Honorary Life Member Of The RS:X Class Rich Jeffries Passed Away!

Rich Jeffries, a resident of Tybee Island, GA, died on March 24, 2015, after a series of strokes, at the Oceanside Nursing Home on Tybee Island, surrounded by his family. Born August 29, 1948, he was 66 years.

Born 1948 in Torrance, CA, Rich grew up in Manhattan Beach, CA, where he learn to surf and was a member of swim and water polo teams at Aviation High. Rich was drafted in the Vietnam War in 1968 where he received numerous decorations including the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and The Army Commendation Medal, to name a few.

After the service he attended San Diego State University, which was the perfect place for his favorite sports, surfing, sailing his Hobie Cat and flying his Hobie Hawk. In 1974 Rich became involved with the operation of regattas for the Hobie Cat Company, where he arranged Hobie regattas local, nationally and worldwide. Because of his experience in running large international regattas he was invited in 1981 to be the venue coordinator for the 1984 Olympic yachting in Los Angeles.

He continued to be involved in several sports management teams worldwide, including numerous US Sailing committees and Board of Directors, plus ISAF and Pan Am Games. He is best known in the Savannah Area for being the venue manager of the 1996 Olympic Games.
Rich was also the president of the RS:X Olympic Windsurfing class, Vice Chairman and member of the ISAF Windsurfing and Kiteboarding Committee. He was Honorary Life Member of the International RS:X Class Association.

Rich was the right man to take the RSX from the ISAF run formative Olympic class selected from equipment trials into the self managing, stand alone position we have today. He did this with grace and a firm belief in the importance of windsurfing to the Olympic sailing movement. He will be especially remembered for his calm leadership and endearing style. In his brief tenure as class chairman he made a big impact and his passing is a great loss to the sailing and windsurfing community as a whole.

He is survived by his daughter Jennifer Jeffries Phillips of Boerne, TX (Mark) and a daughter Makenzie Jeffries of Savannah, Grandsons: Cole, Zachary and Landon. He is preceded in death by his parents, Willard and Lavera Jeffries as well as his sister Carol.

Rest In Peace Rich.

Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, March 27, 2015 from 5:00PM-7:00PM at 90 Shipwatch Road, Savannah, GA 31410. An online guest book is available here.

2015 RS:X Class Annual General Meeting (AGM) – Notice

AGMWideThe 2015 AGM of the International RS:X Class Association will be held during the 2015 RS:X World Championships in Al Mussanah, Oman

Date: Saturday, 17th October 2015
Place: Al Mussanah Millenium Resort Hotel
Starting time: 16:00 (TBC)

1. Welcome by the President of the RS:X Class
2. Approval of the Minutes of the last meeting
3. Reports
a. President
b. Treasurer
c. Manufacturer’s Representative
d. Sailor’s Representative
e. Coaches’ Representative
f. Technical Committee Chairman
g. Class Chief Measurer
4. The Class Accounts
5. The Class Budget 2016
6. Election of the RS:X Class Honorary Life Members
7. Submissions (download the Submission Template)
8. Event Selection for 2017
9. Any Other Business


Those RS:X Active Members (National Class Associations) wishing to make a submission for consideration by the RS:X Annual General Meeting shall do so by filling the submission template and sending it by email to  [email protected] by 1200hrs UTC on 17th September 2015.
The following form should be used:
Submission Template

Delegate Appointment or Proxy Nominations
RS:X Class Active Member (National Class Association – NCA) shall confirm their appointed delegate or nominated proxy for the AGM by the President or Secretary of the represented NCA and authorize that person to vote on any submission on their behalf. Said authorization shall be received by email sent to [email protected] by 1200hrs (Local time, Oman) on 17th October 2015.
The following forms should be used:
Delegate Registration Form (please download the form to your computer, then
 fill it out and save)
Proxy Nomination Form

Those not appointed as a national delegate may attend as an observer but will not be able to speak unless invited to do so by the chairman.

Be prepared
Delegates are urged to take time to read the agenda and the attached submissions in advance and come prepared.
Here is the link to the 2014 AGM Minutes.
Here is the link to the 2014 EGM Minutes

2015 Youth Scholarship For RS:X Youth Worlds In Gdynia, Poland

Likewise on the last year the RS:X Class will provide the the Youth Scholarship for those countries who’s RS:X sailor will participate on the RS:X Youth World Championships (this year in Gdynia, Poland – 11-18 July 2015) for the first time with the history since 2012.

The RS:X Class Youth Scholarship covers the 50% of the cost of the charter equipment at the RS:X Youth Worlds with maximum of five sets total and one set per country. The applications (simple email is enough) shall be sent to the RS:X Class ([email protected]) by 15th June 2015 and will be dealt with on a first come, first served basis. The final decision will be made by the RS:X Class Executive Committee on 1st of July 2015.

YWC_RSX_2015_Logo_S2015 RS:X Youth World Championships will be held in Gdynia, Poland between 11th-18th July 2015.

Notice of Race

Event website: rsxclass.com/youthworlds2015/

Fair Winds,
RS:X Class Executive Committee

Charter Equipment Available For The RS:X Worlds 2015 – Mussanah, Oman

Neil Pryde Ltd. confirmed that there is a limited equipment that will be available for charter and dealt with on a first come, first served basis. Only full sets are available for charter with the price of 999 euros. Please contact: Jayne Gilmour [email protected]

The 2015 RS:X World Windsurfing Championships will be held at Mussanah, Oman from 17th to 24th October 2015.

Notice of Race

Event website: https://rsxclass.com/worlds2015/