RS Sailing
RS 800

The RS 800 is a high-performance skiff (planning dinghy), she is the fastest double-handed in the RS Sailing range. To harness the power of this sail plan, she is equipped with two pairs of trapezes and racks to further increase the effect of hiking. Rather than relying on an excessive sail area the shipyard and the architect sought to reduce the weight of the platform to ensure performance while making it more accessible. Thus we see more and more mixed crews on the circuit.

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Main Features

ShipyardRS Sailing
ModelRS 800
Sailboat typeDinghy
DesignerPhil Morisson
Building years (first/last)2001 / Still in production
CE regulationD-2
ConstructionSandwich PVC/fiberglass/epoxy
Appendage typeDaggerboard
Rudder bladeSingle transom hung rudder
RudderSingle tiller
Main dimensions
Hull length15.7 ft
Beam over all9.5 ft
Draft3.8 ft
Light displacement243 lbs

Rig and sails

Rig typeFractional Sloop
Rig materialMast in Carbon fiber and boom in Aluminum
Number of rows of spreader2
Spreader anglePushing
Spinnaker typeAssymmetrical spinnaker on bowsprit
Upwind sailarea180 ft²
Downwind sailarea353 ft²
Mainsail area127 ft²
Genoa area53 ft²
Spinnaker area226 ft²


Upwind sailarea / displacement1633.2 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement3206.7 ft²/Ton
Trapezes2 set(s)

Portsmouth-YardstickPortsmouth Yardstick is an empirical system of handicapping used for small sailboat (dinghies included).


D-PND-PN is a variation of Portsmouth Yardstick used in the United States.


Auxiliary engine

Transmission typeNone

Based on specification2014

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