With single-handed sailing looking more popular than ever this summer, we thought we take the opportunity to shout about the spritely single-handers that we have in the RS Range; from your first adventures as a junior RS Tera sailor, gliding downwind in an RS Aero or to full ‘beast mode’ flat wiring an RS700 – there’s genuinely something for everyone.
But which one is the best for you?
We’ve listed these with ability in mind – fun guaranteed to be had in all;
- RS Tera – Fantastic junior boat, 2 different sized rigs, fast and fun way to get into sailing
- RS Zest – Great leisure all rounder, single-handed bliss, with the ability to add a jib and crew (if you want them)
- RS Neo – Intermediate sailors dream, carbon rig with all the gadgets and a durable rotomolded hull
- RS Aero – Beautifully simple, lightweight, modern, carbon rig, 3 rig sizes, thriving class association
- RS100 – Sleek lines, exhilarating hiking single-hander with gennaker. Great Class
- RS700 – Weapon of a skiff, trapeze, kite, epic racing and an awesome Class! Not for the faint-hearted
Joking aside, the RS700 really isn’t for the faint-hearted! Take a look at the boats in more detail below. If you’re still unsure which one of these beauties fits your sailing dreams, get in touch with the team, they LOVE talking about boats.
RS Tera – Sail Area 3.7m²/4.8m², Rotomolded Hull, LOA 2.87m
Fast and exciting 21st century single-hander that looks cool and makes sailing addictive. From entry level to international competition the RS Tera gets kids hooked on sailing. And that’s exactly what we want. It’s packed with features that make sailing safe and easy. It comes up dry from a capsize. It’s quick and simple to rig by youngsters. It’s tough. Two sail sizes mean small novices and experienced teenagers love the RS Tera equally, so parents do too. Above all, at the beach with family – or on the World Circuit with international competitors – the emphasis is on fun afloat while building incredible sailing experiences. Perfect.
RS Zest – Sail Aero 5.7m², Rotomolded Hull, LOA 3.59m
A compact boat that delivers more crew space and practical, enjoyable features than older generation rivals. The RS Zest replaces the RS Quba and is already a hit with training centres and families. Class leading space for two sailors, yet small enough for convenient single-handing. Instructors will love the practical design solutions engineered by our team. Rotomoulded polyethylene construction makes the RS Zest almost maintenance free – this is a boat to get you onto the water and into the wonderful world of sailing – no hassle – no end to the fun.
RS Neo – Sail Area 6m², Rotomolded Hull, LOA 3.53m
A single-hander with sparkling performance, easy handling and real durability, the RS Neo delivers maximum reward for minimum hassle. A step-up in speed without the demands of more radical designs. Composite spars and advanced sail design on a stable and easily driven hull combine with the strong, low maintenance RS rotomoulded construction system. The RS Neo is accessible, affordable and exciting.
RS Aero – Sail Area 5.2m²/7.4m²/8.9m², GRP/Expoxy/Carbon Reinforcement Hull, LOA 4m
Modern single-hander. And easily handled too. Astonishingly, the RS Aero weighs about the same as an Optimist. That drives everything about its incredible user friendliness through transporting, rigging and launching – before you even experience the addictive sensations afloat. Complex thinking leading to beautiful simplicity – the RS Aero ignites the pure excitement of sailing in its least complicated form. Three rig sizes enable youths, ladies and guys to enjoy the ride. Already an International Class, the community is building fast for the most competitive sailors. It’s a phenomenon. Just do it.
RS100 – Sail Area 7.4m²/8.4m²/10.2m², GRP/Expoxy Hull, LOA 4.3m
Exhilarating hiking single-hander with a gennaker. Beautifully built using epoxy sandwich construction and carbon spars, the RS100 offers exhilarating racing and incorporates a host of features that make the performance widely attainable. Three rig sizes cover a wide sailor range and the cockpit is incredibly comfortable in all conditions, on open sea and inland water. The RS100 is responsive and highly rewarding for sailors who relish the challenge.
RS700 – Sail Area 12.8m², GRP/Expoxy Hull, LOA 4.68m
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.