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

The RS Aero is one of those rare products where the hype is 100% justified

November 16, 2021
RS Aero

Testimonial by Jonathan Couper-Smartt, New Zealand

As a beginner Laser sailor who has just made the jump to the RS Aero, I can confirm that everything you have read about the RS Aero is true. This boat is quite simply a better-planned, better-implemented, lighter, faster, higher-quality, more attractive single-handed racing dinghy.

Specifically: It’s faster, easier, and more fool-proof to rig. The components and rigging are better-made, better laid-out, and more intuitive. The on-the-water is more exciting and responsive. The self-draining works perfectly, and the boat handles beautifully via the well-placed, centrally-organized control lines. You have a better sailing position than a Laser, with more headroom.

Perhaps the only “negative” thing I did find is that because the boat is so light, you do need to hold onto it of you capsize, since the wind will blow it away from you if you’re not careful. But I had no trouble righting or re-boarding after flipping.

No, this is quite simply a very, very, very good boat. The RS Aero is one of those rare products where the hype is 100% justified.

Find out more about our New Zealand dealer, NZ Sailcraft here and, to quote Jonathan, the very, very, very good RS Aero here.

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