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

The RS Aero – not a one trick pony

October 5, 2021

Recognized as the winner of the 2019 World Sailing Equipment Trials, the RS Aero is internationally known as one of the most technically advanced racing boats. The RS Aero boasts fleets across the world and has been a staple of international competition for more than half a decade. The RS Aero, however, is no one trick pony. Sailors from across the world are discovering that this top-notch racing boat is equally as perfect for leisure sailing.

To be a worthwhile leisure boat certain qualifications must be met: ease of use, adaptability and, most importantly, enjoyment. Not only does theRS  Aero meet those qualifications, but it has so many other features that contribute to its success. After review, it comes as no surprise that the RS Aero is a bestselling modern single-handed boat.

The RS Aero currently has three different rig sizes available of differing sail areas to cater to the desired crew weight range: RS Aero 5, RS Aero 7, RS Aero 9. Sailors ranging from youth to women to men can find a rig suited to their size. Best of all, there is no diminished feel or responsiveness between the rig sizes, even the RS Aero 5 enjoys the amazingly responsive feel that makes the boat so exciting. With various rig options, the boat is incredibly well suited for families that have sailors of varying sizes. Sailors ranging from 75-240 pounds are able to sail and enjoy the RS Aero. Rig size is not the only racing-focused design element that serves leisure sailors well.

With an extremely lightweight hull, the RS Aero is extremely easy to move and manage. Looking to bring your boat on your camping or beach trip? The RS Aero easily fits on the top of a car for easy travel. Additionally, its lightweight construction means that a single sailor can easily carry it up the beach or onto a dolley. And though it is lightweight, its use of the epoxy resin system has proved to make the boat remarkably durable at the same time, a must-have for leisure sailors. Not only is the hull easy to move, but the entire rig was designed with simplicity in mind; the entire boat can be rigged in under 20 minutes, drastically less time than most other boats of similar size. Perhaps the best part about the RS Aero, however, is its performance on the water.

Originally designed with racing in mind, the RS Aero definitely has a need for speed; a trait that is often lacking from leisure sailboats. Unique hull design contributes to the boat’s lightweight nature, decreasing drag while maintaining stability. Further, the shape of the hull allows water to spray off so sailors can enjoy a significantly drier and more pleasant ride while sailing upwind.

Sailors looking for excitement on the water, without the stress of competition, will love all the RS Aero has to offer. It proves that racers are not the only ones that get to enjoy the thrill of the boat. To learn more about the RS Aero click here!

 

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