RS 400

RS 400

6 Episodes

The RS 400 is a light-weight sailing dinghy designed by Phil Morrison and manufactured by RS Sailing. The dinghy is sailed by two people and has a main, a jib and an asymmetric spinnaker.

The RS400 is designed for a wide crew weight range. 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.

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. Both the main and jib are fully battened. The asymmetric spinnaker has an extending bowsprit that can be biased/offset/"rocked" to windward, allowing the RS 400 to sail deeper angles downwind.

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RS 400
  • 2016 Chichester Harbour Race Week - Day 1

    Episode 1

    Day 1 of the 2016 Chichester Harbour Race Week started in gorgeous British summer conditions hosted by Hayling Island Sailing Club. Due to tides, racing started early at 10:00 with a pleasant twelve knot Easterly pushing the boats round the course. We speak to Chris Turner and Jono Loe about thei...

  • 2016 Chichester Harbour Race Week - Day 2

    Episode 2

    Hayling Island is coming down with a Feva!!! The RS Feva fleet is dominant out on the water with their fluorescent kites making them easily recognisable. Today we talk to a couple of young crews who have definitely caught the sailing bug. Terrific to see so many young people out on the water!

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  • 2016 Chichester Harbour Race Week - Day 3

    Episode 3

    Race Week continues on Chichester Harbour. A stiff south-easterly and sunny conditions meant Day 3 went smoothly. We spoke to members of the Fast Handicap Division made up of a variety of boats from lightweight International Canoes to classic Flying Fifteens. After racing the competitors enjoyed ...

  • 2016 Chichester Harbour Race Week - Day 4

    Episode 4

    After an hour's postponement this morning due to a lack of breeze, Day 4 of Chichester Harbour Race Week kicked off to a increasing south westerly. Taking a look at the spectrum of boats today demonstrating the diversity of sailors here at Hayling Island. From Optimists to RS Elites, it doesn't m...

  • 2016 Chichester Harbour Race Week - FInal Day

    Episode 5

    Sore heads were met by grey skies on the final day of Chichester Harbour Race Week. After a 4-day streak of champagne sailing conditions, the tide turned at Hayling Island with nasty squalls rolling through causing the race committee to abandon racing. An early pack up and a crowded prize marking...

  • Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash 2016

    Episode 6

    The Draycote Dash is the start of the UK's Sailjuice.com Winter Series hosted by Draycote Sailing Club over two days. Craig Williamson in his Laser, won the Dash Pursuit with the GP14 duo, Fergus Barnham and Andy Hunter, second to mirror the over night leader board. Peter Gray and Andy Davis (Sco...