RS Partner ‘Connect to Sailing’


ISAF has announced that RS is the latest industry partner to join ISAF’s Connect to Sailing initiative – a global programme led by the ISAF to increase participation in sailing

As a leading producer of sailboats from entry level through to high performance skiffs, RS complements the existing group of partners, with a commitment to the development of grass roots sailing around the world.

Tim Coventry, once Chief Executive and Chairman of Performance Sailcraft Europe,  and now ISAF Connect to Sailing consultant said:

“Connect to Sailing is about industry coming together and working with ISAF to encourage participation in emerging sailing nations. It is in all our interests to have a mutually beneficial, united approach which enables ISAF to invest further in essential initiatives like the new Learn to Sail programme, which is being rolled out during 2009. We’re delighted that a company with the pedigree of RS has joined us.”

Martin Wadhams MD of RS commented:

“RS boats are now used in training fleets across the world and we recognize the importance of investing in the future of the sport. We look forward to working with the ISAF Connect to Sailing team with the potential opportunity to supply the kind of high quality equipment, service and support that are required to help organizations increase participation in sailing and keep newcomers hooked.”

As Connect to Sailing Partners, RS joins Rockley International, Laser Performance, Hobie Cat Europe, the International Sailing Summit, newtosailing.com and Hyde Sails.

Connect to Sailing – www.sailing.org/connecttosailing