Ultimate sailing - remarkable handling. The RS800 is a true skiff that allows both men and women to experience the thrill of real high performance racing. 

By minimising weight and drag in the hull, the 800 is powered to exceptional speeds using a manageable size rig. The result is a skiff that delivers the kind of performance most sailboat racers dream about - and with highly competitive racing in big fleets and a very sociable class. How good is that !


  • Long and narrow on the waterline, to reduce the drag.
  • Flared topsides give reserve buoyancy for easier handling.
  • Cockpit design was refined in 2007 and offers the helmsman a secure steering position from which to initiate manoeuvres - whilst allowing run-through tacks and gybes for experienced teams.
  • Large spinnaker chute forward of the jib tack for fast hoists and drops with minimum loads.
  • Incredibly light 62kg hull weight. Ready to sail the whole outfit is a staggering 110kg light.
  • High tech construction system uses the tried, tested and immensely strong RS epoxy foam sandwich system. 


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  • Daggerboard for low drag efficiency.
  • Lifting rudder for easy launch and recovery.
  • Sophisticated GRP sandwich construction gives strong, light, high performance foils.


  • Carbon composite mast - very light and the flexible top section delivers excellent gust response.
  • Sealed mast to reduce the tendency for the boat to invert when capsized.
  • Mainsail and jib are built from ultra light, strong and high visibility mylar / kevlar laminate.
  • Only the top two mainsail battens are full length, to create a light and forgiving rig.
  • Self tacking jib ensures easy manoeuvres, especially offwind.
  • Asymmetric spinnaker design with relatively short foot to minimise sheet loads and a high clew to aid visibility.

Performance equalised racing circuit

  • The performance equalisation system measures weight and leverage - and gives high speed close racing with both big and small winners. It really works and is an integral part of the success of this fleet.
  • The RS800 is the strongest skiff class in the UK with big fleets on the racing circuit. A number of mixed teams and many joint events with other great RS classes mean the 800 is also the place to be for the sociable side of skiff racing. The RS800 is now also spreading into Europe.

RS800 Specification


Phil Morrison



15' 9"




Hull weight



Sailing weight



Sail area main / jib

16.5sq m

172sq ft

Sail area spinnaker

21sq m

225sq ft

Hull construction

Epoxy GRP foam sandwich


Carbon composite mast. Aluminium alloy boom. Composite bowsprit.


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


Daggerboard and lifting rudder. GRP foam sandwich.