Why the MG14?

  • It is a long-established class with good fleet racing at all levels.
  • It can be sailed either with an asymmetric spinnaker (Extremely user-friendly) or with a traditional double-luff spinnaker.
  • It is a relatively inexpensive dinghy with good secondhand boats available from around $2000
  • Running and maintenance costs are very low.
  • It has an easily managed, high performance, lightweight hull and rig.
  • It can be sailed competitively by virtually any crew combination.
  • It is stable and exhilarating to sail and, through controlled development, all boats remain competitive for many years.

Main Class Specs

Length: 4.25 - 4.30m
Beam: 1.60 - 1.83m
Min Hull Wt: 64kg
Working Sail Area: 9.3m²
Asymmetric Spinnaker: 14m perimteter
Double luff Spinnaker: 7.5m²
Trapezes: One

Crew Weight

Ideally, 120 - 145kg combined, Although many successful combinations have been as low as 100kg or as high as 160kg.

Crew Age

No Age Limitations
Juniors generally begin crewing (or skippering with a parent) from around age 8