Topaz TAZ is the most affordable family or school boat for one or two people. Two sails for two people - perfect for young families and ideal for sailing schools.
"Smaller and lighter, nippier and more handy than a Topper or Pico which makes it a more suitable size for introducing children to sailing". YACHTS & YACHTING 2002
"In fact the TAZ has quite a racy hull shape with a flat rocked back end starting to taper at the daggerboard towards a fine bow. So the TAZ also appears to cut upwind quickly, pointing high, tacking easily and accelerating with each gust. Sailing offwind on flat water, the TAZ stayed stable downwind and in gybes". YACHTS & YACHTING 2002
"Delivers enough punch to do justice to Ian Howlett's hull, while being easy and forgiving for kids to handle."
"The TAZ has a speckled finish with non-slip which is non-abrasive and very effective on the deck side. Since its sandwich construction hull is hollow, there is room for inspection hatches in the bow and the transom providing a small amount of watertight storage space for spare clothes, drinks or even sandwiches". YACHTS & YACHTING 2002
"The polyethylene inner and outer surfaces provided excellent durability, while the layer of foam in between provides stiffness and flotation throughout the hull". YACHTS & YACHTING 2002
"How would the TAZ beat to windward against a strong spring ebb tide in a gusty 25 knots of wind? This scenario confronts many coastal sailors and the TAZ performed extremely well". YACHTS & YACHTING 2002
"The TAZ is 2.95m in hull length and 41kg in hull weight. The TAZ has plenty of room for two children in its cockpit and unlike the Optimist has a high boom that should stay clear of small heads. The Design Category CE Certificate for the TAZ recommends a maximum of two people or 150kg, which in theory allows a suitably enthusiastic 100kg Dad to sail with his child". YACHTS & YACHTING 2002
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