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The ultimate performance twin trapeze skiff RS800 for sale from £13,780

RS800
The RS800 is the ultimate high performance double trapeze skiff
Exhilarating and competitive with an awesome circuit
Exciting skiff sailing for both men and women

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).”
Ryan Visser

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.

Features

“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.” Charlie Roome

Hull

  • Long and narrow on the waterline, to reduce drag.
  • Flared topsides give reserve buoyancy for easier handling.
  • Cockpit design was refined in 2007 and offers the helmsman a secure steering position from which to initiate manoeuvres - whilst allowing run-through tacks and gybes for experienced teams.
  • Large spinnaker chute forward of the jib tack for fast hoists and drops with minimum loads.
  • Incredibly light 62kg hull weight. Ready to sail the whole outfit is a staggering 110kg light.
  • High tech construction system uses the tried, tested and immensely strong RS epoxy foam sandwich system.

Foils

  • Daggerboard for low drag efficiency.
  • Lifting rudder for easy launch and recovery.
  • Sophisticated GRP sandwich construction gives strong, light, high performance foils.

Rig

  • Carbon composite mast - very light and the flexible top section delivers excellent gust response.
  • Sealed mast to reduce the tendency for the boat to invert when capsized.
  • Mainsail and jib are built from ultra light, strong and high visibility mylar / kevlar laminate.
  • Only the top two mainsail battens are full length, to create a light and forgiving rig.
  • Self tacking jib ensures easy manoeuvres, especially offwind.
  • Asymmetric spinnaker design with relatively short foot to minimise sheet loads and a high clew to aid visibility.

Performance equalised racing circuit

  • The performance equalisation system measures weight and leverage - and gives high speed close racing with both big and small winners. It really works and is an integral part of the success of this fleet.
  • The RS800 is the strongest skiff class in the UK with big fleets on the racing circuit.
  • A number of mixed teams and many joint events with other great RS classes mean the 800 is also the place to be for the sociable side of skiff racing.
  • The RS800 is now also spreading into Europe.

Accessories

  • Harken deck fittings
  • Continuous cunningham
  • Intermediate wing bars (pro-gripped)
  • Top cover - breathable polycotton
  • Under cover
  • Launching trolley
  • 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 (inc mast bracket)
  • Race rope pack (jib, main and kite sheets)

Specification

Standard Optional RS800 Specification
Designer Phil Morrison  
Length 4.8m (15'9")  
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  
Continuous cunningham  
Harken deck fittings  
Top cover Breathable polycotton  
Under cover Nylon  
Launching trolley  
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  

Reviews

""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" "
Sue Pelling


""The best thing about 800's is you can sail them with girls" "
Anonymous!


"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. "
Charlie Roome


"Seriously though, this is the biggest-grin boat I have ever sailed. Love it. Can't wait for Sunday."
Richard Bland


"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). "
Ryan Visser


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