The RS Tera
Sport has been made an official British Youth Sailing recognised class after
impressing with its potential for progression at junior level.
The RYA’s Youth Racing Committee voted overwhelmingly to add the
9ft single-hander to its list of recognised classes that also includes the 29er, the Topper and the Optimist.
classes are those deemed important to British Youth Sailing’s aims and
ambitions to develop young racing talent towards a lifetime in the sport.
RS Tera has become a hit at sailing clubs around the country thanks to its
blend of simplicity and performance.
version of the dinghy boasts a smaller rig and soft dacron sail, making it
ideal for youngsters whether they are beginners or experienced racers.
It will play a
key part in British Youth Sailing’s mission to develop the best young racing
sailors in the world through its Junior and Youth pathways.
boasts an established programme of racing in the UK and around the world that
will culminate in 2018 with the RS Tera World Championships held at the
Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy from 4-10 August 2018.
the RYA’s Youth Racing Manager, said: “The RYA aims to develop sailing from a
young age, and to add the RS Tera to our approved pathway structure will only
benefit our sport. It offers another avenue in to the Olympic classes and comes
with a solid foundation already rooted in the nation’s sailing clubs.”
chairman of the UK RS Tera Class, added: “It’s great to see the Tera class
being recognised by the RYA. It’s a perfect boat to start sailing in and to
develop some great lifelong skills. With a really friendly class association
behind it and a range of regional and national events it’s easy to see why it’s
a growing fleet.”
Sailing will support the current work undertaken by the RS Tera class
association as well as investigating ways to help develop and strengthen the
class to maximise the junior sailing progression.
information on the RS Tera click here.
list of British Youth Sailing recognised classes:
Techno 293 OD – Junior
4.7 – Junior
Feva XL – Junior
– Junior ~
Tera Sport – Junior
Radial – Youth
Standard – Youth
8.5 – Youth
15 – Youth
More information on British Youth Sailing's recognised classes can be found here.