All the advice you ever need about sailing a Dart18.
The Dart 18 handicap system prevents the top sailors from taking all the silverware, and gives mid-fleet sailors a chance of glory. Handicap prizes are awarded at UKIDA Grand Prix events and the National Championships.
The Dart, being a “one design” craft with accepted tolerances, sometimes needs a bit of attention to keep it operating at full performance.
Hoisting the mainsail on a Dart should be a simple matter of hook on and up she goes, but all too often it turns into a battle of man vs halyard.
Do your sheets or halyards need replacing? Not sure what the correct sizes are? Consult this quick reference guide to the key bits on your boat.
Are your shrouds about to break?
Scanned pages from the class drawings; see the official spec for the boat. Please note that the part numbers used on the drawings differ from the numbers that Laser Centre use for ordering spares.
Struggling to keep up with the heavyweights when the wind starts to whistle? Top tips here.
Take a look at our tips to ensure you get a good one.