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The RS:X (Women) Olympic Class - Women's Windsurfer

Replacing the Mistral, the NeilPryde RS:X was the new windsurfing equipment used at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

A strict one-design class sailed by both men and women, the RS:X is the only boat that will bring the sailor into direct contact with the air and sea.

The board, shaped by Jean Bouldoires, is a true crossover board in that it makes the best compromise between traditional raceboard sailing and exciting “Formula” racing. The RS:X sail performs exceptionally well in both planing and non-planing conditions and has been designed for easy handling. The difference between the Men's and Women's classes is the sail size, 9.5m2 for Men and 8.5m2 for Women.

 

RS:X (Women) - Stats

Designer Neil Pryde Ltd
Year Designed 2004
LOA 2.86 m (9 ft 5 in)
Beam 0.93 m (3 ft 1 in)
Mainsail Area 8.5 m2 (91 sq ft)
Board Volume 231 l (51 imp gal; 61 US gal)
Mast Height 4.8 m (16 ft)
Hull Weight 15.5 kg (34 lb)
Crew 1
Olympic Debut 2008 - Beijing, China
Class Association www.rsxclass.com/

 

British Olympic Windsurfing Medals

Beijing 2008 Bryony Shaw Bronze

 

London 2012 Olympic Games Top 3

Gold Marina Neira  Spain (ESP)
Silver Tuuli Petaja-Siren  Finland (FIN)
Bronze Zofia Noceti-Klepacka  Poland (POL)

Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Top 3

Gold Yin Jian China (CHN)
Silver Alessandra Sensini Italy (ITA)
Bronze Bryony Shaw Great Britain (GBR)

 

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