Sail Magazine summed up the Best Boats Class of 2018, by using the word “performance” and this is something that the RS Zest has bags of. The RS Zest is a brand new compact boat for one, two or three sailors that delivers more crew space and practical, enjoyable features than older rivals. It has been developed by Jo Richards alongside RS Sailing and its 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 and no end to the fun.
The article produced by Sail Magazine went on to say “In a sport like sailing, entry-level equipment is especially important and can spell the difference between prompt disillusionment and lifelong participation—which is why our judges were especially impressed with the new Zest training dinghy from RS Sailing. From its user-friendly ergonomics to its easily handled rig to its standard bright yellow sail (making it easier to spot an errant fledgling sailor from a distance), this is a boat that makes learning to sail both fun and safe.
The cockpit is especially well-thought-out. A bright yellow sculpted thwart seat…..”