B14 (dinghy)

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Current Specifications
Class Symbol
Crew 2
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.[1] The boat was designed in 1984 making it a fairly old class.[2]

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.[3]

The boat is in the fast handicap, with a portsmouth yardstick of 880,[4] designed with racing in mind. For this reason it is highly suitable for more experienced sailors.[3] The boat does not have a trapeze,[2] but instead makes use of wide wings.[3]


External links

fr:B14 (bateau)