Highly successful and incredibly popular gennaker powered double hander – delivers great performance, exceptional handling and an exciting race scene.
The absolute winner in championship level racing, in hundreds of sailing clubs and in the hands of both men and women. The list of RS400 sailors over the years reads like a Who’s Who. Nothing matches the RS400’s balanced and responsive handling, its good manners in big breeze and the excitement of asymmetric racing in massive fleets.
“Stunning performance is complemented by superb manners and ease of handling. Pop out the spinnaker and performance shoots into the top league. Among the current crop of new boats it is certainly one of the best. ”
Peter Bentley, Olympic coach & boat tester for Yachts and Yachting
|Hull weight||85kg (187lb)|
|Sailing weight||129kg (284lb)|
|Sail area main & jib||14.76m2 (159sqft)|
|Sail area spinnaker||13.94m2 (150sqft)|
|Hull construction||Polyester GRP foam sandwich. Localised Kevlar reinforcement.|
|Mainsail||Mylar fully battened|
|Jib||Dacron fully battened|
|Spinnaker||Single patch radial cut asymmetric spinnaker.|
|Foils||Pivoting centreboard and rudder. GRP and foam composite.|
|Harken deck fittings|
|Continuous control line takeaway system|
|Top cover||Breathable polycotton|
|Road trailer base|
|Padded rudder bag|
|Carbon tiller extension|
|Burgee wind indicator|
|Tack tick Micro compass||Including bracket|
|Race rope pack||Spinnaker halyard, jib, main and kite sheets|
"The RS boats I have sailed are all brilliantly designed - very well balanced & setup, a joy to sail. I think this is a huge driver of the RS success story over the last 10 yrs"
Nick Craig RS400 & multiple championship winner
"Stunning performance is complemented by superb manners and ease of handling"
"I think the RS400 is quite simply the best hiking dinghy ever designed!"
Bill Handley RS400 Class Association
"Pop out the spinnaker and performance shoots into the top league"
Yachts & Yachting
"Once the sails are up, the meticulous attention to detail becomes apparent"
"Upwind the boat is a delight"
Yachts & Yachting
"Nightclubs have a whole new meaning with the Racing snake and Grims on tour"
"The RS400 circuit is fantastic, if people haven't been to events, they are definitely worth doing as the racing is great & class friendly, you'll keep coming back for more!