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RS 800

Sailboat specifications

The RS 800 is a 15’8” (4.8m) double handed skiff (dinghy) designed by Phil Morrisson (United Kingdom). She is built since 2001 by RS Sailing (United Kingdom).

RS 800's main features

Model
RS 800
Hull type
Monohull
Category
Double handed skiff (dinghy)
Sailboat builder
Sailboat designer
Country
United Kingdom
Construction
Fiberglass reinforced epoxy:
Sandwich PVC fiberglass epoxy
First built hull
2001
Last built hull
Still in production
Appendages
Centerboard : daggerboard
Helm
Single tiller
Rudder
Single transom hung rudder
Unsinkable
No
Trailerable
Yes
EC design category
 iThe CE design category indicates the ability to cope with certain weather conditions (the sailboat is designed for these conditions)

A: Wind < force 9, Waves < 10m
B: Wind < force 8, Waves < 8m
C: Wind < force 6, Waves < 4m
D: Wind < force 4, Waves < 0,5m
D
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only)
About 
14 400
 (2020)

RS 800's main dimensions

Hull length
15’ 8”4.8 m
Beam (width)
9’ 6”2.89 m
Draft
3’ 10”1.15 m
Light displacement (MLC)
243 lb110 kg

RS 800's rig and sails

Upwind sail area
180 ft²16.69 m²
Downwind sail area
353 ft²32.77 m²
Mainsail area
127 ft²11.77 m²
Genoa area
53 ft²4.92 m²
Asymmetric spinnaker area
226 ft²21 m²
Rigging type
Sloop Marconi fractional
Mast configuration
Deck stepped mast
Rotating spars
No
Number of levels of spreaders
2
Spreaders angle
Swept-back
Spars construction
Carbon fiber mast and aluminum boom

RS 800's performances

Crew
2 (> 151 kg)
Trapezes
2 set(s)
PY (Portsmouth Yardstick) rating
 iPortsmouth Yardstick is an empirical rating system allowing small sailboats (dinghies included), of different sizes and designs, to race each other fairly. Therefore, by comparing these values, we can have an indication of the relative speed of 2 boats.
820
D-PN rating
 iDPN is a variation of Portsmouth Yardstick used in the United States.
77.0
Upwind sail area to displacement
 iThe 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 25 it indicates a fast sailboat.
783 ft²/T72.7 m²/T
Downwind sail area to displacement
 iThe 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.
1536 ft²/T142.74 m²/T

RS 800's auxiliary engine

Engine(s)
No engine

RS 800's accommodations and layout

Cockpit
Aft cockpit with racks
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