Introducing the Mach2.3

The third major upgrade in the illustrious life of the Mach2 Moth has been completed and is now shipping.

We've been working hard to make the Mach2 faster, stronger and more reliable, whilst only adding 150 grams to the overall weight.

The M2.3 incorporates production improvements, lessons learned from the Sorrento World Championships and sailor feedback.

This is the best version yet of the our 7 times World Championship winning boat.

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2014 World Championship - Hayling Island, UK

 

Nathan 2014 World ChampThe 2014 International Moth World Championship was back in the UK, sailed out of Hayling Island YC. The Brits put in a massive training effort during the preceding 6 months and with reigning World Champ Bora Gulari out of action with Americas Cup commitments, there was much anticipation for a tight regatta.

By the time entries closed a fleet of 138 competitors lined up to do battle, with some of the hottest names in sailing in attendance. The international list of Olympians, World champs, AC sailors and general hotshots was awesome, racing side by side with keen enthusiasts from across the globe.

Testing conditions punctuated by days of light breeze and big tides saw a battle royale at the head of the fleet with Aussie Nathan Outteridge and Brit Chris Rashley taking it up to the rest of the fleet with very consistent top 5 results.

Into the final day only points separated them but Nath put it out of reach with a clinical display, ending up 10 points clear and blitzing the field in the final race, winning the heat by a massive margin with an awesome display of light wind foiling down the final run. Third overall was a fast closing Josh McKnight, then Scotty Babbage.

So Mach2 takes it's sixth consecutive World Championship, along with 3rd and 4th and 13 of the top 20. In fact, nearly 70% of the fleet was sailing a Mach 2.

Meanwhile KA Sail secured it's ninth Worlds win, with Nathan, Josh & Scott using the MSL 16.3.

Nathan used the original  Mach2 large front foil proving itself as a great all-round weapon, in particular when the heat was on on the last day. Josh used an experimental Mach2 'eagle tip' design and was amongst the fastest upwind, whilst Scott chose a small Mach2 front foil with fixed tips which gave him smoking speed downwind. Meanwhile AMAC trialled the new Mach2 light wind early lift foil on the last two days with great results, and awesome upwind speed. 

On the women's side another triumph for Mach 2 / KA with Annalise Murphy of Ireland taking the ladies crown.

To read the final wash-up  - Click HERE

 2014 Worlds Top 20 list

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nathan used the original Mach2 large front foil, reinforcing our belief that this, and the small front are still the best two all-round foils available.
Josh McKnight (3rd) was using a Mach2 large foil with experimental "eagle like" wing tips, and was probably the fastest upwind. Scott Babbage was using a small front foil, but with fixed tips was arguably the fastest downwind! However the original Mach foil designed in 2008 as used by Nathan won the final day. O
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