Not an owner, but had the chance to spend some time with a Waszp.Any other user updates / reviews from folks? Getting ready to order mine for summer 2018 on Lake Erie. First on Lake Erie, maybe? Would love a few more reviews to read!!
Killer boat, never even considered buying a moth as I have no interest in the arms race, happy to sacrifice speed for the 1D nature of the boat.
Super weird moving from being a multi sailor and not really a dinghy sailor (14' cats, F18's T-cats, 24' tri's and 32' cats) and keelboats.
Helming was a bit tough (haven't been on the stick end in 2 years), but after half and hour was pretty honed in (wasn't too much to adjust to).
Main sheet was just fucked up light, I honestly couldn't believe how light the sheet load was, I felt like I almost couldn't let it out/pull it in fast enough, that took a little to adjust to (maybe not a bad thing though as I expected it to be a lot more physical than it was).
Boat seemed really nice to rig up, definitely a few kinks to sort out (a couple of pins stick out awkwardly and can catch things, and a pocket/gap was in exactly the right spot to stick the tiller end...) but it was nice and fast to be on the water (think like Hobie 16 quick).
Tacks and Gybes were miserable my my accord (I've never sucked so hard, that'll be a fun learning curve).
Boat was surprisingly comfortable, except for the toe straps, seriously WEAR BOOTS or just replace them, the factory straps are heinous, my feet looked like a paint by numbers (as I prefer barefoot sailing). It really didn't seem so physical, a little flexibility needed, and willingness to swim and take a few hits, but nothing too hard.
Took 5 mins to foil, 30 mins to be consistently foiling (no good manoeuvres though), I wish a knew a few pointers like... literally only sail the boat with WW heal, do not let it fly to leeward, don't hike to hard and play the sheet with the utmost attention. But the WW heal was hard for me to grasp at first >.< but I got there pretty quick and had a blast, 10/10 will do it again. Unsure about long term ownership myself as I do find I prefer 2 man sailing to solo. Could definitely spend a month sailing everyday with a group of people and then do a big event, that would be 11/10!
Some of the most fun I've had sailing whilst also being not that great.