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Tiwal 3R, The New Sporty Version Of The Inflatable Sailing Dinghy

Tiwal 3r
Image courtesy Tiwal

The Tiwal 3R will be unveiled in preview at Germany’s Boot Düsseldorf from January 23rd to 31st 2021.  This new sport version, the Tiwal 3R, completes the range of Tiwal 3 and Tiwal 2 inflatable dinghies from the Brittany-based shipyard.

The Tiwal 3R offers a compact alternative to traditional sports dinghies, having increased rigidity both on the hull, and the mast and appendages. But it also benefits from an increase in power with a new mainsail in laminated sailcloth and is equipped with a boom. 

Tiwal 3r
Photo courtesy Tiwal

 “For the Tiwal 3R, we’ve brought more rigidity to the whole boat,” explains Marion Excoffon, designer and co-founder of Tiwal. “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.” 

The 7.6m² “light wind” rig guarantees great 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. 

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