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Romsey Hampshire SO51 9DQ
01794 526760

RS Toura, RS Zest & RS Aero on Display at the United States Sailboat Show, Annapolis

October 5, 2023

RS Sailing is excited to be showcasing at the United States Sailboat Show as part of the 2023 Annapolis Boat Show. From October 12-15, RS Sailing dealer Backyard Boats will be onsite at the Annapolis City Dock at stand ‘Land 20’ exhibiting three of the bestsellers; the RS Zest, the RS Aero and the RS Toura.

The United States Sailboat Show is one of the largest and most distinguished boat shows in the country. Occurring annually, the show gives attendees get a chance to connect with like-minded sailors and interact with boats from manufacturers around the globe. Multihulls, monohulls, cruisers, racers, sailing dinghies and more will line the docks. In addition to meeting with manufacturers and sellers, visitors are encouraged to take advantage of the many educational opportunities that the show has to offer. The wide range of seminars and courses range from ‘Offshore Emergency Medicine’ to ‘Sailmaking 101’ to ‘Cruising the Chesapeake: Best Places to Visit’. With so many excellent opportunities on and off the dock it’s no wonder the Annapolis Boat Show is one of the most well-attended events.

Backyard Boats is looking forward to meeting new faces, as well as catching-up with familiar ones, and answering any questions show goers have about the RS Sailing range. The three boats that will be on display are some of RS Sailing’s top sellers.

A true fan-favorite, the RS Zest is a global hit with training centers and families alike. Over 1,300+ have been sold in North America in just 5 years since it’s debut. It’s unrivalled user-friendly sailing experience means it’s perfect for sailors looking to level up their sailing. The RS Zest’s popularity extends from young sailors trying to advance their skills to adults that are looking for a fun boat to continue their sailing adventures.

If you are looking for a high-performance single hander, the RS Aero will be the boat to see. At only 73lbs, it’s super lightweight and comes with four versatile high-performance carbon fiber rigs. Made for exciting sailing in its purest form, the RS Aero can be customized to each individual sailor – creating a unique and exhilarating experience. It’s no wonder it was awarded ‘Best Modern Single Hander’ at the Olympic Single-Handed Dinghy Equipment trials.

The RS Toura is the newest boat in the RS range. Although it was first introduced at the Sailing Leadership Forum in February, this will be its first time being showcased at a US boat show. With its enviable space and stability, the RS Toura is perfect for families or camps who want to day sail with more confidence. Modern features include a furling jib, reefing mainsail, asymmetric spinnaker and kick-up rudder and centerboard. With great stowage, an optional outboard and a wardrobe of other accessories the RS Toura is very versatile and can be customised to suit anyone’s needs. Whether it’s for training or cruising, enjoy endless adventures in your own way.

Not only will the RS Toura be on display at the Annapolis Boat Show, it has the distinct honor of being featured for Sailing World Magazine‘s Boat of the Year on October 16. Selected from a diverse field of new performance sailing entries, each boat is vetted and sailed in Annapolis during the show before it is formally announced. RS Sailing is honored to have the RS Toura recognized for its modern design that boasts responsive handling, innovative controls and rewarding performance.

Interested in attending the United States Sailboat Show? There are multiple ticket options for attendees, starting from as low as $25. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here. Buy your tickets today in order to get the best prices!

 

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