RS500 – DYNAMIC TRAPEZE SKIFF WITH COMPETITIVE LIFESTYLE TO MATCH

RS500
Fast and exciting single trapeze double-hander with a fantastic European racing circuit and an awesome social scene. The RS500’s infectious popularity has created a growing International Class with World Championships in fabulous venues every year. The RS500 has un-matched asymmetric skiff style performance, one-design competition, plus a youth and adult age range. Costs and the experience required are surprisingly attainable – it’s all about amazing sailing and the spirit of the RS community.
RS500 at a glance

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INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

France

FRANCE

2013 Paris Boat Show
Coup de Coeurs

WHAT THE SAILORS ARE SAYING…

…an absolute delight to sail. David Ritchie

ex RYA National Sailing Coach

…when we launched the kite the boat just took off…sheer bliss!!! Dick Tallboys

I rigged it in the warehouse very carefully on Friday, and everything was absolutely perfect, hull immaculate, all ropes the right length, not one piece missing etc. Lots of help and advice from the guys around, friendly and knowledgeable and giving us space and time when needed. Tim Hulley

We have had our boat for two months now and the silly grin has not left our faces once! Emma Pethybridge

RS500 Owner

FEATURES
World Sailing International Class
  • Growing Class with an active scene on the RS Racing Circuit
  • Full Class programme up to World Championship level
  • Ideally suited to moderate weight teams – with many mixed crews
  • Single trapeze and gennaker – fast one-design competition
Speed and handling
  • Light, stiff and easily driven – the RS500 delivers exciting performance with user-friendly handling
  • Every element designed to add performance, make the boat easier to sail, reduce complication and streamline production
  • Uncluttered and spacious cockpit is class leading in its comfort for adults and young sailors
  • Self draining cockpit
  • Pivoting centreboard and rudder make launching and recovery easy – shallow waters less risky
Exciting and built to perform
  • Quick to rig – easy to own – competitive, fast and a blast
  • The hull design, cockpit ergonomics and rig size result from extensive R & D allowing the RS500 to suit sailors across a broad weight range
  • GRP composite hull construction with responsive feel and performance
  • Light – stiff – strong
Rig Technology
  • Rig design for power control and maximum crew weight range within a manageable size and loads
  • Mylar XL spec mainsail and jib for light weight, low stretch, visibility and performance.
  • Compression strut vang gives clear forward cockpit space for efficient, run through, crewing
  • Asymmetric gennaker with double patch chute system
Accessories
  • Dacron S spec small mainsail & jib – for training and holiday centres
  • Top cover – breathable polycotton
  • Under cover – Nylon
  • Launching trolley
  • Road trailer base
  • Padded rudder bag
  • D12 rope trapeze lines
  • Carbon fibre tiller extension
  • Burgee wind indicator
  • TackTick Micro compass inc mast bracket
  • Race rope pack – tapered sheets & gennaker halyard
  • Capsize righting lines
SPECIFICATION

Standard
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RS500SXL
DesignerPhil Morrison
Length4.34m (14'3")
Beam1.58m (5'2")
Mainsail - Dacron7.5m² (80ft²)
Jib - Dacron3.0m² (31ft²)
Mainsail - Radial cut Mylar9.5m² (100ft²)
Jib - Radial cut Mylar - battened3.6m² (37ft²)
GennakerDynalite 14m² (145ft²)
MastTapered - aluminium alloy
BoomAluminium alloy
BowspritAluminium alloy
Centreboard - pivotingGRP sandwich
Rudder - liftingGRP sandwich
Rudder stock + tiller + extensionAluminium alloy
Compression strut kicker / vang above boom
Padded toestraps - for helm
Padded toe straps - for crew
Top coverBreathable polycotton
Under coverNylon
Launching trolley
Road trailer base
Padded rudder bag
Single trapeze kitWire
Twin trapeze pack
D12 rope trapeze lines
Carbon fibre tiller extension
Burgee wind indicator
TackTick Micro compassIncluding mast bracket
Race rope packTapered sheets & gennaker halyard
Capsize righting lines

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