RS Sailing
RS Elite

The RS Elite is a sport keelboat, designed by Phil Morrison, originally intended to the members of Hayling Island Sailing Club, she naturally began her career with Cowes Week. Today the class is mostly developed in the United States and northern Europe (Netherlands, Norway, Sweden).

The RS Elite blends old and new, very narrow hull with pronounced overhangs are associated with a bulb keel and a carbon rig. This boat, VMG-oriented, will defend her rating against others in windward leeward races.

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Main Features

ShipyardRS Sailing
ModelRS Elite
Sailboat typeSport keelboat
Trailerable monohull
DesignerPhil Morisson
Building years (first/last)2004 / Still in production
CE regulationC-5
ConstructionSandwich foam/fiberglass/vinylester
Appendage typeFin with bulb
Ballast typeLead
Rudder bladeSingle under hull rudder
RudderSingle tiller
Main dimensions
Length over all24.3 ft
Hull length24.3 ft
Waterline length21.7 ft
Beam over all5.6 ft
Draft3.6 ft
Light displacement2150 lbs
Ballast1378 lbs

Rig and sails

Rig typeFractional Sloop
Rig materialMast in Carbon fiber and boom in Aluminum
Number of rows of spreader1
Spreader anglePushing
Spinnaker typeSymmetrical spinnaker
Upwind sailarea249 ft²
Downwind sailarea439 ft²
Mainsail area170 ft²
Genoa area79 ft²
Spinnaker area269 ft²


Ballast ratio64.1 %
Upwind sailarea / displacement255.0 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement450.5 ft²/Ton

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


Auxiliary engine

Power max (optional)4 hp
Transmission typeOutboard

Based on specification2014

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