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RS 500
RS 500
RS 500
RS 500
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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
Rig Technology
  • Rig design for power control and maximum crew weight range within a manageable size and loads
  • Mylar XL spec mainsail and jib for light weight, low stretch, visibility and performance.
  • Compression strut vang gives clear forward cockpit space for efficient, run through, crewing
  • Asymmetric gennaker with double patch chute system
  • Dacron S spec small mainsail & jib – for training and holiday centres
  • Top cover – breathable polycotton
  • Under cover – Nylon
  • Launching trolley
  • Road trailer base
  • Padded rudder bag
  • D12 rope trapeze lines
  • Carbon fibre tiller extension
  • Burgee wind indicator
  • TackTick Micro compass inc mast bracket
  • Race rope pack – tapered sheets & gennaker halyard
  • Capsize righting lines

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  RS500 S XL
Designer Phil Morrison    
Length 4.34m (14'3") bulletfill bulletfill
Beam 1.58m (5'2") bulletfill bulletfill
Mainsail - Dacron 7.5m² (80ft²) bulletfill bulletoutline
Jib - Dacron 3.0m² (31ft²) bulletfill bulletoutline
Mainsail - Radial cut Mylar 9.5m² (100ft²) bulletoutline bulletfill
Jib - Radial cut Mylar - battened 3.6m² (37ft²) bulletoutline bulletfill
Gennaker Dynalite 14m² (145ft²) bulletfill bulletfill
Mast Tapered - aluminium alloy bulletfill bulletfill
Boom Aluminium alloy bulletfill bulletfill
Bowsprit Aluminium alloy bulletfill bulletfill
Centreboard - pivoting GRP sandwich bulletfill bulletfill
Rudder - lifting GRP sandwich bulletfill bulletfill
Rudder stock + tiller + extension Aluminium alloy bulletfill bulletfill
Compression strut kicker / vang above boom   bulletfill bulletfill
Padded toestraps - for helm   bulletfill bulletfill
Padded toe straps - for crew   bulletoutline bulletoutline
Top cover Breathable polycotton bulletoutline bulletoutline
Under cover Nylon bulletoutline bulletoutline
Launching trolley   bulletoutline bulletoutline
Road trailer base   bulletoutline bulletoutline
Padded rudder bag   bulletoutline bulletoutline
Single trapeze kit Wire bulletfill bulletfill
Twin trapeze pack   bulletoutline bulletoutline
D12 rope trapeze lines   bulletoutline bulletoutline
Carbon fibre tiller extension   bulletoutline bulletoutline
Burgee wind indicator   bulletoutline bulletoutline
TackTick Micro compass Including mast bracket bulletoutline bulletoutline
Race rope pack Tapered sheets & gennaker halyard bulletoutline bulletoutline
Capsize righting lines   bulletoutline bulletoutline

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