Nov 20, 2017

Overall Dame Award Mets 2017Alex Southon (Technical MD, RS Sailing) and Tom Reed (MD Scanstrut) with the Overall DAME Award at METS 2017

The DAME Awards winners have been announced at METS 2017 trade show with the RS Venture Connect para sailing electronics pack taking the top OVERALL title.

Working in conjunction with Scanstrut and electronics expert para sailor Tom Harper, RS Sailing’s technical team have developed the equipment to provide simple installation, beautifully responsive electric ram steering via either joystick or sip/puff controls and with electronic mainsheet control a further option.

“This has been a complex and time-consuming project” says Jim Hood (aka Junior) of RS sailing’s technical team. “The award feels good; it recognises the hard miles and technical success. The benefit to the sailors will be the ultimate reward”

RS Venture Connect

The electronic control equipment allows the RS Venture Connect to be handled by sailors with virtually any disability and builds on the boat’s remarkable Plug & Play equipment functionality. All para sailing adaptions, including twin side-by-side seats, joystick steering and control-lines console can be added or removed from the boat as required, meaning the same boat can be set up to suit everyone and used in all areas of a centre’sprogramme.

The rapid configuration versatility of the RS Venture Connect keelboat should broaden the availability of para sailing at centres around the world. The same boat can be used in everything from junior programmes to high disability para training and racing, spreading the investment cost and making purchase more easily justifiable. It makes the pathway from entry-level to para-competition significantly more attainable.

World Sailing have very recently voted to include the RS Venture Connect in its para programme and more information about this will be announced very soon.

Further details of the RS Venture Connect and RS Sailing’s international dealer network are atwww.RSsailing.com. Visit www.Scanstrut.com for more information on the work they do.

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