Worlds 2020 – Update

Dear Dart friend,

In view of the present massive global trouble, we first want to assure you of our sympathy for what can affect you and your relatives. We wish you all the best.

Talking now about our small Dart Worlds project might look obsolete; but we have to communicate. It is obvious that this crisis has a major impact on the overall viability of the project. As the situation changes rapidly every day, it is far too early to confirm or cancel the Worlds. We shall follow the rules and recommendations as given by the official authorities.

Nevertheless we are still counting on your support to confirm your entry normally, as the entry list could be key to the future of your championship. The first early bird deadline on march 25th is still valid.

If the event had to be cancelled or postponed, we commit to refund your entry fee.

More information will follow when appropriate. Our ultimate decision date is may 15th.

Meanwhile, take all good care of yourselves !

A message from Italy

Dear Dart 18 friends, humans need few, but essential things such as: be free, be healthy, give and receive love.

In this particular historical moment of emergency these principles seem trivial, when in normal times they are always, certainly often,  forgotten.

This is because during our busy life we focus on other things that seems to us more important.

I’m very happy and greatful that the spirit which animates our Dart class has always been in countertrend.

A spirit which loves the principle of freedom, friendship and mutual aid.

The big Dart’s family is on the right track and that is why when this difficult period will be overcome we will be able, as always, to meet again and sail with the wind.

Now we need to hold on, stay home and sacrifice ourselves, keep away from sailing on our beloved Dart, but, especially, this is not the time for pulling stunts.

This is a fight we have to win all togheter, respecting the rules, without cheating.

Our loyalty as integer citizens and fair competitors is the only way to cross the finishing line.

A big hug to everyone,

Good wind!

Dart 18 Italia Asd

Giorgio Vincenti

2019 Dart 18 UK National Championship

at Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club

This year’s 2019 Dart National Championships, 24th to 27th August, was hosted at the Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club in the stunning Bridlington Bay. Fifty two Dart 18s entered including two teams from France and Italy. The majority of the Darts were sailed two-up with a varied combination of family members/partners/borrowed crews. There were eight singlehanded entries without the jib, six of which finished in the top twenty.