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RS Aero *Pre-Order*

SKU: 10069

A 21st century dinghy that embodies pure exhilaration and beautiful simplicity. With 75 pound hull weight and 88 pound total sailing weight, the RS Aero is user-friendly ashore and full of performance on the water. With three rig options, anyone from a junior sailor to an experienced adult can enjoy the benefits of this hi-tech design. This boat has already seen the highest level of demand for any singlehander we’ve launched, and is rapidly gaining popularity worldwide.

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

Pre-Order Offer Ends March 31st, 2015
Introductory Price - $6940 on first 200 boats + $295 inbound shipping.
$500 deposit reserves your boat for guaranteed availability this spring.
**Delivery available for a modest fee. Please contact us for a quote.

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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: 75lbs
  • 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: 56 sq ft
  • RS Aero 7: 80 sq ft
  • RS Aero 9: 96 sq ft