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RS Vareo - The original singlehander from $8,850

RS Vareo
The perfect adult single-hander for a wide range of abilities
Great handling, fun and exciting downwind
Ideal for sailors wanting to progress and race

Spinnaker powered single-hander that brings exciting performance within reach for most sailors – and even offers space for an occasional crew.

The stable hull, responsive rig and easy handling systems make the Vareo an attainable challenge, while two mainsail size options allow the relative novice to cut their teeth and expand the boat in line with growing experience.

Fantastic single handed sailing, thrilling downwind action, exciting racing…and much more.

“Could not have been better, what a boat. Was enjoying it since I bought it a month ago but after this weekend it has reached God status.” Jon Paton

Features

“When I swapped from windsurfing to sailing, I nearly bought a Laser, nothing wrong with them, but in my view not a patch on the Vareo. The boat is so versatile, has lot's to keep your interest and goes like stink in a blow with or without the kite. Long may it reign.” Ken Bolland

Hull

  • A real thoroughbred, with RS quality throughout.
  • Light, stable and versatile.
  • Immensely strong hull laminate ensures a long competitive life and trouble free sailing.
  • Spacious cockpit allows plenty of space to carry a crew.
  • Layout designed to enable everything, including the spinnaker, to be comfortably handled by one person.
  • Self draining cockpit.

Foils

  • Highly durable extruded anodized aluminum foils.
  • Daggerboard
  • Lifting rudder for easy launching.

Rig

  • Light composite tip / alloy lower mast.
  • The mainsail hoists in a track, so unlike a sleeved luff mainsail you don’t have to lift the rigged mast and sail into the boat together.
  • The sail can be left in the cockpit until you are rigged, changed and ready to sail.

Mainsail

  • Choose from the standar Mylar (higher performance) main or the Storm (novice - intermediate) main
  • Radial cut Mylar mainsail with full length battens for power and performance.
  • Radial cut asymmetric spinnaker for downwind fun and exceptional speed.
  • Optional semi battened Storm sail for control in higher winds
  • Storm sail has reefing points so that less experienced / lighter sailors can enjoy high wind sailing.

Spinnaker

  • The asymmetric spinnaker makes the Vareo a fantastic single hander, or a great all rounder with plenty to excite the crew.
  • Easy one line asymmetric system - ideal for single-handed sailors of all abilities
  • Huge spinnaker chute for quick, easy hoists and drops

Accessories

  • Top cover - Breathable
  • Under cover
  • Launching trolley
  • Road trailer base
  • Padded rudder bag
  • Padded daggerboard bag
  • Carbon tiller extension
  • Burgee wind indicator
  • Tacktick compass (inc bracket)
  • Race rope pack (Spinnaker halyard, main sheets, kite sheets)
  • Storm mainsail
  • Harken deck fittings
  • 16:1 Continuous kicker / vang
  • Righting lines

Minor changes to specification since launch

  • Spinnaker chute sock modified to wrap around mast and cover control line blocks - from approx sail number 175
  • Spinnaker halyard lead through mast gate at starboard side of mast, rather than forward pf mast - from approx sail number 175
  • Gooseneck pin modified to allow greater articulation of the boom - from approx sail number 175
  • Spinnaker halyard cleat changed from cam cleat to Spinlock cleat - from approx sail number 225
  • Dacron adhesive wear patch added to foredeck under spinnaker halyard - from approx sail number 250
  • Mainsail outhaul cleat moved to forward underside of boom - from approx sail number 370

Specification

Standard Optional RS Vareo Specification
Designer Phil Morrison  
Length 14' (4.25m)  
Beam 5'2" (1.57m)  
Hull weight 155lbs (68kg)  
Sailing weight 205lbs (93kg)  
Mylar "Competition" sail 94 sq ft (8.8 sq m)  
Dacron "Fun" sail 85 sq ft (8 sq m)  
Mylar "Storm" sail 78 sq ft (7.2 sq m)  
Spinnaker 108 sq ft (10 sq m)  
Harken deck fittings  
16:1 Continuous kicker / vang  
Top cover Breathable polycotton  
Under cover  
Launching trolley  
Road trailer base  
Padded rudder bag  
Padded daggerboard bag  
Carbon tiller extension  
Burgee wind indicator  
Tacktick Micro compass  
Race rope pack Spinnaker halyard, main sheets, kite sheets  

Testimonial

"I bought a Vareo off you last Autumn. I have sailed loads of different boats over many years including 505s RS400s Laser etc but have to say I can’t remember having more racing fun than I am having in the Vareo. It is easy to sail, well designed and sorted and so fast off wind that it brings a big
smile to my face! It is also very competitive in mixed fleet racing around the cans or windward/leeward. I really am very pleased with it and thought you might like some positive feedback."
Mark Williams


"I am in my 3rd season (owning a Vareo), and there is not another boat that I would swap it for 
on the market at this time. "
Gavin Steven


"Could not have been better, what a boat. Was enjoying it since I bought it a month ago but after this weekend it has reached God status. "
Jon Paton


"When I swapped from windsurfing to sailing, I nearly bought a Laser, nothing wrong with them, but in my view not a patch on the Vareo. The boat is so versatile, has lots to keep your interest and goes like stink in a blow with or without the kite. Long may it reign."
Ken Bolland


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