RS Aero




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One-Design Class Type: Dinghy

Was this boat built to be sailed by youth or adults? Both

Approximately how many class members do you have? 100 (in North America)

About RS Aero

After years of development we believe the RS Aero is the most technically advanced boat in its sector. Which explains why it’s the most exciting and best-selling modern single-hander. And easily handled too. Astonishingly, the RS Aero weighs about the same as an Optimist. That drives everything about its incredible user friendliness through transporting, rigging and launching – before you even experience the addictive sensations afloat. Complex thinking leading to beautiful simplicity – the RS Aero ignites the pure excitement of sailing in its least complicated form. Three rig sizes enable youths, ladies and guys to enjoy the ride. Already an International Class and winner of the 2019 World Sailing Equipment Trails for the 2024 Men’s and Women’s One Person Dinghy Event, the community is building fast for the most competitive sailors. It’s a phenomenon. Just do it.


Boats Produced: 2000+

Class boat builder(s):

RS Sailboats

Approximately how many boats are in the USA/North America? 300+

Where is your One-Design class typically sailed in the USA? List regions of the country:

New England (CT, NY, RI, MA, VT, NH)
Pacific Northwest (Seattle and Columbia River Gorge)

Does this class have a spinnaker or gennaker? No

Ideal combined weight of range of crew:  100-200+ (3 different rigs)

Boat Designed in 2014

Beam: 4’7″

Weight of rigged boat without sails: 66 lbs (30 kg) hull weight


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