RS Tera

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“An ideal boat to introduce kids to sailing – modern-looking, fun to sail and exceptional value … buy one and burn the Playstation” by WhatBoat magazine

For youngsters, family beach fun, racing, and as a junior boat for sailing clubs, schools, and holiday company fleets – the RS Tera is the perfect boat for kids. This growing ISAF Class has a training and racing program up to World Championship level – With an emphasis on having fun while learning and competing at all levels.

The RS Tera comes in two specifications: Sport (Dacron sail for durability) and Pro (battened Mylar sail for more power). There is also a mini-sail with a reduced sail area for smaller sailors and a Race pack for youngsters wishing to compete. All specifications can be fitted to the same hull and spars, meaning a long life of RS Tera sailing from ages 5 to teen. If you are looking for a small boat for sale, the RS Tera is cost-effective, durable, and a great performer with ISAF Class status and a huge international racing scene.

The RS Tera is packed with features that make it safe and easy to sail. It comes up dry from a capsize, unlike the Optimist dinghy, giving greater independence and giving parents and instructors peace of mind. The RS Tera is quick and simple to rig, with boom padding to reduce head injuries, and is also incredibly light – Children can launch and rig themselves and it can even be car topped for easy transportation.

Exciting and safe
  • Exciting – responsive in light winds and planes readily in a breeze
  • Easy – stable and well balanced
  • Capsize friendly – self draining cockpit and righted with ease
  • Fast progress – reduced tendency to stick in “irons”
  • Foredeck & aft-deck design – leads to correct sailor position
  • Modern –- great looks that youngsters love
  • Safe – high, light, padded boom
More convenient
  • Quick to rig – easy for a child
  • Light – for youngsters to launch unaided
  • Transportable – light and small enough to easily roof rack and store
More versatile
  • Small enough – for a 30kg youngster
  • Big enough – for sailors up to 70kg
  • Spacious enough – for two small children
  • Optional rowing kit – for windless fun afloat
  • All rounder – stable enough for beginners, exciting performance
Lowest maintenance – greater durability
  • Comptec PE3 construction – state of the art three layer rotomoulding system
  • Toughest outer skin – middle foam layer for stiffness – strong inner skin
  • RS process leads the way & enables thickness variation for high load areas
  • Reduces overall weight – every RS offers the best performance and handling
  • Integral buoyancy from thick foam layer
  • Strongest fittings attachment – brass inserts moulded into the hull structure
  • Virtually maintenance free
World Sailing International Class
  • From novice to World Championship competition
  • Fun – emphasis on enjoyment afloat & ashore, even at top level
  • Pathway – gets kids hooked and builds the lifetime sailing pathway
RS Tera Sport
  • Perfect for juniors from 30kg
  • 3.7m² reefing half battened Dacron Sport sail
  • Same mast as the Pro
  • Easy reefing around the mast – vertical battens
  • Store the sail furled
RS Tera Pro
  • Perfect for juniors and small adults from 40kg
  • 4.8m² fully battened Mylar Pro sail
  • Light and powerful
  • Same mast as the Sport
  • Assists progression – a new sail instead of a new boat
RS Tera Accessories
  • Top cover – breathable
  • Undercover
  • Launching trolley – aluminium alloy – collapsible
  • Mini Sail – fits on all models for high winds / light crews: 2.7m² (28ft²)
  • Padded spar bag
  • Padded rudder bag
  • Padded daggerboard bag
  • 6:1 performance kicker / vang upgrade
  • Race pack – D12 outhaul & cunningham / downhaul + webbing clew strap + 6:1 performance kicker
  • Little Hawk wind indicator
  • Rowing kit

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    RS Tera Sport RS Tera Pro
Designer Paul Handley    
Length 2.87m (9'5") bulletfill bulletfill
Beam 1.23m (4') bulletfill bulletfill
Hull Weight 43kg (95lbs) bulletfill bulletfill
Max Crew Weight 135kg (298lbs) bulletfill bulletfill
Minisail 2.7m² (28ft²) bulletfill bulletfill
Mainsail - Club 3.7m² (38ft²) - Dacron Sport Reefing bulletfill bulletfill
Mainsail - Race 4.8m² (50ft²) - Mylar Pro Fully-Battened bulletfill bulletfill
Hull Construction Comptec PE3 Durable Polyethylene bulletfill bulletfill
Mast 2-Part Black Anodised Aluminium Alloy bulletfill bulletfill
Boom Black Anodised Aluminium Alloy With Padded Head Protector bulletfill bulletfill
Rudder Blade Aluminium Alloy bulletfill bulletfill
Rudder Stock Moulded Glass/Nylon – Lift & Lock System bulletfill bulletfill
Tiller Extension Aluminium Alloy bulletfill bulletfill
Centreboard Aluminium Alloy, Low-Drag Section, Buoyant bulletfill bulletfill
Padded Toe Straps   bulletfill bulletfill
Capsize Righting Lines   bulletfill bulletfill
Lifting Handles With Rubber Grip bulletfill bulletfill
Top Cover Breathable Polycotton bulletfill bulletfill
Under Cover   bulletfill bulletfill
Padded Spar Bag   bulletfill bulletfill
Rowing Kit Includes Oars & Rowlocks bulletfill bulletfill
Padded Daggerboard Bag   bulletfill bulletfill
Padded Rudder Bag   bulletfill bulletfill
Launching Trolley 3-Part Collapsible Aluminium bulletfill bulletfill
Transportable On Car Roof Check Your Vehicle Roof Weight Capacity bulletfill bulletfill
6:1 Performance Kicker   bulletfill bulletfill
Little Hawk Wind Indicator MK2   bulletfill bulletfill
Race Upgrade Kit D12 Outhaul & Cunningham, Clew Strap, 6:1 Kicker

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