|Construction||Polyester GRP with Coremat|
|Rig||Composite top and alloy lower mast|
|LOA||14 ft 0 in (4.27 m)|
|Beam||5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)|
|Hull weight||155 lb (70 kg) (205 lb (93 kg) total sailing weight)|
|Mainsail area||Fun sail - 85 sq ft (7.9 m2)
Competition sail - 94 sq ft (8.7 m2)
|Spinnaker area||107 sq ft (9.9 m2)|
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The RS Vareo is a modern, single handed sailing dinghy raced throughout the UK at both club and national level. The RS Vareo is a hiking singlehander with an asymmetric spinnaker.
Fleets have grown throughout the UK and a racing circuit has been developed by the RS Association with sponsored events & championships. The GUL RS Vareo National Championships saw a record fleet of 47 competing at Netley SC in July 2007.
Performance and design
The RS Vareo has a PY of 1051, making it significantly faster than the Olympic Laser in the RYA scheme. However its D-PN is slower than that of a Laser, at 92.7. The boat is characterised in having good stability up and downwind, well-mannered handling and enough room in the cockpit to take a friend out when not racing. The addition of the spinnaker ensures the boat is far more exciting & exhilarating than a conventional monohull.
Without the complications of a trapeze, the exceptional handling ensures a broad range of sailors get the most out of their time on the water; without the challenges and pitfalls of a faster asymmetric single hander.
- RS Sailing (Global HQ)
- International RS Classes Association
- UK RS Association
- German RS Class Association
- ISAF Connect to Sailing