RS800s downwind at Lake Garda.
|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)|
|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)|
The RS800 is a light-weight sailing dinghy designed by Phil Morrison and manufactured by RS Sailing. The boat is sailed by 2 people both on trapeze and has a main, jib and spinnaker. The RS800 has a Portsmouth Yardstick number of 820 and a D-PN of 77.0. There is a large racing circuit in the UK, and some European events each year.
Performance and design
The RS800 has a weight equalisation system with extendable racks and lead weights, making the boat accommodating for both male and female sailors. It is a twin trapeze boat and the jib is self-tacking and the spinnaker is designed with low loads on the sheets.