We have designed 6 packages to chose from…
Package 0: RS:X Reach-4-the-Top MNA Support Programme
We provide an experienced coach/consultant to work with your team so that, together, your
long term vision can be reached through the creation of your own national windsurfing
development programme. This includes assisting you to form a national windsurf structure, to
develop the appropriate architecture, training and racing programmes, and can be combined
with RS:X Reach-4-the-Top Racing Coach and the Regatta Support and Training Partner
This programme may attract Olympic Solidarity funding through you National Olympic
Package 1: RS:X Reach-4-the-Top Training Camp + Regatta Support Programme
We provide a top coach, coach boat, RS:X equipment charter and support right through the
regatta. You join a group of 6 max. at a selected RS:X Class Championship worldwide or an
ISAF Sailing World Cup regatta in Europe. We transfer you from the nearest airport or station to
the Regatta venue 7 days before a major regatta.
You work with a top international coach for 5 days on your key skills. You work on a one-to-one
on devising strategies for overcoming road-blocks to improving performance.
You can choose whether your package is exclusive to you or whether you wish to share costs
by joining an international group with up to 5 others.
Package 2:RS:X Reach-4-the-Top Personal Coach Programme
Work with your personal coach for a minimum of one year. This course makes one-to-one
coaching accessible to all - using the power of the internet to provide communication. At an
affordable price of course.
Together you will work out a personalised monthly training programme and use internet-based
software to monitor your fitness level. You will have access to a message centre so you can
contact your coach quickly and inexpensively plus a forum to discuss your views with others.
Package 3:RS:X Reach-4-the-Top ‘Become a Racing Coach’
You will work one-to-one with a top international coach/mentor to develop a custom made
syllabus to enhance your knowledge and experience. Using the power of the internet, you will
be able to communicate with him using our message centre. You will have access to
internet-based resources to follow courses on mental preparation and physical training. You will
work with different experienced coaches delivering the RS:X Reach-4-the-Top Regatta Support
There is no internationally recognised sailing coach qualification. However, participants who
follow recognised distance learning courses will gain the background knowledge to develop
athletes and asses their progress in a scientific and professional manner.
Package 4: RS:X Reach-4-the-Top Training Partner
For racers wishing to leverage their performance by working with an experienced international
racer. Their success will breed your success.
Your training partner will help you check your speed on all points of sailing and allow you to
measure your performance against a known quantity.
This will allow you to identify areas where you need to improve and perhaps work on your
This package is not a coaching programme by another name so do not expect your training
partner to also act as a coach.
Package 5: RS:X Reach-4-the-Top International Technical Officer
It is all very well spending hard earned funding on the development of racers and their coaches
but without properly qualified technical officials the regattas in which they compete will not be
managed to a suitable standard. This is why the class wishes to encourage the development of
new young technical officials to ensure the continued development of high level windsurfing
competition nationally and internationally.
- Class Measurer
The class is in need of well trained impartial and competent measurers to act at its national
and international regattas round the world so that racers encounter the consistently high
standards of decision making on equipment issues wherever they race and regatta organisers
have access to well trained and qualified individuals locally or within their region.
The class therefore propose to run a series of measurement courses prior to its major
regattas based on an established quality-standard.
For national class measurers who wish to broaden their experience, training and
knowledge so that they may act as RS:X championship measurers at class continental and
world championships, Successful candidates may qualify as
- RS:X recognised Class Measurer
- ISAF International Measurer for the RS:X Class
- Race Officer
If you are an experienced racer or national race officer who wishes to learn from an
established international race manager and race officer, then this is package is for you. You will
assist the RS:X Class Race Director at a major championship and learn from his experience.
Watch him at work both on shore and on the water. Understand why decisions are made and
This invaluable opportunity look-behind-the-scenes will enhance your own thinking when
you step back onto the committee boat at your home club. You will gain knowledge and
experience that will give you the confidence to work as a PRO at bigger regattas.
The RS:X Class is keen to develop a new generation of young windsurfing race officers
who can officiate at major Olympic Class Championships so please get in touch and we’ll do our
best to book you into a major class event near you.
For National judges looking to increase their experience internationally, we offer the
opportunity for you to observe the international jury at work both on land and on the water.
Become accustomed to the necessary process and the essential actions you must take at each
Watch experiences international judges at work during hearings and learn which key
questions to ask and when.
For further information please contact
Rory Ramsden Chief Operating Officer, International RS:X Class Association ltd
E-Mail: rory.ramsden@btopen world.com
Phone: +33 5 57 64 61 28
Mobile: +33 6 37 50 09 88