A top level single-handed skiff with performance equalization that allows winners to be big or small. The RS700 has refined systems for user-friendliness and competition on the fantastic RS Racing Circuits. It’s not for the faint hearted but this Class has a cult following and it’s easy to see why.
Moderate hull form with little tendency to nosedive
Flared topsides for reserve stability
Tried and tested RS epoxy sandwich construction system – ultra-light weight, long competitive life and virtually zero water absorption.
Spinnaker chute mounted as far aft as possible to keep the weight back and the spinnaker clear of the water
Cockpit design allows a secure helming position from which to initiate manoeuvres or hoist and drop the spinnaker – a crucial design element to make the boat more user friendly
Spinnaker hoisting and dropping made simple by the large chute mouth and pump action halyard system
Carbon composite mast. Ultra-light weight with dynamic gust response in the tip
Mainsail has a long luff for efficiency and power
Mylar sail fabric for strength, low stretch and high visibility
Effective rake and flattener system reduces the power to make the boat more controllable in strong winds
Asymmetric spinnaker – high aspect for low sheet loads and good visibility. Silicone coated fabric makes hoists and drops easier – extends the life of the sail.
Downwind performance is simply sensational
Dagger board can be raked to balance the boat in a breeze when sailing with the rig de-powered
Lifting rudder for easy launching and recovery
Sophisticated GRP sandwich construction gives strong, light, high performance foils