RS500 (dinghy)

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Current Specifications
Crew 2
Type Monohull
Construction GRP composite
Rig Aluminium alloy
Keel Centreboard
Trapeze Yes
LOA 14 ft 3 in (4.34 m)
Beam 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
Hull weight 169 lb (77 kg)
Mainsail area S rig - 80 sq ft (7.4 m2)
XL rig - 100 sq ft (9.3 m2)
Jib / Genoa area S rig - 31 sq ft (2.9 m2)
XL rig - 37 sq ft (3.4 m2)
Spinnaker area S rig - 145 sq ft (13.5 m2)
XL rig - 145 sq ft (13.5 m2)
RYA PN 972
Designer Phil Morrison

The RS500 is a double handed trapeze skiff designed by Phil Morrison, manufactured and designed by RS Sailing.[1] The class has a PY number of 972.[2] There are two sail size options (the S and XL rig) and makes the RS500 suitable for youngsters and adults. With ISAF Recognised Status,[3] the RS500 has a racing circuit with events in UK, Europe and World Championships.[4]

Performance and design[edit]

The cockpit is uncluttered and the low transom design makes climbing aboard after capsize easy and a pivoting centreboard and rudder make launch and recovery safe.[5]

International Success & Awards[edit]

  • The RS500 is a Recognised ISAF class [6]
  • The RS500 has won the 'Sailboat of the Year' Award twice [7]

World championships[edit]

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