Tiwal 3R - a sport Dinghy for an enlightened audience
Thursday, November 26, 2020 2:37 PM
A rigid and compact boat The seakeeping performance of the Tiwal 3 is widely recognized. “For the Tiwal 3R, we’ve brought more rigidity to the whole boat,” adds Marion Excoffon. The hull benefits from a new technology – “fusion” – as well as a better flow of water at the back of the hull. The mast is made of 90% carbon and the appendages are made in composite. The result is striking, with a behavior similar to that of a rigid boat, while keeping its compact functionality for being transported.
A powerful and fun boat
The 7.6m² “light wind” rig guarantees superb sensations in light airs (6 to 12 knots), as does the 6m² sport sail for stronger winds. “The sail was designed with the resources and experience of North Sails. Its shape is inspired by what is being done for foiling boats,” explains Gaëtan Aunnette, Sail Expert at North Sails. Even the larger-size helmsman will be hiking-out in light airs for a great feeling of speed. The oriented sail cut, the new carbon boom and fine-tuning allow sail power to be optimized according to wind conditions, sea state and your weight.
Combined with the new generation hull, that is even stiffer, this rig makes it easier to get up on the plane. Marion: “The Tiwal 3R is amazing. It is even more lively and responsive, even in light airs. You can play with the wind and have fun in the surf. And when the breeze picks up a bit more, it becomes very sporty! Close your eyes and you’d think it was a rigid-hull dinghy. Open them, and it stows away in 2 bags!”