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RS 500 XL

The RS 500, here in "XL" version, is a 14’2” double handed dinghy designed by Phil Morisson. She was built by RS Sailing (United Kingdom) and made of sandwich foam / fiberglass / polyester. The production started in 2006 .

The RS 500 belongs to the ISAF class. The RS 500 is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version S.

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RS 500's   Main Features
Model RS 500
Version XL
Type of hull Monohull
Category Double handed skiff (dinghy)
Shipyard
Designer Phil Morisson
Class ISAF
Construction Hull and deck:
sandwich foam / fiberglass / polyester
First built hull 2006
Last built hull Still in production
Appendages Centerboard
Helm 1 tiller
Rudder 1 transom hung rudder
Cockpit Open aft cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable Yes
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) About
7 700
(2017)
RS 500's   Main dimensions
Hull length 14’ 2”
Beam (width) 5’ 2”
Draft 3’ 8”
Light displacement 220 lbs
RS 500's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 141 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 253 sq.ft
Mainsail area 102 sq.ft
Jib area 39 sq.ft
Asymetric spinnaker area 151 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 500's   Performances
Crew 2
Trapezes 1 set(s)
PY (Portsmouth Yardstick) ratingiPortsmouth Yardstick is an empirical system of handicapping used for small sailboat (dinghies included). 972
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.
60.80
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.
109.08

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