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Smart Tri. On a roll…

Here is the latest update of the Smart Tri 40 doing it easy. On this occasion another peak of just over 20 knots in not a lot of breeze. She was very happily sitting between 16 – 18 knots and it felt like we should be doing something! Nice and easy!

Smart Tri – reloaded…

Dockside today, the Smart was prepared for tomorrows little cruise around Table Bay. All the systems have now been commissioned that means the air-con is running, the fresh water system is all up and running and the boiling water supply will work 24X7 oh and the eclectric toilet is flushing. Wicked, she’s almost ready to … Continue reading

SMART power… I like these…

These little units are really impressive. These have been fitted to the Smart Tri until Danie has finished developing the ‘real’ ones for the Smart Tri. At the moment, the Torqueedos generate 2kW each which is enough to easily push the 40′ Smart Tri up to 6 – 8 knots. Once the real drives are … Continue reading

Smart Tri 40… Screecher fitting time

We took advantage of some uncharacteristically light conditions to install the furling screecher today. Slipping out of the marina at just after 4:30 we were accompanied by about 40 monohulls from the Royal Capetown Yacht Club. Now that’s a good 40 boats when their series has ended and things are heading towards winter! Active! Yes … Continue reading

Smart Tri 40

Here’s the second sail on the Smart Tri 40. Had a ‘day off’ today but going out for a casual Club race tomorrow from the RCYC.. Nice.

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SmartTri 40… second sail.

The second sail on the SmartTri 40 was a very good day on the water in Table Bay. The rigging still needs to settle so we left the Port fairly early to get some gentle breeze and bed everything in again. Over night, the seals did a great job for guarding the SmartTri. Why have … Continue reading

Smart Tri, first sail…

Today was the first day of sailing on the brand new Smart 40 Trimaran and what a beautiful place for sailing. Yesterday when we arrived it was blowing dogs off chains and it would have been totally unfair to send a new boat out in that. Today was much milder and we hit the hit … Continue reading

South Africa…

Team Pro Sail has made South Africa finally, and this has to be sailing Mecca’! Just out of Johannesburg is the Stilbaai Sailing Club located on an expansive lake. The Stilbaai Club is a bit of a haven for multihulls with a lot of trimarans including the M23, Dragonfly and a Corsair 31. Was great … Continue reading

Harry’s@The Equator

So we race hard to get to a deserted island. We scrunch a coral shelf just before the finish. We arrive on a beach some where near The Line. We walk up a small incline to be greeted with “your a little late for the sundowners but we kept you some”. Harry’s did a wonderful … Continue reading

Dash to Neptune

The Neptune Regatta. WOW what an adventure. A full length glossy article will be appearing in the next issue of Changi Log that is due in the ‘shops’ in another week but if you would like to download the fully pimped pdf you can do so at, Click to access Dash%20To%20Neptune.pdf It is about 9mB … Continue reading