|LOA||4.25 m (13.9 ft)|
|Beam||3.05 m (10.0 ft)|
|Hull weight||64 kg (140 lb)|
|Main & Jib area||17.2 m2 (185 sq ft)|
|Spinnaker area||29.2 m2 (314 sq ft)|
The B14 is a two man monohull dinghy, designed by Julian Bethwaite. It is recognised as an international class by the International Sailing Federation. The boat was designed in 1984 making it a fairly old class.
Performance and design
The B14 is designed with a low center of gravity for added stability and an open transom, to help the boat to drain itself quickly and without need of a self-bailer. The mast is set far back in the boat to make room for the large asymmetric spinnaker.
The boat is in the fast handicap, with a portsmouth yardstick of 880, designed with racing in mind. For this reason it is highly suitable for more experienced sailors. The boat does not have a trapeze, but instead makes use of wide wings.
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