Mach 2 Essentials
The Mach2 complies with the International Moth class rules. The International Moth has a history going back to 1928. It has a strong association with well organized world, regional and national championships in many countries. The International Moth Class is a development class that has been able to evolve over time into one of the most exciting classes in the world. The Moth Class encourages forward thinking with its simple rules and has been able to develop dramatically over time. Read more...
Evolution/Revolution of Foils
While many developments within the International Moth class have made the boat go faster, nothing compares to the revolution that foils brought to the class. It started with a bunch of guys in Perth playing around, and has resulted in almost doubling the speed of the class. The International Moth now easily beats an 18 foot skiff, an A Class cat and just about any other around the buoys high performance boat. Trying to describe to someone what foiling Moth is seems almost impossible without showing one in the flesh. At least you, with the pictures and videos on this website, may get an idea of what this revolution means.
The Designer/EngineerAndrew McDougall won his first Australian Moth Title in 1983 and has since gone on to establish himself as the premier Moth designer, both with his KA Sail Brand and his Moth designs, starting with the Bladerider and now the revolutionary Mach2. Read about McDougall's achievements - Click here
The BuilderMcConaghy Boats: A Rich History.
Built on a Tradition of Innovation, McConaghy boats was founded by John McConaghy in 1967, building 12, 16, and 18 foot skiffs, Tornado and A - class catamarans, Moths and other high performance dinghies. Read more
KA Sail started in the windsurfing arena 20 years ago making high performance sails and built a solid brand. Not only does it develop sails the and supply the soft goods, it brings the experience of distribution and support to the Mach2. Read more about how the KA Sail range developed - Click here
Check out the current designs - Click here
2011 World Champion Nathan Outteridge in the 2012 Australian National Titles at Mornington
Check out this video to see how the Mach2 works - As explained by Andrew McDougall
The Design Brief
Read more about the Design Brief that laid the foundation for the Mach2 success - Click here
Birth Of The Mach2
For the full story on the birth of Mach2 and where the boats are built - Click here
"I have sailed all sorts of high performance boats all over the world and without question the Mach 2 is the best. It is a complete package, the fastest design that has been carefully thought out and beautifully executed. The Mach2 is perfect, whether you want to win a Moth World Championship or simply have the most fun on a sailing boat that it is possible to have"
- John Harris: 2008 Moth World Champion and 2001 18 Ft Skiff World Champion
"The Mach 2 is an amazing piece of engineering, I have sailed many boats over the last few years and my Mach2 is by far my favorite boat to sail or should I say fly! With out a doubt this is the future of sailing."
- Nathan Outteridge: 2011 Moth World Champion and 2012 Olympic 49er Gold Medallist
At 58kg Jack Sherring showing how it's done - 2012 Australian National Titles. Jack's Mach2 was purchased through an online auction. McConaghy kindly donated the funds to charity.
Photographer: Cherrie Owen-Smith
Recent World Championship Results
Details of the Mach2 warranty - Click here
Mach2 recognises the need to have an extensive support network around the world allowing each and every Mach2 sailor access to spare parts or upgrades should they need them. Mach2 also ensures they have an extensive range of spare parts at all major championships. Find your nearest dealer - Click here
For a quote on a ready to sail Mach2 - Click here