The RS600, Narrow Wings
|Designer||Clive Everest & Nick Peters|
|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)|
|Rig type||Carbon composite mast & aluminium alloy boom|
|Mainsail area||131 sq ft (12.2 m2)|
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. It has a Portsmouth Yardstick of 920 and a D-PN of 76.2.
Performance and design
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. The hydrofoil version known as the RS600FF is a standard RS600 hull with rudder gantry, different foils and a wand attached to the bow. Most RS600FF's are retro fitted RS600s, though new built boats are available in both varieties.