RS300

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RS300
Rs300logo.png
Class symbol
Development
Designer Clive Everest
Year 1998
Boat
Crew 1
Hull
Type Monohull
Construction Epoxy GPR Foam Sandwich
Hull weight 128 lb (58 kg) (165 lb (75 kg) total sailing weight)
LOA 14 ft 0 in (4.27 m)
Beam 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Hull Appendages
Keel/Board Type Daggerboard
Sails
Total sail area 99 sq ft (9.2 m2) (Rig A)
107 sq ft (9.9 m2) (Rig B)
Misc
RYA PN 985

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 985.[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]

Awards[edit]

  • 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]

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