RS is the latest industry partner to join ISAF's Connect to Sailing initiative.
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, 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."
Connect to Sailing is a global initiative led by ISAF to increase participation in sailing. With a focus on youth, Connect to Sailing is based upon grass roots activities to achieve strong and lasting foundations for sailing programmes. It aims to expand and develop participation in sailing by attracting newcomers to the sport and retaining both newcomers and existing participants.
Find out more on Connect to Sailing at www.sailing.org/connecttosailing
For more information about the multiple award winning RS range, visit www.RSsailing.com