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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.
prosailing has written 69 posts for Pro Sail Asia

F3000 Malaysia KBS Round three

Scott has aspiration of F1 Power boating but this is as close as he’ll ever get! F3000 are tunnel hulls that can do 160km/h and pull 2-3 gee turns. When the wind goes light and the water goes flat, that’s the time for F3000. It is within reach of mere mortals like Scott. An understanding … Continue reading

Top of the Gulf Regatta

We’ve just come to the end of the Top of the Gulf Regatta in Pattaya, Thailand. We had four days of great sailing but rather unfortunately the last race was abandoned due to a lack of breeze. Five races of the scheduled seven were conducted in great conditions where we managed to nudge a Corsair … Continue reading

Latest creative work…

Apart from getting the Team Pro Sail Facebook page up… The team was busy stringing a little book together. We received a few incredulous glances when we handed them out to the Dash owners who took part in the Dash to Neptune but, one of the first comments we got was… “is it a kids … Continue reading

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

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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