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A star is born…

A star is born...

We have just received our first Dash in Singapore, what a cool machine! The container doors were opened at 9:30am and by 1:30pm she was mostly assembled just in time for Phil and Zam to come from the factory to check our handy work. By 11am the next day, we were all enjoy the first ride of a dash in Singapore waters.

The Dash fit perfectly in the container and then very easily slides out. You bold the ama assemblies on, stick the mast up and you are good to go! Although only 7.5m long, inside the cabin is a surprising amount of space and most importantly – a decent loo! Team Pro Sail ticked most of the options including cooker unit, loo detail and racing sails. This is in preparation for the shakedown sail that will include the 100 mile leg up to Pulau Tioman.

The test sail in about 8 knots of revealed that the Dash’s modern hull shape is very efficient and the race sails with the square head main give the boat a lot more zest… The ama’s also exhibit the ‘flat bottomed’ approach and along with a wider beam and more floatation means she can be driven a lot harder – not that we’re into that sort of thing! Racing especially the coastal passages just got a lot more interesting.

Today we just tidying up the boat and give her another bath!
Will get the interior shots later… Thanks Phil and Zam for your help. That is great factory support!

About prosailing

In Southeast Asia a long time and all the while, sailing cats. But the cat love-affair began when I finished building my first catamaran at age 15... "never again". After building 2 more Formula 16 cats in Malaysia it's really 'never again'. Now we have a large fleet of high-tech speed machines including the Nacra 20 Carbon. Then we decided to spread our wings a little more and imported the Corsair Dash 750. Now we are well on the way to establishing a Coastal One Design Dash Class. As a test bed, we had 4 Dashes take part in the Neptune Regatta and now the plans are rolling out.

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