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RS 400

The RS 400 is a 14’10” double handed dinghy designed by Phil Morisson. She was built by RS Sailing (United Kingdom) and made of sandwich PVC / fiberglass with Kevlar reinforcements. The production started in 1994 .
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RS 400's   Main Features
Model RS 400
Type of hull Monohull
Category Double handed skiff (dinghy)
Shipyard
Designer Phil Morisson
Construction Hull and deck:
sandwich PVC / fiberglass with Kevlar reinforcements
First built hull 1994
Last built hull Still in production
Appendages Centerboard
Helm 1 tiller
Rudder 1 transom hung rudder
Cockpit Open aft cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable Yes
EC certification D
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) About
12 500
(2017)
RS 400's   Main dimensions
Hull length 14’ 10”
Beam (width) 6’ 7”
Draft 3’ 8”
Light displacement 284 lbs
RS 400's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 160 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 268 sq.ft
Mainsail area 118 sq.ft
Genoa area 42 sq.ft
Asymetric spinnaker area 150 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi fractional
Rotating spars No
Mast position Deck stepped mast
Spars Mast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging Continuous
Number of levels of spreaders 1
Spreaders angle Swept-back
RS 400's   Performances
Crew 2
PY (Portsmouth Yardstick) ratingiPortsmouth Yardstick is an empirical system of handicapping used for small sailboat (dinghies included). 948
D-PN ratingiDPN is a variation of Portsmouth Yardstick used in the United States. 82.3
Upwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
58.32
Downwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
97.53

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