RS Sailing Sweden under new ownership
RS Sailing Sweden, the manufacturer of dinghies, is under new ownership, after being acquired by Björn Wärnberg and Magnus Robertsson.
RS Sailing Sweden’s heritage began in flat-out racing classes and it now is a manufacturer of dinghies and boats for beginners, families, clubs and schools, including keel boats, catamarans and adapted para sailing vessels.
The company will remain on the west coast of Sweden but has relocated from Gothenburg to the coastal village of Ljungskile. This new location is in the heart of a renowned sailing area, enabling test sailing and fun events for customers.
New owner Wärnberg said:
“To be given the chance to work with the development of sailing is a lifetime dream that has become a reality for me. Becoming an owner of RS Sailing Sweden and a dealer for RS Sailing is, of course, an honour.
“As an RS Aero sailor and father to an RS Aero sailor, I know that there is a special sense of community that makes one want to participate more and this is what I want to encourage further in Sweden.”
Sticking to the RS ethos of “for sailors, by sailors”, the company will supply and distribute the wide range of RS boats which are optimal for sailing schools, recreational sailors and elite-level racing, including the RS Quest, the RS Feva and the RS Toura.
“To be a part of the RS Sailing family feels wonderful! After experiencing the sense of community at two RS World Championships a few years ago, I saw that RS has the right idea by creating sailing and events that are inclusive, fun and welcoming.
“I look forward to continuing to encourage this type of sailing and these excellent dinghies here in Sweden.”
Outgoing owner Christer Båth will continue his support as an ambassador for RS Sailing Sweden.
RS Sailing Sweden will also continue to work closely with RS Class Associations to support regattas. These include both championships in Sweden and worldwide events.
Michiel Geerling, Commercial Director of RS Sailing, concluded:
“As we thank Christer for his never-ending commitment to sailing, we also welcome this next phase of RS Sailing Sweden. Björn and Magnus will continue to retain our small-business personal style while delivering world-class products.”