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RS Sailing
Premier Way, Abbey Park
Romsey Hampshire SO51 9DQ
01794 526760

Family Sailing – Adventures to last a lifetime

June 12, 2024

Sailing is the perfect tonic for the busy world we live in. You could argue there’s nothing better for spending quality time as a family and cutting down on screen time than launching your boat, loading it up with toys and snacks and setting off on an adventure!

Everyone talks about the fact that you only get 18 Christmases with your children, but no one talks about the summers. Beaching the boat on the sand, dragging buckets, spades, blankets, suncream, and a showstopping picnic up the beach and having a ball. Don’t put it off, don’t wait one more summer. Enjoy the precious moments with your family now; you’ll never regret it. 

But what is the right boat for your family to make memories that last a lifetime? We’ve selected our cruising family favourites below!

 

RS Toura

Crew: 2-7
Beam: 1.95m
Length: 4.7m
Sail Area: 28m2
Hull: PE3
More Information: Click here

A modern dinghy with enviable space and a durable rotomolded polyethene hull – families and sailing schools can really revel in the freedom of being out on the water. Nestled in the RS range between the RS Quest and RS Venture, the RS Toura has room for up to 7 crew. Stability compliments the RS Toura’s impressive internal space, allowing sailors to tour coastal waters with confidence. Its modern design boasts responsive handling, well thought out controls and rewarding performance – with the PE3 hull removing traditional maintenance hassle. A reefable mainsail, asymmetric spinnaker, great stowage, optional outboard and a wardrobe of accessories really allows you to make the RS Toura your own – whether it’s for training or cruising, the RS Toura gives you the freedom to enjoy endless adventures in your own way.

 

RS Quest

Crew: 2-5
Beam: 1.83m
Length: 4.29m
Sail Area: 22m2
Hull: PE3
More Information: Click here

A modern family dinghy with features that move the game forward. Perfect for Mum or Dad and youngsters – small enough to handle easily ashore and afloat. Inspired by the UK Sea Cadets to replace their aging fleet, the RS Quest has rapidly become the best-selling dinghy of its type worldwide. Durable rotomoulded polyethylene construction – space and stability – reefing, spinnaker, stowage and a host of other options. It’s not easy to make it all work but our development team have nailed it on this boat.

 

RS Zest

Crew: 1-3
Beam: 1.47m
Length: 3.59m
Sail Area: 6.9m2
Hull: PE3
More Information: Click here

Brand new compact boat that delivers more crew space and practical, enjoyable features than older generation rivals. The RS Zest is already a global hit with training centres and families. Class leading space for two sailors, yet small enough for convenient single-handing. Sailors will love the practical design solutions engineered by our team, like the high boom, centreboard, kick-up rudder and comfy thwart. 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 Venture

Crew: 1-8
Beam: 2m
Length: 4.9m
Sail Area: 29m
Hull: GRP
More Information: Click here

The new benchmark in family, exploration and training dinghies, the RS Venture can carry up to eight sailors in its huge, self-draining cockpit. Sparkling performance makes it great fun and multiple equipment options allow the boat to be configured for you. Winner of multiple awards, the RS Venture has a choice of standard or ballasted centerboards – there’s even a lifting keel version too (see RS Venture Connect). Exceptional stability makes the RS Venture ideal on estuaries and coastal waters – with stowage for all the equipment you’ll need, including an outboard motor. Imagine the adventures in store!

 

RS CAT16

Crew: 1-5
Beam: 2.35
Length: 4.7m
Sail Area: 25.15m2
Hull: PE3
More Information: Click here

Sparkling performance gives this modern beach and training catamaran the feel of a higher performance boat, yet it could hardly be easier to handle. Start with the main and jib – use the gennaker and trapeze to turbo charge the performance when you’re ready. The RS CAT16 has stability and space so you can enjoy the excitement alone or with family and friends. A new design protected system for joining the beams to the hulls gives increased stiffness compared to other rotomoulded polyethylene catamarans, with the added bonus of allowing the boat to be disassembled quickly for storage or transport. Durability : Convenience : Fun – the hallmarks of the RS CAT16.

 

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