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 unmatched 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.
Beam: 5 ft. 2 in.
Standard features: Specifications Length: 14' 3" Beam: 5' 2" Mainsail - Radial cut Mylar: 100' Jib - Radial cut Mylar - battened: 37' Gennaker: Dynalite 145' Mast: Tapered - aluminum alloy Boom: Aluminum alloy Bowsprit: Aluminum alloy Centerboard - pivoting: GRP sandwich Rudder - lifting: GRP sandwich Rudder stock + tiller + extension: Aluminum alloy
Standard Features WORLD SAILING INTERNATIONAL CLASS Growing Class with an active scene on the RS Racing Circuit Full Class program up to World Championship level Ideally suited to moderate weight teams – with many mixed crews Single trapeze and gennaker – fast one-design competition
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 centerboard 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
ACCESSORIES Dacron S spec small mainsail & jib – for training and holiday centers Top cover – breathable polycotton Under cover – Nylon Launching trolley Road trailer base Padded rudder bag D12 rope trapeze lines Carbon fiber tiller extension Burgee wind indicator TackTick Micro compass inc mast bracket Race rope pack – tapered sheets & gennaker halyard Capsize righting lines
Optional Features Mainsail - Dacron 7.5m (80ft) Jib - Dacron 3.0m (31ft) Padded toe straps - for crew Top cover Breathable polycotton Under cover Nylon Launching trolley Road trailer base Padded rudder bag Twin trapeze pack D12 rope trapeze lines Carbon fiber tiller extension Burgee wind indicator TackTick Micro compass Including mast bracket Race rope pack Tapered sheets & gennaker halyard Capsize righting lines