We thought we would give you a cheeky preview of some of the awesome boats we’re showcasing at Southampton Boat Show – BOATS2020. With a classic RS mixture of family favorites to international racers we have gone from the small to the mighty in this blog.
RS Tera – The fast, fun and addictive way into sailing
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 Neo – Step-up performance and fun
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 Zest – New generation design for families or training
Brand new 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 Feva – International pathway to performance and sailing life
The world’s leading double handed dinghy for youngsters and parent / child teams. An International Class with events around the globe, the RS Feva is fast-growing in most developed sailing nations and expanding into others every year. Chosen by families, clubs and National Authorities to build the pathway to a lifetime in sailing – the RS Feva offers a double-handed alternative and a stepping stone at the crucial time in sailing lives. Exciting performance is the secret behind the success. Modern styling and practical features make it irresistible. We couldn’t be more proud of the RS Feva’s achievements for thousands of sailors and for the sport.
RS Aero – Pure exhilaration, beautiful simplicity
After years of development we believe the RS Aero is the most technically advanced boat in its sector. Which explains why it’s the most exciting and best-selling 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 and winner of the 2019 World Sailing Equipment Trails for the 2024 Men’s and Women’s One Person Dinghy Event, the community is building fast for the most competitive sailors. It’s a phenomenon. Just do it.
RS Quest – Remarkable new best-sailling family and training sailboat
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.
RS21 – Keelboat racing the RS way
The latest addition to the RS Range, the RS21 One Design is a modern keelboat designed with corinthian racing at its heart – keelboat racing the RS way. Finished and completed so you can enjoy close one design sailing without the complex choices. The powerful rig and distinct chines are balanced by well-mannered boat handling and an ergonomic deck layout to ensure everyone sailing has a key role to play and yet ease of use – which means high level performance is not just the reserve of superheroes. For those passionate about our planet, the RS21 was developed with sustainability at the core of its design not only in terms of materials but also the carbon foot print of the supply chain, a reduction in single use plastics and efficient logistics. This new class is going from strength to strength, with fleets growing over three continents and a national and international racing calendar that is escalating each year. Corinthian sailing, epicly close racing and a class built around removing the arms race, the RS21 is the future of keelboat racing and everything you’d expect from an RS racing class.
So there is the range we will be showcasing at BOATS2020. The RS Tera, RS Neo, RS Zest, RS Feva, RS Aero and RS Quest can be found on our shoreside stand A010 and the RS21 will be down on the pontoons in slot M001A.
If you’ve got any questions or if your dream RS boat isn’t on the stand, get in touch with the team who will be happy to help.
We can’t wait to see you all at the show!