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)
Racing
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]

Events[edit]

World Championships[edit]

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
2010 Bruinisse  Great Britain
Tim Wilkins
Heather Martin
 Great Britain
Alex Taylor
Bryan Mobbs
 Netherlands
Berend Hilterman
Max Blom
2011 Weymouth & Portland  Great Britain
Alex Taylor
Bryan Mobbs
 Great Britain
Tim Wilkins
Heather Martin
 Netherlands
Barend Hiltermann
Max Blom
2012 Riva del Garda  Great Britain
Tim Wilkins
Heather Martin
 United States
Carolyn Howe
Mischa Heemskerk
 Great Britain
Gregory Bartlett
Paul Bartlett
2013 Onsala  Sweden
Karin Söderström
Ingrid Soderstrom
 Great Britain
Peter Barton
Heather Chipperfield
 Great Britain
Tim Wilkins
Heather Martin
2014 Loctudy  Great Britain
Tim Wilkins
Heather Martin
 Great Britain
Mike Saul
Meg Fletcher
 Great Britain
Peter Barton
Heather Chipperfield
2015 Bruinisse  Great Britain
Peter Barton
Heather Chipperfield
 Sweden
Malin Broberg
Johan Rook
 Great Britain
Peter Curtis
James Curtis
2016 Travemünde  Netherlands
Pim van Vugt
Lisa van Vugt
 Sweden
Martin Johansson
Axel Johansson
 Italy
Federico Maccari
Stefano Costini
2017 Lake Como  Italy
Federico Maria Maccari
Filippo Maccari
 Italy
Francesco Bozano Gandolfo
Andrea Dellepiane
 Sweden
Martin Johansson
Axel Johansson
2018 Weymouth & Portland  Netherlands
Pim van Vugt
Lisa van Vugt
 Great Britain
Stephen Cockerill
Sarah Cockerill
 France
Nicolas Honor
Thomas Honor
2019 Lake Lipno

Medal Table

Nr. Country 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Tot.
001 Great BritainUnited Kingdom 0 5 0 5 0 4 0 14
002 NetherlandsNetherlands 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 4
003 Sweden Sweden 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 4
004 Italy Italy 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3
005 United StatesUnited States 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
006 FranceFrance 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) Female Youth
2017 Open Skiff , Lac du DerFrance
Eurocup , MedemblikNetherlands
Nieuwpoortweek , NieuwpoortBelgium
World Championship , Lake ComoItaly
Czech National , LipnoCzech Republic
Italy ITA 1032
 Michele Oppizzi (ITA)
 Pietro Frazzica (ITA)
United Kingdom GBR 1097
 Richard Russell (GBR)
 Hannah Snellgrove (GBR)
Netherlands NED 1038
 Anneke Kikkert (NED)
 Floris Stapel (NED)
Italy ITA 892
 Giulia Rossi (ITA)
 Adriana Campanella (ITA)
2018 Eurocup , CarnacFrance
World Championship, WeymouthUnited Kingdom
Colico , Lake ComoItaly

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