RS300

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RS300
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Class Symbol
Current Specifications
Crew 1
Type Monohull
Construction Epoxy GPR Foam Sandwich
Keel Daggerboard
LOA 14 ft 0 in (4.27 m)
Beam 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Hull weight 128 lb (58 kg) (165 lb (75 kg) total sailing weight)
Total sail area 99 sq ft (9.2 m2) (Rig A)
107 sq ft (9.9 m2) (Rig B)
RYA PN 1000
Development
Year 1998
Designer Clive Everest

The RS300 is a modern racing sailing dinghy made by RS Sailing.[1] The RS300 is a one-design, single-handed, hiking dinghy [2] with a PY (Portsmouth Yardstick, RYA) of 1000.[3] Designed by Clive Everest first produced in 1998 [4] it is thought to be based on the International Moth, of which Everest was a successful designer.[5]

Performance and design[edit]

There are two rigs for the boat. Rig A is slightly smaller than Rig B. The two sail sizes ensure that the power-to-weight ratio and handling characteristics are similar for both large and small sailors.[6] In Yachts & Yachting magazine in the year 2000, the RS300 has been described as “…one of the most challenging and exciting dinghies I have ever sailed…”, as well as “…the first boat that I have sailed that is a joy just to sail around the course let alone race…” by Steve Cockerill, a renowned dinghy sailor who is past and present UK champion in many classes, including the RS300,[7] Blaze & Laser Radial.[8]

Awards[edit]

  • 1998 - Won Small Sailing Boat of the Year Award at the British Nautical Awards.
  • 2000 - Recognised as a 'Millennium Project' in the UK and was on display at the Millennium Dome.[9]

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