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RS700 from $15,455

RS700
Quick, exciting and user friendly – the perfect combination
Performance equalization for sailors of all sizes
Typically exciting and amazing RS events

One of the most user friendly single handed skiff made. Absolutely flat out fast without as much of the fuss.

Single-handed skiff with trapeze and gennaker – combines unrivaled performance equal with user friendly systems and handling.

Performance equalization means that winners can be large or small, giving great racing and big atmosphere on the sponsored RS Racing Circuits. There is a cult following for this RS gem and it’s easy to see why.

“Having sailed International 14’s, and 18 foot skiffs, there was really only one choice when buying a singlehander. What other boat combines the thrills and speed of the highest performance boats, with the simplicity and ease of a one design skiff from the RS stable. No bimbling, no fuss, just take off the cover and in minutes I’m blasting along with the fastest of them. The equalisation system means that people of all weights are competitive, leading to really close racing. And being an RS boat, the après sail is pretty awesome too!”
Paul Bayliss – RS700 National Champion

Features

"If you feel like getting too old for boats like the RS700 - it is about time to get one. It makes you feel much younger!" Christian Brandt - Germany

Hull

  • Long hull with wide enough waterline provide a relatively stable platform. Stability and little tendency to nosedive are essential to make this type of sailing attainable to a range of sailors.
  • Flared topsides offer reserve stability.
  • Tried and tested RS epoxy sandwich construction system - proven in terms of ultra-light weight, high strength and virtually zero water absorption.
  • The deck at the bow offers maximum volume to shed water quickly if the boat drives through a wave.
  • Spinnaker chute mounted as far aft as possible to keep the weight back and the spinnaker clear of the water.
  • Cockpit design allows a secure helming position from which to initiate manoeuvres or hoist and drop the spinnaker - another crucial design element to make the boat as user friendly as possible.
  • Spinnaker hoisting and dropping made simple by the large chute mouth and slick pump action halyard and downhaul systems.

Rig

  • Carbon composite mast. Ultra-light weight with dynamic gust response in the tip.
  • Mainsail has a long luff for efficiency and power.
  • Only one full length top batten, plus three short battens for a "soft" configuration which gives a light and user friendly rig.
  • Kevlar reinforced mylar sail fabric is used for strength, low stretch and high visibility.
  • User friendly, highly effective rake and flattener system reduces the power to make the boat faster and more controllable in strong winds.
  • Asymmetric spinnaker - high aspect for low sheet loads and good visibility. Silicone coated fabric makes hoists and drops faster, easier and extends the life of the sail. Downwind performance is simply sensational.

Foils

  • Dagger board can be raked to balance the boat in a breeze when sailing with the rig de-powered.
  • Lifting rudder for easy launching and recovery.
  • Sophisticated GRP sandwich construction gives strong, light, high performance foils.

Performance equalized racing

  • The performance equalization system with adjustable width wings has been refined and means winners genuinely can be big or small.

Accessories

  • Harken deck fittings
  • Intermediate wing bars (pro-gripped)
  • Continuous kicker
  • Staymaster lowers
  • Top cover - breathable polycotton
  • Under cover
  • Padded rig bag
  • D12 rope trapeze lines
  • D12 Spinnaker halyard
  • Carbon tiller extension
  • Wing foot loops
  • Additional corrector weights
  • Burgee wind indicator
  • Tack tick micro compass (inc bracket)
  • Race rope pack (spinnaker halyard, main and kite sheets)

Specification

Standard Optional RS700 Specification
Designer RS Racing - Nick Peters & Alex Southon  
Length 15'5" (4.68m)  
Beam 6'4"-7'8" (1.92- 2.23m)  
Hull weight 123lbs (56kg)  
Sailing weight 174lbs (79kg)  
Hull construction Epoxy GRP foam sandwich  
Sails Mylar / kevlar semi battened mainsail. Twin patch radial cut spinnaker.  
Sail area main 127 sq ft (12.8 sq m)  
Sail area spinnaker 166 sq ft (16 sq m)  
Spars Carbon composite  
Foils Daggerboard and lifting rudder. GRP and foam composite.  
Harken deck fittings  
Intermediate wing bars (pro-gripped)  
Continuous kicker  
Staymaster lowers  
Top cover Breathable polycotton  
Under cover Nylon  
Padded rig bag  
D12 rope trapeze lines  
D12 Spinnaker halyard  
Carbon tiller extension  
Wing foot loops  
Additional corrector weights  
Burgee wind indicator  
Tack tick micro compass Including bracket  
Race rope pack Spinnaker halyard, main and kite sheets  

Testimonial

"Having sailed International 14's, and 18 foot skiffs, there was really only one choice when buying a singlehander. What other boat combines the thrills and speed of the highest performance boats, with the simplicity and ease of a one design skiff from the RS stable. No bimbling, no fuss, just take off the cover and in minutes I'm blasting along with the fastest of them. The equalisation system means that people of all weights are competitive, leading to really close racing. And being an RS boat, the après sail is pretty awesome too! "
Paul Bayliss RS700 National champion


"I think weight equalisation has made its mark and is here to stay. "
Andy Rice RS700 Owner


"If you feel like getting too old for boats like the RS700 - it is about time to get one. It makes you feel much younger! "
Christian Brandt Germany


"Moved from RS800s to an RS700 as had an excellent crew but commitments changed, now I enjoy the RS700 - more freedom, cheaper to run but more extreme. "
Richard Allen Carsington SC


"All the high performance full competitiveness of a multi sail boat but, being a single-hander, enables to go sailing whenever you want to, with the bonus of big fleet racing. "
Steve Butcher HISC


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