Tiwal 3, Boat of the Year
Tiwal won the Best innovation award at the 2014 Boat of the year, by US magazine Sailing World!
The “first high-performance inflatable sailing dinghy” from Tiwal, in France, was the interesting new standout ot the BOTY fleet. Any reservations the judges had were scuttled on the water.
The thing was a blast. I couldn’t believe how well it sailed. You could have some serious fun with this, especially in big breeze.
With a high-pressure hull the boat has remarkable stiffness for a 10-foot inflatable. An aluminium hiking frame attaches to the deck, and the 110-pound boat, rig, and foils pack into two bags.
Sailing World – February 2014