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




The twin wire skiff with the kind of performance many sailors dream about. Graduating from youth racing or stepping up from slower boats – this is the skiff class for all – men and women, young or not. Minimal weight and hull drag mean the rig doesn’t have to be enormous to develop awesome speeds. So the loads are manageable by both sexes and performance equalization ensures that mixed teams usually stand on the RS Racing Circuit podiums. And that leads to friends, parties and an intoxicating skiff racing lifestyle.

RS800 at a glance

No. of Crew

Crew Weight (kgs)

Beam (m)

No. of Trapezes

Sail Area (m²)

Length (m)

Sensational skiff racing
  • Incredible high-performance racing for men and women
  • User-friendly handling makes it possible for many
  • Superb Performance Equalisation System allows winners to be big or small
  • Exciting class with action and camaraderie on the RS Racing Circuit
  • Long and narrow on the waterline to reduce drag
  • Flared topsides give reserve buoyancy and forgiving handling
  • Cockpit design gives the helmsman a secure steering position while allowing run-through manoeuvres by experienced teams
  • Large gennaker chute forward of the jib tack for fast hoists with minimum loads
  • Incredibly light 62kg hull weight. Ready to sail the whole boat is a staggering 110kg light
  • High tech construction system uses the immensely strong RS epoxy foam sandwich system – with long competitive life
  • Daggerboard for low drag efficiency
  • Lifting rudder for easy launching
  • Sophisticated GRP sandwich construction gives strong, light, high performance foils
  • The light all-up weight allows exceptional performance from a moderate size rig – making the RS800 the attainable skiff class
  • Carbon composite mast – ultra-light and the flexible top section delivers excellent gust response
  • Sealed mast to reduce the tendency for inversion when capsized.
  • Mainsail and jib are built from light, strong and high visibility Mylar laminate.
  • Only the top two mainsail battens are full length, creating a light and forgiving rig
  • Self tacking jib ensures easy manoeuvres, especially offwind
  • Asymmetric gennaker design with relatively short foot to minimise sheet loads and a high clew to aid visibility.
Performance equalised racing
  • Performance Qqualisation System measures weight and leverage – and gives high speed close racing with both big and small winners. It works and is an integral part of the RS800’s success
  • Mixed teams and joint events with other great RS classes mean the RS800 is the place to be for a complete skiff racing lifestyle
  • Harken deck fittings
  • Intermediate wing bars (pro-gripped)
  • Top cover – breathable polycotton
  • Under cover – Nylon
  • Launching trolley
  • Road trailer base
  • Padded rudder bag
  • Padded daggerboard bag
  • Carbon tiller extension
  • Wing foot loops
  • Performance equalisation weights
  • Burgee wind indicator
  • Tack tick micro compass (inc mast bracket)
  • Race rope pack (jib, main and kite sheets)

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DesignerPhil Morrison
Length4.8m (15'9")bulletfill
Beam1.88–1.89m (6'2"–9'6")bulletfill
Hull Weight68kg (150lbs)bulletfill
Sailing weight110kg (242lbs)bulletfill
Sail area – mainsail and jib16.5m² (172ft²)bulletfill
Sail area – spinnaker21m² (225ft²)bulletfill
Hull constructionEpoxy GRP foam sandwichbulletfill
SparsCarbon composite mast. Aluminium alloy boom. Composite bowsprit.bulletfill
SailsMylar / kevlar semi battened mainsail. Fully battened jib. Twin patch radial cut spinnaker.bulletfill
FoilsDaggerboard and lifting rudder. GRP foam sandwich.bulletfill
Intermediate wing barsPro-grippedbulletfill
Continuous cunninghambulletfill
Harken deck fittingsbulletfill
Top coverBreathable polycottonbulletfill
Under coverNylonbulletfill
Launching trolleybulletfill
Road trailer basebulletfill
Padded rudder bagbulletfill
Padded daggerboard bagbulletfill
Padded rig bagbulletfill
Carbon tiller extension bulletfill
Wing foot loopsbulletfill
Additional corrector weightsbulletfill
Burgee wind indicator bulletfill
Tack tick micro compassIncludes mast bracketbulletfill
Race rope packJib, main and kite sheetsbulletfill
Premier Way, Abbey Park
Romsey Hampshire SO51 9DQ

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