OUR CLASSES ARE THE BEATING HEART OF RS
Whether it’s your first time on the water or you’re a salty seasoned pro, RS have a range of racing boats that inspire and spark passion in sailors around the globe. Champions and inexperienced sailors rub shoulders socially, share tips and encouragement. The same atmosphere is there in youth and adult RS fleets. Stars of the future have grown up in RS classes – hardened Olympic level competitors enter for an injection of racing enjoyment.
We can’t say exactly how the RS atmosphere was created, but it holds a strong place in RS history and continues to be one of the reasons RS sailing is loved by so many. Each race-boat has a Class Association organising racing and training, maintaining the rules and a website with info, news and forums.
Find your RS Class Association here.
Underpinning the RS range are the infamous RS events. They’re organized by independent Class Associations and have characterized RS from the outset. The ethos is for fantastic racing on the water matched by a seriously good time ashore. We still talk about some huge events and legendary parties and, only slightly worryingly, every year there will be more!
We can’t wait to see you all on the water soon.
Our Classes are run by volunteer sailors with back-up by part time professional administrators which means the sailors make the plans without having to do all the leg work – dreamy!
What do our amazing classes do for there members? Well they; set the rules to give great one-design and handicap racing, organise websites, race reports, news, social media, organises racing events with fantastic social scene, organise training events, liaise with the builder, negotiate excellent discounts from the RS Sailing Store, including sail deals, and many other companies and they encourage new people to get involved – giving a better experience for everyone.
Find out about all the amazing benefits, discounts and how to join here!
RS SAILORS CLUB
Did you know your Class Association Membership means you’re part of the RS Sailors Club? As much as we love and maintain our boats, we know there are costs associated with keeping you afloat. That’s where the RS Sailors Club comes in.
As part of the club, we are offering you a continual online discount in the RS Sailing Store consisting of; 25% off All Rope Purchases, 15% off Allen blocks and fittings, 15% off Clothing, 10% off Oakley Eyewear, Not forgetting the annual RS Sailors Club Members Winter Sail Deal! We will also be offering, where possible extra discounts from our partners as monthly features to you know – keep things fresh.
Find out more about the RS Sailors Club.
The RS community is a lively one and it’s grown so fast over the decades! Single-handed sailors met boyfriends and girlfriends – moved between RS single and double handers – got married – had children – bought an RS for their children – and now their parents are having a great time with old RS mates at RS youth events. It’s an incredible thing to be a part of and it’s inspiring to be surrounded by so many people who crave being on the water as much as you do!
RS is still run by sailors, for sailors. The family is more widespread and we don’t remember every customer’s sail number. But we still have that obsession to make sailing more exciting and more popular and to give great service to everyone who trusted us enough to buy one of our boats.