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 Venture Connect
RS Venture Connect
RS Venture Connect
RS Venture Connect

RS Venture Connect

This is the self-righting keelboat version of the RS Venture, with a lifting bulb keel for exceptional security and seaworthiness. Its large, self-draining cockpit makes the RS Venture Connect perfectly suited to unforgettable family adventures afloat. And it offers training centres a secure, multi-person boat for confidence-inspiring tuition. Designed with plug & play para sailing equipment options, the RS Venture Connect can be set up for almost any disability – and changed between sessions as required. From able-bodied to sip / puff electronic control, the RS Venture Connect does it all. A game changer with sparkling performance that everyone will love. Find out more about the award-winning RS Venture Connect Plug & Play Para Sailing System.

RS Venture Connect at a glance

No. of Crew

Hull Construction

Centreboard Type

No. of Trapezes

Sail Area (m²)

Length (m)






Most important of all, the final product looks like a hell of a lot of fun, which is, after all, what sailing is all about no matter whatever kind of shape you’re in. Good on ya, guys! The world has truly been made a better place for your efforts.

Sail Magazine




2013 Sailing World
Dinghy of the Year

Stability & Safety
  • Exceptionally stable and self righting
  • 130kg keel with lead bulb and aluminium alloy fin
  • Removable keel hoist post and winch for easy keel lifting & lowering
  • Twin rudders for exceptional control in all conditions
  • Self draining cockpit – transom drain tubes quickly clear spray and rainwater
  • Non-slip grip surfaces throughout the entire cockpit
  • Capacity for multiple crew
  • Wide uncluttered cockpit with inner seating as well as comfortable side-decks
  • Mast well forward to give huge cockpit space
  • Strut vang above the boom gives more space and safety for the crew
  • Multiple storage options including a large aft locker – big enough for an outboard and camping gear
  • Easily handled by beginners
  • Sparkling performance and incredible range of sailing options for experts
  • Can be stored afloat on a mooring
  • Easy keel-lift for convenient launching and transport ashore
  • Stunning boat for weekend adventures with family and friends and a beach lifestyle
  • Durable composite GRP hull construction
  • Thick woven GRP skins and 3mm Coremat laminate, under a double layered gelcoat – RS Venture will stand up to intense use.
  • Optional rubber gunwale fendering
  • Optional aluminium keelband on hull bilge rails – protection when grounding
Rig & Sail Configuration options
  • Durable Dacron mainsail and furling jib for training or cruising
  • Connect R race spec Mylar mainsail and high denier Dacron jib
  • Asymmetric gennaker spinnaker option
  • Trapeze pack option – for training or young sailor fun.
Para Sailing – Plug in and Play
  • Full range of options which can be added or removed as required
  • Allows the same boat to be used for either able bodied or disabled sailing
  • Reconfigure the boat quickly to suit virtually anyone
  • A significant step forward and huge advantage for many sailing centres
  • Find out more
Single forward facing seat
  • Adjustable seat position and foot rest for various size sailors
Twin forward facing side-by-side seats
  • Easy communication between sailors
  • Adjustable seat position and foot rests for various size sailors
  • Plenty of additional cockpit space for an instructor or coach
Manual joystick steering
  • Twin joysticks for steering from centreline or either of the twin seats
Electronic systems
  • Manual joystick or sip/puff steering
  • Electronic mainsheet control
  • Battery and electronic control box fitted in aft locker – removable
Control line console
  • Required with the forward facing seats
  • Brings all key sheets and control lines within reach of seated sailors
  • ·Adjustable height and reach for various size sailors
Storm sails
  • Reduced size mainsail and jib
  • For use with the forward facing seats
More RS Venture accessories
  • Top cover – breathable
  • Launching trolley
  • Road trailer combi base
  • Rubber gunwale protection
  • Alloy keel band
  • Transom boarding ladder
  • Outboard motor transom bracket
  • Anchor pack
  • Trapeze pack
  • Fenders
  • Antifoul paint below the waterline

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RS Venture SRS Venture SERS Venture Connect
DesignerPhil Morrison/RS Sailingbulletfillbulletfillbulletfill
Length4.9m (16'4")bulletfillbulletfillbulletfill
Beam2.0m (6'8")bulletfillbulletfillbulletfill
Centreboard – ballastedSteel – 60kgbulletfill
Keel (vertical lifting)Lead bulb – 125kgbulletfill
Draft (keel down)0.9m (3'2")bulletfill
Draft (keel raised)0.3m (0'10")bulletfill
Air draft (mast above water)7m (23'0")bulletfillbulletfillbulletfill
Weight (hull)195kg (430lbs)bulletfillbulletfillbulletfill
Mainsail – Dacron with reefing system9.0m² (97ft²)bulletfillbulletfillbulletfill
JIb – Dacron3.8m² (41ft²)bulletfillbulletfillbulletfill
Jib furling systembulletfillbulletfillbulletfill
Storm mainsail & jib (required for use with forward-facing seats)Can be ordered in lieu of standard sailsbulletoutlinebulletoutlinebulletoutline
Race mainsail & jibAvailability to be advised
Asymmetric Gennaker14m² (150ft²)bulletoutlinebulletoutlinebulletoutline
Mast – aluminium alloybulletfillbulletfillbulletfill
Boom – aluminium alloyWith single-line reefing systembulletfillbulletfillbulletfill
Lifting rudderPlus stock plus tiller plus extensionbulletfillbulletfillbulletfill
Centre-mainsheet arrangementbulletfillbulletfillbulletfill
Rear stowage lockerbulletfill
Single forward facing seatPara sailingbulletoutline
Twin forward facing seatsPara sailingbulletoutline
Central sheeting and controls consolePara sailingbulletoutline
Manual joystick steeringPara sailingbulletoutline
Electronic joystick steeringPara sailingbulletoutline
Sip/puff electronic steeringPara sailingbulletoutline
Rubber gunwhale protectionFactory fittedbulletoutlinebulletoutlinebulletoutline
Alloy keel band protectionFactory fittedbulletoutlinebulletoutlinebulletoutline
Mast head floatbulletoutlinebulletoutlinebulletoutline
Transom boarding ladderbulletoutlinebulletoutlinebulletoutline
Outboard motor transom wear padsbulletoutlinebulletoutlinebulletoutline
Anchor packIncludes ancor, warp, chain, bagbulletoutlinebulletoutlinebulletoutline
Top coverBreathable polycottonbulletoutlinebulletoutlinebulletoutline
Road trailer combi basebulletoutlinebulletoutlinebulletoutline
Antifouling paint below waterlinebulletoutlinebulletoutlinebulletoutline
Premier Way, Abbey Park
Romsey Hampshire SO51 9DQ

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