RS600 (dinghy)

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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[1] of 920. Built (or at least supplied by) Racing Sailboats in the UK.

RS600, Narrow Wings

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[2]

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.