RS21 Keelboat - From: $36,990

“Designed to appeal to yacht clubs, sailing centers and even professional sailing leagues, the boat is both sturdy and easy to maintain, with a rock-solid infused hull, a lifting keel that can be raised with in internal crane and a carbon mast that is a piece of cake to step thanks to its pivoting heel. The boat is also easy on its crew, thanks to a voluminous cockpit that provides plenty of room for four sailors but is still easy to manage doublehanded. There’s even a nifty structure that encases a hidden retractable mount for a Torqeedo electric outboard. Best of all, the boat is an absolute blast to sail, thanks to its easily driven hull, powerful Mylar-laminate main, powerful rudder, an A-sail on a retractable sprit and chines coupled with a 50 percent ballast ratio. “ SAIL Magazine

RS21 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

RS21 Test Sail LBYC Alamitos Bay