RS500

Fast, cool and exciting single trapeze double-hander

Exciting, award-wining double-hander with trapeze and genneker – With popularity rapidly spreading and an awesome race and social scene, the RS500 is a fashionable favourite.

The infectious popularity of the R500 has lead to the creation of a huge European race circuit for the young and young at heart. The hull volume and controllable rig create a wide competitive weight range and fast, comfortable sailing – in a boat that is quick to rig and user friendly afloat. The brilliant combination of speed, handling and racing whilst being comparatively easy to sail makes it universally popular.

RS500 Features

Speed and handling

  • Light, stiff and easily driven – the RS500 delivers truly exciting performance with remarkably easy handling.
  • Every element of the boat has been worked on to add performance, make the boat easier to sail, reduce complication and streamline production.
  • The uncluttered and spacious cockpit is class leading in its comfort for adults and young sailors.
  • Low transom design makes climbing aboard after capsize easy.
  • Pivoting centreboard and rudder make launching and recovery safe and easy.

Racing

  • ISAF Recognised Class – fast growing internationally.
  • Full Class programme – with National programs and a World Championship every year
  • Part of the renowned RS Class Association – the RS500 has racing, training and a superb social scene.
  • Class Association – Class rules – Racing Circuit – Training programme

Fun

  • Quick to rig – easy to own – fast and a blast
  • The clear cockpit and user friendly performance mean the RS500 will be equally at home blasting along the beach as it is on the race track.
  • The hull design, cockpit ergonomics and rig size result from extensive R & D and allow the RS500 to be ideal for sailors across a broad weight range so the RS500 suits both men and women. The whole family can enjoy a piece of the action.
  • Two sail size and spec options allow you to gear the boat according to your size and experience.
  • Additional trapeze lines for double trapeze excitement

Built to perform

  • Light – stiff – strong
  • GRP composite is essential to provide the stiffness to weight ratio to create the RS500s crisp, responsive feel and performance.
  • No other material can produce the same results for a boat in this sector
  • “The RS500 looks and feels like a winner. It is a statement about our undiminished passion to offer the best boat in each sector – truly The Sailor’s Choice”

The RS500 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

RS500

RS500 - Fast, cool and exciting single trapeze double-handerExciting, award-wining double-hander with trapeze and genneker – With popularity rapidly spreading and an awesome race and social scene, the RS500 is a fashionable favourite.

The infectious popularity of the R500 has lead to the creation of a huge European race circuit for the young and young at heart. The hull volume and controllable rig create a wide competitive weight range and fast, comfortable sailing – in a boat that is quick to rig and user friendly afloat. The brilliant combination of speed, handling and racing whilst being comparatively easy to sail makes it universally popular.

RS500 Features

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

Specifications

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bulletoutline Optional

RS500 S XL
Length 4.34m (14’3″) bulletfill bulletfill
Beam 1.58m (5’2″) bulletfill bulletfill
Mainsail – Dacron 7.5m² (80ft²) bulletfill bulletoutline
Jib – Dacron 3.0m² (31ft²) bulletfill bulletoutline
Mainsail – Radial cut Mylar 9.5m² (100ft²) bulletoutline bulletfill
Jib – Radial cut Mylar – battened 3.6m² (37ft²) bulletoutline bulletfill
Gennaker Dynalite 14m² (145ft²) bulletfill bulletfill
Mast Tapered – aluminium alloy bulletfill bulletfill
Boom Aluminium alloy bulletfill bulletfill
Bowsprit Aluminium alloy bulletfill bulletfill
Centreboard – pivoting GRP sandwich bulletfill bulletfill
Rudder – lifting GRP sandwich bulletfill bulletfill
Rudder stock + tiller + extension Aluminium alloy bulletfill bulletfill
Compression strut kicker / vang above boom bulletfill bulletfill
Padded toestraps – for helm bulletfill bulletfill
Padded toe straps – for crew bulletoutline bulletoutline
Top cover Breathable polycotton bulletoutline bulletoutline

The RS500 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.