The RS Aero is the product of three years of development, testing four different hull variations and numerous rigs, foils and layouts – resulting in a boat that RS is confident is the most technically advanced in its sector.
||5 / 7 / 9
||1.4m / 4’7″
||30kg / 66lbs
||Epoxy glass & composite – foam core
||2-part carbon composite
||Epoxy composite – foam core
The RS Aero completely re-sets the standard for pure exhilaration in a simple single- hander. Ultra-light weight means the hull form and rigs need not be extreme, so the RS Aero is remarkably easy to handle and light weight. This makes the RS Aero exceptionally user-friendly on shore or on the yacht. It’s simplicity means the boat can be rigged in moments.
High tech materials are used in the composite epoxy foam sandwich hull, with carbon fibre in high load areas and in the spars. Astonishingly, the RS Aero hull weighs less than an Optimist at just 30kg.
A lifting cradle can be supplied to lift the boat out of the water and onto the yacht. The hull is also designed to stack, so yachts can stow them on top of each other taking up minimum space.
Our philosophy has always been to prioritise ultra-light weight, performance and practicality in order to produce a simple, yet refined and durable single-hander that will suit any sailor between 35 and 95kg with three rig options which will typically suit:
Youth: RS Aero 5
Women & light men: RS Aero 7
Men: RS Aero 9
The RS Aero ignites the excitement of sailing in its least complicated form – complex thinking leading to beautiful simplicity and involving handling for a new era. It is affordable and, with RS Sailing’s global distribution network its huge potential is already happening.
The hull has been designed and engineered to create a strong, ultra-light boat that is also highly efficient to manufacture using the latest techniques.
The three rigs use the same top mast and boom – only the lower mast sections vary radically to suit each sail size. Tri-radial cut high denier Dacron sails offer un-matched rig adjustment and sails that generate light wind performance coupled with strong wind power control.
Custom graphics and colours can be added.