A modern classic from the outset, the RS400 launched RS and built our reputation. It is fast, well mannered, beautifully built and attracts great sailors. This gennaker powered, double-handed hiking Class is as popular today as it was when it all began. The powerful rig and high volume hull suits medium to heavy, often mixed, teams. In clubs and on the RS Racing Circuit the RS400 gives amazing, one-design competition. It has become one of the most successful modern classes with great club and Class communities. You may have guessed… the RS400 has a special place in our hearts!
The epitomy of the modern classic
Hugely popular Class in clubs and on the RS Racing Circuit
Multiple top sailors over the years – competitive asymmetric racing
Fantastic Class community on the RS Racing Circuit
Designed for medium to heavy teams – many mixed crews
Perfect blend of speed, manoeuvrability and ease – truly vice free and a joy to sail
Light and stiff foam sandwich construction.
Stiffness and strength lead to maximum transfer of power into speed.
Open transom gives a virtually self draining cockpit and the moulded self bailer quickly removes any remaining water
Ergonomic cockpit design for comfortable hiking
Toe straps adjustable for both height and reach
Thwart gives the crew a comfortable light wind position.
Wide hull allows leverage to be generated equally by both sailors, helms can be big or small
Simple and efficient interior layout – principle controls are led to either side of the boat, so that the helm or crew can “change gear”