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RS Tera - The modern way to start sailing RS Tera Sport $3,250

RS Tera
World Sailing Learn to Sail Recommended Boat
RYA Recognized Junior Class
World Sailing International Class

A modern-looking, easily handled, singlehanded dinghy specifically for young sailors. Sail sizes to suit various sailor weights and experience levels, plus easy capsize recovery and a self draining cockpit. Exciting for entry level learn-to-sail to top international competition.

From youth fun, family beach sailing, sailing club & schools – the RS Tera sets the new standard for youth sailing!

The RS Tera has fleets worldwide with established racing programs too. Youth retention has gone up considerably in programs that switch to RS Teras. Having fun while learning and competing at all levels makes the Tera unique.

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


"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 66lb youngster
  • Big enough - for sailors / combined weight of up to 250lb
  • 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 66lbs (30 kg)
  • 38 sq ft 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 88lbs (40kg)
  • 50sq ft 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
  • Under cover
  • Launching trolley - aluminum alloy - collapsible
  • Mini Sail - fits on all models for high winds / light crews: 28sq ft (2.7 sq m)
  • Padded spar bag
  • Padded rudder bag
  • Padded daggerboard bag
  • 6:1 performance boom vang upgrade
  • Race pack - D12 outhaul & cunningham / downhaul + webbing clew strap + 6:1 performance boom vang
  • Little Hawk wind indicator
  • Rowing kit


Standard Optional RS Tera Pro Sport
Designer Paul Handley    
3 Layer Comptec PE3 Hull    
Length 9'5" (2.8m)    
Beam 4' (1.2m)    
Hull Weight 86lbs (39kg)    
Transportable on car roof rack Check your vehicle roof weight capacity    
Sport Reefing Dacron sail 38 sq ft (3.5 sq m)    
Pro fully battened Mylar sail 50 sq ft (4.6 sq m)    
Minisail 28 sq ft (2.6 sq m)    
Mast - black anodized aluminum alloy 2-part    
Boom - black anodized aluminum alloy Padded head protector    
Foils - aluminum alloy - low drag section Unsinkable    
Lifting rudder stock + tiller + extension    
Padded hiking strap    
Capsize righting lines    
Lifting handles with rubber grip    
Top cover Breathable polycotton    
Under cover    
Launching trolley 3 part collapsible aluminum    
Padded spar bag    
Padded rudder bag    
Padded daggerboard bag    
6:1 Performance boom vang    
Little hawk wind indicator MK2    
Rowing kit Includes oars & rowlocks    
Race upgrade kit D12 outhaul and cunningham, clew strap, 6:1 vang    


"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

""Self draining PE boats are also a coaches best friend. Sure fiberglass teaches respect but not so much that the fleet won't need plenty of work after a summers abuse. I've had Tera's flip multiple times on a windy session and not had to drag a crying child out of a swamped boat, the same can not be said for the opti.""
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