RS Tera

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Current Specifications
Crew 1
LOA 2.87 m (9 ft 5 in)
Beam 1.23 m (4 ft 0 in)
Hull weight 33 kg (73 lb)
Mainsail area 3.7 m2 (40 sq ft)

The RS Tera is a one man monohull dinghy in the RS range of sailing boats. It is recognised by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) as an international class, and is a popular boat for beginners.[1]

The Tera gained international status two years after its launch.[1]

Performance and design

The Tera is suitable for introducing newcomers to the sport of sailing, but is also a good boat to race.[1][2][3] The boat is highly robust, and it is built with a self draining cockpit and easy righting after a capsize, in addition to which it has a floating daggerboard.[4] The boat is fairly small and light, meaning it is possible to transport it on a roof rack, and that it is manageable on the water by younger children. The mast comes in two pieces, and the boom is padded.[5] The boat can be rowed,[3] and has oarlocks.[5]

The Tera has a Comptec PE3 hull[3] and what has been described as a modern look.[5] The sail can be hoisted and dropped with halyards.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "RS Tera Class Page". Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  2. "RS Tera sailing". Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "RS Tera - All Purpose Boats". Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Dinghies and Keel boats". Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Intensitysails - RS Tera". Retrieved 16 April 2010. 

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