April 2016: RS Training Zone
Introducing our new RS Training Zone a place for you to stay up to date, communicate with Steve and ask any questions you may have.
The first of the videos talks us through how Rotomoulded boats are made.
March 2016: RS Quest
Steve talks us through and shares his thoughts on the RS Quest.
Click here to read the full article.
Kicking off 2016 – RS Venture Connect
We have been hard at work over the last couple of months developing the kit for the RS Venture Connect. Last year we gathering feedback from multiple sources enabling us to create a clear plan for how we would improve the Connect pack for 2016.
The key improvements have been
· Less still more / responsive tillers
· Less cluttered Centre console
· Changing the sail plan.
The two videos below show two different stages of the development Part 2 is the latest version.
We have had confirmation from RYA Sailability that they are more than happy with the updates, we are currently productionising the new parts, with an aim to have the now Connect pack ready in a months time.
We are experiencing a large amount of orders, if you are interested in purchasing or demoing the Venture Connect. Please get in contact with Steve Dean.
August 2015: New deck RS200
August 2015: RS Quest into the final stages of development
July 2015: RS Venture Keel Sailability / Adaptive Sailing
Development around the RS Venture Keel Sailability / Adaptive Sailing pack has increased the versatility of the boat, complimenting her self-righting, self draining and spacious capabilities for a range of sailors.
These options can be added or removed as required – so from able bodied sailing to integrated seats and “suck and puff” steering with multiple steps in between – The RS Venture offers a significant step forward and huge advantage for many sailors and training centres.
An outline of the multiple configurations are listed here;
-Helmsman and crew slide-across seats
-Single forward facing seat with manual joystick steering
-Twin side-by-side forward facing seats with manual joystick steering
-Single forward facing seat with electronic joystick steering
-Single forward facing seat with electronic “suck and puff” steering
For more information on the features of this boat please visit the Sailability Sailing or Adaptive Sailing pages on the ‘Range’ page.
June 2015: RS200 New Deck Update
The new deck RS200, launched to the public at the RYA Dinghy Show back at the beginning of March has undergone over 200 hours of testing with the new rig set up and hull.
Currently, the boat is 2-3 weeks behind schedule but this is no bad thing. Extra detailing is being developed to the tool, ready for production and continuing the next level of service from RS.
Details added on the tool from the boat displayed at the boat show include a a centreboard retainer, in the form of a special groove in the case, countersunk spinnaker shoot into the deck, so the velcro doesn’t get picked up as the spinnaker comes in. Recesses and tiny areas on the deck are a lot sharper.
The sails are cuurently live and in stock. There is a waiting list however, so get your orders in early!
May 2015: RS Quest Tooling and evolution of design
The RS Quest tooling has been signed off for production in Italy, with the forecast in place for pre-production boats sailing at the end of August. The UK Show season kicks off with Southampton Boat Show in September, closely followed by Annapolis Sailboat Show of which the RS Quest will be on display at both.
Currently components are being fine tuned, including a foredeck change from the prototype shown previously in images. Storage hatches have been added for a MOB buoy, and an anchor now has it’s own designated area in the foredeck.
The transom has been reduced in height to make it easier to get in over the back in the event of a capsize.
RS are pleased to say that after significant testing, the evolution of the RS Quest has happened due to taking into account all the feedback in the hope this boat meets the true needs of the sailors.
Click here for the North American specific update
March 2015: RS Venture Keel Sailability – Twin Rudders and Mast Lowering System
After continued development the RS Venture Keel Sailability pack now has twin rudders and a Mast Lowering System to promote ease of use and single handed rigging!
For more info on the RS Venture Sailability Pack click here
February 2015: Sea Cadets and RS Sailing develop the RS Quest
Exciting times ahead for training across the country as the RS Quest is firmly into development. Developed in conjunction with the Sea Cadets, the RS Quest fills a gap in the training world for versatile, uncomplicated training and racing.
Read more on the RS Quest here
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