• WASZP - THE ONE DESIGN FOILER

    An affordable, modern, durable, easy to learn and race class that brings a new definition of fun.

    A choice of three rigs provides options for 40 to 100 kilo sailors.

    The WASZP delivers a platform for beginner foilers to advanced racers.

    THE WASZP AT A GLANCE

    The WASZP project was conceived in 2010 by Andrew McDougall, designer of the world beating Mach 2 foiling Moth.

    The Moth is a racing boat with very few rules and therefore has developed into a boat that is beautiful to sail on the water, but not the answer to everyone’s requirements for a sailing dinghy.

    The concept was for a foiler similar to a Moth, but answered all the sticking points that stop people buying a Moth:

COST

The target price has always been exactly half that of a Mach2 Moth.

 

The WASZP is US$ 10,500 complete plus US$ 1,100 delivery (excluding any import duties and local taxes)​

ONE DESIGN

No arms race.  WASZP racing will be sailor against sailor

ADJUSTABLE WING ANGLES

  • Low for a stable learning platform
  • High for cruising or racing
  • Up for compact storage

ALLOY FOILS

  • Extruded sections and the mechanical hinge systems gets rid of deviations found in composite foils in a Moth
  • Replacement foils will be one of the cheapest items on the boat - running aground will not require you to sell your firstborn to buy a new set

EASY LAUNCHING

  • Retractable foils that can be pushed down on the water
  • Gets rid of one of the biggest sore points of the standard Moth - putting the foils in from underneath in the water or carrying the boat on its side from the shore

FREE STANDING RIG

  • No stays to hurt yourself on
  • Much easier to get back on the boat after a capsize
  • Very fast to rig
  • Easy to change rig size (the young one sails with the small rig in the morning while mum or dad race it in the afternoon!)

SIMPLE CONTROL SYSTEMS

Reliable and easy to operate

READY TO RACE

The aim is to quickly establish the WASZP as an ISAF international manufacturer controlled class.

The class rules will enforce no substitution on core hull parts, rig or foils – everyone will have the same WASZP supplied equipment. And no sneaky add on upgrades to get race ready.

WASZP will provide administration support for the class and look to develop events that are about great sailing and good times.

The racing formats will include traditional windward / leeward, as well as some innovative disciplines that will add even more to the fun factor.