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The RS200 is a high-performance double-handed sailing dinghy designed for a wide range of sailors, from beginners to experienced racers. Developed by RS Sailing, the RS200 offers a thrilling sailing experience with responsive handling and exciting performance characteristics. Its modern design features a spacious cockpit, a mainsail, jib, and optional asymmetric spinnaker, providing ample opportunity for tactical racing and adventurous sailing.

RS200 Sailing Dinghies for Sale. Image showing an RS200 blasting downwind with a full gennaker

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Performance Data - Sailing Experience

With a Portsmouth Yardstick number of approximately 1046, the RS200 is known for its competitive performance in mixed-fleet racing. It can be sailed by a crew of two, typically with one person helming and managing the mainsail while the other handles the jib and spinnaker. This dynamic teamwork aspect of sailing the RS200 makes it popular among couples, friends, and family teams who enjoy the challenge of double-handed sailing.

Active Fleets around the UK

The RS200 is popular across the UK, with active fleets found in sailing clubs and coastal areas nationwide. It is particularly popular in regions with strong racing scenes and active sailing communities, such as the South Coast, the East Coast, and the Lake District. Sailing clubs like the Hayling Island Sailing Club, the Royal Lymington Yacht Club, and Rutland Sailing Club frequently host RS200 events and championships, attracting sailors of all ages and abilities.

RS200 Alternatives

Two excellent alternatives to the RS200 are the Laser 2000 and the RS Vision. Both the Laser 2000 and the RS Vision offer similar performance, handling, and crew configurations to the RS200, making them excellent alternatives for sailors seeking a versatile double-handed dinghy. While the Laser 2000 provides stability and ease of handling, the RS Vision offers additional seating capacity and flexibility for different sailing configurations. Ultimately, the choice between the three boats may come down to personal preference, sailing priorities, and the specific needs of the sailor or sailing team.

Laser 2000

The Laser 2000 offers stable handling and moderate performance, making it suitable for both beginners and experienced sailors. It features a responsive rigging system and a forgiving hull design, providing a comfortable sailing experience in a variety of conditions. Similar to the RS200, the Laser 2000 is designed for two crew members. It features a spacious cockpit layout and adjustable rigging, allowing sailors to optimize their setup for comfort and performance. The boat can also be sailed single-handed with the addition of a reefing kit.

Portsmouth Yardstick Number: The Portsmouth Yardstick number for the 2000 is approximately 1118, indicating a competitive performance similar to the RS200. While slightly higher than the RS200's PY number, the Laser 2000 still offers excellent speed and agility on the water.

RS Vision

The RS Vision is a versatile dinghy designed for both leisure sailing and club racing. It offers stable handling and moderate performance, making it suitable for sailors of all levels. The boat features a responsive rigging system and a spacious cockpit, providing a comfortable sailing experience for both helm and crew. The RS Vision is designed for two to four crew members, offering flexibility for different sailing configurations. It features a roomy cockpit layout with adjustable seating positions, allowing sailors to optimize their setup for comfort and performance. The boat can also be rigged with a jib for added versatility.

Portsmouth Yardstick Number: The Portsmouth Yardstick number for the RS Vision is approximately 1139, indicating a competitive performance but slower than the RS200. While marginally higher than the RS200's PY number, the RS Vision still offers excellent speed and agility on the water for a larger boat.

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