We recently had a couple of visits from RS Sailing who bought some new toys along for us to try. It came as a welcome relief from all the office work that we have been doing lately.
We are testing these boats in the build up to next season, where we are looking to make a large expansion of our current fleet of kit. The boats we tested were the RS Venture which is a large training dinghy, with Mainsail, Jib and Spinnaker. The Venture can carry up to 8 people! These boats are an ultra stable platform and we were impressed with how they coped in the wavy conditions, even in the very light wind.
We also tested the new RS Cat 16. The cat is a training design, but as we found, with the spinnaker pack and trapezes fitted you can really open up the taps and get it going. Check out a few of the pictures from the day below. Check out the RS Facebook Page for more pictures of their boats.