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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2015 World Championship - Sorrento, Australia

Burling Outteridge 2015 World ChampsThe hottest Moth fleet ever assembled gathered at Sorrento on the shores of Port Phillip Bay for the 2015 McDougall+McConaghy Moth World Championships.

Th entry list read like a who's who of high performance sailing with a line-up including Ashby, Babbage, Barker, Burling, Davies, Draper, Goodison, Gulari, Jenson, McKnight, Outteridge, Rashley, Slingsby and Tuke.

A record fleet of 158 sailors from 13 countries hit the water and were challenged by an extreme 10 days, with conditions ranging from drifters to 25 knot survival. Everyone was pushing it to the max resulting in some awesome racing and massive crashes.

After the qualifying rounds the fleet was split into Gold & Silver for the finals. Mach 2's held 73 of the 79 spots in Gold.

On top of the leaderboard New Zealand hotshot Peter Burling, and defending world champ Australian Nathan Outteridge were setting the pace.

In the end Burling was just too good - sailing a super consistent series he took 9 of the 14 races with his worst result a 7th. Pete used the Mach 2 powered by a KA MSL 16.31b set on a Mach 2 medium mast with Mach 2 boom along with Mach 2 foils (medium & 2.3 front and small rear).

In the end Nath sat 10 points behind, whilst another previous winner, Josh McKnight took the final podium spot, delivering a clean sweep for Mach 2 / KA.

Of the top 20 finishers, 17 used Mach 2's and 14 were on KA.

That makes it 7 World Championships in a row for Mach 2 and for KA - 10 of the past 11 !

Mach 2 / KA also claimed the Women's crown with local gal Samantha England edging reigning champ Annalise Murphy (also Mach 2 / KA).

Mach 2 and KA designer Andrew 'AMAC' McDougall scored the Grand Master's crown and pulled off a very nice 13th overall.

To see how it all unfolded  - Click HERE

 2015 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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