Jo Richards – RS Aero

Jo Richards / RS Sailing Aero

From the RS Website http://rssailing.com/en/explore/rs-aero

The RS Aero is the product of three years of design and development, testing four different hull variations and numerous rig, foil and layout options – resulting in a boat that we are confident is the most technically advanced in its sector.

The RS Aero completely re-sets the standard for pure exhilaration in a simple single-hander. Ultra-light weight means the hull form and rigs need not be extreme, so the RS Aero is remarkably easy to handle.

And light weight makes the RS Aero exceptionally user-friendly on shore: Virtually anyone can lift the boat onto a car roof-rack – pulling it up the beach makes you smile – and simplicity means the boat can be rigged in moments.

High tech materials are used in the composite epoxy foam sandwich hull, with carbon fibre in high load areas and in the spars. Astonishingly, the RS Aero hull weighs less than an Optimist at just 30kg.

Our philosophy has always been to prioritise ultra-light weight, performance and practicality in order to produce a simple, yet refined and durable single-hander that will suit any sailor between 35 and 95kg.

Astonishingly, the RS Aero hull weighs less than an Optimist at just 30kg, with three rig options which will typically suit:

Youths – RS Aero 5

Women & light men – RS Aero 7

Men – RS Aero 9

The RS Aero ignites the excitement of sailing in its least complicated form – complex thinking leading to beautiful simplicity. It is affordable and, with RS Sailing’s global distribution network its huge potential is already happening. Hundreds of boats have been ordered across the world, production is underway and every week more sailors discover the RS Aero exceeds most expectations.”