RS21 Keelboat

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.

FEATURES
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
Hull
  • Eco-friendly construction using bio derived resins and 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
Foils
  • Lifting bulb keel – encapsulated in GRP skins
  • Removable internal keel crane
  • Composite transom hung rudder – removable
  • Tiller extension
Deck
  • 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
Rig
  • 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)
  • Torqeedo 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
Electronics / Innovative Community
(Early 2019)
  • Built-in data logger – capable of sending info to a remote online site
  • Allows communication between owners, crew and all participants
  • Share anonymized data – compare performance – learn – improve
  • Manage calendars – advertise for & find crews
  • Speed / depth functions – display mobile devices
Options
  • 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
SPECIFICATION
 Standard
 Optional

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, gennaker Dyneema/polyester
Boom Aluminium alloy
Bowsprit Carbon composite
Deck stowage hatch
Gennaker bag
Mooring eyes x 3
Sheets – Main, jib, gennaker
Vang/cunningham/outhaul
Mainsail slab reefing
Installed data logger for cloud community
Symmetrical spinnaker & equipment
Keel winch
Electric motor system
Electronics – speed, depth, etc.
Cover
Shore cradle with wheels
Road trailer
Warps and fenders pack
Anchor pack