Sailboat specifications and datasheets

RS Aero 9

The RS Aero, here in "9" version, is a 13’1” single handed dinghy designed by RS Sailing and Jo Richards. She was built by RS Sailing (United Kingdom) and made of sandwich PVC / fiberglass / epoxy with carbon fiber reinforcements. The production started in 2014 .

The RS Aero is as well listed, on, in version 7 and 5.

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RS Aero's   Main Features
Model RS Aero
Version 9
Type of hull Monohull
Category Single handed dinghy
Designer RS Sailing
Jo Richards
Construction Hull and deck:
sandwich PVC / fiberglass / epoxy with carbon fiber reinforcements
First built hull 2014
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
6 350
RS Aero's   Main dimensions
Hull length 13’ 1”
Beam (width) 4’ 7”
Light displacement 106 lbs
RS Aero's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 96 sq.ft
Mainsail area 96 sq.ft
Rigging type Cat Boat Marconi
Rotating spars No
Mast position Mast foot integrated on deck
Spars Mast and boom in Carbon fiber
Standing rigging No standing rigging
Spreaders angle 0 °
RS Aero's   Performances
Crew 1 (75 - 95kg)
PY (Portsmouth Yardstick) ratingiPortsmouth Yardstick is an empirical system of handicapping used for small sailboat (dinghies included). 1040
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.

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