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RS400 Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club.jpg
The RS400 at Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club
Current Specifications
Crew 2
Type Monohull
Construction Polyester GRP Foam Sandwich
Rig Aluminium alloy
Keel Daggerboard
LOA 14 ft 10 in (4.52 m)
Beam 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Hull weight 187 lb (85 kg)
Main & Jib area 159 sq ft (14.8 m2)
Spinnaker area 150 sq ft (14 m2)
D-PN 82.3
RYA PN 948
Designer Phil Morrison

The RS400 is a light-weight sailing dinghy designed by Phil Morrison and manufactured by RS Sailing.1 The dinghy is sailed by 2 people and has a main, a jib and an asymmetric spinnaker.2 It has a PY of 9483 and a D-PN of 82.3.4

Performance and design

The RS400 is designed for a wide crew weight range.5 The interior layout is simple with the principle control lines being led to either side of the boat, so that either helm or crew can adjust the rig control settings.6

The light weight mast and mast bend can be controlled using a deck level screw and adjustable spreaders. Rake and sideways bend are further variable via the jib halyard.7 Both the main and jib are fully battened.8 The asymmetric spinnaker has a bowsprit that can be "rocked" to windward, allowing the RS400 to sail deeper angles.9

External links


  1. ^ RS Sailing
  2. ^ Go Sail
  3. ^ "Portsmouth Number List 2012". Royal Yachting Association. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Centerboard Classes". US Sailing. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Irish RS Association
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  7. ^ Oxford Sailing Club
  8. ^ Pwllheli Sailing Club
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