RS700 – SUPER-QUICK SINGLE-HANDED SKIFF WEAPON

RS700
A top level single-handed skiff with performance equalization that allows winners to be big or small. The RS700 has refined systems for user-friendliness and competition on the fantastic RS Racing Circuits. It’s not for the faint hearted but this Class has a cult following and it’s easy to see why.
RS700 at a glance

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Crew Weight (kgs)

Hull Weight (kgs)

No. of Trapezes

Sail Area (m²)

Length (m)

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WHAT THE SAILORS ARE SAYING…

Having sailed International 14’s, and 18 foot skiffs, there was really only one choice when buying a singlehander. What other boat combines the thrills and speed of the highest performance boats, with the simplicity and ease of a one design skiff from the RS stable. No bimbling, no fuss, just take off the cover and in minutes I’m blasting along with the fastest of them. The equalisation system means that people of all weights are competitive, leading to really close racing. And being an RS boat, the après sail is pretty awesome too! Paul Bayliss

RS700 National Champion

All the high performance full competitiveness of a multi sail boat but, being a single-hander, enables to go sailing whenever you want to, with the bonus of big fleet racing. Steve Butcher

Hayling Island Sailing Club

I think weight equalisation has made its mark and is here to stay. Andy Rice

RS700 Owner

The new boat is really fantastic!! Just got back from sailing, I am really pleased with it. Many thanks to everyone at RS, I haven’t changed a thing on the boat, it all just works and sails really well. Tom Belgium

FEATURES
Hull
  • Moderate hull form with little tendency to nosedive
  • Flared topsides for reserve stability
  • Tried and tested RS epoxy sandwich construction system – ultra-light weight, long competitive life and virtually zero water absorption.
  • Spinnaker chute mounted as far aft as possible to keep the weight back and the spinnaker clear of the water
  • Cockpit design allows a secure helming position from which to initiate manoeuvres or hoist and drop the spinnaker – a crucial design element to make the boat more user friendly
  • Spinnaker hoisting and dropping made simple by the large chute mouth and pump action halyard system
Rig
  • Carbon composite mast. Ultra-light weight with dynamic gust response in the tip
  • Mainsail has a long luff for efficiency and power
  • Only one full length top batten, plus three short battens for a “soft” configuration and light, user friendly rig
  • Mylar sail fabric for strength, low stretch and high visibility
  • Effective rake and flattener system reduces the power to make the boat more controllable in strong winds
  • Asymmetric spinnaker – high aspect for low sheet loads and good visibility. Silicone coated fabric makes hoists and drops easier – extends the life of the sail.
  • Downwind performance is simply sensational
Foils
  • Dagger board can be raked to balance the boat in a breeze when sailing with the rig de-powered
  • Lifting rudder for easy launching and recovery
  • Sophisticated GRP sandwich construction gives strong, light, high performance foils
Performance equalised racing
  • Performance equalisation system with adjustable width wings means winners genuinely can be big or small
Accessories
  • Harken deck fittings
  • Intermediate wing bars (pro-gripped)
  • Continuous kicker
  • Staymaster lowers
  • Top cover – breathable polycotton
  • Under cover
  • Padded rig bag
  • D12 rope trapeze lines
  • D12 Spinnaker halyard
  • Carbon tiller extension
  • Wing foot loops
  • Additional corrector weights
  • Burgee wind indicator
  • Tack tick micro compass (inc bracket)
  • Race rope pack (spinnaker halyard, main and kite sheets)
SPECIFICATION

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RS700
DesignerRS Sailing – Nick Peters & Alex Southon
Length4.68m (15'5")
Beam1.92–2.23m (6'4"–7'8")
Hull Weight56kg (123lbs)
Sailing weight79kg (174lbs)
Sail area – mainsail and jib12.8m² (127ft²)
Sail area – spinnaker16m² (166ft²)
Hull constructionEpoxy GRP foam sandwich
SparsCarbon composite mast.
SailsMylar / kevlar semi battened mainsail. Twin patch radial cut spinnaker.
FoilsDaggerboard and lifting rudder. GRP foam sandwich.
Harken deck fittings
Intermediate wing barsPro-gripped
Continuous kicker
Staymaster lowers
Top coverBreathable polycotton
Under coverNylon
Padded rig bag
D12 rope trapeze lines
D12 spinnaker halyard
Carbon tiller extension
Wing foot loops
Additional corrector weights
Burgee wind indicator
Tack tick micro compassIncludes mast bracket
Race rope packJib, main and kite sheets

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