RS Venture

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RS Venture
Designer Phil Morrison
Year 2011
Design One-Design
Crew 2 to 8
Draft 3 ft 9 in (1.14 m)
Type Monohull
Construction GRP
LOA 16 ft 4 in (4.98 m)
Beam 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Hull Appendages
Keel/Board Type Centreboard
Rig Type Bermuda
Mainsail area Full sail - 118 sq ft (11.0 m2)
Reefed sail - 98 sq ft (9.1 m2)
Jib / Genoa area 41 sq ft (3.8 m2)
Spinnaker area Optional asymmetric - 150 sq ft (14 m2)
Optional symmetric - 113 sq ft (10.5 m2)

The RS Venture launched by RS Sailing in 2011 is a large, modern GRP dinghy.[1] The design concept was to deliver a large multi-role dinghy suitable for cruising, training or even club racing, in response to growing demand from training centres, private customers and international RS dealers.[2] The RS Venture can take a maximum capacity of 8 crew, however can also be sailed by just 2 making it popular with RYA training schools as well as racing and cruising families. The RS Venture can be purchased from any RS dealer across the world and in 2013 has won Sailing World's Boat of the Year accolade.[3]

Performance and design[edit]

The RS Venture is a suitable dinghy for introducing newcomers to the sport of sailing, but is also a good boat to race.[2] The hull is constructed from thick woven GRP skins and 3mm coremat, under a double layered gelcoat.[2] There is the option to have either a standard centreboard or a ballasted centreboard and the ballasted version is being developed by RS Sailing to accommodate disabled sailors. This version is due for release in August 2013.


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