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The RS 21 has arrived to US shores in time for the 2019 season. It is a boat that appeals to both individuals looking for a modern racing platform - as well as clubs/programs and fleets looking for a reasonably priced small keelboat. The RS 21 incorporates features that no other keelboat on the market has. From being built of sustainable materials, to it’s ingeniously integrated electric motor - to the class rules that prevent an ‘arms race’ of ever escalating costs - the 21 puts close and competent racing over ultimate performance. Progressive design for simple and affordable individual, club, and syndicate ownership Robust and simple to maintain, keeping the ownership cost low Sustainable aspects designed and built in - a true first in keelboats Hull Eco-friendly construction using bio derived resins and recycled core materials Contemporary styling - it doesn’t look like anything else Maximum waterline length Balanced rocker line for good performance across the wind range Pronounced chines for form stability as the boat heels - they also shed water for a drier ride Foils Lifting bulb keel with portable internal keel crane Composite transom hung removable rudder Carbon tiller and long extension Deck Large open cockpit with comfortable space for crew Open transom for draining Sail controls allow handling by two crew Minimal obstructions in cockpit for maximum comfort Forward hatch for stowage of sails etc within the boat Midboom mainsheet system can be trimmed by helm or crew Rear kick bars give ergonomic and secure positions for all crew No-hiking rule aids racing enjoyment, communication, and widens strategic input Deck designed to allow one hull to stack on another for efficient event transport and improved sustainability aspects Rig Carbon composite mast reduces weight aloft to improve handling Light weight and pivoting mast able to raise manually Simple aluminum boom Carbon bowsprit Quick to rig - 30 minutes from trailer to water Two Sail Options Mainsail with single slab reef system Trouble free hanked-on jib Sail Handling Systems Simple layout with clearly understandable controls Large gennaker bag for efficient hoists / drops Electric Propulsion System (optional) Torqeedo motor system integrated into hull Sits almost invisibly behind the keel / under the mainsheet system Rechargeable battery pack with central control pod Electronics / Innovative Community Built-in data logger capable of sending info to a remote online site Allows communication between owners, crew and all participants Share anonymized data - compare performance, learn, improve Speed / depth functions display Options Spinnaker optional on club rigged boats Mast head wind indicator Specifications Designer - Richards / Whitehouse / RS Sailing Length - 6.34m (20'11") Beam - 2.20m (7'3") Draught - 1.38m (4'6") Displacement - 675kg (1485lbs) Hull construction - Eco-friendly composite Keel - Lifting – with bulb Rudder - Removable – composite Mainsail area – Race - 16.2m² Mainsail area – Club - 15.1m² Jib area – Race - 7.7m² Jib area – Club - 6.6m² Gennaker area - 35m² Spinnaker area - 30m² Code zero area - 25m² Mast - Two-part carbon composite Shrouds & Forestay - Stainless steel wire Halyards – Main, jib, gennaker - Dyneema/polyester Boom - Aluminium alloy Bowsprit - Carbon composite

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