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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 (2019)


18/19 May

Lymington Tera Open

1 June

Felpham Open

15/16 June

Brightling Sea Open

22 June

Mudeford Open

29/30 June

Training at RLymYC

13/14 July

Rutland Water - Squad Selector

28 July

Training at RLymYC

3 August

Training at RLymYC

4-9 August

Junior Regatta Week

17 August

Training at RLymYC

24/25 August

Brightling Sea National Championships

31 August/1 September

Hayling Island Open

7 September

Training at RLymYC

14 September

Emsworth Open

28/29 September

RYA Zonal Championships - British Youth Sailing Weymouth

5 October

Training at RLymYC

26 October

Training at RLymYC

23 November

1/2 Day (AM) Training at RLymYC

14 December

1/2 Day (AM) Training at RLymYC

4 January 2020

1/2 Day (AM) Training at RLymYC