An absolute weapon from RS. Devastatingly fast upwind and down without the need for a trap. A big boat that rewards quickness and physicality. The original boat that started it all.
Highly successful gennaker powered boat delivers great performance with exceptional handling. Clever features still stand out after years of sailing.
Nothing matches the RS400’s balanced and responsive handling, its good manners in big breeze and the excitement of asymmetric sailing anywhere in the world. Powered up and proud, this boat absolutely hauls the mail.
“Stunning performance is complemented by superb manners and ease of handling. Pop out the spinnaker and performance shoots into the top league. Among the current crop of new boats it is certainly one of the best. ”
Peter Bentley, Olympic coach & boat tester for Yachts and Yachting
|Hull weight||187lbs (85kg)|
|Sailing weight||284lbs (129kg)|
|Sail area main & jib||159 sq ft (14.76 sq m)|
|Sail area spinnaker||150 sq ft (13.94 sq m)|
|Hull construction||Polyester GRP foam sandwich. Localised Kevlar reinforcement.|
|Mainsail||Mylar fully battened|
|Jib||Dacron fully battened|
|Spinnaker||Single patch radial cut asymmetric spinnaker.|
|Foils||Pivoting centerboard and rudder. GRP and foam composite.|
|Harken deck fittings|
|Continuous control line takeaway system|
|Top cover||Breathable polycotton|
|Road trailer base|
|Padded rudder bag|
|Carbon tiller extension|
|Burgee wind indicator|
|Tack tick Micro compass||Including bracket|
|Race rope pack||Spinnaker halyard, jib, main and kite sheets|
"The RS boats I have sailed are all brilliantly designed - very well balanced & setup, a joy to sail. I think this is a huge driver of the RS success story over the last 10 yrs."
Nick Craig RS400 & multiple championship winner
"Stunning performance is complemented by superb manners and ease of handling."
"I think the RS400 is quite simply the best hiking dinghy ever designed!"
Bill Handley RS400 Class Association
"Pop out the spinnaker and performance shoots into the top league"
Yachts & Yachting
"Once the sails are up, the meticulous attention to detail becomes apparent"
"Upwind the boat is a delight"
Yachts & Yachting
"Nightclubs have a whole new meaning with the Racing snake and Grims on tour"
"The RS400 circuit is fantastic, if people haven't been to events, they are definitely worth doing as the racing is great & class friendly, you'll keep coming back for more!