Dart 15 / Sprint 15 Catamaran Sales & Information
*images courtesy of windsport.co.uk
Designed as the younger sister to the Dart 18, the Dart 15 does almost everything the 18 can do and sometimes even more! Perfect as a catamaran that can be sailed by ALL the family whatever their size or catamaran sailing ability, the Dart 15 is the true family cat that just loves the water.
The Perfect first Racing Catamaran
Its compact design is perfect for those who sail regularly single-handed, appreciate its simplicity of layout, speed and performance combined with durability and ease of launch. A true car-topper, the Dart 15 is the go anywhere catamaran on the roof rack or on the road trailer. Light to handle on and off the water by just one person, quick to assemble the Sprint (uni-rig) and Sport modes (dual rig with trapeze) and delivers a wide choice of sailing.windsport.co.uk
The Dart 15 was re-named the Sprint 15 in 2005 when manufacture moved to South Africa. It’s the same boat – just a different name. This catamaran can be raced in THREE formats. 1) ONE person with just the mainsail 2) TWO up with the mainsail & jib or 3) “Sport mode” ONE person with main, jib & trapeze
The closest catamaran to the Dart / Sprint 15 with regard to performance and ease of sailing is the Hobie 14 (PY 879). For those looking for TWIN trapeze, larger sail area and an even faster ride – also consider the Dart 18 with a PY of 832.
Dart 15 Portsmouth Yardstick
The Portsmouth Yardstick is used to calculate the performance of mixed classes of boats in a handicap race. The lower the PY the faster the boat. For illustration – a Dart 18 has a PY of 832, a Laser 1 ILCA7 has a PY of 1100 and a Topper has a PY of 1365. More information and later PY numbers can be found here – RYA PY
- Dart 15 ONE up – mainsail only – PY number is currently 926
- Dart 15 TWO up – mainsail & job – PY number is currently 926
- Dart 15 SPORTS – one up, mainsail, jib & trapeze – PY number is currently 894
The two photographs below show the Sprint 15 in “SPORT” format, with the helm out on the trapeze while sailing with BOTH the mainsail and the jib. The second image of boat No. 2025 shows the Sprint 15 in “Unarig” format sailing under the mainsail only.
*images courtesy of Windsport.co.uk
Dart 15 useful links
- Dart 15 / Sprint 15 Class Association Facebook (*external link)
- Dart 15 official website (*external link)
- Dart 15 UK supplier WINDSPORT (*external link)
Dart / Sprint 15 Catamarans for Sale
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