The International RS:X Class Executive Committee had recently a Skype meeting to discuss the situation with the RS:X equipment production and the distribution.
The Class Chief Measurer, Bas Edmonds, just came back from the RS:X manufacturing audit in Thailand and China and reported to the Class Executive Committee about his observations.
The Class Executive Committee, together with NeilPryde and Cobra worked hard the last months, with the help of testing teams from GBR, FRA, NED and POL, to make sure the quality and consistency of the new produced parts will meet the high standards needed. Fins are being produced and shipped for now and the Class Executive is convinced that all fins ordered will be on the water soon.
Marco Leconte, the Windsurfing Manager of NeilPryde Ltd., reported about the production capabilities, about the shipped and the pending quantities. The class concern was that there has been not enough equipment, especially the fins, provided to the sailors from Europe countries.
The Class Executive Committee and the NeilPryde agreed that the highest priority now goes to the European distribution, including the distribution at the RS:X events held in Europe (Princesa Sofia Trophie in Palma, SWC Hyeres and SWC Final in Marseille), where also the non-European sailors, who participating those events, may receive their ordered equipment.
The Class will continuously observe the distribution process and will do their best to make sure that every RS:X sailor who is going to participate at the Aarhus 2018 Sailing World Championships, which is the first qualifying event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games, will have their ordered equipment received in time.
During the Princesa Sofia Trophy in Palma, Spain, the Class Sailors Representative, Bryony Shaw and the Class Vice President, Ronnie Meir, will be open to any question related to the equipment and its distribution problem, so feel free to talk to them in Palma.
Also, may you not attend the event in Palma, any question can be sent to the Class Secretary – firstname.lastname@example.org.
The International RS:X Class Association