T8sc Design

Dimensions :

8.0 m
2.5 m
2.2 m
Sailing weight
1280 kg
Crew Weight
425 kg
Complete boat
855 kg
Sail area up
52.0 sqm
Sail area down
138.3 sqm
Date : Crew Weight

Description :

The T8sc has been designed as the answer to the competitive sailors dream that wants to be able to cruise on his boat with the family.

Sailing :

The T8sc has been designed as the answer to the competitive sailors dream that wants to be able to cruise on his boat with the family.

It retains all the sparkling performance of the racing 8 meter yet manages to accommodate the family in style.

Being lightweight means it is capable of easily being towed by the family car.
The rig is kept simple with a double swept spreader carbon or aluminium spar and three stay configuration. Asymmetric spinnakers and non overlapping jibs are specified, making this an easy boat to sail.
Topmast and running backstays are not required. The mainsail roach is carefully designed to produce the right amount of lay off in a breeze to allow the mainsail to exhaust.
The sails are limited to one mainsail, two jibs, a heavy weather jib and two asymmetric spinnakers. Both the keel and rudder are retractable for ease of launching and retrieving.

Accommodation is ample to sleep 4 adults with provision for an extended double berth forward. The galley is L shaped with room for a two burner cooker and built in sink. The head is forward of the main bulkhead separated from the rest of the boat by a curtain. Construction is kept simple and inexpensive with the use of the interior accommodation as structural components to keep the weight down.


Multiple construction methods
Accommodation for up to 4 adults
Functional cruising interior
Large cockpit with good interior volume
Easily towed behind a medium size car
Retractable keel and rudder for ease of launching and retrieving Great racing performance

Purchase and Build Options :


The T8sc is designed to retain the sparkling performance of a stripped out race boat and yet has accomodation for the family.
The designers have utilises the latest VPP software to help create a boat that is very fast and stable upwind yet exhilarating downwind.

It features wide and comfortable side decks and a large cockpit, all of the sailing controls are simple and easy to use.
The rig features no permanent backstay with rig tension adjusted from an optional hydraulic ram under the mast. The mast is designed with the mainsail roach to bend in the puffs and allow the mainsail to exhaust.


The T8sc is constructed using eglass and epoxy resin with a foam core.
Carbon fiber is used for additional stiffening where appropriate.
A cedar stripped plank building method is available but with our simple to build methods in foam it is not recommended.
Plywood internals are used with a simple grid system of foam ringframes.
The keel and rudder are constructed using carbon fiber stiffening.


Rig – The mast and boom are carbon fiber with an aluminium option for the budget conscious. Rigging is Dyform with aluminium spreaders.
The bow prod is articulating and carbon fiber.

Deck Fitout – Full Harken, Lewmar or Ronstan fitout with winch option.

Sails – Mainsail, light and medium jib with a heavy air option. Spinnakers are asymmetric with one masthead and one fractional. Code0 available.

Trailer and launching – The boat can be trailer launched using the custom keel winch or dry sailed with the central lifting hook.

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