The RS:X is a hybrid design based on the short wide style used by the Formula Windsurfing Class but with a center board. The RS:X equipment was used in 2008 with great success and was selected again by ISAF for use in 2012.
So the RS:X is equipment designed and built specifically to meet ISAF's requirements for use in the Olympic Regatta. It has a 100% carbon mast and high spec carbon boom. The hull is built on a unique production line. No other equipment is built on the same line