RS400

The most exciting two person hiker in the market with an great racing scene

Highly successful and incredibly popular gennaker powered double hander – delivers great performance, exceptional handling and an exciting race scene.

The absolute winner in championship level racing, in hundreds of sailing clubs and in the hands of both men and women. The list of RS400 sailors over the years reads like a Who’s Who. Nothing matches the RS400’s balanced and responsive handling, its good manners in big breeze and the excitement of asymmetric racing in massive fleets.

RS400 Features

Hull

  • The result of Phil Morrison’s years of experience. Perfect blend of speed, manoeuvrability and ease. Vice free and a real joy to sail.
  • Open transom gives a virtually self draining cockpit and the moulded self bailer quickly removes any remaining water.
  • Ergonomic cockpit design for comfortable hiking.
  • Toe straps adjustable for both height and reach.
  • Thwart gives the crew a comfortable light wind position.
  • Wide hull allows leverage to be generated equally by both sailors, making the RS400 a popular choice for mixed teams.
  • The interior layout is simple and efficient. Principle controls are led to either side of the boat, so that the helm or crew can “change gear” without losing speed.

Rig

  • The lightweight Proctor mast uses a section especially developed for the RS400. Bend is controllable using a deck level screw and adjustable spreaders.
  • Rake and sideways bend are further instantly variable via the jib halyard led back to the crew.
  • High quality sails are the result of long development hours in front of a computer and on the water.
  • Both main and jib are fully battened to stabilise the shape, reduce flogging and extend their competitive life.
  • Perfect match between the mast and mainsail give exceptional power control. When coupled with the high volume hull these features allow a truly wide competitive crew weight range.
  • Asymmetric spinnaker – easy to use, fast, fun and highly tactical.
  • Evolutionary bowsprit can be canted to windward, allowing the RS400 to sail very fast at virtually any downwind angle.

The RS400 is available in a couple of setup options, please go to the official site www.rssailing.com to see the full range of options. We are here to help too, feel free to get in touch and we can help with pricing and details, please call +852 2827 5876 or use our contact page.

Description

RS400

RS400 - The most exciting two person hiker in the marketHighly successful and incredibly popular gennaker powered double hander – the RS400 delivers great performance, exceptional handling and an exciting race scene.

The absolute winner in championship level racing, in hundreds of sailing clubs and in the hands of both men and women. The list of RS400 sailors over the years reads like a Who’s Who. Nothing matches the RS400’s balanced and responsive handling, its good manners in big breeze and the excitement of asymmetric racing in massive fleets.

RS400 Features

Hull
  • Perfect blend of speed, manoeuvrability and ease – truly vice free and a joy to sail
  • Light and stiff foam sandwich construction.
  • Stiffness and strength lead to maximum transfer of power into speed.
  • Open transom gives a virtually self draining cockpit and the moulded self bailer quickly removes any remaining water
  • Ergonomic cockpit design for comfortable hiking
  • Toe straps adjustable for both height and reach
  • Thwart gives the crew a comfortable light wind position.
  • Wide hull allows leverage to be generated equally by both sailors, helms can be big or small
  • Simple and efficient interior layout – principle controls are led to either side of the boat, so that the helm or crew can “change gear”
Foils
  • Pivoting centreboard and rudder mean the boat can be raced in any estuary and make launching easy.
  • Sophisticated GRP sandwich construction gives strong, light, high performance foils.
Rig
  • Light weight Selden mast uses a section especially developed for the RS400
  • Mast bend controlled with a deck level screw and adjustable spreaders
  • Rake and sideways bend are further instantly variable via the jib halyard led back to the crew
  • High quality sails with long competitive life
  • Fully battened main and jib for shape stability, to reduce flogging and extend their life
  • Perfect match between the mast and mainsail give exceptional power control. Coupled with the high volume hull these features ensure a wide competitive crew weight range
  • Asymmetric spinnaker – easy to use, fast, fun and highly tactical.
  • Evolutionary bowsprit can be canted to windward, allowing the RS400 to sail very fast at virtually any downwind angle.

Specifications

Length 4.52m (14’10”)
Hull Weight 85kg (187lb)
Sailing weight (ex foredeck) 129kg (284lb)
Sail area – mainsail and jib 14.76m² (159sqft)
Sail area – asymmetric spinnaker 13.94m² (150sqft)
Hull construction Polyester GRP foam sandwich. Localised Kevlar reinforcement.
Spars Aluminium alloy.
Sails Mylar fully battened mainsail. Dacron fully battened jib. Single patch radial cut spinnaker.
Foils Pivoting centreboard and rudder. GRP and foam composite.

The RS400 is available in a couple of setup options, please go to the official site www.rssailing.com to see the full range of options. We are here to help too, feel free to get in touch and we can help with pricing and details, please call +852 2827 5876 or use our contact page.