Our European dealers have had a fantastic year on and off the water! Working hard all year, they have come together with clubs, communities and class associations to create some wonderful events for us in true RS spirit. From local to international, we have all come together to do what we love – and it has never been better!
Christian Brandt | Germany
“It’s been hard to do proper long-term planning in this year’s challenging environment, but if it’s proven one thing, it’s that the massive growth of the RS Aero Class in Germany seems to be unstoppable!”
Toni Castells | Spain
“Of the various sailing events that I’ve been to, SailGP was an incredible and absolutely amazing event. It makes it so much more powerful for these young and inexperienced kids to get involved; for them to be sharing a racecourse with the best of the best with such a high energy audience is incredibly motivating. I can’t praise SailGP highly enough for what they’re doing to grow the sport on a professional level and equally a grassroots level.”
Nico Honor | France
“We have had an exceptional year and sold many boats, it’s been intense, but we have great memories of the RS21 European Championships. We are really looking forward to 2022. We can’t wait to get stuck into showcasing the Pulse 63 and attending the RS Games. It will be the highlight of the year! But for now, we are looking forward to Christmas and having a break so that next year is the best one yet!”
Michiel Geerling | European Sales and Business Development Manager
“At RS, we always push to support the sport we love. Looking back at 2021, my highlights definitely are the national launches of the RS21 Class with a big Polish and Italian fleet, this was topped off with a very well-organised European Championships by the RS21 Italian Class. This is the beginning of something special with a lot more racing to come for the Class in 2022.
Next year we are looking forward to a lot of RS Venture Connect activity in Europe supporting World Sailings’ bid to get sailing re-instated in the Paralympics. We are also looking forward to hosting the first RS Aero Youth Worlds, which will create a fantastic platform for youth racing development going forward. We are expanding our European team with some fresh Dutch, German, Italian Polish and French input. I’m excited to go on this journey with them. Bring it on!”
A massive thank you to all that have been a part of our successful year! Merry Christmas all and a Happy New Year from RS.