RS400

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RS400
RS400 Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club.jpg
The RS400 at Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club
Current Specifications
Crew 2
Type Monohull
Construction Polyester GRP Foam Sandwich
Rig Aluminium alloy
Keel Centreboard
LOA 14 ft 10 in (4.52 m)
Beam 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Hull weight 187 lb (85 kg)
Main & Jib area 159 sq ft (14.8 m2)
Spinnaker area 150 sq ft (14 m2)
D-PN 82.3
RYA PN 948
Development
Designer Phil Morrison

The RS400 is a light-weight sailing dinghy designed by Phil Morrison and manufactured by RS Sailing.[1] The dinghy is sailed by 2 people and has a main, a jib and an asymmetric spinnaker.[2] It has a PY of 948[3] and a D-PN of 82.3.[4]

Performance and design[edit]

The RS400 is designed for a wide crew weight range.[5] The interior layout is simple with the principle control lines being led to either side of the boat, so that either helm or crew can adjust the rig control settings.[6]

The light weight mast and mast bend can be controlled using a deck level screw and adjustable spreaders. Rake and sideways bend are further variable via the jib halyard.[7] Both the main and jib are fully battened.[8] The asymmetric spinnaker has a bowsprit that can be "rocked" to windward, allowing the RS400 to sail deeper angles.[9]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ RS Sailing
  2. ^ Go Sail
  3. ^ "Portsmouth Number List 2012". Royal Yachting Association. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Centerboard Classes". US Sailing. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Irish RS Association
  6. ^ SailWorld.com
  7. ^ Oxford Sailing Club
  8. ^ Pwllheli Sailing Club
  9. ^ Boats.com