RS500

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RS500
Development
Designer Phil Morrison
Boat
Crew 2
Trapeze Yes
Hull
Type Monohull
Construction GRP composite
Hull weight 169 lb (77 kg)
LOA 14 ft 3 in (4.34 m)
Beam 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
Hull Appendages
Keel/Board Type Centreboard
Rig
Rig Type Aluminium alloy
Sails
Mainsail area S rig - 80 sq ft (7.4 m2)
XL rig - 100 sq ft (9.3 m2)
Jib / Genoa area S rig - 31 sq ft (2.9 m2)
XL rig - 37 sq ft (3.4 m2)
Spinnaker area S rig - 145 sq ft (13.5 m2)
XL rig - 145 sq ft (13.5 m2)
Misc
RYA PN 972

The RS500 is a double handed trapeze skiff designed by Phil Morrison, manufactured and designed by RS Sailing.[1] The class has a PY number of 972.[2] There are two sail size options (the S and XL rig) and makes the RS500 suitable for youngsters and adults. With ISAF Recognised Status,[3] the RS500 has a racing circuit with events in UK, Europe and World Championships.[4]

Performance and design[edit]

The cockpit is uncluttered and the low transom design makes climbing aboard after capsize easy and a pivoting centreboard and rudder make launch and recovery safe.[5]

International Success & Awards[edit]

  • The RS500 is a Recognised ISAF class [3]
  • The RS500 has won the 'Sailboat of the Year' Award twice [6]

World championships[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
2010 Bruinisse,  Netherlands United Kingdom GBR 625
 Tim Wilkins (GBR)
 Heather Martin (GBR)
United Kingdom GBR 799
 Alex Taylor (GBR)
 Bryan Mobbs (GBR)
Netherlands NED 890
 Berend Hilterman (NED)
 Max Blom (NED)
2011 Weymouth & Portland,  Great Britain United Kingdom GBR 799
 Alex Taylor (GBR)
 Bryan Mobbs (GBR)
United Kingdom GBR 625
 Tim Wilkins (GBR)
 Heather Martin (GBR)
Netherlands NED 899
 Barend Hiltermann (NED)
 Max Blom (NED)
2012 Riva del Garda,  Italy United Kingdom GBR 625
 Tim Wilkins (GBR)
 Heather Martin (GBR)
United States USA 499
 Carolyn Howe (USA)
 Mischa Heemskerk (NED)
United Kingdom GBR 959
 Gregory Bartlett (GBR)
 Paul Bartlett (GBR)
2013 Onsala,  Sweden Sweden SWE 12
 Karin Soderstrom (SWE)
 Ingrid Soderstrom (SWE)
United Kingdom GBR 1015
 Peter Barton (GBR)
 Heather Chipperfield (GBR)
United Kingdom GBR 625
 Tim Wilkins (GBR)
 Heather Martin (GBR)
2014 Loctudy,  France United Kingdom GBR 625
 Tim Wilkins (GBR)
 Heather Martin (GBR)
United Kingdom GBR 1040
 Mike Saul (GBR)
 Meg Fletcher (GBR)
United Kingdom GBR 1015
 Peter Barton (GBR)
 Heather Chipperfield (GBR)
2015 Bruinisse,  Netherlands United Kingdom GBR 1015
 Peter Barton (GBR)
 Heather Chipperfield (GBR)
Sweden SWE 112
 Malin Broberg (SWE)
 Johan Rook (SWE)
United Kingdom GBR 659
 Peter Curtis (GBR)
 James Curtis (GBR)
2016 Travemünde,  Germany Netherlands NED 819
 Pim van Vugt (NED)
 Lisa van Vugt (NED)
Sweden SWE 51
 Martin Johansson (SWE)
 Axel Johansson (SWE)
Italy ITA 946
 Federico Maccari (ITA)
 Stefano Costini (ITA)
2017 Lake Como,  Italy
2018 Weymouth & Portland,  Great Britain

Medal Table

Nr. Country 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Tot.
001 Great BritainUnited Kingdom 0 5 0 4 0 4 0 13
002 Sweden Sweden 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3
003 NetherlandsNetherlands 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3
004 United StatesUnited States 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
005 Italy Italy 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

EuroCup-Serie[edit]

In 2017 the first EuroCup-Serie will be held.

Year Locations 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
2017 Open Skiff , Lac du DerFrance
Eurocup , MedemblikNetherlands
Nieuwpoortweek , NieuwpoortBelgium
World Championship , Lake ComoItaly
Czech National , LipnoCzech Republic
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