RS800 Skiff

The ultimate high performance double trapeze skiff

Extreme sailing – remarkable handling. The RS800 is a true double-handed skiff that allows both men and women to experience the thrill of real high performance racing.

By minimising weight and drag in the hull, the RS800 is powered to exceptional speeds using a manageable size rig. The result is a skiff that delivers the kind of performance most sailboat racers dream about – with highly competitive racing in big fleets and a very sociable class. Extreme, fast, competitive.

The RS800 is available in a couple of set-up 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

RS800 Skiff

RS800 - The ultimate high performance double trapeze skiffExtreme sailing – remarkable handling. The RS800 is a true double-handed skiff that allows both men and women to experience the thrill of real high performance racing.

By minimising weight and drag in the hull, the RS800 is powered to exceptional speeds using a manageable size rig. The result is a skiff that delivers the kind of performance most sailboat racers dream about – with highly competitive racing in big fleets and a very sociable class. Extreme, fast, competitive.

RS800 Features

Hull
  • Long and narrow on the waterline to reduce drag
  • Flared topsides give reserve buoyancy and forgiving handling
  • Cockpit design gives the helmsman a secure steering position while allowing run-through manoeuvres by experienced teams
  • Large gennaker chute forward of the jib tack for fast hoists with minimum loads
  • Incredibly light 62kg hull weight. Ready to sail the whole boat is a staggering 110kg light
  • High tech construction system uses the immensely strong RS epoxy foam sandwich system – with long competitive life
Foils
  • Daggerboard for low drag efficiency
  • Lifting rudder for easy launching
  • Sophisticated GRP sandwich construction gives strong, light, high performance foils
Rig
  • The light all-up weight allows exceptional performance from a moderate size rig – making the RS800 the attainable skiff class
  • Carbon composite mast – ultra-light and the flexible top section delivers excellent gust response
  • Sealed mast to reduce the tendency for inversion when capsized.
  • Mainsail and jib are built from light, strong and high visibility Mylar laminate.
  • Only the top two mainsail battens are full length, creating a light and forgiving rig
  • Self tacking jib ensures easy manoeuvres, especially offwind
  • Asymmetric gennaker design with relatively short foot to minimise sheet loads and a high clew to aid visibility.
Performance equalised racing
  • Performance Qqualisation System measures weight and leverage – and gives high speed close racing with both big and small winners. It works and is an integral part of the RS800’s success
  • Mixed teams and joint events with other great RS classes mean the RS800 is the place to be for a complete skiff racing lifestyle

Specifications

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RS800
Length 4.8m (15’9″)
Beam 1.88–1.89m (6’2″–9’6″)
Hull Weight 62kg (136lbs)
Sailing weight 110kg (242lbs)
Sail area – mainsail and jib 16.5m² (172ft²)
Sail area – spinnaker 21m² (225ft²)
Hull construction Epoxy GRP foam sandwich
Spars Carbon composite mast. Aluminium alloy boom. Composite bowsprit.
Sails Mylar / kevlar semi battened mainsail. Fully battened jib. Twin patch radial cut spinnaker.
Foils Daggerboard and lifting rudder. GRP foam sandwich.
Intermediate wing bars Pro-gripped
Continuous cunningham
Harken deck fittings
Top cover Breathable polycotton

The RS800 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.