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11'890.00 CHF

  • RS 500 S
  • RS 500 XL
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RS 500

RS Sailing

Fast, cool and exciting single trapeze double-hander
Massive European race scene with awesome socials

The RS500 is an exciting, award-wining double-hander with trapeze and genneker - With popularity rapidly spreading and an awesome race and social scene, the RS500 is the fashionable favourite.

The infectious popularity of the RS500 has lead to the creation of a huge European race circuit for the young and young at heart. The hull volume and controllable rig create a wide competitive weight range and fast, comfortable sailing - in a boat that is quick to rig and user friendly afloat. The RS500's brilliant combination of speed, handling and racing whilst being comparatively easy to sail makes it universally popular.

"We have had our RS500 for two months now and the silly grin has not left our faces once!"
Emma Pethybridge

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Data sheet

Fabricant RS Sailing
Surface of the MainsailS: 7.5m2 dacron / XL: 9,5m2 mylar
Surface of the foresailS: 3m2 dacron / XL: 3,6m2 mylar avec lattes
Surface of the foresail (option)3
Gennaker14m2 en dynalite
Spinnaker (option)14
Weight total (app.)115
Weight of the hull (app)63
Number of persons authorised3
Recommended for clubs and sailing schoolsyes
Recommended for familiesyes
Recommended for sports practice and regattayes

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Twice winners of the "Sailboat of the Year" award, the RS design team has a record second to none and the RS500 marks a real step forward in its sector.

Speed and handling

  • Light, stiff and easily driven - the RS500 delivers truly exciting performance with remarkably easy handling.
  • Every element of the boat has been worked on to add performance, make the boat easier to sail, reduce complication and streamline production.
  • The uncluttered and spacious cockpit is class leading in its comfort for adults and young sailors.
  • Low transom design makes climbing aboard after capsize easy.
  • Pivoting centreboard and rudder make launching and recovery safe and easy.


  • ISAF Recognised Class - fast growing internationally.
  • Full Class programme - with National programs and a World Championship every year
  • Part of the renowned RS Class Association - the RS500 has racing, training and a superb social scene.
  • Class Association - Class rules - Racing Circuit - Training programme


  • Quick to rig - easy to own - fast and a blast
  • The clear cockpit and user friendly performance mean the RS500 will be equally at home blasting along the beach as it is on the race track.
  • The hull design, cockpit ergonomics and rig size result from extensive R & D and allow the RS500 to be ideal for sailors across a broad weight range so the RS500 suits both men and women. The whole family can enjoy a piece of the action.
  • Two sail size and spec options allow you to gear the boat according to your size and experience.
  • Additional trapeze lines for double trapeze excitement

Built to perform

  • Light - stiff - strong
  • GRP composite is essential to provide the stiffness to weight ratio to create the RS500s crisp, responsive feel and performance.
  • No other material can produce the same results for a boat in this sector
  • "The RS500 looks and feels like a winner. It is a statement about our undiminished passion to offer the best boat in each sector - truly The Sailor's Choice"

Rig Technology

  • Tapered aluminium alloy mast for gust response and rig tip efficiency, better speed and handling.
  • Mylar XL spec mainsail and jib for light weight, low stretch and top performance.
  • Dacron S spec (smaller) mainsail and jib for low stretch, ease of use and durability - perfect for training and holiday centres.
  • Compression strut kicker gives masses of space in the forward part of the cockpit for efficient, run through, crewing.



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