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.
World Sailing (ISAF) Recognised Class - fast growing internationally with a World Championship every year
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.
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.