We have a number of different boats that are designed to meet the varying needs and abilities of our sailors. Whether it be sailing solo, or dual with an instructor or as a crew member, our boats have been selected to be stable in the water and as practical as possible to get in and out of.
The Hansa fleet has 3 types of boat: the 2.3, the 303 and the Liberty. Depending on the boat, they are either 1 or 2 person boats and can be fitted with electric controls to help set the sail and /or steer.
They are a fantastic boats that can give novice sailors and experienced sailors a great experience whether you’re cruising or racing.
The Challenger is a well-established competitive boat at national and international levels. This is the boat to sail if you prefer fast and exciting times afloat.
Electric control of the sail is available on one boat, if required, and a 'Buddy Seat' for an instructor can be fitted.
In addition to our Challengers, we have a Windrider 17 for those who prefer a 2-seat multi-sail multihull. The twin seating also allows an instructor to teach how to sail a multihull.
These are the most recent addition to our fleet.
These are keel boats that have 2 configurations: fitted with 2 rigid seats for side by side sailing or, with seats removed, a 6 to 8-seater tiller steered sailing dinghy.
One of our Ventures can be operated with electric joystick steering controls.
The refurbishment was funded by Friends of Rutland Sailability—with our thanks.
We now have 3 Kinsman boats in our fleet.
The white Kinsman has been fitted with wheel steering and the others retain the traditional tiller steering.
We have 2 Drascombe Longboats and, although they were originally designed with training in mind, the Longboats are very popular with those who do not want, or are unable, to actively participate in sailing a boat.
With plenty of space for a number of passengers, (members can sail with their carers) everyone is able to enjoy the sensation of sailing.
In 2012 RS was honoured to be invited to represent Rutland and sail our Longboat in the Queens Diamond Jubilee Pageant.