The RS Vareo is a spinnaker powered single-hander that brings exciting performance within reach for all sailors – and even offers space for an occasional crew.
The stable hull, responsive rig and easy handling systems make the RS Vareo an attainable challenge, while two mainsail size options allow the relative novice to cut their teeth and expand the boat in line with growing experience.
If you are looking for a small boat for sale that can help build the skills for performance sailing, or if you are looking for a family boat that you can also race competitively, the RS Vareo is the perfect dinghy.
Fantastic single handed sailing, thrilling downwind action, exciting racing…and much more.
“When I swapped from windsurfing to sailing, I nearly bought a Laser, nothing wrong with them, but in my view not a patch on the Vareo. The boat is so versatile, has lots to keep your interest and goes like stink in a blow with or without the kite. Long may it reign.” Ken Bolland
Looking to buy an RS Vareo? Find out more about the RS Vareo in the following pages or look for used RS Vareos for sale in our used boats section.
|Standard Optional||RS Vareo||Specification|
|Hull weight||68kg (155lb)|
|Sailing weight||93kg (205lb)|
|Mylar sail||8.8m2 (94sqft)|
|Dacron sail||8m2 (85sqft)|
|Mylar "Storm" sail||7.2m2 (78sqft)|
|Padded toe straps||Adjustable|
|Harken deck fittings|
|16:1 Continuous kicker / vang|
|Top cover||Breathable polycotton|
|Road trailer base|
|Padded rudder bag|
|Padded daggerboard bag|
|Carbon tiller extension|
|Burgee wind indicator|
|Tacktick Micro compass|
|Race rope pack||Spinnaker halyard, main sheets, kite sheets|
"I bought a Vareo off you last Autumn. I have sailed loads of different boats over many years including 505s RS400s Laser etc but have to say I can’t remember having more racing fun than I am having in the Vareo. It is easy to sail, well designed and sorted and so fast off wind that it brings a big
smile to my face! It is also very competitive in mixed fleet racing around the cans or windward/leeward. I really am very pleased with it and thought you might like some positive feedback."
"I am in my 3rd season (owning a Vareo), and there is not another boat that I would swop it for
on the market at this time.
"Could not have been better, what a boat. Was enjoying it since I bought it a month ago but after this weekend it has reached God status.
"When I swapped from windsurfing to sailing, I nearly bought a Laser, nothing wrong with them, but in my view not a patch on the Vareo. The boat is so versatile, has lots to keep your interest and goes like stink in a blow with or without the kite. Long may it reign."