An International Moth on the Swan River.


An International Moth on the Swan River.

These are crazy, crazy boats!

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  1. Rob Masters this wasn't what I was looking for, but it does show how close to the edge these guys sail. The balance between riding high and eliminating the drag of the hull in the water, and beaking the surface and losing lift on the foil is very fine. There's a controlling wand at the bow which reacts to ride height, but in waves it can be ineffective.
    youtube.com - 2015 MOTH WORLDS showreel.

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  2. Thanks for great look at the masters of the art! I certainly saw a lot of spills yesterday, including one needing a tow-back.

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  3. Look up a YouTube channel "Banging the Corners" for more videos, or also look up Beau Outteridge - he's brother of London 2012 49er gold medallist Nathan. I think Nath won the worlds on his home turf Lake Macquarie / Wangi Sailing Club a few years back.

    There's a trick the good guys do where they dangle their legs over the side and pretend to run on the water.

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  4. We had the Nats over here earlier this year - Andrew Muhling can probably spill the beans on that a bit. Meantime, here's the official video: https://vimeo.com/151879286

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  5. We parked the Spacey at the top mark with Roger Schmidlin  on the final day..  Always fun to watch these bods..

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