The RS Elite is a modern classic style keelboat that is simply delightful to sail and offers close tactical one-design racing and competitive handicap performance.
The easily driven hull, with high ballast ratio, is both forgiving and fast – quicker around the track than many more extreme sportsboat classes. Yet the RS Elite can be handled by men and women across the age range, with low loads and an efficient layout.
RS Elite sailors love their boats – and once you’ve sailed one or, even better, been to an event, it’s easy to understand why.
“I am high on winning probably the best regatta I have had the privilege of being a part of” Crauford McKeon – RS Elite National Champion 2010 + 12
Looking to buy an RS Elite? Find out more about the RS Elite in the following pages.
|Standard Optional||RS Elite||Specification|
|Length||7.4m (24' 4")|
|Main & Jib - radial cut Mylar||23.5m2 (250 sq ft)|
|Spinnaker - radial cut||25m2 (266 sq ft)|
|Mast - carbon fibre|
|Boom - aluminium alloy||With pole stowage|
|Spinnaker pole - aluminium alloy||Double ended|
|Twin spinnaker poles||Single ended|
|Keel - with GRP skins and encapsulated lead bulb||62% ballast ratio|
|Rudder - balanced spade||Alloy tiller + extension|
|Self tacking jib track + traveller||Control linel led to cockpit|
|Mainsheet track + traveller - full width||Controls led to cockpit|
|Vang - Downhauls - Travellers - Pole controls||Led to cockpit|
|Single lift point||On cockpit sole|
|Bow & stern mooring eyes|
|Tacktick Micronet system||(speed and depth) fitted|
|Commissioning - Rig and launch||Not including delivery|
|Outboard motor bracket|
|Antifouling||International Interspeed Ultra|
|Tacktick Micronet compass transducer|
|Tacktick Micronet flush fitting hull transducer|
|Tacktick Micronet extra digital display|
|Tacktick Micronet solar panel|
|Tacktick Micronet mast bracket single unit|
|Spinnaker chute cover|
|Under side-deck stowage (pair)|
|Accessories Full top cover||Breathable polycotton|
|Cockpit cover (PVC)|
|Tapered spinnaker sheets|
|Fenders||Semi rigid flat|
|Anchor package||“Kobra” 6kg folding, chain, warp, bag|
|Paddle and stowage clips||1.25m Canadian|
|Hawk wind indicator||Fitted|
|Paddle rig equipment bag|
|Shore-side storage cradle||with castors|
|Braked road trailer||with storage box|
"I am high on winning probably the best regatta I have had the privilege of being a part of."
Crauford McKeon RS Elite National Champion 2010 + 12
"The RS Elite exceeds expectations in performance, handling and appearance. She is just what I want and I believe the class will be a great success."
Mike Tong Twice IRC National Champion
"On any point of sailing the Elite is a nimble boat and a joy to sail. "
Matt Sheahan Technical Editor Yachting World
"Once virtually every club around our coasts had a local class, and the Solent based ones have endured longer than most. But keeping vintage wooden boats is labour of love, consuming time and money voraciously. Many glassfibre alternatives have been tried, but this new Phil Morrison design craft seems to have hit the spot."
Tim Jeffrey Daily Telegraph