The RS700 is as quick as any - yet is also the most user friendly single handed skiff by far. Not a bad trick Performance equalisation means that winners can be large or small, giving great racing and big atmosphere on the sponsored RS Racing Circuits.



  • Long hull with wide enough waterline provide a relatively stable platform. Stability and little tendency to nosedive are essential to make this type of sailing attainable to a range of sailors.
  • Flared topsides offer reserve stability.
  • Tried and tested RS epoxy sandwich construction system - proven in terms of ultra-light weight, high strength and virtually zero water absorption.
  • The deck at the bow offers maximum volume to shed water quickly if the boat drives through a wave.
  • Spinnaker chute mounted as far aft as possible to keep the weight back and the spinnaker clear of the water.
  • Cockpit design allows a secure helming position from which to initiate manoeuvres or hoist and drop the spinnaker - another crucial design element to make the boat as user friendly as possible.
  • Spinnaker hoisting and dropping made simple by the large chute mouth and slick pump action halyard and downhaul systems.
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  • Carbon composite mast. Ultra-light weight with dynamic gust response in the tip.
  • Mainsail has a long luff for efficiency and power.
  • Only one full length top batten, plus three short battens for a "soft" configuration which gives a light and user friendly rig.
  • Kevlar reinforced mylar sail fabric is used for strength, low stretch and high visibility.
  • User friendly, highly effective rake and flattener system reduces the power to make the boat faster and more controllable in strong winds.
  • Asymmetric spinnaker - high aspect for low sheet loads and good visibility. Silicone coated fabric makes hoists and drops faster, easier and extends the life of the sail. Downwind performance is simply sensational.


  • Dagger board can be raked to balance the boat in a breeze when sailing with the rig de-powered.
  • Lifting rudder for easy launching and recovery.
  • Sophisticated GRP sandwich construction gives strong, light, high performance foils.

Performance equalised racing

  • The performance equalisation system with adjustable width wings has been refined and means winners genuinely can be big or small.

RS700 Specification


RS Racing - Nick Peters & Alex Southon







Hull weight



Sailing weight



Sail area main

12.8sq m

137sq ft

Sail area spinnaker

16sq m

166 sq ft

Hull construction

Epoxy GRP foam sandwich


Carbon composite


Mylar / kevlar semi battened mainsail. Twin patch radial cut spinnaker.


Daggerboard and lifting rudder. GRP and foam composite.