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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

Date (2020)


8th February

Training at RLymYC

21 March

Training at RLymYC

11 April

Training at RLymYC

18/19 April

Start of Seasons Northampton

25 April

Training at RLymYC (TBC)

25/26 April

Hayling Island Open

16/17 May

Lymington Open - RLymYC

22 August

Emsworth Open

29-31 August

Nationals - Royal Torbay YC

26/27 September

RYA Regional Weymouth & Portland NSA

24/25 October

End of Seasons Draycote Sailing Club