Moth on Foils: 35.9 knots(41.29 mph)

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    Moth on Foils! Vittorio D’Albertas, the ceremony MC, passed the baton to Bruno Giuntoli, Foiling Week™ competitions manager, that opened officially two newly launched design competitions: the MP eFoiler, in partnership with Gurit and Torqeedo, is dedicated to professional yacht design firms with the aim of designing a Multipurpose Electric powered foiling boat. The other is the SuMo competition, dedicated to naval architecture students, for the construction of a sustainably built Moth class compliant foiler.

    Moth with Bamboo cross arms for the rack:

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    If there's a "revolution" and everyone gets new boats, it will represent a huge waste of the resources currently wrapped up in boats that are being used in today's fleets and a huge consumption of materials for new foiler hulls, rigs, sails and gear. If people want to be sustainable, which is great, then they should start by ensuring that the current seahuggers are valued, cherished and encouraged to sail. That would mean the end of that stupid "foiling is the future" slogan which states quite simply that there is no future for the hundreds of thousands of conventional boats out there. If foiling week is serious about sustainability they would ensure that participants don't denigrate existing boats with their stupid slogans.
     
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    Sad to see how the fleet for such a great class continues to shrink.

    I wonder why the UFO only got three entries, and why the Waszp got none at all?
     

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    Don't waste any tears for the Moth class; it's much heathier than the numbers at the Nationals would indicate.

    There are many more elite Moth sailors in the US, but a sizable fraction of them are successful professional sailors with demanding schedules that make it difficult to attend as many amateur regattas as they would like.

    It's a problem that few other classes have (at least to the same extent).
     
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