Women's RS800 Training Weekends
Skandia Team GBR Women's Skiff Programme gathers pace with RS800 partnership
With the women’s skiff event now confirmed for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the RYA is furthering its Skandia Team GBR Women’s Skiff Programme by announcing a partnership with the RS Class Association to focus on development through the RS800.
The partnership with RS reflects the strength of the UK RS800 fleet and its ability to provide the ideal training ground for female teams who are looking towards 2016. This has been further enhanced thanks to the RS Class allowing all women’s teams to sail ‘off the boom’, an essential component of any likely future women’s Olympic skiff.
In the period between now and the ISAF selection of the women’s Olympic skiff equipment (expected in November 2012), the RYA will provide RS800 coaching weekends and encourage teams to participate in existing major RS800 events with a Women’s Super Series derived from those.
Contact the RS Class (http://www.rs-association.com/) for further details of both the Super Series and RS800 events in general. However, one purpose of this year’s initiative is to aid selection of sailors for Skandia Team GBR Women’s Skiff Squad and while more information on how the squad will be selected will become available, the RS800 Nationals will have a part to play and aspiring sailors will need to be in attendance.
Teams wishing to participate in this summer’s RS800 training and events are required to provide their own boats. For more information on acquiring second hand RS800s or how to convert them to sheeting off the boom, contact LDC Sailing (www.ldcsailing.com)
Preferential support from RS will only be open to female teams who have registered interest and been accepted either for the Girls 4 Gold Skiff Weekends (either HISC or WPNSA) and the Open RS800 training dates detailed below.
Skandia Team GBR Women’s RS800 Training (Teams responsible for supplying own 800)
July 16/17 –HISC
Aug 6/7 – Venue TBC
September 10/11 –Venue TBC
October 8/9 – Venue TBC
RS800 Championships Nationals
15-19th August, WPNSA Inlands
22-23rd October, Rutland
RS Class Women’s Super-Series – (3 out of 4 events)
June 25-26th, HISC
July 2-3rd, Lymington
July 23-24th, Eastbourne
September 17-18th, Stokes Bay
To sign up for your spot on the RS800 training weekends, complete and return the form in the 'Downloads' section on the right hand side of the page. Forms need to be returned to Helen Jones.