Topaz Taz

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Topaz Taz
Designer Ian Howlett
Crew 1–2
Type Monohull
Construction Topaz TRILAM
Hull weight 40 kg (88 lb)
LOA 2.95 m (9 ft 8 in)
Beam 1.20 m (3 ft 11 in)
Hull appendages
Keel/board type Daggerboard
Mainsail area 5.39 m2 (58.0 sq ft)
Jib/genoa area 4.39 m2 (47.3 sq ft)
RYA PN 1500/1550[1]

The Topaz Taz is a Sailing dinghy created by Topper International designed for between 1 or 2 children.[2] The Taz is an ISAF ‘Learn to Sail’ class.[3]

Performance and design[edit]

The Taz is an easy to sail, two-sail dinghy designed for one or two children (or an adult and a child). Designed by Ian Howlett, the Taz is built with a trilam construction with a choice of a dacron or mylar sail.[1][4]


  1. ^ a b "Topaz Dinghy range" (PDF). Topper. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Topaz Magno - Test Report" (PDF). Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  3. ^ "ISAF learn to Sail classes". World Sailing. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Tax test Report" (PDF). Yachts and Yachting. Retrieved 19 March 2017.

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