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RS400 Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club.jpg
The RS400 at Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club
Designer Phil Morrison
Crew 2
Type Monohull
Construction Polyester GRP Foam Sandwich
Hull weight 187 lb (85 kg)
LOA 14 ft 10 in (4.52 m)
Beam 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Hull Appendages
Keel/Board Type Centreboard
Rig Type Aluminium alloy
Spinnaker area 150 sq ft (14 m2)
Upwind Sail Area 159 sq ft (14.8 m2)
D-PN 82.3
RYA PN 943

The RS400 is a light-weight sailing dinghy designed by Phil Morrison and manufactured by RS Sailing.[1] The dinghy is sailed by two people and has a main, a jib and an asymmetric spinnaker.[2] It has a PY of 948[3] and a D-PN of 82.3.[4]

Performance and design[edit]

The RS400 is designed for a wide crew weight range.[5] The interior layout is simple with the principle control lines being led to either side of the boat, so that either helm or crew can adjust the rig control settings.[6]

The light weight mast and mast bend can be controlled using a deck level screw and adjustable spreaders. Rake and sideways bend are further variable via the jib halyard.[7] Both the main and jib are fully battened.[8] The asymmetric spinnaker has an extending/retractable bowsprit that can be biased/offset/"rocked" to windward, allowing the RS400 to sail deeper angles offwind/downwind.[9]


  1. ^ RS Sailing
  2. ^ Go Sail
  3. ^ "Portsmouth Number List 2012". Royal Yachting Association. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Centerboard Classes". US Sailing. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Irish RS Association
  6. ^
  7. ^ Oxford Sailing Club
  8. ^ Pwllheli Sailing Club
  9. ^

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