RS Sailing from England has launched the RS 21, a progressive keel boat concept, which is characterized by its wide range of potential applications.
The RS 21 is RS Sailing's answer to the requests of many sailing clubs for a simple, easy-to-handle and affordable boat to build small fleets for training, education and sporting competition. The new RS 21 appeals to clubs, schools and ambitious sailors and offers a sophisticated and efficient boat at a realistic price.
Sophisticated layout The 6.34 metre long and 2.20 metre wide boat offers plenty of space thanks to the well thought-out layout by designer Jo Richards (Whitehouse Yacht Design), so that the RS 21 can be comfortably sailed with four people. The tidy cockpit remains tidy and clean thanks to clever design details and simplifies the handling of the RS 21, allowing the boat to sail efficiently and safely with a crew of two and is available in a club and racing version.
High-performance hull The stable, light and very powerful hull of the RS 21 with its pronounced chines enables sporty and fast sailing in a group. The ballast share of the T-keel is about half the total weight of the 675 kilograms. The 1.38 metre keel can be easily lifted up for transport on a trailer and the carbon mast, which can be raised by hand, can be easily disassembled into two parts for transport. Sheets, halyards and sails can be stowed behind a hatch in the foredeck for transport.
Innovative propulsion system Particularly innovative for a boat of this size is the optional and environmentally friendly Torqeedo outboard motor. Since the RS 21 does not have a cabin in which it could find space, the outboard motor can be lowered into a shaft in the middle of the boat. When you switch back to sailing mode, the electric motor is simply lifted up and a specially shaped piece, which is mounted on the motor as a kind of fin, seals the hull again to prevent flow resistance.
Technical data: Length overall: 6.34 m Width: 2,20 m Draught: 1,38 m Displacement: 675 kg Motorization: N/A