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RS Sailing
Premier Way, Abbey Park
Romsey Hampshire SO51 9DQ
01794 526760

RS Aero Olympic Equipment Evaluation

March 1, 2019
RS Aero

RS Aero – Key Facts for Olympic One-Person Evaluation

This is sailing’s opportunity to stop the decline and build the sport for all –  a cool new boat and a great brand dedicated to quality & service

Best Pathway
Weight & design make RS Aero clearly the best boat for the youth to Elite pathway – we’ll explain how
Let’s raise the game and build participation

Highest Power to Weight
Even with the smallest rig, Aero power-to-weight ratio is greater than a full rig Laser
Dynamic sailing for youths – light women – right up to heavier men
Same sailing techniques developed early and transferred up the size range

Ultra-light
Truly dynamic sailing for a new era – action closer to boards
Lift – Rig – Launch – So easy you smile…and want to sail more

High Tech
Carbon fibre reinforced – Epoxy – PVC foam sandwich – Carbon spars – Epoxy sandwich foils
Latest technology makes the boat better for everyone

Proven Durability For example:
NO FAILURES TO ANY HULLS, SPARS, SAILS or FOILS at the high wind, 200+ boat, World Championships
No hassle – No impact on results – No cost
Long competitive life of hull, spars and sail – leading to lowest campaign costs

Max size range
Three rigs – for sailors from 35–95kg
Hull designed to minimise waterplane shape change with increasing displacement
Exhaustively researched size to suit light women up to heavier men

Sailor’s Choice
Massively outselling other new single-handers
Dominance in a competitive market
International Class Association – Boats already in 60+ countries – Racing circuits underway

RS – The Refreshing Supplier
World’s Largest Dinghy Manufacturer
Fresh and enjoyable attitude to supporting sailors and the sport
Let’s work together and make it fun again
Proven experience – High volume already being delivered
Capability to deliver fast after Olympic selection – without scale-up dangers

Service & Support
International distribution already in place – boats and parts available fast
Sailors love RS service and support
No-one has to buy an RS – but more sailors simply want to

Most Sustainable
Developed with sustainability as a central goal
Lowest materials usage – Efficient manufacturing processes
More efficient transport & freight

Multiple builders
Any builder can apply – World-wide licensing strategy proposed

Price control
Lasting value strategy proposed to WS – Totally fair for sailors, year after year

Outdated class technology and look
The existing olympic single person equipment will be a 50 year old design by the time of the 2024 Olympics

“If we keep doing what we’ve done – we’ll keep getting what we’ve got…”

Seize the opportunity to make sailing amazing with a new Olympic pathway

To find out more about the World Sailing Olympic Equipment Evaluation Trials, how the Olympic Single Person Equipment is affected by World Sailings Anti Trust Policy and what the World Sailing Council will be voting on in May 2018 to shape the future of our sport you can contact us at RS Sailing or your local National Sailing Authority

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