Boat Specifications

Make: RS Sailing
Model: RS21 Club
Year: 2020
Length: 20 ft. 11 in.
Type: Racing Sailboats
Listing: 2198241
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The RS21 responds to the need for a progressive, simple and affordable solution for keelboat clubs that increasingly see the opportunity for fleet ownership, league competition and training. Pay-as-you-go. Team up and do it together. The RS21 is specifically designed for fleet purchase, with attributes that will appeal to individual buyers as well. It puts close racing over ultimate performance. Convenient ownership over complexity. It maximizes low maintenance, value and pure sailing enjoyment. This is the boat to bring wider availability and popularity back to keelboat racing. Realistic costs allow appealing club charter fees – or affordable investment by syndicates of sailing friends. The RS21 is a safe purchase and assured of success.
Draft: 4 ft. 6 in.
Beam: 7 ft. 3 in.
Standard features:
Specifications
Designer - Richards / Whitehouse / RS Sailing
Length -6.34m (20'11")
Beam - 2.20m (7'3")
Draugh - 1.38m (4'6")
Displacement - 650kg (1433lbs)
Hull construction - Eco-friendly composite
Keel - Lifting – with bulb
Rudder - Removable – composite
Mainsail area – Race - 16.2msquared (175ftsquared)
Jib area – Race 8.4msquared (90.4ftsquared)
Gennaker area – Race - 40msquared (430.5ftsquared)
Mainsail area – Club - 16.2msquared (175ftsquared)
Jib area – Club - 8.4msquared (90.4ftsquared)
Gennaker area – Club - 35msquared (377ftsquared)
Spinnaker area – Club - 30msquared (322.9ftsquared)
Mast -Carbon composite
Shrouds & forestay -Stainless steel wire
Halyards – Main, jib, gennaker Dyneema/polyester
Boom -Aluminium alloy
Bowsprit -Carbon composite
Deck stowage hatch
Gennaker bag
Mooring eyes x 3
Sheets – Main, jib, gennaker
Vang/cunningham/outhaul
Mainsail slab reefing
Installed data logger for cloud community
Symmetrical spinnaker & equipment
Keel winch
Electric motor system
Electronics – speed, depth, etc.
Cover
Shore cradle with wheels
Road trailer
Warps and fenders pack
Anchor pack


Overarching Design Goals
Progressive design for simple and affordable club & syndicate ownership
Balanced, quick and enjoyable sailing as a team
Evenly matched, close racing prioritized over ultimate performance
Robust and simple to maintain – efficient fleet operation
Sustainable aspects designed and built in


Hull
Eco-friendly construction using recycled core materials
Contemporary styling for appeal that reflects cool boats of the era
Maximum waterline length
Balanced rocker line for good performance across the wind range, at the expense of maximum speed at one end or the other
Pronounced chines add form stability as the boat heels and shed water for a drier ride


Foils
Lifting bulb keel – encapsulated in GRP skins
Removable internal keel crane
Composite transom hung rudder – removable
Tiller extension


Deck
Large open cockpit with comfortable space for four crew and more
Open transom for rapid draining
Layout and systems allow handling by two crew if required
Minimal obstructions reduce bruises
Large central hatch for stowage of sails etc within the boat, adding operating efficiency
Centre mainsheet can be trimmed by helm or crew
Kick bars give ergonomic and secure positions for all crew
No-hiking rule aids racing enjoyment, communication and widens strategic input
Deck designed to allow one hull to stack on another – for efficient event transport and improved sustainability aspects


Rig
Carbon composite mast reduces weight aloft to improves handling
Light weight and pivoting heel make the mast easy to raise by hand
Durable aluminium alloy boom
Carbon composite bowsprit
Quick to rig – 20 minutes from trailer to launch ready
Durable construction Club sails & larger Race sails options
Mainsail with single slab reef system in club spec
Trouble free hanked-on jib


Sail Handling Systems
Large cockpit with comfortable space for 4 crew and more
Simple layout with clearly understandable controls
Large gennaker bag for efficient hoists / drops


Electronics / Innovative Community
(Launching in 2020)
Built-in data logger – capable of sending info to a remote online site
Allows communication between owners, crew and all participants
Share anonymized data – compare performance – learn – improve
Manage calendars – advertise for & find crews
Speed / depth functions – display mobile devices
Options
Symmetrical spinnaker and equipment (not required for one-design Class racing)
Mast head wind indicator
Keel winch
Boat cover
Shore cradle with wheels
Road trailer
Warps & Fenders pack
Anchor pack – inc chain / warp / bag


Optional features:

Options
Symmetrical spinnaker and equipment (not required for one-design Class racing)
Mast head wind indicator
Keel winch
Boat cover
Shore cradle with wheels
Road trailer
Warps & Fenders pack
Anchor pack – inc chain / warp / bag


Electric Propulsion System (optional)
E-Propulsion motor system integrated into hull & deck design
Sits almost invisibly behind the keel / under the mainsheet system
Prop leg can be raised while sailing – bottom fairing plate closes the hull recess
Central speed control unit & removable / rechargeable battery pack

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RS Sailing
170 West
Draper, UT 84020
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