Sailing is an amazingly liberating experience. The RS Venture Connect SCS make it possible for almost anyone – and that means a lot to us. Many boats have been modified for para sailing. We’d like to think the RS Venture Connect SCS brings a new level of designed-in, engineered adaptability. Simple, plug & play options to configure the boat for most disabilities – and change it between sessions to suit different requirements. This versatility encourages more organisations to develop para sailing programmes – it’s more cost and time efficient for existing programmes – and gives unbeatable experiences to a whole lot of sailors.

Lateral Support

  • Designed to provide significant lateral support as the boat heels

Single Centreline or Twin Side-by Side Seats

  • Moulded GRP seats – adjustable fore and aft to suit sailor size – quick-lock track system
  • Designed to provide significant lateral support as the boat heels
  • Seat mounting platform can also accept custom seats

Centre Sheets & Controls console

  • Brings sheets and all key controls within reach of the seats.
  • Adjustable for height and reach

Foot bars

  • Plug-in aluminium alloy foot bars
  • Quick-lock adjustment for leg length

Manual Joystick Steering

  • Twin joysticks – one in front of each seat
  • Removable sticks for ease of access to the seats
  • Simple steering control lines for connection to the rudder stock

Electronic Joystick and / or Sip / Puff Steering

  • Purpose designed for the RS Venture Connect SCS and highly responsive

Standard spars – Specialist sails

Aluminium aloy mast has been selected for the RS Venture Connect spar construction due to its cost effective durability. The boom is equipped for mainsail slab reefing.

A reduced area mainsail and jib (from 11m2 to 9m2) are strongly recommended for use with the seats. Their smaller areas compensate for the reduced leverage when the crew sat close to the centreline, rather than on the side decks. These sails will undoubtedly also prove useful in many centres for strong wind use on a standard boat.

Jib Furler

The jib has a furler with the furling line led to the centre controls console. Both sails are constructed from durable Dacron fabric.

The optional Asymmetric Gennaker Pack offers exciting downwind sailing, making the most of the RS Venture’s modern design and rewarding performance potential.

Power Assist Pack

The Power Assist Pack is a conversion kit that enables a standard RS sailing dinghy to be converted for most disabilities including para sailing. The revolutionary yet simple Power Assist Pack fits onto a standard RS Venture Connect dinghy and provides total engineered adaptability to convert the boat for most disabilities.

It includes a rechargeable battery and control pack, powered captive mainsheet winch, joystick control and sip-puff headset option. The system is linked and connected using IPX7 watertight plugs and cabling. The design is focussed on providing a waterproof, simple to use system that exceeds the challenging demands of the small boat sailing environment and yet be a cost-effective investment for any sailing school. The watertight, rechargeable battery pack and control box is removable for charging in the club house. IPX7 fast-fit connectors are installed throughout the system. Power reserves are more than sufficient for a full day of sailing. The standard aft hatch is substituted for one that carries a mounted waterproof drive that connects to the twin rudders of the Venture dinghy.

A waterproof joy-stick both controls the rudders and also enables the mainsail to be trimmed in/out. A captive winch system, enclosed in a watertight housing, operates using 3D printed limit switches to eliminate over sheeting and the optional sip-puff headset integrates easily with the system steering controls. The system covers a full range of para sailing needs and means the boat can be configured to suit virtually all disabilities.

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