The RS Elite class might not have a reputation for its glamorous girls, but that's about to change. Competing at the Nationals are one Pippa Wilson, and one Tiffany Brien. Pippa Wilson, you may recall, was one of the 'three blondes in a boat' Olympic gold medallists from 2008, but who's Tiffany Brien?



Tiffany Brien - adding glamour to the dinghy park!

Tiffany Brien - adding glamour to the dinghy park!




Well Tiffany is the current 'Miss Northern Ireland', just back from six weeks in China at the Miss World Competition! Proving that she's far more than a pretty face, Tiffany, from the Royal North YC on Belfast Lough is currently lying second in the championship.

Tiffany Brien Miss Northern Ireland

Tiffany Brien Miss Northern Ireland



Tiffany helms RS Elite Kin, and is sailing with her Dragon Edinburgh Cup winning father Simon, and succesful keelboat sailor Graham Bailey. With three seconds and a first in the championship, so far Tiffany is currently lying joint second overall.

The Wight Vodka RS Elite National Championship is taking place at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes. RS Managing Director Martin Wadhams said: "Fighting it out around the track in beautifully mannered keelboats, then sipping Wight Vodka cocktails on the Royal Yacht Squadron lawn with Miss Northern Ireland as the sun goes down... Tough job but someone has to do it!"


The RS Elite fleet competing in the Solent for their national title

The RS Elite fleet competing in the Solent for their national title



Written by: Gael Pawson
Gael Pawson is the editor of Yachts & Yachting Magazine and the founder of Creating Waves. A keen racer, she has sailed all her life, and started writing about the subject whilst studying journalism at university. Dinghies and small keelboats are her first loves, but she has cruised and raced a huge variety of boats in locations across the world.
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