The RS500 is an exciting single trapeze double-handed dinghy recognised as an International Class by World Sailing. The International Class association was formed to represent the sailors of the class and promote their interests read more about us and what we do here for more about the boat click here.

The Class contains people who just enjoy sailing the boat all the way up to those who go to the Olympics. It is sailed by a big mix of people with all ages, all genders and most weights (110-170Kg).

The Class started out in the UK and has spread through Europe and the rest of the World.

If you are young at heart, love to travel and enjoy a big party after sailing, this is your class Join us here

Race hard, play hard!


Register for the 2024 RS500 Worlds in the Netherlands!

18. February 2024 10:59

Registration for the 2024 RS500 World Championships is now open! We’re thrilled to announce that after eight years, the championships will return to Bruinisse, Zeeland, in the Netherlands. It’s an exciting prospect, especially considering the Dutch reputation for throwing unforgettable parties. But the 2024 Worlds won’t just be about competition on the water and battling […]

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3. August 2023 22:08

The RS500 World Championships 2023 took place on the Nechranice Reservoir in the Chomutov region; the fifth largest body of water in the Czech Republic. Commemorating 130 years of Czech yachting, this Championship saw 44 crews competing from eight countries – including Estonia and Ukraine. Day 0: Over the weekend of 22nd/23rd July the competitors arrived and […]

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UK RS500 National Championship 2023

3. July 2023 20:39

Report by Steve Cockerill (original report) The RS500 Noble Marine National Championship at the Salcombe Gin RS Summer Regatta at Hayling Island Sailing Club was part of the Rooster National Tour and was held over the long weekend of 23rd – 25th June. The RS500 has had somewhat of a resurgence in the last 12 months with […]

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Dutch Nationals Report, 2022

26. September 2022 18:03

On the 10th and 11th of September 2022 we sailed another successful event on what by now is the Dutch class’s homewaters: Bruinisse. Or did we? Well it definitely was succesful! More than 30 boats having a blast on the water. We just didn’t sail on both the 10th and the 11th. While the weather […]

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