US sailing league chooses one-design for stadium sailing program

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The Premiere Sailing League USA said it has chosen the new RS21 as the one-design boat for its stadium sailing program. U.K.-based RS Sailing launched the RS21 in June as a simple, affordable boat for keelboat clubs involved in fleet ownership, league competition and sail training.

“It is exciting to be one of the first to sail a brand-new boat,” said PSL USA President Benjamin Klatzka in a statement. Klatzka traveled to the RS facility in Southampton, England, in April to test hull number three. “Sailing together with the designer, I saw not only the limits on a windy day but also why this boat is so special and the right choice for stadium sailing, team racing, youth and family sailing,” he said.

The RS Sailing range was designed for beginners, families, clubs, programs and schools. The approach has earned the company international awards. The RS21 was nominated earlier this month for the 2019 European Yacht of the Year award. “We’re proud that RS Sailing has been chosen by leading organizations globally,” said Martin Wadhams, chairman of RS Sailing, in the statement. “From our humble beginnings we’ve become the world’s largest small-sailboat manufacturer and America’s fastest growing sailboat line.”

The Premiere Sailing League USA will hold an event in Michigan at Grosse Pointe Yacht Club (GPYC), September 7-8, 2018, to demonstrate the RS21.  

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