RS 400

RS Sailing


A modern classic from the outset, the RS400 launched RS and built our reputation. It is fast, well mannered, beautifully built and attracts great sailors. This gennaker powered, double-handed hiking Class is as popular today as it was when it all began. The powerful rig and high volume hull suits medium to heavy, often mixed, teams. In clubs and on the RS Racing Circuit the RS400 gives amazing, one-design competition. It has become one of the most successful modern classes with great club and Class communities. You may have guessed… the RS400 has a special place in our hearts!



  • Perfect blend of speed, manoeuvrability and ease. Vice free and a real joy to sail
  • Light and stiff foam sandwich construction. Stiffness and strength lead to the maximum transfer of power from the rig into speed
  • Open transom gives a virtually self draining cockpit and the moulded self bailer quickly removes any remaining water
  • Ergonomic cockpit design for comfortable hiking
  • Wide hull allows leverage to be generated equally by both sailors, making the RS400 a popular choice for mixed teams
  • The interior layout is simple and efficient. Principle controls are led to either side of the boat, so that the helm or crew can “change gear” without losing speed


  • Pivoting centreboard and rudder mean the boat can be raced in any estuary and make launching easy
  • Sophisticated GRP sandwich construction gives strong, light, high performance foils


  • The light weight Proctor mast uses a section especially developed for the RS400 with bend controllable using a deck level screw and adjustable spreaders
  • Rake and sideways bend are further instantly variable via the jib halyard led back to the crew
  • High quality sails are the result of long development hours in front of a computer and on the water
  • Both main and jib are fully battened to stabilise the shape, reduce flogging and extend their competitive life
  • Asymmetric spinnaker – easy to use, fast, fun and highly tactical


Designer: Phil Morrison

Length: 4.52m

Weight: 85kg

Additional Options

This is just a selection of the extra kit you may want to go with your dinghy. To find out more about rig options or discuss your particular requirements please get in touch using the contact page or call 07712 896 502.

Breathable top cover: £279

Launching trolley: £505

Under cover: £195

Padded rudder bag: £40

Road trailer 8″ wheel: £795


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