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The RS600, Narrow Wings
Designer Clive Everest & Nick Peters
Crew 1
Type Monohull
Construction Epoxy & GRP Foam Sandwich
Hull weight 115 lb (52 kg) (167 lb (76 kg) total sailing weight)
LOA 14 ft 8 in (4.47 m)
Beam 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) (7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) maximum beam with racks extended)
Hull appendages
Keel/board type Daggerboard
Rig type Carbon composite mast & aluminium alloy boom
Mainsail area 131 sq ft (12.2 m2)
D-PN 76.2
RYA PN 920

The RS600 is a sailing dinghy designed by Clive Everest and Nick Peters and supplied by RS Sailing. It is now built by the Boatyard at Beer. It is a single hander with trapeze and racks.[1] It has a Portsmouth Yardstick of 920[2] and a D-PN of 76.2.[3]

Performance and design[edit]

The RS600 has an epoxy hull, with aluminium racks available in 2 sizes, depending on the helm's weight. The mast is stayed, rotating, carbon fibre with a removable bottom section, allowing the mast to be shortened when the sail is reefed. Sail plan is a single Mylar fully battened main sail, with a zip in reef.

In 2007, the RS600 with hydrofoils became available.[4] The hydrofoil version known as the RS600FF is a standard RS600 hull with rudder gantry, different foils and a wand attached to the bow.[5] Most RS600FF's are retro fitted RS600s, though new built boats are available in both varieties.


  1. ^ Newburgh Sailing Club
  2. ^ "Portsmouth Number List 2012". Royal Yachting Association. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Centerboard Classes". US Sailing. Archived from the original on 16 August 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  4. ^ Wikipedia RS600FF
  5. ^ Yachts & Yachting Archived 2011-09-29 at the Wayback Machine.

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