The RS:X Class

RS:X is the official Olympic Windsurfing Class in which every competitor races on the same board and using the same equipment, ensuring that the individual racer’s talent and tactical acumen is what decides their result – not their equipment. It makes for tight, compelling and dramatic racing.

“The individual racer’s talent and tactical acumen is what decides their result – not their equipment.”

All racers – including Emma – use the NeilPryde Windsurfing RS:X rig, board and sails that have been created specifically for the Olympic Class and have been designed to work optimally together. They feature a carbon mast and boom, a choice of 9.5m (men) or 8.5m (women and youth) sails, and a ‘wide-style’ board. The board combines contemporary design and construction technologies together with a centre board to maximise the versatility of the set up and allow racers to compete across a wide wind range (from 3-30 knots). 

The RS:X Class has been an official Olympic Class since Beijing 2008, and the RS:X Class Association responsible for the management, development and promotion of the class was established in 2006.

To find out more about the RS:X Class Association, go here; to discover more about NeilPryde Windsurfing’s RS:X board and equipment click on the button below.