TSL 14 Boat


The TSL14, a South African Sailing recognized class, incorporates the features of simplicity, durability, and a fun sailing experience for both novices and experienced sailors.

Conceptualised with input from leading sailors and participants in the sailing industry, South African Sailing believe this is an ideal Team Sailing boat. “The design phase focused on creating an amazing sailing experience and some key features include a simple deck layout, raised boom, and separate toe straps for helm and crew to allow for different crew configurations” says Stephen du Toit of Performance Craft who has built all the boats to date.  All TSL14’s are fitted with rubber bow bumpers, sealed masts and a mail sail reef point for safety.

The sail plan consists of a modern main and job configuration that is ideal for team sailing and will be durable under extended use.  David Rae of North Sails says, “The sails have been designed so the TSL14 can be sailed in a variety of wind conditions with an easy main reef system.  The jib is designed for easy rigging with quick hanks.  The TSL14 is well balanced and easy to sail making it a fantastic boat for team sailing and teaching new people to sail.  This league is an exciting initiative from SA Sailing giving South Africans from all walks of life the opportunity to sail.”

Boat NameTSL14
TypeCenterboard Dinghy
Opt crew weight 110 – 145 kg
No of trapeze None
No of crew 2
Mainsail area7.99 m2 (reefable with square top)
Jib area 3.07m2
Hull material Foam sandwich GRP
Hull length 4.2m
Hull beam 1.6m