|Construction||GRP & Carbon|
|LOA||2.86 m (9 ft 5 in)|
|Beam||.93 m (3 ft 1 in)|
15.5 kg (34 lb)
male: 5.2 m (17 ft)
male: 9.5 m2 (102 sq ft)
|Designer||Jean Bouldoires & Robert Stroj|
|Infobox last updated: 20-APR-2010|
RS:X is a windsurfing discipline selected by the ISAF to replace the Mistral One Design Class class for the 2008 Summer Olympics. The discipline has similarities to formula windsurfing - mainly in that the equipment used was designed to allow windsurfing in low and moderate wind conditions with good performance.
RS:X equipment includes a board with a daggerboard, and a sail of a specified size. The board measures 286 cm in length and 93 cm in width. Unlike formula boards, it is quite heavy - 15.5 kg, which is almost twice that of regular competition formula boards, but is very similar to the weight of Raceboards such as the previous Olympic board, Mistral One Design Class. Although the mistral board has a weight of 17 kg ready to sail, the RS:X board weighs more than 19 kg.
The RS:X seems to be a compromise between traditional Raceboards which work well in 5-35 knots, and Formula boards which go fast in 12-30 knots, and has shown itself to be competitive with past Raceboards in the medium wind range. Nevertheless, the RS:X is very slow in subplaning conditions (compared with any other sailing craft).
The shape and design of the RS:X sail is based on that of the Neil Pryde formula windsurfing sail RS4.
 Men's World Championship
|2006 Torbole||Casper Bouman (NED)||Tom Ashley (NZL)||Przemysław Miarczyński (POL)|
|2007 Cascais||Ricardo Santos (BRA)||Przemysław Miarczyński (POL)||Nick Dempsey (GBR)|
|2008 Auckland||Tom Ashley (NZL)||João Rodrigues (POR)||Shahar Tzuberi (ISR)|
|2009 Weymouth||Nick Dempsey (GBR)||Nimrod Mashiah (ISR)||Dorian van Rijsselberghe (NED)|
|2010 Kerteminde||Piotr Myszka (POL)||Przemysław Miarczyński (POL)||Nimrod Mashiah (ISR)|
|2011 Perth||Dorian van Rijsselberghe (NED)||Piotr Myszka (POL)||Nimrod Mashiah (ISR)|
 Women's World Championship
|2006 Torbole||Alessandra Sensini (ITA)||Marina Alabau (ESP)||Faustine Merret (FRA)|
|2007 Cascais||Zofia Klepacka (POL)||Barbara Kendall (NZL)||Jessica Crisp (AUS)|
|2008 Auckland||Alessandra Sensini (ITA)||Barbara Kendall (NZL)||Marina Alabau (ESP)|
|2009 Weymouth||Marina Alabau (ESP)||Blanca Manchon (ESP)||Charline Picon (FRA)|
|2010 Kerteminde||Blanca Manchon (ESP)||Alessandra Sensini (ITA)||Charline Picon (FRA)|
|2011 Perth||Lee Korzits (ISR)||Zofia Klepacka (POL)||Marina Alabau (ESP)|
|2012 Cadiz||Lee Korzits (ISR)||Zofia Klepacka (POL)||Alessandra Sensini (ITA)|
 See also
- http://www.sailing.org/olympics/history-part-5.php Olympic sailing report ISAF
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