The RS 200 is a double-handed dinghy, with moderate sail area, she is well adapted for light/medium weight crews. She requires not a lot of physical strength even if the lack of trapeze necessitates to hike. She remains fast particularly downwind where asymmetric allows nice sensations.
Many RS 200 sail regularly, especially in the UK where it is not uncommon to see more than 100 boats on the starting line. Although this dinghy is easily accessible, competitions are of the highest level.
|Building years (first/last)||1995 / Still in production|
|Rudder blade||Single transom hung rudder|
|Hull length||13.1 ft|
|Beam over all||6.0 ft|
|Light displacement||251 lbs|
Rig and sails
|Rig type||Fractional Sloop|
|Rig material||Mast and boom in Aluminum|
|Number of rows of spreader||1|
|Spinnaker type||Assymmetrical spinnaker on bowsprit|
|Upwind sailarea||128 ft²|
|Downwind sailarea||188 ft²|
|Mainsail area||98 ft²|
|Genoa area||30 ft²|
|Spinnaker area||89 ft²|
|Upwind sailarea / displacement||1122.7 ft²/Ton|
|Downwind sailarea / displacement||1644.8 ft²/Ton|
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.
|Based on specification||2014|
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