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RS Elite

The RS Elite is a 24’4” multiple crew coastal monohull sailboat designed by Phil Morisson. She was built by RS Sailing (United Kingdom) and made of sandwich foam / fiberglass / vinylester. The production started in 2004 .
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RS Elite's   Main Features
Model RS Elite
Type of hull Monohull
Shipyard
Designer Phil Morisson
Construction Hull and deck:
sandwich foam / fiberglass / vinylester
First built hull 2004
Last built hull Discontinued
Appendages Keel :
Fin with bulb
Helm 1 tiller
Rudder 1 spade rudder
Unsinkable No
Trailerable Yes
EC certification C
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) N/A
RS Elite's   Main dimensions
Length overall 24’ 4”
Hull length 24’ 4”
Waterline length 21’ 8”
Beam (width) 5’ 7”
Draft 3’ 7”
Light displacement 2150 lbs
Ballast weight 1378 lbs
Ballast type Lead
RS Elite's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 249 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 439 sq.ft
Mainsail area 170 sq.ft
Genoa area 79 sq.ft
Symetric spinnaker area 269 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi fractional
Spars Mast in Carbon fiber and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging Continuous
Number of levels of spreaders 1
Spreaders angle Swept-back
RS Elite's   Performances
Crew 3
PY (Portsmouth Yardstick) ratingiPortsmouth Yardstick is an empirical system of handicapping used for small sailboat (dinghies included). 938
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.
23.49
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.
41.49
Displacement-Length ratio (DLR)iThe Displacement Length ratio is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. DLR is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement in tons by the cube of one one-hundredth of the waterline length (in feet).
The DLR can be used to compare the relative mass of different sailboats no matter what their length: a DLR less than 180 is indicative of a really light sailboat (race boat made for planning), while a DLR greater than 300 is indicative of a heavy cruising sailboat.
96
Ballast ratioiThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of the stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the weight of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shape and the position of the center of gravity, only boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shape should be considered.
Higher the ballast ratio is, greater is the stability.
64 %
Hull speediAs a ship moves in the water, it creates standing waves that oppose its movement. This effect increases dramatically the resistance when the boat reaches a speed-length ratio (speed-length ratio is the ratio between the speed in knots and the square root of the waterline length in feet) of about 1.2 (corresponding to a Froude Number of 0.35) . This very sharp rise in resistance, between speed-length ratio of 1.2 to 1.5, is insurmountable for heavy sailboats and so becomes an apparent barrier. This leads to the concept of "hull speed".
The hull speed is obtained by multiplying the square root of the waterline length (in feet) by 1.34.
6.24 knots
RS Elite's   Auxiliary engine
Engine type Outboard engine
Engine 4 HP

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