The inaugural RS21 World Championship kicks off on Wednesday 2 November in Biograd na Moru, Croatia. The four-day tournament hosted by Ilirija Resorts promises fierce competition, beautiful scenery, great ambiance and memories that will last a lifetime. Over 40 boats registered from 13 countries and over 160 RS21 sailors come together to battle it out on the water with their ambition to become the first RS21 World Champion.
Jack Fenwick, RS21 Class Manager, said: “We have been working on this event for a year. The RS21 has been booming in Europe and the UK and we are happy to welcome over 40 boats from 13 different countries. It would be fantastic and thanks to all our partners and sponsors who helped us make this vision a reality.”
The RS21 World Championship kicks off with practice race on Wednesday, November 2, followed by the opening ceremony. The opening ceremony is proudly organized by the municipality in cooperation with Ilirija Resort Hotel. Biograd Na Moru has done a lot to make RS21 sailors feel special, and the RS21 World Championship can feel the support of the locals. At the city hall of Biograd Na Moru, locals will celebrate the occasion with sailors.
The RS21 International Class Association represents high performance and fun with a well-thought-out boat. Responsible sailing is the basis of the class; The boat is built from recyclable plastic bottles and designed to be stackable, so fewer vehicles have to drive to attend the event. On site, the participants and the organization respect the environment to protect the sport. The RS21 International class selects its sites based on quality. Local food and drink and a race for quality using the latest technology to do it as sustainably as possible. The inaugural RS21 World Championships will use MarkSetBots with a vision to fully support remote boat racing in the future.
As this is the first RS21 World Championship, teams from different countries will come together. Everyone is trying to figure out the best setup and tuning for their boat, but they also practice the most effective way to perform the maneuvers. The RS21 International class encourages this and works with Niall Myant, a high performance racing coach from the UK, who provides two days of race training and coaching for interested RS21 teams. Niall will be on site until the end of the event to provide training and support to take performance to the next level.
Alex Newton-Southon, CEO, RS Sailing – Design and Technologies: “This world championship is going to be fantastic. It’s really inspiring to meet so many people who are passionate about our sport. We can’t wait to see the races unfold and enjoy your time with friends and family at the beach.”
Such events do not happen without strong partners. RS21 International Class Association would like to express its big thanks to Ilirija Hotel Resort, Biograd Na Maru City, Harken, Lifejacket Skincare, RS Sailing, Marksetbot, Digital Sailing, More Restaurant and Sangulin Group for their support.
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