RS 500 sailboat by RS Sailing


Fast and exciting single trapeze double-hander with a fantastic European racing circuit and an awesome social scene. The RS500’s infectious popularity has created a growing International Class with World Championships in fabulous venues every year. The RS500 has un-matched asymmetric skiff style performance, one-design competition, plus a youth and adult age range. Costs and the experience required are surprisingly attainable – it’s all about amazing sailing and the spirit of the RS community.

  • One of the best Dollar to speed ratio in dinghy sailing

  • If you are bored from sailing the 420 or FJ – then here is your next boat


  • Light, stiff and easily driven – the RS500 delivers exciting performance with user-friendly handling Sailing Weight is 254 lbs
  • Every element designed to add performance, make the boat easier to sail, reduce complication and streamline production
  • Uncluttered and spacious cockpit is class leading in its comfort for adults and young sailors
  • Self-draining cockpit
  • Pivoting centreboard and rudder make launching and recovery easy – shallow waters less risky

Exciting and built to perform

  • Quick to rig – easy to own – competitive, fast and a blast – Single Trapeze
  • The hull design, cockpit ergonomics and rig size result from extensive R & D allowing the RS500 to suit sailors across a broad weight range
  • GRP composite hull construction with responsive feel and performance
  • Light – stiff – strong
  • Length 14′ 3″
  • Beam 5′ 2″
  • hull weight 192 lbs. all up sailing weight – 254 lbs.
  •  The XL model with the larger sail performance sails
  • Mylar Main 100 sq/ft    –    Mylar Jib 37 sq/ft   –  Asym spinnaker 145 sq/ft
  • The “S” Model has smaller Dacron training sails