B14 (dinghy)

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B14
B14dinghylogo.JPG
Class symbol
Boat
Crew2
Hull
Hull weight64 kg (141 lb)
LOA4.25 m (13.9 ft)
Beam3.05 m (10.0 ft)
Sails
Spinnaker area29.2 m2 (314 sq ft)
Upwind sail area17.2 m2 (185 sq ft)
Racing
D-PN81.0
RYA PN870


The B14 is a two man monohull dinghy, designed by Julian Bethwaite. It is recognised as an international class by the International Sailing Federation.[1] The boat was designed in 1984.[2]

Performance and design[edit]

The B14 is designed with a low center of gravity for added stability and an open transom, to help the boat to drain itself quickly and without need of a self-bailer. The mast is set far back in the boat to make room for the large asymmetric spinnaker.[3][4] The boat has a fast handicap, with a Portsmouth Yardstick of 870,[5] designed with racing in mind. For this reason it is highly suitable for more experienced sailors.[3] The boat does not have a trapeze,[2] but instead makes use of wide wings.[3]

History[edit]

Events[edit]

World Champions[edit]

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1998 Weymouth  Richard Lovering
Dick Parker (GBR)
2000 Sydney AT&T
 Tim Fells
Richard Dowsett (GBR)
Slippery
 Richard Lovering
Ian Lovering (GBR)
2001 Torbole  Steve Lovegrove
Shaun Barber (GBR)
 Tim Fells
Richard Dowsett (GBR)
 David Hayes
Sean Dwyer (GBR)
2003 Melbourne  AT&T (GBR)
Tim Fells
David Cunningham
 Snatch (GBR)
Jono Pank
Shaun Barber
 Buggar the Bone (AUS)
Guy Bancroft
Rhys Bancroft
2004 Torbole  AT&T (GBR)
Tim Fells
Shaun Barber
 Great Britain
Matt Searle
Andy Ramus
 Australia
Martin Johnson
Mike Halkes
2006 Sydney  Gutted Hedgehog (GBR)
Matt Searle
Andy Ramus
 PICA (GBR)
Jamie Mears
Matt Gill
 AT&T (GBR)
Tim Fells
Sean Dwyer
2007 Falmouth AT&T
 Tim Fells (GBR)
 Shaun Barber (GBR)
 Guy Bancroft (AUS)
 James Patterson (AUS)
 Chris Bines (GBR)
 Dave Gibbons (GBR)
2009 Hobart  Guy BANCROFT
Nick DARLOW (AUS)
 Mark BARNES
Pete NICHOLSON (GBR)
 Nick RICHARDSON
Alan NICHOLAS (AUS)
2010 Carnac  Guy BANCROFT
David GRACE (AUS)
 Scott CUNNINGHAM
Jason WALKER (AUS)
 Nick CRAIG
Matt JOHNSON (GBR)
2013 Plerin  Tim HARRISON
Jonny RATCLIFFE (GBR)
 Ben McGRANE
Roz McGRANE (GBR)
 Richard REYNOLDS
Lissa MCMILLAN (AUS)
2015 McRae  Guy Bancroft
Lachlan Imeneo (AUS)
 Brent Frankcombe
Leigh Dunstan (AUS)
 Ian Cunningham
David Cunningham (AUS)
2016 Garda  Rick PLAIN
Mike VINCENT (AUS)
 Tim HARRISON
Jonathan RATCLIFFE (GBR)
 Guy BANCROFT
Dave GRACE (AUS)

Various[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "International series sailing dinghy : SKIFF Ovington". www.nauticexpo.com. Archived from the original on 2 May 2010. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
  2. ^ a b "B14 Dinghy Class Information". www.noblemarine.co.uk. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
  3. ^ a b c "About B14". www.b14.org. Archived from the original on 2010-01-18. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
  4. ^ "French B14 Class". www.b14.fr. Archived from the original on 2011-05-15. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Portsmouth Number List 2012". Royal Yachting Association. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Centerboard Classes". US Sailing. Archived from the original on 16 August 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012.

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