The RS Aero 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: Virtually anyone can lift the boat onto a car roof-rack – pulling it up the beach makes you smile – and simplicity means the boat can be rigged in moments.
Our philosophy has always been to prioritise ultra-light weight, performance and practicality in order to produce a simple, yet refined and durable single-hander that will suit any sailor between 35 and 95kg.
Astonishingly, the RS Aero hull weighs less than an Optimist at just 30kg, with three rig options which will typically suit weight ranges;
35 – 55kg – RS Aero 5 (5.2 square metre sail)
55 – 75kg – RS Aero 7 (7.4 square metre sail)
75kg plus – RS Aero 9 (8.9 square metre sail)
The RS Aero ignites the excitement of sailing in its least complicated form – complex thinking leading to beautiful simplicity. It is affordable and, with RS Sailing’s global distribution network, assured of worldwide success.
|Standard Optional||RS Aero||RS Aero 5||RS Aero 7||RS Aero 9|
|Designer||Jo Richards / RS Sailing|
|Length||4m - 13'2"|
|Beam||1.4m - 4'7"|
|Hull weight||30kg - 66lb|
|Sail area||5.2m2 - 54 sq ft|
|Sail area||7.4m2 - 77 sq ft|
|Sail area||8.9m2 - 93sq ft|
|Mast||2-part carbon fibre with track & halyard|
|Boom||Carbon fibre with centre mainsheet|
|Daggerboard||Epoxy composite - foam core|
|Rudder blade||Epoxy composite - foam core|
|Rudder stock||Aluminium casting - custom design|
|Toe strap||Padded & adjustable|
|Vang - cunningham - outhaul controls||Split & cleated on either side-deck|
|Tack Tick bracket||Carbon fibre|
|Velocitex bracket||Carbon fibre|
|GoPro mounting bracket||Carbon fibre|
"Its Singlehanded Sailing 2.0"
Martin Wadhams Managing Director RS Sailing