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RS Class Association announce new round of coaching grants

by Sally Campbell 15 Nov 2023 16:25 GMT
Coaching ahead of RS200 West Country Boat Repairs SW Ugly Tour at Bristol Corinthian © Aaron Geis Photography

Following the completion of another successful racing season, a new round of coaching grant funding has been released.

The RS Class Association has encouraged clubs to run training and coaching by awarding coaching grants since 2018. 31 grants have been approved to date in 2022/23, with the grants playing a key role in helping sailors progress.

One successful example was the RS200s in Scotland this year, where following a series of coaching events, a record number of Scottish boats, many of them youths, took part in the National Championships at East Lothian Yacht Club.

Clubs across the UK are invited to bid for grants of £150 towards the cost of a coach, RIB, fuel or other expenses. Once approved the club or Class Association rep would organise the training day/weekend.

There are some conditions:
1. We are able to award £150 per grant towards the cost of a coach, RIB, fuel or other costs.
2. Costs above £150 would need to be recouped from a charge to the sailors or met by the host club.
3. The group should be a minimum of five boats and the day open to sailors from other local clubs - we will post the coaching day on our RS Class Association website calendar.
4. Entries can be taken by the club, or via the Class association website
5. At least one participant per boat needs to be a member of the RS Class Association or take out one-event membership (which can be upgraded to annual membership during 2024 if required, by paying the difference).
6. Once the event has run, we ask that the organiser please send a few photos, a brief report (only needs to be a few lines) and an invoice for the £150 to

The RS Class Association will review applications to ensure that funding is spread fairly across the classes and regions.

To apply please contact

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