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The New Fast, Fun and Cool way into Sailing RS Tera for sale from £2, 280

RS Tera
The RS Tera is an ISAF Class
RYA Recognised Junior Class
ISAF Learn to Sail Boat

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 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.

“An ideal boat to introduce kids to sailing – modern looking, fun to sail and exceptional value … buy one and burn the Playstation”
WhatBoat magazine

Looking to buy an RS Tera? Find out more about the RS Tera in the following pages or look for used RS Teras for sale in our used boats section.


"The Tera has quickly become the most popular choice with our Cadets." Desborough Sailing Club

Exciting and safe

  • Easy to sail - chined hull form, well mannered in all conditions
  • Fun to sail - responsive in light winds and planes readily in a breeze
  • Modern - great looks and the latest design
  • Safe - high, lightweight, padded boom to prevent head injuries
  • Capsize friendly - self draining cockpit and righted with ease.

More convenient

  • Quick to rig - set up in minutes
  • Light enough - for youngsters to easily launch and recover unaided
  • Transportable - light enough to roof rack and small enough to store easily
  • Strong - maintenance free, durable construction

More versatile

  • Small enough - for a 30kg youngster
  • Big enough - for sailors up to 70kg
  • Spacious enough - for two small children
  • Optional rowing kit - for windless fun afloat
  • All rounder - stable enough for beginners, performance options for more excitement

Lowest maintenance - greater durability

  • Comptec PE3 construction - state of the art three layer rotomoulding system
  • Toughest outer skin - middle foam layer for stiffness - strong inner skin
  • RS process leads the way & enables additional thickness in high load areas
  • Reduces overall weight for better sailing - every RS offers the best performance and most rewarding handling
  • Maximum use of shape to distribute loads and remove need for bolt on reinforcements
  • Built in buoyancy from thick foam layer
  • Strongest fittings attachment - brass inserts moulded into the hull structure
  • Virtually maintenance free

Best value

  • RS quality - Comptec PE3 hull and high quality equipment
  • Affordable - exceptional value
  • Add-on options - the same hull can be adapted to grow with your child's age and ability

RS Tera Sport

  • Perfect for juniors from 30kg
  • 3.7m2 reefing half battened Dacron Sport sail
  • Uses the same mast as the Pro
  • Easy reefing around the mast - vertical battens
  • Store the sail furled

RS Tera Pro

  • Perfect for juniors and small adults from 40kg
  • 4.8m2 fully battened Mylar Pro sail
  • Light and powerful
  • Uses the same mast as the Sport
  • Auto ratchet mainsheet block

RS Tera Accessories

  • Top cover - breathable
  • Undercover
  • Launching trolley - aluminium alloy - collapsible
  • Mini Sail - fits on all models for high winds / light crews: 2.7m2 (28ft2)
  • Padded spar bag
  • Padded rudder bag
  • Padded daggerboard bag
  • 6:1 performance kicker / vang upgrade
  • Race pack - D12 outhaul & cunningham / downhaul + webbing clew strap + 6:1 performance kicker
  • Little Hawk wind indicator
  • Rowing kit


Standard Optional RS Tera Sport Pro
Designer Paul Handley    
3 Layer Comptec PE3 Hull    
Length 2.87m (9'5")    
Beam 1.23m (4')    
Hull Weight 39kg (84lbs)    
Transportable on car roof rack Check your vehicle roof weight capacity    
Sport Reefing dacron mainsail 3.7m2 (38sqft)    
Pro fully battened sail 4.8m2 (50sqft)    
Minisail 2.7m2 (28sqft)    
Mast - black anodised aluminium alloy 2-part    
Boom - black anodised aluminium alloy Padded head protector    
Foils - aluminium alloy - low drag section Buoyant    
Lifting rudder stock + tiller + extension    
Padded toe strap    
Capsize righting lines    
Lifting handles with rubber grip    
Top Cover Breathable polycotton    
Under cover    
Launching Trolley 3 part collapsable aluminium    
Padded spar bag    
Padded Rudder bag    
Padded daggerboard bag    
6:1 Performance kicker    
Little hawk wind indicator MK2    
Rowing kit Includes oars & rowlocks    
Race upgrade kit D12 outhaul and cunningham, clew strap, 6:1 kicker    


"The boat was very acclaimed. There were many sailing school chiefs wich were surprised about quality-price. And of course sailors were delighted"
Pablo Arandia - Spain

"An ideal boat to introduce kids to sailing - modern looking, fun to sail and exceptional value … buy one and burn the Playstation"
WhatBoat magazine

"Our juniors set off in the shiny brand new craft, which so have out performed all expectations."
Tenby SC

"The Tera looks really nice, very good price, low weight, strong material - It must be a success!"
Christer Båth, Sweden

"The youngsters like its looks "cool, fab, brill etc"…. and it's FAST - a real fun boat."
Desborough Sailing Club

"The Tera has quickly become the most popular choice with our Cadets."
Desborough Sailing Club

"Good looks are there for sure - the Tera seems likely to get the thumbs up from both adults (who'll be signing the cheque) and young sailors (who'll have the fun)."
Yachts and Yachting

"should be easy to tow behind a cruiser or even stow on deck - and when you get to the other end you can use it as a tender as well as sailing around."
Practical Boat Owner

"We started with six to replace our tired Oppies, and now we have 12 with another 6 planned. The simple reason for this is that they are chosen by our juniors time and time again over the Oppies which are generally left redundant in the boat park. There is a marked improvement of the standard of sailing of our youngsters - they are a great success!"
Hawley Lake Sail Training Centre

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