double-handed sailing dinghy / regatta / skiff / single-trapeze

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double-handed sailing dinghy / regatta / skiff / single-trapeze double-handed sailing dinghy / regatta / skiff / single-trapeze


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  • Other characteristics:

    asymmetric spinnaker, single-trapeze

  • Sailing dinghy class:

    RS 500

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  • Length:

    4.34 m (14'02")


Fast and exciting single trapeze double-hander with a fantastic European racing circuit and an awesome social scene. The RS500’s infectious popularity has created a growing International Class with World Championships in fabulous venues every year. The RS500 has un-matched asymmetric skiff style performance, one-design competition, plus a youth and adult age range. Costs and the experience required are surprisingly attainable – it’s all about amazing sailing and the spirit of the RS community.


World Sailing International Class

Growing Class with an active scene on the RS Racing Circuit
Full Class programme up to World Championship level
Ideally suited to moderate weight teams – with many mixed crews
Single trapeze and gennaker – fast one-design competition

Speed and handling

Light, stiff and easily driven – the RS500 delivers exciting performance with user-friendly handling
Every element designed to add performance, make the boat easier to sail, reduce complication and streamline production
Uncluttered and spacious cockpit is class leading in its comfort for adults and young sailors
Self draining cockpit
Pivoting centreboard and rudder make launching and recovery easy – shallow waters less risky

Exciting and built to perform

Quick to rig – easy to own – competitive, fast and a blast
The hull design, cockpit ergonomics and rig size result from extensive R & D allowing the RS500 to suit sailors across a broad weight range
GRP composite hull construction with responsive feel and performance
Light – stiff – strong