The RS600 is a fast, light-weight sailing dinghy designed by Clive Everest and Nick Peters. It is a single hander with trapeze and racks. It has a PY of 920. Built (or at least supplied by) Racing Sailboats in the UK.
The RS600 has an epoxy hull, with aluminium racks available in 2 sizes, depending on the helm's weight. The mast is stayed, rotating, carbon fibre with a removable bottom section, allowing the mast to be shortened when the sail is reefed. Sail plan is a single Mylar fully battened main sail, with a zip in reef.
Since 2007 the RS600 is available with hydrofoils, built by Full Force Boats in Weymouth UK. In 2008 a new sail to match the hydrofoil version should be available. The hydrofoil version known as the RS600FF is a standard RS600 hull with rudder gantry, different foils and a wand attached to the bow. Most RS600FF's are retro fitted RS600's, though new built boats are or will be available in both varieties.
RS600 Technical Specifications
Designer Clive Everest & Nick Peters Length 4.47m 14'8" Beam 1.93-2.13m 6'4"-7'0" Hull weight 52kg 115lb Sailing weight 76kg 167lb Sail area full main 12.14sq m 131sq ft Sail area reefed 10.55sq m Hull construction Epoxy & GRP foam sandwich Spars Carbon composite mast. Aluminium alloy boom. Sails Mylar fully battened mainsail with reefing. Foils Daggerboard and lifting rudder. GRP and foam composite.
- ↑ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portsmouth_yardstick
- ↑ http://www.rs-association.com/index.asp?fleet=RS600&selection=technicalbulletins RS Class Association - RS600 Owners Club
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