That's really interesting
That's really interesting. I didn't realise that a new foil had been developed and I'm sure it does make all the difference. Yeah there are four yacht clubs (note I didn't say sailing clubs) in my local harbour where the good and great of Ireland's aristocracy like to flaunt their wealth. The kids are sent out to play on expensive toys while mummy and daddy motor about in their floating baubles. I always thought the moth looked a good deal easier to launch than the Waszp. Maybe I'm mistaken, but I thought you can just rig it on the slip, put it on your shoulder and walk it out. With a hull weight of 50kg, I suppose you could probably do that with a Waszp but it would want to be a short slip! Having said that, my only experience of launching the Waszp was at Minorca and I don't think they had the process quite dialled in yet. Interestingly, they got rid of the two Waszps they had and got Skeetas instead. Fiddling with split rings on an unstable boat on the water just seemed like a bad way to start the day. Given the insights shared above, I'm just going to stick with my IQ foil. It seems to be a bit faster than a Waszp and is considerably cheaper than a moth. It's also interesting to hear that you'd consider swapping the moth for a Waszp - I know at least one sailor who did the same here.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 are light and the sail and foils are large so that sounds unlikely.
My local fleet is a really good mix of about 7 x 45-60 year olds (parents), about 10 of their kids (16-23 year olds) and about 10 x 30-something year olds. Close to 50-50 gender split. Most clubs are the same. Lot of parents share boats with their kids, and lots of 30 somethings that don't want the hassle of a moth. I am the last moth sailing in my harbour and will probably switch the waspz in the future.