The RS500 is an exciting, award-wining double-hander with trapeze and genneker – With popularity rapidly spreading and an awesome race and social scene, the RS500 is the fashionable favourite.
The infectious popularity of the RS500 has lead to the creation of a huge European race circuit for the young and young at heart. The hull volume and controllable rig create a wide competitive weight range and fast, comfortable sailing – in a boat that is quick to rig and user friendly afloat. The RS500’s brilliant combination of speed, handling and racing whilst being comparatively easy to sail makes it universally popular.
“We have had our RS500 for two months now and the silly grin has not left our faces once!”
Looking to buy an RS500? Find out more about the RS500 in the following pages or look for used RS500s for sale in our used boats section.
|Mainsail - Dacron||7.5m2 (80sqft)|
|Jib - Dacron||3m2 (31sqft)|
|Mainsail - Radial cut Mylar||9.5m2 (100sqft)|
|Jib - Radial cut Mylar - battened||3.6m2 37sq ft|
|Gennaker||Dynalite 14m2 (145sqft)|
|Mast||Tapered - aluminium alloy|
|Centreboard - pivoting||GRP sandwich|
|Rudder - lifting||GRP sandwich|
|Rudder stock + tiller + extension||Aluminium alloy|
|Compression strut kicker / vang above boom|
|Padded toestraps - for helm|
|Padded toe straps - for crew|
|Top cover||Breathable polycotton|
|Road trailer base|
|Padded rudder bag|
|Single trapeze kit||Wire|
|Twin trapeze pack|
|D12 rope trapeze lines|
|Carbon fibre tiller extension|
|Burgee wind indicator|
|TackTick Micro compass||Including mast bracket|
|Race rope pack||- tapered sheets & gennaker halyard|
|Capsize righting lines|
"...an absolute delight to sail.” "
David Ritchie ex RYA National Sailing Coach
"...when we launched the kite the boat just took off…sheer bliss!!! "
"...so powerful yet simple and light to pull up the slipway!"
"We have had our boat for two months now and the silly grin has not left our faces once!
Emma Pethybridge RS500 Owner
"I rigged it in the warehouse very carefully on Friday, and everything was absolutely perfect, hull immaculate, all ropes the right length, not one piece missing etc. Lots of help and advice from the guys around, friendly and knowledgeable and giving us space and time when needed."