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RS Venture club

The RS Venture, here in "club" version, is a 16’4” dinghy designed by Phil Morisson. She was built by RS Sailing (United Kingdom) and made of sandwich foam / fiberglass / polyester. The production started in 2010 .

The RS Venture is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Sport and Fin keel.

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RS Venture's   Main Features
Model RS Venture
Version Club
Type of hull Monohull
Category Dinghy
Shipyard
Designer Phil Morisson
Construction Hull and deck:
sandwich foam / fiberglass / polyester
First built hull 2010
Last built hull Still in production
Appendages Centerboard
Helm 1 tiller
Rudder 1 transom hung rudder
Cockpit Closed aft cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable Yes
EC certification C
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) About
10 400
(2017)
RS Venture's   Main dimensions
Hull length 16’ 4”
Beam (width) 6’ 8”
Draft 3’ 10”
Light displacement 562 lbs
RS Venture's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 159 sq.ft
Mainsail area 118 sq.ft
Jib area 41 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi fractional
Rotating spars No
Mast position Deck stepped mast
Spars Mast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging 1x19 strand wire continuous
Number of levels of spreaders 1
Spreaders angle Swept-back
RS Venture's   Performances
Crew < 640kg
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.
36.80
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.
62.17
RS Venture's   Auxiliary engine
Engine type Outboard engine

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