The RS21 responds to the need for a progressive, simple and affordable solution for keelboat clubs that increasingly see the opportunity for fleet ownership, league competition and training.

Pay-as-you-go. Team up and do it together. The RS21 is specifically designed for fleet purchase, with attributes that will appeal to individual buyers as well. It puts close racing over ultimate performance. Convenient ownership over complexity. It maximizes low maintenance, value and pure sailing enjoyment.

This is the boat to bring wider availability and popularity back to keelboat racing. Realistic costs allow appealing club charter fees – or affordable investment by syndicates of sailing friends. The RS21 is a safe purchase and assured of success.

Parallel 45 Marine is proud to be the Canadian importer and distributor of the RS21.

Overarching Design Goals
  • Progressive design for simple and affordable club & syndicate ownership
  • Balanced, quick and enjoyable sailing as a team
  • Evenly matched, close racing prioritized over ultimate performance
  • Robust and simple to maintain – efficient fleet operation
  • Sustainable aspects designed and built in
  • Eco-friendly construction using recycled core materials
  • Contemporary styling for appeal that reflects cool boats of the era
  • Maximum waterline length
  • Balanced rocker line for good performance across the wind range, at the expense of maximum speed at one end or the other
  • Pronounced chines add form stability as the boat heels and shed water for a drier ride
  • Lifting bulb keel – encapsulated in GRP skins
  • Removable internal keel crane
  • Composite transom hung rudder – removable
  • Tiller extension
  • Large open cockpit with comfortable space for four crew and more
  • Open transom for rapid draining
  • Layout and systems allow handling by two crew if required
  • Minimal obstructions reduce bruises
  • Large central hatch for stowage of sails etc within the boat, adding operating efficiency
  • Centre mainsheet can be trimmed by helm or crew
  • 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
  • Carbon composite mast reduces weight aloft to improves handling
  • Light weight and pivoting heel make the mast easy to raise by hand
  • Durable aluminium alloy boom
  • Carbon composite bowsprit
  • Quick to rig – 20 minutes from trailer to launch ready
  • Durable construction Club sails & larger Race sails options
  • Mainsail with single slab reef system in club spec
  • Trouble free hanked-on jib
Sail Handling Systems
  • Large cockpit with comfortable space for 4 crew and more
  • Simple layout with clearly understandable controls
  • Large gennaker bag for efficient hoists / drops
Electric Propulsion System (optional)
  • E-Propulsion motor system integrated into hull & deck design
  • Sits almost invisibly behind the keel / under the mainsheet system
  • Prop leg can be raised while sailing – bottom fairing plate closes the hull recess
  • Central speed control unit & removable / rechargeable battery pack
  • Symmetrical spinnaker and equipment (not required for one-design Class racing)
  • Mast head wind indicator
  • Keel winch
  • Boat cover
  • Shore cradle with wheels
  • Road trailer
  • Warps & Fenders pack
  • Anchor pack – inc chain / warp / bag

Designer Richards / Whitehouse / RS Sailing  
Length 6.34m (20’11 »)
Beam 2.20m (7’3″)
Draught 1.38m (4’6″)
Displacement 650kg (1433lbs)
Hull construction Eco-friendly composite
Keel Lifting – with bulb
Rudder Removable – composite
Mainsail area – Race 16.2m² (175ft²)
Jib area – Race 8.4m² (90.4ft²)
Gennaker area – Race 40m² (430.5ft²)
Mainsail area – Club 16.2m² (175ft²)
Jib area – Club 8.4m² (90.4ft²)
Gennaker area – Club 35m² (377ft²)
Spinnaker area – Club 30m² (322.9ft²)
Mast Carbon composite
Shrouds & forestay Stainless steel wire
Halyards – Main, jib Dyneema/polyester
Boom Aluminum alloy
Bowsprit Carbon composite
Deck stowage hatch  
Gennaker bag  
Mooring eyes x 3  
Sheets – Main, jib  
Mainsail slab reefing – Club Sail only  
Installed data logger for cloud community  
Symmetrical spinnaker & equipment  
Keel winch  
Electric motor system  
Electronics – speed, depth, etc.  
Shore cradle with wheels  
Road trailer  
Warps and fenders pack  
Anchor pack  
Complete, Selden Hardware – no sails $62,950
Complete, Harken Hardware – no sails $65,500
Complete, Selden Hardware, ePropulsion drive, no sails $70,750
Complete, Harken Hardware, ePropulsion drive, no sails $71,000
Hyde Club Sail: Dacron Main & Jib, 35 m² Gennaker $7,700
Hyde League Sails: Dacron Main & Jib, 40m² Gennaker $8,000
North One Design Sails: Mylar Main & Jib,  40m² Gennaker $8,200