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RS Aero *Pre-Order*

SKU: 10069

Pure Exhilaration - Beautiful Simplicity

The philosophy of the RS Aero is simple: design a simple, yet refined and durable boat that is ultra-light weight, practical, and high performance. Three years of extensive design and testing has resulted in a boat that re-sets the standard for pure exhilaration in a single-hander. The RS Aero is remarkably easy to handle with three rig options and ultra-light weight design. Affordability, brilliant design, high quality construction and an established global dealer network assure the RS Aero worldwide success.

North American Launch Press Release (RS Sailing)
Singlehanded Sailing: The Next Level (Scuttlebutt Sailing)

Pre-Order Your RS Aero
Introductory Price - $6940 on first 200 boats.
$500 deposit reserves your boat for guaranteed availability by March 15th, 2015. Please direct all questions to

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Hull Design

  • Chined hull design for maximum stability
  • Similar waterline bean and wetter surface across all weight ranges
  • Fine bow for upwind sailing
  • Narrow but optimized width for max righting moment
  • Flat panel deck minimizes weight and provides structural support
  • Reinforced mast step with drain hole and steel wear protector

Three Rig System

  • Dynamic three rig system to cater to various weight ranges
  • 2-piece carbon mast section with interchangeable lower mast, similar to a laser
  • Top mast and boom used for all rig options
  • Mast track and halyard for ease of raising fat head mainsail
  • Large sail area is easily depowered and controlled in windy conditions
  • Vang, Cunningham, and Outhaul controls led to side for ease of use

Sails & Blades

  • High denier Dacron sail fabric provides great durability and control
  • Glass/Carbon blades are CNC milled for quality control
  • Vertical daggerboard for ease of use and minimal drag
  • Extremely effective rudder blade design with low drag and surface area


  • Epoxy glass & carbon composite construction with a foam core
  • All aspects kept simple as possible to reduce weight, add durability, and control cost
  • Remarkably durable thanks to the ultra-light weight epoxy resin system
  • CNC machined tooling for maximum control over shape and symmetry

RS Aero Technical Information (RSSailing.com)
RS Aero Specifications
  • Designer: Jo Richards/RS Sailing
  • Length: 13' 2"
  • Beam: 4' 7"
  • Hull Weight: 66lbs
  • Construction: Epoxy glass & carbon composite - foam core
  • Mast: 2-part carbon composite
  • Boom: Carbon composite
  • Foils: Epoxy composite - foam core

Three Rig System
  • RS Aero 5: 54 sq ft
  • RS Aero 7: 77 sq ft
  • RS Aero 9: 93 sq ft