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Finally got a few Mach 2 used boats for sale. Little bit of a range in prices but all good boats. Range of cost is due to upgrades the boat has had or missed! Send a private message if you are interested.
It is a great time to get into the class, we currently have 7 new boats under build for USA owners and a great schedule with an Oct event in San Diego and two events in Key Largo in Nov.
There is high demand for these used boats and we are very fortunate to have some right now. Don't expect them to last.
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Dion HoughtonJonathan Fung2 days ago

Adam MayMach2 4025 for sale in Alameda, CA.2   ·  2 days ago

Marty JamiesonThere could or should be a couple in Oklahoma for sell.....no water .2 days ago

Andy BrazierThere is a new one coming to canada 2 days ago

Will DeutschWhat is the price range for these expected used boats?23 hours ago

Justin GishWhere can we find more information on these? I saw the US boat 3896 on Moth Mart. It is now sold.5 hours ago

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GREAT NEWS!!
We have locked in on housing for the Moth Worlds in Sorrento.

Please respond to Matt as to whether you are coming or not. We need final numbers before September.

I found two houses within walking distance to the Sorrento Sailing Club where the Moth Worlds will be located.

They are both PERFECT HOUSES for large groups, hanging out, working on boats, etc.
Both have large living spaces, so it may be possible to set up air mattresses, but I need to double check if that is ok.
These properties both have a 14 night minimum rental are currently available for the period of 2 - 16 January 2015.
Rates shown are based on a 14 night stay and are inclusive of all linen and towels.
• Capricorn Coast - 3 Queen size beds, 2 single beds. 3 Full Bathrooms.
• The Moorings - AUS - 2 Queen size beds, 4 single beds (Note: they are two sets of bunk beds). 3 Full Bathrooms.
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Sail Newport advocate and member Anthony Kotoun takes one of our 418 Opti sailors at the USODA New England Champs for a rip around the bay while the RC reset the course!

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Nancy Patterson TidyFrom Opti to Moth ... perfect! :-)2 weeks ago

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Are all Moths created equal? Are some easier to learn on than others? ... See MoreSee Less

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I am interested in starting out with a lowrider. Who sells them in the USA? ... See MoreSee Less

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Anyone know where i can buy a used Moth? I'm in California... ... See MoreSee Less

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Congrats to Andrew McDougall & Mach 2 Boats -- a Mach 2 just won the 2014 Moth Worlds, which marks the 6th straight year on top for the design -- an impressive feat in an open class like the Moth ... See MoreSee Less

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I live in So Cal and wondering where I might find a used Moth for sale. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Check out the new video from the International Moth United States Class Association! ... See MoreSee Less

Another exciting Moth regatta this time in Newport on Narragansett Bay, RI. We were hoping for a little more sun and breeze but it was not to be. Maybe next time.…

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Rod and Norman go Moth sailing. Norm was good at spotting the lifts, but clearly needs to hike harder... !

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Great day of Moth sailing in Newport ... See MoreSee Less

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US class members: Thinking about coming to worlds next year? Please fill this out ASAP! goo.gl/gX68LX ... See MoreSee Less

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International Moth United States Class Association shared Sailing Anarchy's photo. ... See MoreSee Less

New post (record runners - sailinganarchy.com/2014/06/13/record-runners/) has been published on Sailing Anarchy — with Emma Creighton and Tripp Burd.

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just found your page and thought I'd share some shots I got from Ft Adams during your 11th Hour Cup Championship...
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A great environmental message from the sailors on Huge Boss ... See MoreSee Less

Did you know? Many of you may already know that yesterday was World Ocean’s Day but what you may not know about is the level of commitment the Barcelona World Race has made towards the safeguarding of the health of the ocean’s ecosystems. From getting the skippers to collect water samples in order to evaluate the level of microplastics in the water to working closely with UNESCO, the BWR has it covered and here Ryan gives us a quick lesson on helping to keep our waters clean.

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Did you know?

Many of you may already know that yesterday was World Ocean’s Day but what you may not know about is the level of commitment the Barcelona World Race has made towards the safeguarding of the health of the ocean’s ecosystems. From getting the skippers to collect water samples in order to evaluate the level of microplastics in the water to working closely with UNESCO, the BWR has it covered and here Ryan gives us a quick lesson on helping to keep our waters clean.

Tommy converting opti sailors ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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Nancy Patterson TidyFrom an Opti to a Moth ... perfect! :-)2 months ago

Jean MacDonaldWay to go, coach!1   ·  2 months ago

International Moth United States Class AssociationMore like corrupting. There are a dozen kids asking their parents to liquidate college funds tonight.2   ·  2 months ago

Nancy Patterson TidyOnly a dozen? :-)2 months ago

Lynn O'BrienTry Opti to 29er first.2 months ago

International Moth United States Class AssociationPass on the 29er. Get foiling!2 months ago

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Any regattas left for the year? Ned and I can always host a few Mothies anytime in charleston ... See MoreSee Less

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International Moth United States Class AssociationCheck the calendar. Next up is the Bronco Bay Open first weekend of August (Rhode Island)2 months ago

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Kotoun Claims First Ever 11th Hour Cup Championship
Inspired Final-Day Sailing by Loughbrough Lands Him First-Ever Moth Regatta Podium.

Newport, Rhode Island (27 May, 2014) – The final day of International Moth racing for the inaugural 11th Hour Cup promised sportier conditions than the previous two, but after ten races in two days, the fleet was in far better form than when they began the regatta on Saturday. Racers sailed five more races in winds of 12-16 knots, with Anthony Kotoun closing out the event the way he began it; 4 more bullets out of five races. “It’s always great to win an event, but I’m way more gratified to see the newcomers improve so much,” said Kotoun, who spent much of the regatta sharing setup and go-fast tips with 26 year old M.I.T. grad student Brooks Reed. “It’s hard to describe how helpful these guys have been,” said Reed. “It’s no wonder Moth sailors love the class so much.”

Kotoun’s speed advantage over a less-experienced fleet was clear, though US Class President Matt Knowles kept it tight, taking his third bullet of the regatta, the only sailor to beat Kotoun. Knowles was helped by solid boat handling and an inconsistent, puffy track in the lee of Fort Adams. Continuing its reputation for progress, the 11th Hour Cup courses integrated those so successfully used by the America’s Cup last summer, with a high-speed reaching leg at the start and finish of every race. “It’s more fun for spectators and way more fun for the moth sailors without lots of experience,” said Kotoun, who also served as the event’s organizer. A reaching start makes flying much easier, helping to keep backmarkers in the mix for much longer than a classic windward start, where much of the fleet can be stuck in low-riding mode at the start while the frontrunners sail away at 15 knots, according to Kotoun.

Both Newport Beach, California’s Zack Maxam and Rhode Island resident Tommy Loughborough found their form on Monday, with Maxam nearly catching Reed for fourth place despite missing much of Saturday’s racing for a marriage proposal. Maxam had blazing downwind speed, and but for a few boathandling mishaps, might have taken a race or two from Kotoun. “This is the best I’ve felt in a while; now all I need to do is practice for a few thousand hours,” he said, half-joking. Loughborough also seemed to fire on all cylinders, scoring three 2nd and two 3rd place finishes on the day, cementing his first-ever podium finish in a Moth regatta after sailing the boat for less than a year. “I can honestly say I have never had more fun on the water than I did today,” said Loughborough.

Race Officer Anderson Reggio said he was excited to see the Moths handle just about everything Newport had to throw at them. “We had winds from zero to fresh, currents from zero to plenty, and waves from zero to nasty, and the fleet handled it all despite the inexperience of many of them,” said Reggio. “It’s great to see growth and new faces in the Class, but it’s equally important to see such the premier dinghy class in the world racing here in the sailing capital of the US.”

Relive all the 11th Hour Cup racing with photos, videos, and interviews on the US Moth Class Facebook Page. Photos and videos of the racing can be found in the gallery here.

FINAL RESULTS

1 – Anthony Kotoun – Newport, RI – 8 Points
2 – Matt Knowles – Newport, RI – 16 Points
3 – Tom Loughborough – Newport, RI – 28 Points
4 – Brooks Read – Cambridge, MA - 28 Points
5 – Zach Maxam – Costa Mesa, CA - 35 Points

11th Hour Racing US Moth Class Tenet Of The Day

As one of the world's elite, high-profile racing classes, the International Moth Class takes stewardship of the waterways seriously, working hard to emphasize the responsible use of energy and resources in the context of sailing. Working with 11th Hour Racing, a program of the Schmidt Family Foundation, the US Moth Class has come up with a number of initiatives to help sailing events improve the energy profile and performance of racing boats and increase the personal investment of sailors in the health of our waters. This week, we’re focused on how to educate fellow sailors and event organizers on achievable ways to make a positive impact on our local marine environment, and our daily news stories will include an essential tenet of our educational philosophy.

Today’s tenet: Lead By Example

Being on the front lines of sailing and conservation carries credibility and earns respect; use those sentiments to ensure that others repeat your successes. Had great results with a Clean Regatta program? Tell your area clubs and national governing body about it. Kept every disposable bottle off your venue’s premises? Blog about it. Successfully ran a year’s worth of racing without a single two-stroke support boat? Share it. And the bigger your accomplishments, the more people that need to hear about it. Be the answer to the question ‘why should we bother with this?’ or ‘can we really change things?’

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For photos, interview requests, or additional information about the 11th Hour Cup, 11th Hour Racing, or how to get into Moth sailing, please contact us at usmothclass@gmail.com.
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3 months ago

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Christy PolitowskiThanks for coming in early Saturday Zack Maxam ;)2   ·  3 months ago

Neil BakerA few of us in the UK remember there being a potential bid to run a worlds at Newport in 2016? is that off the cards now or is there a chance it could hapen on another year?3 months ago

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Congratulations to the inaugural champion of the 11th Hour Cup, Anthony Kotoun, and thanks to our wonderful partner, 11th Hour Racing for making it all possible. Please go to 11thhourracing.org to learn more about their great programs. ... See MoreSee Less

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