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Class symbol
DesignerClive Everest
ConstructionEpoxy GPR Foam Sandwich
Hull weight128 lb (58 kg) (165 lb (75 kg) total sailing weight)
LOA14 ft 0 in (4.27 m)
Beam6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Hull appendages
Keel/board typeDaggerboard
Total sail area99 sq ft (9.2 m2) (Rig A)
107 sq ft (9.9 m2) (Rig B)
RYA PN972 (2018)

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 972.[3] Designed by Clive Everest and first produced in 1998,[4] it is inspired by the International Moth, of which Everest was a successful designer.[5][6]

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.[7] 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,[8] Blaze & Laser Radial.[9]


  • 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.[10]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ RS Sailing
  2. ^ Go Sail
  3. ^ RYA
  4. ^ Yachts & Yachting Archived 2005-03-16 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Rice, Andy. "Everest looking to scale new heights". The Daily Sail. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  6. ^ Go Sail
  7. ^ RS Sailing
  8. ^ Yachts & Yachting
  9. ^ Rooster Sailing Archived 2011-07-24 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Sailing Networks