International 14

International 14

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The International Fourteen is one of the world’s premier sailing classes. It is a two-person, two trapeze skiff, with an unlimited area asymmetric spinnaker and 200 square feet of combined mainsail and headsail area. Carbon hulls and carbon rigs, now generally with square-head mainsails, give exceptional performance. While the relatively open class rules leave plenty of room for experiment, encouraging innovation.

The Fourteen is the oldest International dinghy class, having been granted the status by the then IYRU in 1928. Yet the roots of the class go back even further, to the sailing of various 14 foot dinghies/skiffs in various locations around the world in the late 1800’s. This gives the class its fantastic sense of history – and to sail a Fourteen has always been to sail something special.

But despite the history, the development nature of the class means that the boats themselves have always been at or near the forefront of small boat technology. While International status has meant that the class has played a key role in spreading ideas worldwide. So over the years, the Fourteen has been a major driver of both the development, and international adoption, of new ideas affecting all aspects of dinghy/skiff design.

Today the Fourteen is one of the most challenging, exciting, technical and ultimately satisfying boats to sail. Fourteens, the class saying goes, are forever; once you’ve tried one, no other boat will be quite the same.

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International 14
  • TME - I14 Europeans 2019 Trailer

    Episode 1

    Coming soon - The Main Event with the International 14's in Flensburg, Germany - it's going to be a drag race to the finish!

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • TME - I14 European Championship 2019 - Day One

    Episode 2

    The best International 14 skiff sailors have arrived in Flensburg for the 2019 Europeans - they like a big breeze but gusting 35 knots is just a bit too much. Extensive programme with Walkabout at the Schloss Glucksburg and the sailors discuss the hot favourites to win plus lots more.

    Video P...

  • TME - I14 European Championship 2019 - Day Two

    Episode 3

    Too much wind again for the fleet of I14 skiff sailors - well some of them at least... It took David Schafft to get his Contender out and hit the wild waters of Flensborg Fjord before grabbing 'Big Eike' to finish off in his 14. Extensive programme with Walkabout in a classic Beetle, a frankfurte...

  • TME - I14 European Championship 2019 - Day Three

    Episode 4

    Monster day for the I14 skiff sailors - four back to back races with strong gusty breeze. It's close at the top with four races four winners and some spectacular downwind rides for the competitors in Flensburg. Extensive programme with Walkabout at the Robbe & Berking Yachting Heritage Centre whi...

  • TME - I14 European Championship 2019 - Day Four

    Episode 5

    Current I14 Euro Champions, Jones and Fitzgerald, are tightening their grip on the trophy for a back to back, after a great day on the water securing another bullet and second place in the two races on Flensborg Fjord. Extensive programme with Walkabout in Flensburg shoe tossing, sampling rum an...

  • TME - I14 European Championship 2019 - Final Day

    Episode 6

    Neale Jones and Edward Fitzgerald seal their back to back European Championships in convincing style discarding only a fourth all week. Extensive programme with Walkabout in Flensburg Hafen sampling the local beverages plus Oliver Voss talks through the tactics alongside exclusive tracking of the...

  • HISC - Whitsun Regatta 2019 - Sunday

    Episode 7

    Hayling Island Sailing Club certainly knows how to put on a Bank Holiday regatta - sun, waves, wind and a great social. UK Tasar Nationals, Flying Fifteens, I14s and a whole host of RS classes.

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • HISC - Whitsun Regatta 2019 - Saturday

    Episode 8

    Glamour day in Hayling Island for a multitude of classes racing at the Whitsun Regatta including the UK Tasar Nationals. Plenty to see from Flying Fifteens, I14s and a whole host of RS classes.

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • i14 Perth Worlds 2020 - What's in store for the skiff sailors

    Episode 9

    Perth Dinghy Sailing Club and the City of Perth are hosting the i14 Perth Worlds 2020 - the third time VRsport TV will be covering the iconic skiff fleet. Exclusive coverage throughout the two week skiff-fest so check out what's in store for the sailors and viewers...

    Video Producer: VR Sport M...