saying a mach 2 can win a worlds out the box is totally misleading. Although it's great for re-sale value! But seriously, has anyone ever won without doing a lot of work on the foils first?
Nowadays you need to do a ton of extra stuff like getting a kinked boom, a bowsprit, a telescopic adjustable wand that doesn't make you illegal when you shorten it etc etc etc. And then it's still harder to tack anyway. Most people who get an exocet after a mach 2 can't believe the difference. In big waves I've heard one guy say that going down wind is like being in an arm chair. the only reason mach 2 sales aren't dead is because of the exocet wait.
People getting them now ordered them at the prizegiving at the worlds. The Hayling worlds! And as the guys above say the list ain't getting shorter and the results from this week show why.
Thoughts on production volume affecting the end product? I wonder what a Mach2 would look like/how fast it would be if they were selling 10 per year... AMAC does seem to have a completely different philosophy about design.
Yes. He is very good at designing for manufacturing at scale.