The shape and design of the RS:X sail is based on that of the Neil Pryde formula windsurfing sail RS4. The RS:X design features a high technology rig, with carbon mast and boom, a ‘wide-style’ board that merges modern windsurf board design with a centerboard, thus enabling competitions to be held in virtually any condition from 3 to 30 knots. This means that the RS:X is always a dynamic, versatile class to observe, and racing is always close, exciting and visually appealing.
Two sizes of sail are available for competitors. Men use a 9.5m sail while women and youth use an 8.5m sail. The sail, rig and board have been designed in conjunction with each other in order to to ensure a high level of design synergy. The RS:X is the most affordable yachting class that is eligible for competition in the Olympic Games. More than 3000 sets of equipment have been sold since production started in 2005 to competitors in more than 50 nations in 6 continents.
|Name: RS:X Symbol:|
|Designer: Jean Bouldoires & Robert Stroj Year: 2004|
|Type||Windsurf||Hull weight||15.5 kg (34 lb)
Volume 231 l (51 imp gal; 61 US gal)
|Mast height||male: 5.2 m (17 ft)
female: 4.8 m (16 ft)
|LOA||4,876 mm (16 ft)||Hull length||2.86 m (9,38 ft)||Sail area||male: 9.5 m2 (102 sq ft)
female: 8.5 m2 (91 sq ft)
|Beam||0.93 m (3 ft 1 in)|