RS Quest Resources

The RS Quest is a versatile and spacious sailing dinghy designed for both training and recreational sailing, featuring a stable hull, modern rigging, and a flexible layout that accommodates various crew sizes and skill levels. West Coast Sailing has all the resources you need to rig, find replacement parts, and enjoy sailing your RS Quest.

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RS Quest Line Lengths:

Description Length Diameter Line Type Quantity Recommended Line Options
Main Halyard 40 ft 4mm  Halyard 1 4mm Robline Dinghy Control
Jib Halyard 27 ft  4mm  Halyard  4mm Robline Dinghy Control
Spinnaker Halyard 47 ft  4mm  Halyard  4mm Alpha SSR
Mainsheet 23 ft  8mm Sheet  8mm Robline Dinghy Sheet XL
Jib Sheet 17 ft  7mm  Sheet   7mm Robline Dinghy Sheet XL
Spinnaker Sheet  32 ft  8mm  Sheet   8mm Samson Ultra-Lite
Cunningham 5 ft  5mm  Control Line 5mm Dinghy Control
Outhaul 3 ft  5mm  Control Line  5mm Robline Sirius 500
Reefing line 14 ft  6mm  Control Line  6mm Alpha SSR
Centerboard Case Elastic Strop 1 ft  5mm  Misc.  5mm Shockcord
Centerboard Case Rope Strop 1 ft  4mm  Misc  4mm Robline Sirius 500
Centreboard Handle 2 ft  7mm  Misc  7mm Robline Dinghy Sheet XL
Mainsheet Strop 5 ft  5mm  Misc  5mm Dinghy Control
Spinnaker Mast Elastic 12 ft  3mm  Misc  3mm Shockcord
Spinnaker Sock Elastic Tie 1 ft  3mm  Misc  3mm Shockcord
Symmetric Spinnaker Twinning line 10 ft  5mm  Misc.  5mm Dinghy Control
Tow Strops 2 ft  5mm  Misc  5mm Robline Sirius 


RS Quest Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is this the perfect family boat?

A: Pretty much. In all honesty, this is the ~14' modern day sailing boat we've always wanted. Stable, roomy, sporty without being complicated durable and almost no maintenance. It can take 4 adults, but can be singlehanded... it's got a spinnaker and other options without breaking the bank. This is one of our most favorite models of boats to come out in years and years.

Q: Bench seating, what is the rationale?

A: The bench seats provide a really confident seating position, especially for guests or new sailors. Instead of having them sit on the rail right away, sailors have easy access to all the controls, and yet they aren't scrunched into a tight place inside the cockpit.

Q: Do I need the mast head float?

A: The Quest doesn't capsize very easily, but, with families and kids aboard, we recommend the mast head float for most situations. Prevents the boats from turning

Q: Is stepping the mast hard?

A: The Quest mast isn't heavy, but it is a bit lengthy. Some adults do it themselves, others prefer the confidence of two people (the second person usually helping to pin the forestay wire). For the first few times, use two people, and as you gain confidence, you'll see how you can do it solo.

Q: Foredeck kit, do I get it?

A: You know, for the first year or so, we sold most boats with the foredecks. It's honestly an esthetic thing. But, these days, the majority of Quests are sold without them. The foredeck is 35-40lbs, and adds costs. It looks smart, but, we have lots of customers who skip it, and we don't think they are that much worse off for doing so.

Q: I don't know if I want to buy the spinnaker yet, can I add it later?

A: Absolutely. All of the installation points are pre-built into the hull, and the spinnaker kit that can be purchased anytime after will have all the hardware and fasteners needed. Not a problem.


About the RS Quest

The RS Quest is a highly adaptable and versatile sailing dinghy renowned for its capacity to cater to a wide range of sailing experiences. With a design focused on training and recreation, the Quest boasts a stable hull, modern rigging, and a spacious cockpit, making it suitable for sailors of varying skill levels and crew sizes. Whether used for introductory sailing courses or casual cruising, the RS Quest's user-friendly features, such as the option for a single or double-handed configuration, ensure a comfortable and enjoyable on-water experience. The boat's durability, coupled with its dynamic sailing capabilities, has positioned the RS Quest as a popular choice for sailing schools, families, and individuals seeking a reliable and adaptable craft for diverse sailing adventures.

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