After years of development we believe the RS Aero is the most technically advanced boat in its sector. Which explains why it’s the most exciting and best-selling modern single-hander. And easily handled too. Astonishingly, the RS Aero weighs about the same as an Optimist. That drives everything about its incredible user friendliness through transporting, rigging and launching – before you even experience the addictive sensations afloat. Complex thinking leading to beautiful simplicity – the RS Aero ignites the pure excitement of sailing in its least complicated form. Three rig sizes enable youths, ladies and guys to enjoy the ride. Already an International Class, the community is building fast for the most competitive sailors. It’s a phenomenon. Just do it.
The RS Aero is the resuit of three years of design and development, testing four different huit variations and numerous rig, foil and layout options.
Our philosophy has always been to prioritise ultra-light weight, performance and practicality in order to produce a simple, yet refined and durable boat that will suit any sailor between 35 and 100kg.
Astonishingly, the RS Aero hull weighs less than an Optimist at just 30kg. There are three rig options (RS Aero 5.7 & 9) which will typically suit:
•Youths- RS Aero 5
•Women and light men - RS Aero 7
•Men- RS Aero 9
The resuit is a boat that completely re-sets the standard for pure exhilaration in a simple single-hander. Ultra-light weight means the hull form and rigs need not be extreme, so the RS Aero is remarkably easy to handle.
And light weight makes the RS Aero exceptionally user-friendly on shore.