Women's Olympic Skiff Contender - RS900?

Following ISAF's final choice of sailing events for the 2016 Olympics, including a women's skiff, RS Sailing has announced that they plan to develop the RS900 to compete for this role - subject to confirmation from the appointed Evaluation Team of their specific criteria for selection of this boat.
The RS900 will be an all-new boat incorporating developments from the highly respected RS800 hull, a new deck, new wings and a new rig. The RS900 will only go into full production if it is selected for the Olympics.
Early testing of a prototype RS900 has shown the performance can be close to a 49er - with optimized handling targeted to suit ISAF's specified weight range for female teams."This is a serious project for us" says Martin Wadhams, managing director of RS Sailing. "It will take a great boat to do justice to the Olympic role and a new generation of female sailing athletes. It will also take a significant commitment to work with ISAF on the strategy to launch the new class quickly and effectively if it wins selection. We're up for that."
More technical details will be released as development progresses and all elements are finalized.
Women's Olympic Skiff Contender - RS900? Women's Olympic Skiff Contender - RS900? Reviewed by Panos Douros on Monday, May 16, 2011 Rating: 5

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