The RS Aero completely re-sets the standard for pure exhilaration in a simple single-hander. Ultra-light weight means the hull form and rigs need not be extreme, so the RS Aero is remarkably easy to handle.
And light weight makes the RS Aero exceptionally user-friendly on shore: Virtually anyone can lift the boat onto a car roof-rack – pulling it up the beach makes you smile – and simplicity means the boat can be rigged in moments.
Our philosophy has always been to prioritise ultra-light weight, performance and practicality in order to produce a simple, yet refined and durable single-hander that will suit any sailor between 77 and 210lbs.
Astonishingly, the RS Aero hull weighs less than an Opti at just 75lbs, with three rig options which will typically suit:
Junior/youth - RS Aero 5
Women & light men - RS Aero 7
Men - RS Aero 9
The RS Aero ignites the excitement of sailing in its least complicated form – complex thinking leading to beautiful simplicity. It is affordable and, with RS Sailing’s global distribution network, assured of worldwide success.
|Standard Optional||RS Aero||RS Aero 5||RS Aero 7||RS Aero 9|
|Designer||Jo Richards / RS Sailing|
|Hull weight||66lbs (30kg)|
|Sail area||54 sq ft (5.2 sq m)|
|Sail area||77 sq ft (7.4 sq m)|
|Sail area||93 sq ft (8.9 sq m)|
|Mast||2-part carbon fiber with track & halyard|
|Boom||Carbon fiber with center mainsheet|
|Daggerboard||Epoxy composite - foam core|
|Rudder blade||Epoxy composite - foam core|
|Rudder stock||Aluminum casing - custom design|
|Toe strap||Padded & adjustable|
|Vang - cunningham - outhaul controls||Split & cleated on either side-deck|
|Tack Tick Digital Compass bracket||Carbon fiber|
|Velocitec GPS Speed system bracket||Carbon fiber|
|GoPro mini camera mounting bracket||Carbon fiber|
"Its Singlehanded Sailing 2.0"
Martin Wadhams Managing Director RS Sailing