RS SAILING – OFFICIAL PARTNER OF THE SAILGP INSPIRE PROGRAM
RS Sailing is honoured to be the Official Partner to the SailGP INSPIRE Program. SailGP is redefining the sport of sailing as a completely new global sports series featuring bold, cutting-edge technology and awe-inspiring athleticism. SailGP INSPIRE is SailGP’s community, education and outreach initiative. Forging the future is our goal –widening access to all, offering career pathways through sailing, and leaving a meaningful legacy wherever we go.
SailGP INSPIRE comprises three innovative programs using sailing as an inspirational tool for teaching STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) education.
The programs give young people (ages 9-23) from all socioeconomic backgrounds equal life-changing opportunities on and off the water customised to their age.
SailGP INSPIRE has worked closely with the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) to provide 18 local sailors, with a 50/50 gender participation rate, an opportunity to showcase their sailing talents in front of the grandstand as a prelude to the F50 racing. The sailors will race around a slalom course, provided by MarkSetBot, directly in front of the event village. This pre-show will be broadcasted live on event village TV.
SailGP Inspire Rippers
The SailGP INSPIRE Rippers programme aims to provide local school groups with the ultimate education experience through sailing. For two days leading up to the event 48 local school students will get a hands-on learning experience using experiential STEAM education, problem-solving and on the water sailing sessions. The first half of their day will consist of onshore activations that demonstrate the science behind sailing and the afternoon will introduce them to sailing using RS boats.