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Royal Irish's Max Goodbody Leads the Waszp National Championships at Dun Laoghaire Harbour

19th August 2023
Royal St. George's Henry Start sailing his Waszp dinghy on Dublin Bay
Royal St. George's Henry Start sailing his Waszp dinghy on Dublin Bay Credit: Simon McIlwaine

The Royal Irish's Max Goodbody leads the WASZP National Championships after two races sailed at Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

Four races are planned on Sunday to put the Championship schedule back on track at Dun Laoghaire after Storm Betty impacted the first day of racing on Saturday. 

Royal St George Yacht Club Race Officer Barry O'Neill flew a postponement until early afternoon and finally got racing around 3 pm, but the Moth class who are also racing for National Honours opted to stay ashore. 

With winds gusting to 20 knots, Goodbody counts two wins over Royal St George Yacht Club's Charlie Cullen. Lying third is Cullen's clubmate Henry Start. 

Racing continues on Sunday.

Race Results

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Published in Waszp, RStGYC, Moth Team

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Waszp sailing

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

The Waszp was created as a strict one-design foiler, where, as the class says “the true test when raced is between crews and not boats and equipment”.

The objective of the class rules is to ensure that this concept is maintained. Keeping possible modifications to a minimum ensures fair racing across the fleet, helps to reduce the overall cost to the sailor and reduces the amount of time in the workshop. 

The popularity of the WASZP has proven that the boat and the concept work. In October 2021, 1237 boats had been sold to over 45 countries. 

The top speed recorded on the foiling dinghy is 26.7 knots. 

60-95kgs+ is a weight range competitive across varied conditions with rigs knowns as ‘8.2’ and ‘6.9’.

The cost of a Moth dinghy in Europe is €14,400 inc VAT + shipping according to the manufacturers in October 2021.