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


RS Quest
RS Quest
RS Quest
RS Quest
RS Quest
A modern family or training dinghy with features that move the game forward. Big enough for an instructor and 2 or 3 pupils – 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 Quest at a glance

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The RS Quest provides a very stable environment for both youth and adults taking up sailing, as well as those wishing to move on to a more intermediate level, such as spinnaker handling. The RS Quest does all this very well in various wind conditions without becoming too much to handle. Instead, it keeps sailors engaged and does not overwhelm them while they are still gaining the confidence they need in the initial stages of experience afloat. The RS Quest is an ideal solution to sail training venues’ constant dilemma regarding which boat to choose for an entry-level multi-person teaching platform. I am excited by the RS Quest from its use in club-based and national sail training programmes worldwide.

Dan Jaspers

Training and Development Manager, World Sailing

It’s been an incredible opportunity for the young people we support to share in the testing and refinement of the RS Quest and, as we roll it out across Sea Cadets, for the charity to see even more young people inspired to take to the water.
Martin Coles

CEO, Sea Cadets

The RS Quest is just a fantastic workhorse across our club and high school programs and a ton of fun to boot!! It is reliable, tough and effective – the ‘Ute’ of our activities!”

Chris Stannage

President of Hunters Hill, Australia

She had an amazing time and now she’s fully addicted to sailing. That’s our goal…inspire to enjoy the sport for a lifetime!
Sea Masters Academy


In twenty eight years of teaching sailing and running RYA Centres, the RS Quest is the best all round training dinghy that I have ever sailed, taught in or purchased. An absolute must for any training centre.
Charlie Falconer

Resort Operations Watersports Manager, Mark Warner Ltd

Big feel from a compact boat
  • RS Comptec PE3 rotomoulded polyethylene construction
  • Engineered for maximum strength and minimum maintenance
  • Exceptionally stable hull – unrivalled in this size
  • Large, self draining, cockpit for up to 4 adults
Configurable to suit you
  • Open plan or with spray shedding foredeck
  • Removable seats and thwart
  • Main and jib
  • Asymmetric or symmetrical spinnaker options
  • Trapeze option
  • Outboard motor bracket option
Adventures afloat
  • Exceptional features for family sailing and exploration
  • Sparkling and fun – practical and reassuring
  • Easy to transport – quick to rig
Training excellence
  • Developed in conjunction with the UK Sea Cadets & training experts
  • Unrivalled practically and range of use
  • Already the world’s best-selling boat of its size in the training sector
Convenience ashore and afloat
  • Pivoting mast heel for easy rigging
  • Hand holds for easy lifting
  • Towing eyes
  • Lifting points
  • 3 point landing on bilge rails
  • Rub rail reinforcement near transom
Easy rig control
  • Jib furler for safety and launch / recovery convenience
  • Mainsail slab reefing
  • 2-part aluminium mast
  • External halyards and boom controls for easy maintenance
  • Durable Dacron sails
User friendly foils
  • Pivoting centreboard
  • Durable aluminium rudder blade
  • Tiller driven lift & lock rudder system
RS Quest Options
  • Foredeck with additional storage
  • Mainsail size options
  • Asymmetric spinnaker
  • Symmetrical spinnaker
  • Mast head flotation system
  • Trapeze kit
  • Top cover
  • Launching trolley
  • Road trailer base

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RS Quest
DesignerJo Richards & RS Sailing
Length4.29m (14'1")bulletfill
Beam1.83m (6'0")bulletfill
Hull Weight140kg (309lbs)bulletfill
Max Crew Weight365kg (805lbs)bulletfill
Mainsail8.4m² (90ft²) - Dacronbulletfill
Jib2.7m² (29ft²) - Dacronbulletfill
Asymmetric Spinnaker11.0m² (118ft²)bulletfill
Symmetric Spinnaker10.0m² (107ft²)bulletfill
Hull ConstructionComptec PE3 Durable Polyethylenebulletfill
Mast2-Part Aluminium Alloybulletfill
BoomAluminium Alloybulletfill
Spinnaker PoleAluminium Alloybulletfill
Rudder BladeAluminium Alloybulletfill
Rudder StockMoulded Glass/Nylon – Lift & Lock Systembulletfill
Tiller ExtensionAluminium Alloybulletfill
Deck FittingsAllen/Seldenbulletfill
Top CoverPolycotton Breathablebulletfill
Trapeze Kitbulletfill
Centre Mainsheet Swivel Base Kitbulletfill
Furled Jib Sock Coverbulletfill
Outboard Motor Mountbulletfill
Masthead Float Kitbulletfill
Launching Trolleybulletfill
Roadbase Trailerbulletfill
Premier Way, Abbey Park
Romsey Hampshire SO51 9DQ

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