The RS Quest, launched at Southampton Boat Show in September 2015. Unrivalled in this size, the 14’1" dinghy developed in conjunction with Sea Cadets offers maximum security and safety, great for training and family sailing.
The RS Quest sits between the RS Feva and RS Vision in our range and responds to the need for a modern dinghy of this size – big enough for an instructor and 2 or 3 pupils – perfect for Mum or Dad and youngsters – small enough to easily handle afloat and ashore. Inspired by the Sea Cadets who wish to update their older dinghies, this is the boat many sailing programmes around the world want – and it is packed with innovative features to create a uniquely configurable boat to suit individual needs, with the ability to grow the sailor.
The RS Quest draws on 20 years of rotomoulding design and development experience through designers Jo Richards and RS Sailing.
Please contact us for your personal tour of the features and strengths.
|Standard Optional||RS Quest|
|Designer||Jo Richards & RS Sailing|
|Length||14ft 1" / 4.29m|
|Beam||6ft / 1.83m|
|Hull Weight||293lbs / 133kgs|
|Sailing Weight (exc. Foredeck)||419lbs / 190kg|
|Sail Area - Mainsail and Jib||118 sq ft / 11m2|
|Sail Area - Asymmetric Spinnaker||118 sq ft / 11m2|
|Sail Area - Symmetric Spinnaker||107 sq ft / 10m2|
|Hull Construction||Comptec PE3 durable polyethylene|
|Spars||Aluminium Two-part mast, Aluminium boom, Aluminium Spinnaker Pole|
|Spinnaker Material - Asym / Sym||Dynalite Ripstop|
|Foils||GRP centreboard and aluminium Lift & Lock rudder|
|Deck Fittings||Allen / Selden|
"As a boat designed to fulfil a dedicated role within sail training, the RS Quest does not try to offer more than it says it does, fulfilling its purpose well. The RS Quest provides a very stable environment for both youth and adults taking up the pursuit of sailing as well as those existing participants wishing to move on to more intermediate skill development such as spinnaker handling. The RS Quest does all this very well in a variety of wind conditions, without becoming too much too handle. Instead, it keeps sailors engaged and does not overwhelm them while they are still gaining the confidence they need in the initial stages of gaining experience afloat. The RS Quest is an ideal solution to a sail training venues’ constant dilemma regarding which boat to choose for entry level multi-person teaching platform and I am excited by the implications resulting from its use in club-based and national sail training programmes all around the world."
Dan Jaspers ISAF Training and Development Manager