Waszp July 08 2016

The WASZP project was conceived in 2010 by Andrew McDougall, designer of the world beating Mach 2 foiling Moth.

The Moth is a racing boat with very few rules and therefore has developed into a boat that is beautiful to sail on the water, but not the answer to everyone’s requirements for a sailing dinghy.

The concept was for a foiler similar to a Moth, but answered all the sticking points that stop people buying a Moth:

ONE DESIGN

No arms race. WASZP racing will be sailor against sailor

ADJUSTABLE WING ANGLES
Low for a stable learning platform
High for cruising or racing
Up for compact storage

ALLOY FOILS
Extruded sections and the mechanical hinge systems gets rid of deviations found in composite foils in a Moth
Replacement foils will be one of the cheapest items on the boat - running aground will not require you to sell your firstborn to buy a new set

EASY LAUNCHING
Retractable foils that can be pushed down on the water
Gets rid of one of the biggest sore points of the standard Moth - putting the foils in from underneath in the water or carrying the boat on its side from the shore

FREE STANDING RIG
No stays to hurt yourself on
Much easier to get back on the boat after a capsize
Very fast to rig
Easy to change rig size (the young one sails with the small rig in the morning while mum or dad race it in the afternoon!)

SIMPLE CONTROL SYSTEMS
Reliable and easy to operate

WaszpREADY TO RACE
The aim is to quickly establish the WASZP as an ISAF international manufacturer controlled class.

The class rules will enforce no substitution on core hull parts, rig or foils – everyone will have the same WASZP supplied equipment. And no sneaky add on upgrades to get race ready.

WASZP will provide administration support for the class and look to develop events that are about great sailing and good times.

The racing formats will include traditional windward / leeward, as well as some innovative disciplines that will add even more to the fun factor.

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