office is offering an accommodation hotline;
t: + 33 (0)2 97 52 13 52

Campsites - often with Cabins to rent; 
- Camping des Menhirs about 1km from YC Carnac
t: +33 (0) 2 97 52 94 67, 
-Camping les Druides about 2km from YC Carnac
t: +33 (0) 2 97 52 08 18 
- Camping Le Dolmen 2km from YC Carnac
t: +33 (0) 2 97 52 12 35

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