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

RS Venture Connect World Championship at the Inclusion World Championship for Sailing 2023

August 25, 2023
RS Venture Connect

The RS Venture Connect World Championship starts today in Rostock, Germany. It is hosted alongside the 2023 edition of the Inclusion World Championship for Sailing as well as the inaugural U25 Para Sailing World Championship event.

While the Inclusion Championships entry requirements follow a format of two people per boat, one with and one without a handicap, the RS Venture Connect class can be and is crewed with two parasailors. As the President of the German Sailing Association, Mona Küppers, puts it: “This world championship in inclusive sailing shows that sailing is possible for everyone. Everyone can contribute their personal strengths to the team and the handicap is subordinate. Sailing together, getting to know each other and thus reducing each other’s insecurities and prejudices – that is inclusion!”

Participants from 7 nations will be competing in the RS Venture Connect class while across the entire Inclusion World Championship for Sailing there are 28 crews entered from 7 nations. Competitors have come from as far as Canada and Australia to race in the outstanding sailing area off Warnemünde.

Inclusion is at the heart of the championships. The sailing club Norddeutschen Regatta Verein, which was already dedicated to promoting young people in sailing, pushed for a major inclusion campaign in 2019. This saw a renovation happen to the clubhouse and harbour so they could accommodate all sailing abilities. This led to the club hosting the first ever World Championship in Inclusive Sailing in 2020 and it’s now proud to welcome back the fourth version of the event as it hosts for a second time now in 2023.

Continuing the theme of sustainable sailing; the event is low-threshold access. Crews have been invited to attend with light luggage only as all the boats are provided at the event – making it even easier for competitors to participate. Part of the RS Venture Connect fleet has been donated by the Heinz Kettler Foundation and will remain afterwards to be used for other occasions. The lighthouse project is designed to inspire more people and clubs for inclusive sailing beyond the championships.

The RS Venture Connect fleet are fresh from racing in the Para World Sailing Championships in the Hague, Netherlands, where they hosted the Open Two Person Technical class – won by France’s Ange Margaron and Olivier Ducruix. It was the first time that parasailing events were held at the Sailing World Championships and more than 70 parasailors took part in the competition. Dan Jaspers, International Sales and Business Development for RS Sailing, is proud that these events are helping to grow the ‘Para Pathway’ activity in the not-too-distant future.

“These events are not purely about the on-water racing. They’re also a chance for us to spend time discussing the development of RS Venture Connect Class activity within the countries of the teams represented at the events, many of whom do not yet have RS Venture Connect sailing boats in use within their programs. I am convinced that the work we have done to develop Inclusive Sailing globally is paying off. RS Sailing remains committed to working with key stakeholders such as Para World Sailing to continue this work.”

The RS Venture Connect SCS takes accessible boats to the next level, with simple, modular ways of adapting the boat to a variety of disabilities, right down to electronic inhale/exhale steering devices. Everything can be retrofitted on the same boat. This feature makes it possible for clubs, foundations and other organizations to run the parasailing program on a long-term basis. Costs and time can be saved, and in return even more sailors can be offered unforgettable experiences.

The World Championship will showcase this on the big stage. Live recordings on the water will be broadcast via Sailtracs and you can find out more about the event at Inclusion World Championship for Sailing 2023. Watch, support the sport and be inspired. Good luck to all the competitors with racing starting today!

 

SUBSCRIBE

  • Sign up for RS stories, offers, epic wipeout videos and much more!
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

BBC One’s The Apprentice Candidates treated to Luxury Sailing Experience on RS21s

Lord Sugar treated the winning team of last night’s BBC One episode of The Apprentice to race on RS21s at Queen Mary Sailing Club. The episode (which featured on BBC One, 22nd March at 9pm) saw the...

RS Sailing Show Preview | RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show 2024

We're so excited to share our show preview for the 2024 edition of the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show! Location RS Sailing stand, G30|G40|F30|F40  Keep an eye out for the magenta carpet and...

Join the RS Team | RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show 2024

The RS Marine Group is growing, so we are constantly looking for passionate individuals to join the RS Team. We know that creating a CV and sending it in for a role is a daunting process, so...

30th Birthday | RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show 2024

Drum roll, please! If you're heading to the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show, join us on the RS Sailing Stand at 5pm on Saturday, 24th February, for the first of many parties this year to celebrate...

Click-&-Collect with the RS Sailing Store | RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show 2024

Are you heading to Farnborough for the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show 2024? Don't miss your chance to make the most of the RS Sailing Store’s click-and-collect at the show. We know that a lot of...

Join us at the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show 2024

There are just two weeks until the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show 2024! Famed for being the UK dinghy season opener and a true celebration of the watersports community, there's a genuine buzz...

RS Boats that are World Sailing Recognised Classes

Did you know that five of our boats are recognised World Sailing Class Associations? World Sailing is the world governing body for the sport of sailing recognised by the International Olympic...

RS Feva MKII makes its US Debut at US Sailing’s National Sailing Programs Symposium

The RS Sailing team are excited to head to the National Sailing Programs Symposium (NSPS), February 1-3 at The DeSoto Savannah, GA.  The stand-out event for sailing education in the United...

Early Bird January Offer: 10% Off Charter Bookings for 2024 Events

Beat the January blues and plan ahead for your sailing season in 2024. For a limited time only RS Sailing is offering an Early Bird Discount on Charter Bookings for select events. Early Bird Charter...

The Future of Sailing: RS Sailing in Conversation at the 2024 Gothenburg Boat Show, Sweden, 3 February

Dan Jaspers, Head of International Sales and Business Development at RS Sailing, will be at the Båtmässan Gothenburg Boat Show over the weekend of February 3rd and 4th, and will be taking part in...

RS Sailing Show Preview | RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show 2024

We're so excited to share our show preview for the 2024 edition of the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show! Location RS Sailing stand, G30|G40|F30|F40  Keep an eye out for the magenta carpet and...

Join the RS Team | RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show 2024

The RS Marine Group is growing, so we are constantly looking for passionate individuals to join the RS Team. We know that creating a CV and sending it in for a role is a daunting process, so...

30th Birthday | RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show 2024

Drum roll, please! If you're heading to the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show, join us on the RS Sailing Stand at 5pm on Saturday, 24th February, for the first of many parties this year to celebrate...

Click-&-Collect with the RS Sailing Store | RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show 2024

Are you heading to Farnborough for the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show 2024? Don't miss your chance to make the most of the RS Sailing Store’s click-and-collect at the show. We know that a lot of...

Join us at the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show 2024

There are just two weeks until the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show 2024! Famed for being the UK dinghy season opener and a true celebration of the watersports community, there's a genuine buzz...

RS Boats that are World Sailing Recognised Classes

Did you know that five of our boats are recognised World Sailing Class Associations? World Sailing is the world governing body for the sport of sailing recognised by the International Olympic...

RS Feva MKII makes its US Debut at US Sailing’s National Sailing Programs Symposium

The RS Sailing team are excited to head to the National Sailing Programs Symposium (NSPS), February 1-3 at The DeSoto Savannah, GA.  The stand-out event for sailing education in the United...

Early Bird January Offer: 10% Off Charter Bookings for 2024 Events

Beat the January blues and plan ahead for your sailing season in 2024. For a limited time only RS Sailing is offering an Early Bird Discount on Charter Bookings for select events. Early Bird Charter...

The Future of Sailing: RS Sailing in Conversation at the 2024 Gothenburg Boat Show, Sweden, 3 February

Dan Jaspers, Head of International Sales and Business Development at RS Sailing, will be at the Båtmässan Gothenburg Boat Show over the weekend of February 3rd and 4th, and will be taking part in...

The Award-Winning RS Toura & RS CAT Range at their Toronto Boat Show Debut

The award-winning RS Toura makes its Canadian show debut at the Toronto Boat Show, 19th – 28th January, 2024. The Toronto Boat Show is the largest indoor boat show in North America and features a...

Join the RS Team | RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show 2024

The RS Marine Group is growing, so we are constantly looking for passionate individuals to join the RS Team. We know that creating a CV and sending it in for a role is a daunting process, so...

30th Birthday | RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show 2024

Drum roll, please! If you're heading to the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show, join us on the RS Sailing Stand at 5pm on Saturday, 24th February, for the first of many parties this year to celebrate...

Click-&-Collect with the RS Sailing Store | RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show 2024

Are you heading to Farnborough for the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show 2024? Don't miss your chance to make the most of the RS Sailing Store’s click-and-collect at the show. We know that a lot of...

Join us at the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show 2024

There are just two weeks until the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show 2024! Famed for being the UK dinghy season opener and a true celebration of the watersports community, there's a genuine buzz...

RS Boats that are World Sailing Recognised Classes

Did you know that five of our boats are recognised World Sailing Class Associations? World Sailing is the world governing body for the sport of sailing recognised by the International Olympic...

RS Feva MKII makes its US Debut at US Sailing’s National Sailing Programs Symposium

The RS Sailing team are excited to head to the National Sailing Programs Symposium (NSPS), February 1-3 at The DeSoto Savannah, GA.  The stand-out event for sailing education in the United...

Early Bird January Offer: 10% Off Charter Bookings for 2024 Events

Beat the January blues and plan ahead for your sailing season in 2024. For a limited time only RS Sailing is offering an Early Bird Discount on Charter Bookings for select events. Early Bird Charter...

The Future of Sailing: RS Sailing in Conversation at the 2024 Gothenburg Boat Show, Sweden, 3 February

Dan Jaspers, Head of International Sales and Business Development at RS Sailing, will be at the Båtmässan Gothenburg Boat Show over the weekend of February 3rd and 4th, and will be taking part in...

The Award-Winning RS Toura & RS CAT Range at their Toronto Boat Show Debut

The award-winning RS Toura makes its Canadian show debut at the Toronto Boat Show, 19th – 28th January, 2024. The Toronto Boat Show is the largest indoor boat show in North America and features a...

Japanese Youth Sailor Competes in RS Aero Australian National Championships

In a first for Japan, Sarah Muto, a 15 year-old sailor from Hayama Sailing Club, competed in the RS Aero Rooster Australian National Championships. Sarah travelled from Japan to compete alongside 60...

30th Birthday | RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show 2024

Drum roll, please! If you're heading to the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show, join us on the RS Sailing Stand at 5pm on Saturday, 24th February, for the first of many parties this year to celebrate...

Click-&-Collect with the RS Sailing Store | RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show 2024

Are you heading to Farnborough for the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show 2024? Don't miss your chance to make the most of the RS Sailing Store’s click-and-collect at the show. We know that a lot of...

Join us at the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show 2024

There are just two weeks until the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show 2024! Famed for being the UK dinghy season opener and a true celebration of the watersports community, there's a genuine buzz...

RS Boats that are World Sailing Recognised Classes

Did you know that five of our boats are recognised World Sailing Class Associations? World Sailing is the world governing body for the sport of sailing recognised by the International Olympic...

RS Feva MKII makes its US Debut at US Sailing’s National Sailing Programs Symposium

The RS Sailing team are excited to head to the National Sailing Programs Symposium (NSPS), February 1-3 at The DeSoto Savannah, GA.  The stand-out event for sailing education in the United...

Early Bird January Offer: 10% Off Charter Bookings for 2024 Events

Beat the January blues and plan ahead for your sailing season in 2024. For a limited time only RS Sailing is offering an Early Bird Discount on Charter Bookings for select events. Early Bird Charter...

The Future of Sailing: RS Sailing in Conversation at the 2024 Gothenburg Boat Show, Sweden, 3 February

Dan Jaspers, Head of International Sales and Business Development at RS Sailing, will be at the Båtmässan Gothenburg Boat Show over the weekend of February 3rd and 4th, and will be taking part in...

The Award-Winning RS Toura & RS CAT Range at their Toronto Boat Show Debut

The award-winning RS Toura makes its Canadian show debut at the Toronto Boat Show, 19th – 28th January, 2024. The Toronto Boat Show is the largest indoor boat show in North America and features a...

Japanese Youth Sailor Competes in RS Aero Australian National Championships

In a first for Japan, Sarah Muto, a 15 year-old sailor from Hayama Sailing Club, competed in the RS Aero Rooster Australian National Championships. Sarah travelled from Japan to compete alongside 60...

RS Sailing Sweden Changes Ownership

Christer Båth, winner of the prestigious Pelle Pettersson prize in 2022, passes over the baton of RS Sailing Sweden to the capable hands of new owners Björn Wärnberg and Magnus Robertsson. Both are...

Pin It on Pinterest