RS500 XL Sailboat

    RS Sailing RS500 XL Sailboat


    Product description

    Fast and exciting single trapeze double-hander with a fantastic European racing circuit and an awesome social scene. The RS500’s infectious popularity has created a growing International Class with World Championships in fabulous venues every year. The RS500 has un-matched asymmetric skiff style performance, one-design competition, plus a youth and adult age range. Costs and the experience required are surprisingly attainable – it’s all about amazing sailing and the spirit of the RS community.


    Speed and handling
    • Light, stiff and easily driven – the RS500 delivers exciting performance with user-friendly handling
    • Every element designed to add performance, make the boat easier to sail, reduce complication and streamline production
    • Uncluttered and spacious cockpit is class leading in its comfort for adults and young sailors
    • Self draining cockpit
    • Pivoting centreboard and rudder make launching and recovery easy – shallow waters less risky
    Exciting and built to perform
    • Quick to rig – easy to own – competitive, fast and a blast
    • The hull design, cockpit ergonomics and rig size result from extensive R & D allowing the RS500 to suit sailors across a broad weight range
    • GRP composite hull construction with responsive feel and performance
    • Light – stiff – strong
    Rig Technology
    • Rig design for power control and maximum crew weight range within a manageable size and loads
    • Mylar XL spec mainsail and jib for light weight, low stretch, visibility and performance.
    • Compression strut vang gives clear forward cockpit space for efficient, run through, crewing
    • Asymmetric gennaker with double patch chute system

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