Designed by Phil Morrison for members of the Hayling Island Sailing Club in 2003, the RS Elite Keelboat has become popular at several clubs, including the Royal Burnham Yacht Club, where fifteen Elites entered the National Championships held between 14th and 17th July, 2014.*
RS stands for Racing Sailboats, which business manufactures and markets a wide range of racing dinghies, keelboats and a catamaran.
I am not normally interested in racing sailboats, but the RS Elite has attractive sharpie lines that remind me somewhat of the Star class Olympic boat that Phil Morrison campaigned in 1983/4.
Phil is a very successful designer of racing dinghies and keelboats and an equally successful helmsman who has won many trophies.
If you like the look of an RS Elite Keelboat, she’ll set you back £29,150, and that’s without a road trailer! There is a second-hand one advertised at Noble Marine for £9,995: http://www.noblemarine.co.uk/class/RS-Elite/ , and there’s another at Clark and Carter for £8,000: http://www.clarkeandcarter.co.uk/brokerage-boats/searchfullspecs.php?DocumentID=4743586
RS Elite Keelboat
RS Elite Class Association
RS Elite Sailboatdata.com
*RS Elite 2014 National Championships
RS Elite National Championships Results
Phil Morrison Boat Designs
2013 Crewsaver RS Elite Stadium Cup
Line Drawing of the RS Elite
Royal Burnham Yacht Club RS Elite Events
Hayling Island Sailing Club – RS Elite News