The RS Tera Class is going from strength to strength as the boat and the class continues to gain recognition all over the world. In 2018 we delivered boats to new European destinations such as Romania and Ukraine. In the United States there are also fleets popping up that want to start joining and hosting international RS Tera events. It’s an exciting time for the class and there is another way for kids to enjoy our sport!
Building fleets, building participation
In 2018 there will be official National Championships in Sweden, Czech Republic, South Africa and the UK. The RYA has added the RS Tera to their junior pathway programme and as a result of this there will be structured training across the UK. The RS Tera is gaining recognition for being a great platform to begin and develop a lifetime in sailing.
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So what’s new?
As will all the boats at RS, the development and design team are continuing to monitor output for the RS Tera and over the past 6 months have decided on the following practical updates.
New tool – designed to withstand the pressures on the hull as the class continues to develop as an international junior racing class
Mast Pot – improved structural integrity and construction
Rudder Fittings – the new tool ensures that more material will stick to the aft of the boat during the rotomoulding process, giving room for a back plate. This process has been used successfully previously in boats such as the RS Zest and RS Quest
Hatch and Storage Capacity – new hatch on the deck with a bucket to store essentials
Bottle Holder – will keep that bottle in place while sailing!
Does this mean the new hull is going to be faster?
These changes are not performance related, they are practical – to improve usability and reliability. The hull shape and rig has not changed meaning the
The RS Tera was launched 12 years ago, and in that time RS have learnt a great deal about building rotomoulded boats and it feels only right to implement these techniques on the RS Tera.
With the ever-progressing class status, this is the correct time to ensure these changes modernize and refresh the RS Tera to fully future-proof the boat for the years of class sailing and racing it has to come.