RS Sailing, a UK based sailboat manufacturer has been distributing in North America for the past seven years, in that time bringing to the forefront of the market the RS Feva, RS Aero and most recently the RS Quest, the versatile solution for all programs. The RS Sailing distribution network in North America continues to grow with the latest appointment of Zim Sailing to continue to serve the East United States.
Zim Sailing, based in Rhode Island, provides one-design sailboats, parts, accessories, and services to the North American market. Spanning over 40 years experience, Zim Sailing engage with grass roots youth development of yacht club junior sailing programs, community sailing programs, and high school and collegiate sailing programs. Zim Sailing can be found at regattas around the country, providing support with charter boats and onsite sales and service.
“Our partnership with RS Sailing represents the commitment we have to continue moving dinghy sailing forward at all levels of the sport. From training and recreation, to performance boats, together Zim and RS are leading the way.” Steve Perry, President of Zim Sailing.
Known for creating modern, award-winning suitable options for the dinghy market, last year RS Sailing launched the singlehanded, light-weight, high performance RS Aero winning the 2015 Sailing World Boat of the Year and has since become the fastest growing singlehanded fleet in the world. The most recent debut at the 2015 US Sailboat Show in Annapolis, MD is a modern daysailor and ultimate program boat, the RS Quest. These two exciting new boats add to the fifteen boats already in the RS Sailing line.
Todd Riccardi, RS Sailing NA Sales commented, “Zim and RS have been independently on the forefront of growth in the North American dinghy market, this partnership is ideal to align our efforts and work together to give our customers the absolute best sales and support in the industry.”
Founded in 2008, Zim Sailing based in Warren, RI is also a sailboat manufacturer and has become the largest supplier to the US youth sailing market working closely with US Sailing, programs, camps, and individuals throughout North America.
RS Sailing has five other distributing partners throughout North America and a network of dealers to support the rapidly growing market. Zim Sailing will be the RS Sailing distributor to the East region, working together to support the dinghy market.