RS Sailing are delighted to announce a new partnership with Sailingfast based in Scotland. Sailingfast’s energy and passion for the sport will further fuel the development of our RS racing classes.

Initially set up to provide coaching and mobile chandlery at sailing events, Sailingfast was established in 2002 and grew quickly to include boat spares, boat sales and servicing. They will now join our worldwide network of passionate dealers to enhance the distribution of the RS Sailing range in the UK. With Sailingfast added to the network, RS Sailing now has five customer touch points in the UK. With Bosun Bob in Northern Ireland, JP Watersports in Scotland, Mike Saul in the north of England and the option to contact RS Sailing directly through their UK sales team. By adding Sailingfast to the network, we increase RS Sailing’s flexibility and reach in our home market.

Sailingfast is a family-run business led by passionate duo Emma and Duncan Hepplewhite. Emma Hepplewhite commented on the new partnership, “Sailingfast is delighted to develop their partnership with RS Sailing and look forward to delivering our usual levels of excellent customer service to a wider customer base.”

Duncan Hepplewhite continued, “‘Since 2002, Sailingfast has been driven to deliver the very best sailing equipment, RS Sailing has become ‘the world’s largest small sailboat brand’ with some incredible products in their portfolio. The opportunity to combine forces offers a very exciting future for all.”

Michiel Geerling, Commercial Director, RS Sailing, commented, “We are thrilled to start this new partnership. It will not only strengthen our network but will allow us to collaborate with a company as passionate about our sport as we are. With 20 years of experience supporting sailing in Scotland, Sailingfast will continue developing and supporting our ethos within our brand, our active racing classes and fantastic sailing events. We are looking forward to having Sailingfast and their team on board.”

You can find all the RS Sailing information on the Sailingfast website by clicking here.

The Sailingfast team have also set up a Facebook Group to encourage RS Sailors in Scotland to share boat hacks, event dates and any new boat bragging they may wish to share!

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