Britain's most popular single handed catamaran
The Dart 15 is a fifteen foot catamaran designed to be sailed by one or two crew with mainsail or mainsail and jib. It consistently has the largest entry of any single handed catamaran class in British National events. The boat can be trailered or transported on a car roof and can be easily rebuilt, ready to sail with no tools in under an hour. Take a look at our welcome page or contact your local Dart 15 sailing club to find out more.
The Sprint 15 reverted back to being called the Dart 15 on January 1st 2023. New boats and sails are already labelled with the new insignia. Owners of boats and sails with Sprint 15 logos do not need to change anything.
News, events and updates
(Posted on: 12th November 2023 at 20:54 pm)
With a forecast of variable (5-10 mph) winds and sunshine, a pleasant day was on the cards for the nineteen entries to the first Dart 15 TT of the Winter Series.
(Posted on: 10th November 2023 at 07:15 am)
This events information has been updated with new information, please read. The Notice Of Race has been added to this event.
(Posted on: 19th October 2023 at 18:13 pm)
The Dart 15 annual racing calendar comprises 5 Winter TTs, 2 National Championships and 5 Summer TTs. This year’s summer events took place at Marconi, Rutland, North Devon, Carsington and Grafham. Unsurprisingly, given the nature of our sport, the weather was a key feature of our Summer Series events again this year. Last year, prolonged drought meant the tide was well and truly out at some of our reservoir locations which impacted that latter end of our summer season.
(Posted on: 16th October 2023 at 21:32 pm)
Grafham Water Sailing Club hosted the Gill Dart 15 Inland Championship 2023 over the weekend of 14th & 15th October, with a turnout of 19 Dart 15 sailors drawn to GWSC given a sunny & sometimes breezy weather forecast leading up to the event. The ever efficient race officers & Dart 15 aficionados were Fiona & Nigel Denchfield assisted on the water by the renowned Grafham mark layers and rescue boat drivers/crews who between them put on a superb race course with swift race turnarounds and optimum racing angles. 6 races were scheduled with 3 each day, however the softening breeze made it an easy decision for race management to elect 4 races on Saturday & 2 on Sunday.
(Posted on: 25th September 2023 at 14:05 pm)
Started with a whimper and finished with a roar The first day of the Dart 15 Sport National Championship started in perfect sailing weather with a flat, dark blue sea, force 4 and wall to wall sunshine. Twenty-nine boats entered including eighteen from the host club.
(Posted on: 12th September 2023 at 17:56 pm)
Eight Dart 15 travellers joined four members of the home club to compete in the picturesque setting of Carsington Water on the edge of the Peak District. August had been a wet and often wild month across Derbyshire but this race weekend saw baking hot sunshine but with it very light winds. This led to testing conditions out on the racecourse with changes in wind direction, small pockets of breeze that competitors hoped to exploit and a high degree of concentration required to cross the finish line.
(Posted on: 21st July 2023 at 09:34 am)
This year is the forty-fifth anniversary of the UKs best loved small cat and also heralded a welcome return to the name Dart 15. The National Championships were held at Thorpe Bay Yacht Club in Essex and saw a very healthy entry of forty-six boats, including a strong showing from the home fleet. With a fairly early start on Saturday morning due to the tides, the majority of the fleet arrived on Friday and some took advantage of a Coaching Session provided by Tom Phipps from Windsport International on Friday morning.
(Posted on: 27th June 2023 at 12:32 pm)
Twenty two competitors travelled to the coast of North Devon to race in the Southern Championship in the Dart 15 Summer Series.