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illuminis RS Vareo Open 2024

20-21 July 2024

(Training Day on 19 July)

Milton Keynes Sailing Club

The illuminis Regatta is the fourth event for the 2024 RS Vareo Rooster National Tour and will be hosted by Milton Keynes Sailing Club (MKSC) with sponsorship from illuminis Insight Software.

MKSC is located on Caldecotte Lake close to the M1 with easy road links from across the country.

Thanks to Mark Tuffnell, MKSC, for this great video from last year’s event. 

Training Day

Once again we are delighted to also provide a training day on the Friday before the event. We are still waiting to confirm this year’s coach and will update this page as soon as we can.

Attendees will need to be rigged and ready for an 11am start and we will finish around 6pm.

The training day is free for competitors and lunch and a pixxa supper will be provided.

Competitor Information

Briefing on Saturday will be at 11.30 am and we hope to have the prize giving at 14.30 on Sunday to allow travellers to get home in good time. 

Download NOR here

Download Standard RS SIs here

Download Supplementary SIs here

No spinnaker? No problem!

Once again this year there will be a prizefor the first RS Vareo sailing without a spinnaker, so if you’re one of our river sailors you will be VERY welcome.

 Anticipated Timings

Below are the expected timings for the weekend although we tend to play it a bit by ear depending on conditions and discussions with the competitors.

Note: All food and drinks, including beer and wine on Saturday evening included in the entrance fee.

Sat 20th July

Registration: 10.00 onwards (Sausage rolls and hot drinks available)
Race briefing: 11.30
First warning signal race one: Sat 12:00 (ish), race two immediately after
Break for lunch: 14.00
Races three and four back to back: Expected finish around 17:00 – 17:30
Evening about 19.30: Fish and chip supper supplied by the renowned Fenny Fish Bar.

Sun 21 July

First warning signal race five: 1025hrs 
Races six and seven back to back following race five
Results and prizes: 1430hrs (Sandwiches, snacks and drinks available for all competitors).


Entry Fee: £10 per boat

The entry fee includes all food and drink mentioned in the timings above.

To register for the event please send an email to with your name, class and sail number

Directions and accommodation

Milton Keynes Sailing Club, Monellan Grove, Caldecotte, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK7 8NE 

There are directions and a map at

There is Premier Travel Inn (Milton Keynes South) within walking distance of the club (it’s the fake windmill in the photo above!).   There are several more Premier Inns and other accommodation within just a short drive .

Campervans can use the club car park overnight and we have room for a few tents.  Alternatively you could try

Class Association membership

Please note to enter the Vareo event you need to be a member of the RS class association (any class).  If you’re not already a member it’s only £45 per year.

Alternatively you can buy single event for £15 .