SKU: 10127
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The RS 21 responds to the need for a progressive, simple and affordable solution for keelboat clubs that increasingly see the opportunity for fleet ownership, league competition and training. Pay-as-you-go. Team up and do it together. The RS 21 is specifically designed for fleet purchase, with attributes that will appeal to individual buyers as well. It puts close racing over ultimate performance. Convenient ownership over complexity. It maximizes low maintenance, value and pure sailing enjoyment. This is the boat to bring wider availability and popularity back to keelboat racing. Realistic costs allow appealing club charter fees – or affordable investment by syndicates of sailing friends. The RS 21 is a safe purchase and assured of success.

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Overarching Design Goals

  • Progressive design for simple and affordable club & syndicate ownership
  • Balanced, quick and enjoyable sailing as a team
  • Evenly matched, close racing prioritized over ultimate performance
  • Robust and simple to maintain – efficient fleet operation
  • Sustainable aspects designed and built in


  • Eco-friendly construction using bio derived resins and recycled core materials
  • Contemporary styling for appeal that reflects cool boats of the era
  • Maximum waterline length
  • Balanced rocker line for good performance across the wind range, at the expense of maximum speed at one end or the other
  • Pronounced chines add form stability as the boat heels and shed water for a drier ride


  • Lifting bulb keel – encapsulated in GRP skins
  • Removable internal keel crane
  • Composite transom hung rudder – removable
  • Tiller extension


  • Large open cockpit with comfortable space for four crew
  • Open transom for rapid draining
  • Layout and systems allow handling by two crew if required
  • Minimal obstructions reduce bruises
  • Large central hatch for stowage of sails etc within the boat, adding operating efficiency
  • Centre mainsheet can be trimmed by helm or crew
  • Kick bars give ergonomic and secure positions for all crew
  • No-hiking rule aids racing enjoyment, communication and widens strategic input
  • Deck designed to allow one hull to stack on another – for efficient event transport and improved sustainability aspects


  • Carbon composite mast reduces weight aloft to improves handling
  • Light weight and pivoting heel make the mast easy to raise by hand
  • Two-part mast – store / travel within the boat
  • Durable aluminium alloy boom
  • Carbon composite bowsprit
  • Quick to rig – 20 minutes from trailer to launch ready
  • Durable construction Club sails & larger Race sails options
  • Mainsail with single slab reef system
  • Trouble free hanked-on jib

Sail Handling Systems

  • Large cockpit with comfortable space for 4 crew
  • Simple layout with clearly understandable controls
  • Large gennaker bag for efficient hoists / drops

Electric Propulsion System (optional)

  • Torqeedo motor system integrated into hull & deck design
  • Sits almost invisibly behind the keel / under the mainsheet system
  • Prop leg can be raised while sailing – bottom fairing plate closes the hull recess
  • Central speed control unit & removable / rechargeable battery pack

Electronics / Innovative Community

  • Built-in data logger – capable of sending info to a remote online site
  • Allows communication between owners, crew and all participants
  • Share anonymized data – compare performance – learn – improve
  • Manage calendars – advertise for & find crews
  • Speed / depth functions – display mobile devices


  • Symmetrical spinnaker and equipment ((not required for one-design Class racing)
  • Code 0 & equipment (not required for one-design Class racing)
  • Mast head wind indicator
  • Keel winch
  • Boat cover
  • Shore cradle with wheels
  • Road trailer
  • Warps & Fenders pack
  • Anchor pack – inc chain / warp / bag

Buying a RS Sailboat from West Coast Sailing

We represent a dozen sailboat brands from all around the world. Our dinghy sailboat inventory is second to none, with at least 80-100 boats in stock in our warehouse at any time. Our staff has extensive experience sailing, racing, rigging, coaching and delivering boats worldwide. This is what we do:

  • Selection – 70+ models of sailboats from manufacturers around the world.
  • Service> – Our staff is focused on helping you Own The Water.
  • Experience – The team here has decades of experience on all types of dinghies.
  • Inventory – Over $1millon of boats and parts inventory in stock at all times.
  • Logistics – We have experience shipping boats all over the world, at reasonable rates, quickly.
  • Rigging – We rig most boats by hand, and stand behind our work.
  • Long Term Support – We are a leader in our industry, and we didn't get here by cutting corners. We have your back.
  • Apparel and Accessories – We have the apparel, accessories, trailers and dollies to go with each boat.

Reach out to our team anytime at or (503) 285-5536 ext 2.

Additional Info

Additional Info

  • Designer - Richards / Whitehouse / RS Sailing
  • Length - 6.34m (20'11")
  • Beam - 2.20m (7'3")
  • Draught - 1.38m (4'6")
  • Displacement - 675kg (1485lbs)
  • Hull construction - Eco-friendly composite
  • Keel - Lifting – with bulb
  • Rudder - Removable – composite
  • Mainsail area – Race - 16.2m²
  • Mainsail area – Club - 15.1m²
  • Jib area – Race - 7.7m²
  • Jib area – Club - 6.6m²
  • Gennaker area - 35m²
  • Spinnaker area - 30m²
  • Code zero area - 25m²
  • Mast - Two-part carbon composite
  • Shrouds & Forestay - Stainless steel wire
  • Halyards – Main, jib, gennaker - Dyneema/polyester
  • Boom - Aluminium alloy
  • Bowsprit - Carbon composite
SKU 10127
Condition New
Manufacturer RS Sailing


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