Extreme sailing – remarkable handling. The RS800 is a true double-handed skiff that allows both men and women to experience the thrill of real high performance sailing and racing.
By minimising weight and drag in the hull, the RS800 is powered to exceptional speeds using a manageable size rig. The result is a skiff that delivers the kind of performance most sailboat racers dream about – with highly competitive racing in big fleets and a very sociable class.
Now, with its ultra-modern new mainsail design, the RS800 has never looked or sailed better.
RS800 – Extreme, fast, competitive.
“You see, the new RS800 is an absolute peach of a boat. Every single aspect of the boat is superb, from build quality (which is unbelievable), to the top notch sail, full Harken kit and the fully carbon mast from Selden which is a sight for sore eyes (compared to the alloy bottom section of the 49er).”
Looking to buy an RS800? Find out more about the RS800 in the following pages or look for used RS800s for sale in our used boats section.
|Beam||1.88-1.89m (6'2" - 9'6")|
|Hull Weight||62kg (136lb)|
|Sailing Weight||110kg (242lb)|
|Sail area (main / jib)||16.5sq m (172 sq ft)|
|Sail area spinnaker||21 sq m (225 sq ft)|
|Hull Construction||Epoxy GRP foam sandwich|
|Spars||Carbon composite mast. Aluminium alloy boom. Composite bowsprit.|
|Sails||Mylar / kevlar semi battened mainsail. Fully battened jib. Twin patch radial cut spinnaker.|
|Foils||Daggerboard and lifting rudder. GRP foam sandwich.|
|Intermediate wing bars||Pro-gripped|
|Harken deck fittings|
|Top cover||Breathable polycotton|
|Road trailer base|
|Padded rudder bag|
|Padded daggerboard bag|
|Padded rig bag|
|Carbon tiller extension|
|Wing foot loops|
|Additional corrector weights|
|Burgee wind indicator|
|Tack tick micro compass||Includes mast bracket|
|Race rope pack||Jib, main and kite sheets|
""The 800 must be forgiving - even Nick Peters is competitive" "
Mike Lennon Multiple Class Champion
""I was impressed, not only with her stability, but also the effortless way she took off"
""The best thing about 800's is you can sail them with girls"
"The RS800 has filled a slot by creating an exciting, easy to sail skiff that allows a range of sailor to race against each other competitively. Easy to sail but hard to sail well.
"Seriously though, this is the biggest-grin boat I have ever sailed. Love it. Can't wait for Sunday."
"You see, the new 800 is an absolute peach of a boat. Every single aspect of the boat is superb, from build quality (which is unbelievable), to the top notch sail, full Harken kit and the fully carbon mast from Selden which is a sight for sore eyes (compared to the alloy bottom section of the 49er).