One of the most successful double handed race classes of the modern era – responds to finesse and dedication rather than physique to allow couples and young teams share the action.
The 200 is a very unique boat with main, jib and spinnaker for serious fun for two regular sized people.
On the open sea or the smallest of lakes, the success of the RS200 is proof that it is by far one of the most popular boats sailed today. The 200 has a huge following and is raced passionately by hundreds of keen sailors making the competition at Opens an amazing experience.
Exciting performance, responsive handling and a fantastic circuit make the RS200 a legendary doublehander that everyone wants to sail.
“I have been to lots of Nationals, Worlds and big Opens and cannot think of an event that was so friendly, well run and generally fantastic to be at. The bar is now very high in terms of standards!” Steve Dunn
|Hull weight||172lbs (78kg)|
|Sailing weight||251lbs (114kg)|
|Sail area main & jib||124 sq ft (11.52 sq m)|
|Sail area spinnaker||89 sq ft (8.29 sq m)|
|Hull construction||Polyester GRP with Coremat|
|Mylar Main||fully battened mainsail|
|Asymmetric spinnaker||Twin patch cross cut gennaker|
|Foils||Pivoting centerboard and rudder. GRP and foam composite|
|Harken deck fittings|
|Continuous 16:1 kicker|
|Capsize righting lines|
|Top cover||Breathable polycotton|
|Road trailer base|
|Padded rudder bag|
|Mainsheet boom cover||Instead of threading mainsheet through boom|
|Carbon tiller extension|
|Burgee wind indicator|
|Tack tick micro compass||Inc mast bracket|
|Race rope pack||Race grade spinnaker halyard, jib, main, kite sheets|
"I have been to lots of Nationals, Worlds and big Opens and cannot think of an event that was so friendly, well run and generally fantastic to be at. The bar is now very high in terms of standards!"
Steve Dunn RS200 Owner
"RS Open Meetings are like skiing in the Summer - You turn up, have a blast in the fresh air, come ashore absolutely knackered and then relive it all whilst partying all night with a bunch of good mates."
Sally Potter RS200 Owner
"It was, yet again, a tribute to the design and build of the RS200 that, when so much racing in other classes was called off, the 2's (and 4's) went racing without significant damage.
Ian Pickard RS200 Owner
"Great blast in bonkers breeze on Saturday once racing was gonged off – good promo, only boat out – everyone thought we were nuts! Came in with Cheshire Cat face, and (he) is now going to get a ‘cheap’ second-hand one and sail with his Mrs, and his best mate now fancies it too…Yehaaa – LOVE IT!!!”
Dave Cheyne - Ireland
Dave Cheyne RS200 Owner - Ireland