Why sail a 14?
It is a quick light responsive boat that is a thrill to sail. It was rated in 2006 as the Best Race Boat by Sailing Anarchy http://sailinganarchy.com
"International 14 dinghy class today seems like a great fix for fast boat blues. The class is solid, the competition can be found in many places, including Japan, Hawaii, UK, Australia and USA the class managed to control the boat's development while allowing its member to play with the foiling systems that allowed the crews to try different options with the rig and sails. It seems to be that everyone who touches this dinghy gets really excited about racing it and that puts it on top of our list."
14 sailing is focused on having fun on and off the race course
The opportunity to compete globally (Worlds are held every 1.5 to 2 years with on average 70-140 boas at any given event)
Great competitive skiff sailing in a local fleet
Strong support from fleet members to learn how to sail your 14 better
Sailing a boat that requires fitness, a high degree of sailing skill, and an appreciation and understanding of a development class
An opportunity to sail with some of the best skiff sailors in Canada, many who have done Olympic campaigns in other boats currently or in the past
Who sails International 14's in Canada?
Current 14 sailor's are people aged between 16 and 70 years old
Sailor's who have extensive sailing experience (ideally in dinghies/skiff's)
Combined crew weights are between 270 to 450 lbs. (a large weight range can be accommodated by different rig and sail combinations)
Lighter crews are normally more fit
Many new sailors's to the fleet come from 29er's, 49er's, Olympic class boats, or other trapeze boats.
Where are International 14's sailed in Canada?
The majority of 14 sailing is done in Toronto out of RCYC (20 boats) www.rcyc.ca
A fleet existing in Ottawa at Nepean YC (10 boats) http://www.osrf.ca/basepage.php http://www.nsc.ca /
A fleet exists in Calgary (5 boats) email@example.com
Regatta's are held in Ottawa, Kingston and the majority in Toronto see the schedule
What do I do to get a ride in an International 14?
If you have done well in other high performance dinghies contact one of the fleet reps under the CDA tab at www.i14.ca to come out for a sail or potential boat charter
What does it cost to buy a used International 14 in Canada?
Penultimate 14 ('Old Rules Boat') pre 1995: $500 to $2,000 depending on condition (boat work may be required, some equipment may need to be replaced or is missing)
Competitive Older Generation 14 ('New Rules Boat') 1996-2003 Bieker 2 and 3: $5,000 to $14,000 depending on condition of the boat sails and gear (boat work may be required, some equipment may need to be replaced)
Competitive New Generation 14 2004 - present Bieker 5 and Morison 12: $15,000 to $30,000
Contact fleet reps under the CDA tab at www.i14.ca if you would like more information
What does a brand new International 14 cost?
Subject to build schedules K3's are built in Toronto by Paterson Composites
Prices are subject to hull finishing, components, rigging, fitting (the more bare bones the cheaper it is)
Check out killing3.blogspot.ca if you would like more information
What does it cost to upgrade a used International 14 in Canada to compete with a brand new boat?
Our fleet will help organize group upgrades and bulk orders but as a general rule:
New full set of Sails $5,000
New foils $5,000
New lines $1,000
New Mast fully rigged $5,000