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

A NEW ERA FOR PARA RACING

RS Venture Connect
RS Venture Connect
RS Venture Connect
RS Venture Connect
In November World Sailing selected the RS Venture Connect for the 2018 Para World Championships in Sheboygan, USA and chose to include it in the Para Development Program (PDP). The RS Venture’s plug & play para options mean the boat can be quickly configured to suit sailors with a wide range of disabilities, making round-robin racing in supplied boats possible.

RS Sailing will supply eight boats so sailors can compete at the Worlds by simply travelling themselves – massively reducing their own and federation’s competition costs and largely removing the logistical difficulties and footprint associated with shipping boats. The plan is to trial a stadium style format close to the shore, with heats leading to a final – launching a dramatic new era for para racing.

The RS Venture Connect clearly has a great future and contributes to the opportunity to build para sailing internationally. Who better to help develop the RS Venture Connect class than the effervescent Gold and Bronze medal winning sailor, Helena Lucas?

Helena Lucas
“The combination of the RS Venture, supplied boats and the stadium format is almost certain to attract top teams” says Helena. “And at the other end the opportunity to create a pathway from training into racing could make a big difference to the sport, so I’m excited to put some of my time into helping make it happen!”

The RS Venture Connect, with its pathway and accessible competition format opportunities, represents a positive development for sailing during its bid for Paralympic reinstatement. RS Sailing is proud to have developed the boat and be supporting this effort.

EVENTS

RS GAMES
13–15 August 2018

The festival celebration of RS Sailing showcases the RS Games hosted at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy through the month of August. The RS Venture Connect will have their event from 13–15 August.

PARA WORLD SAILING CHAMPIONSHIPS
SHEBOYGAN, USA

16–22 September 2018

The US Sailing Center of Sheboygan in Sheboygan, USA will host the 2018 edition of the Para World Sailing Championships.

RS Sailing are supplying eight boats for the Para World Sailing Championships in Sheboygan.

Click here to Register for The 2018 Para World Sailing Championships

CLAGGET REGATTA &
US PARA SAILING CHAMPIONSHIP

19–24 June 2018

The Clagett is North America’s premier race training event for sailors with disabilities.

INDEPENDENCE CUP
CHICAGO

August 2018 – dates to be confirmed
RS Sailing Para World Championship 2018

TRAINING

PARA WORLD SAILING CHAMPIONSHIPS
SHEBOYGAN, USA

13–16 September 2018

At the Para World Championships in Sheboygan this September, Helena Lucas will be running 3 to 4 days training before the practice race on the 17 September.

There will be 8 boats available for am and pm session. Sign up at registration. After racing each day at the Worlds, the two seat configuration will be switched to one seat configuration for sailors to try.

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Even less time to switch to single seat, steering system doesn’t need to be removed for switch.

CLASS RULES

RS Venture Connect Class Rules

CLUBS

If your club is interested in purchasing RS Venture Connect, contact the RS team via info@rssailing.com or Helena Lucas at Helena@rssailing.com on Class activity matters.

RS Venture Connect pricing.

CONTACTS

See more information about the RS Venture Connect
Join in the conversation on Facebook
Contact the RS team via info@rssailing.com
Contact Helena Lucas at Helena@rssailing.com on Class activity matters.

GALLERY

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Premier Way, Abbey Park
Romsey Hampshire SO51 9DQ
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