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RS Aero 9
Last update: 20th March 2020
The RS Aero is a 13’1” (4m) single handed dinghy designed by RS Sailing (United Kingdom) and Jo Richards (United Kingdom). She is built since 2014 by RS Sailing (United Kingdom). The 9 version features the largest rig and sail area available.
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
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only)
7 250 €
RS Aero's main dimensions
13’ 1”4 m
4’ 7”1.4 m
Light displacement (MLC)
106 lb48 kg
RS Aero's rig and sails
Upwind sail area
96 ft²8.9 m²
96 ft²8.9 m²
Cat boat Marconi
Mast foot integrated on deck
Carbon fiber spars
Free standing mast: no standing rigging
RS Aero's performances
1 (75 - 95kg)
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.
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.