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RS800s downwind at Lake Garda.
Designer Phil Morrison
Crew 2
Type Monohull
Construction Epoxy & GRP Foam Sandwich
Hull weight 136 lb (62 kg) (242 lb (110 kg) total sailing weight)
LOA 15 ft 9 in (4.80 m)
Beam 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) (9 ft 6 in (2.90 m) maximum beam with racks extended)
Hull Appendages
Keel/Board Type Daggerboard
Rig Type Carbon composite mast and bowsprit & aluminium alloy boom
Spinnaker area 225 sq ft (20.9 m2)
Upwind Sail Area 172 sq ft (16.0 m2)
D-PN 77.0
RYA PN 820

The RS800 is a light-weight sailing dinghy designed by Phil Morrison and manufactured by RS Sailing.[1] The boat is sailed by 2 people both on trapeze and has a main, jib and spinnaker.[2] The RS800 has a Portsmouth Yardstick number of 820[3] and a D-PN of 77.0.[4] There is a large racing circuit in the UK, and some European events each year.[5]

Performance and design[edit]

The RS800 has a weight equalisation system with extendable racks and lead weights, making the boat accommodating for both male and female sailors.[6] It is a twin trapeze boat and the jib is self-tacking and the spinnaker is designed with low loads on the sheets.[6]


  1. ^ RS Sailing
  2. ^ RS Class Association
  3. ^ "Portsmouth Number List 2012". Royal Yachting Association. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Centerboard Classes". US Sailing. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Yachts & Yachting
  6. ^ a b Boat Facts

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