Dart 18 Catamaran Sales & Information
images courtesy of dart18class.com & windsport.co.uk
Designed for the club racer, championship sailor, regatta enthusiast, Dart 18 is the ALL sailors’ catamaran, quick to rig, fast to sail, challenging to race and simple to maintain. Designed to be sailed single-handed or by a crew of two, with active class associations in many countries, the Dart 18 offers you catamaran sailing for pleasure and club racing. But also regional, National and World Championship events for those with a competitive edge
The closest catamaran with regard to performance and ease of sailing is the Hobie 16 (PY 811). The Hobie 16 has a fairly solid National fleet with 23 Hobie 16’s attending the 2022 Nationals in Poole. The strongest fleets are on the South coast in particular Poole YC and Brighton SC.
Dart 18 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 18 PY number is currently 832
Images of the Dart 18 supplied by the Class Association. A good mix of photographs showing the versatility of this catamaran. Sailing upwind, two up with the crew on the trapeze. Competition – the Dart 18 class has an active UK and International race calender. The second image shows a fleet of Darts at the World Championships. In lighter winds, the Dart 18 can be sailed SOLO with just the mainsail.
*images courtesy of dart18class.com & windsport.co.uk
Dart 18 useful links
- Dart 18 UKIDA Class Association Facebook (*external link)
- Dart 18 UK website (*external link)
- Dart 18 UK supplier WINDSPORT (*external link)
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