RS Sailing
RS 200

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.

See the RS 200's specifications on

Main Features

ShipyardRS Sailing
ModelRS 200
Sailboat typeDinghy
DesignerPhil Morisson
Building years (first/last)1995 / Still in production
ConstructionSandwich foam/fiberglass/polyester
Appendage typeCenterboard
Rudder bladeSingle transom hung rudder
RudderSingle tiller
Main dimensions
Hull length13.1 ft
Beam over all6.0 ft
Draft3.7 ft
Light displacement251 lbs

Rig and sails

Rig typeFractional Sloop
Rig materialMast and boom in Aluminum
Number of rows of spreader1
Spreader anglePushing
Spinnaker typeAssymmetrical spinnaker on bowsprit
Upwind sailarea128 ft²
Downwind sailarea188 ft²
Mainsail area98 ft²
Genoa area30 ft²
Spinnaker area89 ft²


Upwind sailarea / displacement1122.7 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement1644.8 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.


Auxiliary engine

Transmission typeNone

Based on specification2014

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