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RS200 Boat Sales & Class Information

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

Photos courtesy of RS Sailing – rssailing.com

The RS200 is a high performance hiking (non-trapeze) dinghy with an Asymmetric Gennaker. One of the most popular modern two crew sailing dinghies on the UK circuit with National fleets often exceeding 180 boats. The RS200 can be viewed as a modern day alternative to the highly respected Kestrel or Lark.

A Lively TWO UP Performance Racing DInghy

The RS200 is a high-performance double-handed sailing dinghy that is designed for a wide range of sailors, from youth sailors to adults. It is known for its versatility, exciting sailing experience, and competitive racing capabilities.

Ideal boat for Couples, Family and Friends

The RS200 is suitable for sailors who have acquired some basic sailing skills and are looking to advance their sailing abilities in a more challenging boat. It is generally sailed by two people, making it an excellent choice for couples, friends, or siblings who want to sail together. The boat’s responsive handling, spinnaker, and trapeze options provide an exciting and dynamic sailing experience.

Similar Boats to the RS200

In terms of similar boats, the RS200 falls within the category of double-handed, high-performance dinghies. Some comparable boats include the 29er, 420, and, for adventurous youth – the RS Feva. These boats share similar characteristics, such as being fast, responsive, and featuring spinnakers and trapeze systems. However, each boat has its own design and performance characteristics that differentiate it from the others.

RS200 UK Racing Scene

In the United Kingdom, the RS200 is a popular choice among sailors, particularly in the competitive sailing scene. It is actively raced in various sailing clubs, events, and championships throughout the country. The boat’s popularity is driven by its exciting performance, competitive class racing, and the strong support provided by the RS Sailing brand.

RS200 Class Association

The RS200 class association in the UK organizes events and provides a platform for RS200 sailors to compete at regional, national, and international levels. This active class association and the vibrant racing scene contribute to the popularity and growth of the RS200 in the UK.

Overall, the RS200 is a well-regarded double-handed sailing dinghy that offers a thrilling sailing experience for sailors of different skill levels. Its popularity in the UK can be attributed to its performance, competitive racing opportunities, and the support provided by the class association and the RS Sailing brand.

UK Class Association Quote

The RS200 is a two-up performance dinghy with a fully battened mainsail and an asymmetric genakker. The age of RS200 sailors ranges from juniors to grand masters, and we encourage a culture of fair and courteous racing for all.  We have junior pairs, juniors sailing with parents, youth pairs, and a huge number of adult sailors, including many masters and grand masters.  At this year’s Inland Championshoips the ages of the top 10 boats ranged from 12-60+. We also welcome sailors whose main boat is not the RS200. In RS200’s the designated youth age is 22 and under and we have designated youth reps.

Reference – https://www.rs200sailing.org

RS200 Portsmouth Yardstick

The Portsmouth Yardstick is used to calculate the performance of mixed classes of boats in a handicap race. The lower the PY the faster the boat. For illustration – a Dart 18 has a PY of 832, a Laser 1 ILCA7 has a PY of 1100 and a Topper has a PY of 1365. More information and later PY numbers can be found here – RYA PY

  • RS200 PY number is currently 1046

Gallery

The photos below are all courtesy of the RS Sailing website – https://www.rssailing.com/

Example RS200 Listed for Sale on DinghyMart

The boat shown below is an example of an RS200 advertised on DinghyMart in Sept 2023.

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