RS200 – EXCEPTIONALLY SUCCESSFUL, COMPETITIVE AND SOCIABLE RACING CLASS

RS200
Adrenaline packed racing and a full-on social scene. The RS200 is one of the most popular two person sailboats of today. Perfect for moderate weight teams, it’s a winner with mixed crews, young sailors and family teams – at clubs, championships and on the RS Racing Circuit. Strict one-design rules keep the competition tight and the budget in control. So it’s all about exciting sailing and a good time ashore in the RS community. This Class attracts rock stars and newbies like almost no other. It was one of RS’s first – and it’s still one of our favourites.
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WHAT THE SAILORS ARE SAYING…

I have been to lots of Nationals, Worlds and big Opens and cannot think of an event that was so friendly, well run and generally fantastic to be at. The bar is now very high in terms of standards! Steve Dunn

Owner

RS Open Meetings are like skiing in the Summer – you turn up, have a blast in the fresh air, come ashore absolutely knackered and then relive it all whilst partying all night with a bunch of good mates. Sally Potter

Owner

It was, yet again, a tribute to the design and build of the RS200 that, when so much racing in other classes was called off, the 2’s (and 4’s) went racing without significant damage. Ian Pickard

Owner

Great blast in bonkers breeze on Saturday once racing was gonged off – good promo, only boat out – everyone thought we were nuts! Came in with Cheshire Cat face, and (he) is now going to get a ‘cheap’ second-hand one and sail with his Mrs, and his best mate now fancies it too…Yehaaa – LOVE IT!!! Dave Cheyne

Owner, Ireland

FEATURES
Thriving Class
  • Highly competitive Class with a happening social scene on the RS Racing Circuit
  • Big fleets and close, tactical racing
  • Adrenaline and pace
  • Designed for moderate weight teams
  • Popular with couples and young sailors
Hull
  • Spacious and deep cockpit for comfortable hiking
  • Toe straps adjustable for both height and reach
  • Thwart gives comfortable light wind crew position.
  • Open transom allows the RS200 to virtually self drain after a capsize and a moulded self bailer quickly removes remaining water
  • Immensely strong hull laminate ensures a long competitive life
  • Fittings layout designed for all combinations of strength and experience in the helm and crew.
  • Either sailor can perform important functions such as spinnaker hoists / drops – cunningham – vang
  • Top quality fittings
Foils
  • Pivoting centreboard and rudder for easy launch and recovery
  • GRP sandwich construction for strong, light, high performance foils.
Rig
  • Superb rig design giving power control and  a broad competitive weight range
  • Excellent handling in all conditions
  • Mylar mainsail with soft full-length battens to reduce “ragging” and extend the life of the sail – yet allowing the sail to de-power at rest.
  • Dacron jib is easy to “read” in light winds. Low sheet loads so even the lightest of sailors enjoy the ride
  • Asymmetric spinnaker with single line hoist and drop system
Accessories
  • Harken deck fittings
  • Continuous 16:1 kicker
  • Capsize righting lines
  • Top cover – Breathable polycotton
  • Under cover
  • Launching trolley
  • Road trailer base
  • Padded rudder bag
  • Carbon tiller extension
  • Burgee wind indicator
  • Tack tick micro compass – Inc mast bracket
SPECIFICATION

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RS200
DesignerPhil Morrison
Length4.0m (13')
Beam1.83m (6')
Hull Weight88kg (194lbs)
Sailing weight114kg (251lb)
Sail area – mainsail and jib11.52m² (124ft²)
Sail area – spinnaker8.29m² (89ft²)
Hull constructionPolyester GRP with Coremat
SparsAluminium alloy
Mylar mainFully battened mainsail
Dacron jib
Asymmetric spinnakerTwin patch cross cut gennaker
FoilsPivoting centreboard and rudder. GRP and foam composite.
Harken deck fittings
Continuous 16:1 kicker
Capsize righting lines
Top coverBreathable polycotton
Under coverNylon
Launching trolley
Road trailer base
Padded rudder bag
Mainsheet boom coverInstead of threading mainsheet through boom
Carbon tiller extension
Burgee wind indicator
Tack tick micro compassInc mast bracket
Race rope packRace grade spinnaker halyard, jib, main, kite sheets

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