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RS Tera Class

RS Tera Class Association

The new fast, fun and safe single-hander for youngsters – From entry level fun up to international competition the RS Tera makes sailing addictive.
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 programme 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.
RS Tera – the perfect way to introduce youngsters to sailing and keep them hooked. Following an announcement at the London Boat show in 2018, the RS Tera is now also a recognised RYA Junior Class.

The club has a number of boats that can be hired – for training sessions, Wednesday Junior Sailing, the RLymYC Junior Regatta, Open Events and Friday Night Junior Club Racing. There are many ways to get your child afloat with the club organising regular coached training sessions to improve boat handling, Friday Night Junior Race Nights to introduce the sailors to mixed fleet club racing, plus we hold an annual Tera Open and Southern Championships enabling our sailors to race against sailors from around the country.
Parents are encouraged to volunteer helming or crewing the safety ribs. Rib helms are required to have a PB2, but the club runs courses throughout the year, enabling interested parents in gaining this qualification.
Dates for your diary

10th April – all day
11th April – all day
22nd April – morning only pre Lymington Tera Open Training
23rd April – Monday Night Racing Starts more info
27th April – Friday night racing starts, a great opportunity to practice the skills learnt during the training sessions more info
5th May – all day pre Lymington Tera Open training
19th & 20th May – Royal Lymington Tera Open enter here
29th May – all day
9th June – Felpham Tera Open
16th June – Mudeford Tera Open
23rd June – Welsh Harp Tera Open
7th & 8th July – Lymington Dinghy Regatta more info
14th & 15th July – Hayling Island Tera Open
29th July – all day Pre Weymouth training, others are welcome
30th July – all day pre Weymouth training, others are welcome
4th – 10th August – Tera Worlds at Weymouth
13th – 17th August – Junior Regatta Week (Youth Week) enter here
22nd August – morning only
23rd August – all day
2nd September – all day
4th September – evening session
8th September – all day
9th September – Frensham Pond Tera Open
11th September – evening session
29th September – Great Moors Tera Open