Is it? If it is, it won't be competitive. It looks to me to be based on the Moth concept but it's a one design.It's a moth
Never a Moth. A Moth style boat, but there is some doubt that it would even measure as a Moth. It's a 48kg boat with alloy wings. Not saying it is good or bad, just that it is not a Moth.
No doubt really, it doesn't measure as a Moth: 3.48 is too long (max. 3.355) and 2.26 is too wide (max. 2.225). While that could be fixed, there seems little point as any Moth foiler will be quicker.Never a Moth. A Moth style boat, but there is some doubt that it would even measure as a Moth. It's a 48kg boat with alloy wings. Not saying it is good or bad, just that it is not a Moth.
Apparently it's targeted at 18 to 25s and those under 80kg. Given the 7.25m sail, I can't see that it will take off in lighter winds or be easier to tack than a Wazp (or a Moth). Anyone sailing this boat because they're not good enough to sail a Moth won't be doing foiling tacks, which isn't to say no one will foil tack an ifly mono, only that it will take a similar level of skill to foil tacking a Moth.It may be a good waszp alternative, if it flies well through the tacks, especially for big people.
I feel like the waszp is investing in the youth market a lot, especially for the future (as second-hand boats go down in pricing), this could find an alternative target it it is better than the waszp for the adult range (i.e lower wind takeoff and easier tacking).
Interesting you think the Waszp has solid racing and total control of the market. Where is this solid racing, because the most I have ever seen on the water at one time is 2 (I have read about a few more at their inter galactics or whatever it was called). As for total control of the market, don't tell Dave Clarke because he will be wondering what's happening to all the UFO's he is selling. I certainly think the UFO is a big competitor. In the UK, orders for the F101 are beginning to come through and I am sure next year we will see some good racing for them. The waszp had a first mover advantage, but I suspect that in 5 years time, it will be a thing of the past.May be a better boat than the Waszp but they about a year too late with launch. Why would you buy that when the Waszp now has solid racing and total control of the market?
Just checked and yes, at the "International Games" there were 51 boats. I know the GBR clubs - 5 sailors from 5 different clubs, so not indicative of local fleets.I also looked for results from Australian clubs. Not sure there really is any club fleet racing going on (although I probably didn't look hard enough)In garda there were around 50 racing. still not sure if that is converting to good local fleets in europe or not.