The RS Zest was built with sail training at the centre of its design. Learning from the strengths of our range and gaining an in-depth insight into what training centres want, we got the best on board to create the ultimate training centre dinghy. Jo Richards, who was the designer of the highly successful Laser Pico, designed the RS Zest alongside the RS Sailing Development Team, headed up by Alex Newton-Southon. This kick-ass team put into practice all their previous knowledge and discovered ways to further improve the experience of learners in a sail training environment.
The RS Zest can provide the fuel for the fundamental function of your training centre operation. It has so many user-friendly features, that it’s leaps ahead of the game. It can be used single-handed, double-handed with a jib or even three up, which adds a level of versatility to the boat. It is very easy to set up and caters for both beginner and intermediate sailors needs.
The RS Zest is easy to control with its smaller sail plan compared to some of its competitors, meaning that choosing the RS Zest means your students will spend more time learning, rather than fighting the boat. Other elements of the RS Zest design that help support the “in control” feel for learners is the full centre main sheeting, to minimise tangles with the tiller. We’ve also incorporated handles on the underside of the hull, to ensure that ‘staying with the boat’ in a capsize scenario is as easy for new sailors as possible.
Many training programmes have already made the switch, and by the end of 2019, there will be over 1,000 RS Zests helping people have the best possible learning experience in the wonderful sport of sailing. At just 2 years old, the RS Zest hasn’t taken long to spread its message far and wide, for sail training, the RS Zest is best!
If you and your training centre think the RS Zest could become an integral part of your training program get in contact with;