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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Josh McKnight: 2012 Moth World Champion!

Coming into the 2012 Moth World Championship the form guide was wide open with anyone of ten boats from Australia, the US or the UK able to take the crown.  Sailing on one of the world's most picturesque locations Scott Babbage went into the regatta as the favourite.  Scott has placed well in the top ten for a number years, and after winning the Italian Nationals and leading after the qualifying series everything was tracking well until the second last day of the final series where Scott scored a 4th, 5th and an uncharacteristic 16th.  Josh McKnight, who had been hot on Scott's heals pounced and went into the final day of racing in the lead.  Josh held his nerve on the final day to score a 1,3,1 in fresh conditions and cementing his position as 2012 Moth World Champion.  Josh is one of the youngest World Champions in many years and is set to have a very bright and successful future in the class.  Rob Gough deserves a special mention coming from seventh overall on the last day, finishing with a 3,1,3 to finish third.

Joshua McKnight (AUS): "I'm pretty relieved because a lot of effort and money has been going into this program. I sailed a little bit more consistently when there was less breeze and Scott was a bit more unfortunate in one race where he got a 16th but that's sailing. It's really unfortunate for him. He probably put more time into this regatta than anybody else. I feel kind of bad taking it away from him but at the same time I'm happy and relieved I did it.

It wasn't all easy today. Scott was ahead in the first mark but I had a two-point lead coming into the day so I knew I had to take a lot less risk than he did in order to win. I tried to sail safely and even if he did beat me in the second race on the finish line, I figured it was just one point. Scott and I train a lot in this type of conditions and he's the one that usually gets away and waits for me. So, for me to win in these conditions is really surprising."

Scott Babbage (AUS): "I'm pretty disappointed although I'm happy for Josh because he sailed very well. As I said before, we have been training together all winter and it's good to see that training paid off. The start of the week was good, I had a very good qualifying series but I had a bad day in the final that cost me." Courtesy: www.mothworlds.org

Josh and Scott are training partners who spend a lot of time training together on Sydney Harbour.  Both sailors sailed Mach2's and chose to use the KA MSL16.  With Josh's win Mach2 has won it's fourth World Championship in a row, winning every world title since it first hit the water in 2009.  The KA Sail brand has continued to develop their sails in one of the fastest developing classes in the world and has done well to win every World Title since 2005!

We must thanks the organisers of the Zhik Nautica Moth Worlds 2012 for running a very special event.  With some of the Olympic top guns set to return for the World Championships in Hawaii we look forward to 2013!

Check out the final results: Click HERE

Check out some amazing photo's from the event, taken by the master Thierry Martinez: Click HERE

The weeks highlight package can be seen below, but if you would like to check out all the sailing highlights and interviews from across the week click on the links below:

Sailing Highlights

Interviews

 

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