Chairman – RS Sailing

Martin Wadhams

Martin and his team launched the RS sailboat range in the mid 1990s and have developed it into one of the world’s most successful sailboat brands, distributed across the globe and believed to now outsell any other.

With an emphasis on participation from the outset, the RS range starts with entry level dinghies for training and racing, such as the RS Tera and RS Feva, which focus on introducing new sailors, offer them progression and aim to keep them hooked for a lifetime in the sport.

Larger RS boats, such as the ultra-light RS Aero, give a pathway outside the Olympic arena and share the ethos of making higher performance more widely attainable and with events that are exciting and engaging, afloat and ashore, for the whole fleet.

The RS team work closely with organisations large and small, from individual clubs to National Sailing Federations, on sailing participation projects around the world.

Martin is a life-long sailor himself, primarily racing at the sharp end of various RS classes since launching the brand and also spending time cruising with his wife in their Pogo 12.50.