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The Dash

The Dash 750

As part of ‘product testing’ I’ve spent the last two nights sleeping in the “floating studio”! First night I tried the vee-berth and then last night I tried the main berth – both were very comfortable! Not only did I have a good sleep but managed to get some interesting images of the dash at night! You also have to keep in mind that this is approaching our summer! The last few days have been a sweltering 36 degrees so to be comfortable on a small boat at night was a very pleasant surprise. This is no doubt due to the great pop-top which allows all the heat to escape. Of course sleeping on the trampoline nets would be way cooler but I’m going to leave that until we visit some exotic island location. The Dash sits fairly falt in the water and even the ships wakes that frequent Changi Sailing Club induced only a gentle motion… Also a nice surprise!

It was a nice way to end a great little day on the water where we got to use the screecher and ‘big red’ (the huge asymmetric!) Onboard was former National Sailor, Tan Kok Hua who currently pilots a F16 Viper, was very enthusiastic about the way the Dash performs – and is comfortable to boot! By the time we finished the days sail quite a few of the Changi regulars came to have a look at the Dash. We think racing at CSC is just about to get more interesting.

Today, “THE DASH” came up out of the water at Changi Sailing Club where she will be dry stored and raced. The Corsair folds very simply on the water and was easily slipped where she takes up only the same space as the equivalent sized monohull.

Of course all this is just gearing up to sail the Dash to Tioman Island… Almost ready to go…

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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2 thoughts on “The Dash

  1. Looking forward to seeing the Tioman pix!
    Ian W

    Posted by Ian Wallace | July 6, 2011, 9:44 am

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