Is the Waszp the Next Olympic Boat?:
It is hard to imagine that if the sport of sailing remains in the Olympic Games, that foiling boats won’t be among the equipment used. But the equipment must be one design, and so far there lacked a foiling one design dinghy on the market… until now.
The first 20 WASZP foilers were shipped last week to customers in Italy, Spain, UK, Bermuda, New Zealand and the USA. The joint McConaghy-KASail project was conceived 5 years ago by Andrew McDougall (AMac), designer of the world beating MACH2 foiling Moth. The concept was for a simple foiler that was not just a cheaper Moth, but re-imagined the whole idea:
• Cost – the WASZP is less than half the price of a f…
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Building the Red Bull Youth Sailing Pyramid:
If it is youthful, exciting, and perhaps a bit extreme, chances are the energy drink Red Bull is involved. Double gold medalist Hans-Peter Steinacher is working with Red Bull to support the development of young sailors, and along with his Olympic teammate Roman Hagara, has launched a circuit of international sailing events. Scuttlebutt editor Craig Leweck spoke with Hans-Peter about their program…
Where did Red Bull’s youth sailing initiative begin?
The 2013 Youth America’s Cup in San Francisco was the beginning. We started our youth program there, using the AC45s and focused on the age group between 19 and 25. We were super nervous for 2013 because t…
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