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  1. Last email I got from Noble verbatim: With reference to the above policy in respect of your International Moth which falls due for renewal on 9th June 2021. We are no longer able to offer terms to non UK residents. The policy will automatically expire at renewal date. If we can be of further assistance etc etc. As for launching, depends where you launch from. If you are launching off a pontoon it can be easy to drop the boat in the water (but difficult/awkward to get it out). Don't know about beaches. But if you're launching from a slip, the waspz is hands down the easier boat. Moth has
  2. One other thing to factor (with both boats) is additional expenses that you might not normally consider. Insurance is dear for both, and currently not possible for the moths - very difficult to find insurance if at all. You may need to pay for rib support in the beginning (or in the case of some people, all the time) which isn't cheap either, and have a driver out. I found myself very quickly spending a lot of money on stuff like dyneema, carbon, buying tools like a Dremel, drill etc, expensive bits from china, replacement foils once (€2k - and wasn't able to claim on insurance), sail repairs,
  3. Waspz doesn't need much more wind than a moth, comes with a large sail that most people use (in my club everyone exclusively uses the large sail except one girl). Three years ago Minorca Sailing might have been the old foils, they were replaced by larger ones in 2018 or 2019 - made a big difference. It's also easier and faster to launch than a moth so if you found that difficult, you're unlikely to be able to launch a moth at all. I'm very surprised to hear your local fleet is exclusively kids - they are still an expensive boat. Also kids would be foiling in about 10 knots because they a
  4. What did you not like about the waspz?
  5. Another factor is what people are sailing in your club. I can't imagine sailing either boat alone, and don't think I would have if there hadn't been a good few of us. Again for a few reasons like boat work, set up, rib support etc etc
  6. What did you not find impressive about the Waspz? You will have the opposite in a moth. The Waspz comes with two different sail sizes and can be sailed in far more wind than a Moth. We have a lot of both in my club and the Waspz fleet get far more sailing for a variety of reasons including conditions It's not what beginners break, the boat constantly needs attention. Especially with a cheaper boat
  7. Absolutely don't get a moth (especially one for 12k) if you aren't serious about boatwork. It is a constant and intrinsic part of moth sailing. 12k will get you a waspz if you really want to get into sailing a foiling boat, but there will still be work with it. Have you looked at wing foiling or foiling kites?
  8. Is drysuit material different to oilies material? I presume it must be as I've never had properly waterproof oilskins (except maybe mpx up to a certain point) but then why aren't oilies made from the same material as drysuits? cost?
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