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Consegnati i primi WASZP

Lo scorso anno Andrew McDougall aveva scelto il Forum della Foiling Week per presentare la sua ultima creazione, il WASZP.

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La settimana scorsa una pietra miliare, le prime venti WASZP sono state spedite ai clienti in Italia, Spagna, Regno Unito, Bermuda, Nuova Zelanda e Stati Uniti.

Il comunicato stampa completo:

A milestone last week – we shipped out the first 20 WASZP foilers to customers in Italy, Spain, UK, Bermuda, New Zealand and the USA.
The joint McConaghy-KASail project was conceived 5 years ago by Andrew McDougall, designer of the world beating MACH2 foiling Moth.

The concept was for a simple foiler that was not just a cheaper Moth, but re imagined the whole idea:

– Cost – the WASZP is less than half the price of a fully optioned MACH2
– Epoxy / Glass / Carbon infused hull – super tough!
– Foils – Alloy struts with injection moulded tips and titanium connection for 100% repeatability and low cost replacement
– One design – no arms race
– Adjustable wing angles – low to learn, high to race, up for storage
– Easy launching – retractable foils
– Free standing rig – ease of rigging and no stays to hit
Simple control systems – reliable and elegant
Ready to Race – the aim is to quickly establish the WASZP as an ISAF international manufacturer controlled class

McConaghy has further developed its contract manufacturing facility for the increased production requirements of the WASZP, the initial order is for 200, and our annual production is planned at 600.

Mark Evans, MD of McConaghy said: “My aim has always been to have a part of our business in straight out production mode, constant flow, high efficiency, consistent quality. Our investment over the last 2 years in equipment including additional autoclaves, and robotics, means we can now build these complex high performance boats at a very competitive price, to an exact standard.”

On the partnership with Andrew McDougall (AMac) Mark said “Anyone that knows AMac or me will know that we both drive very hard for what we believe in, and take no prisoners to get results. And the truth is, that is why we work so well together. It’s a mutual respect and shared belief in pushing for the best.”

Il WASZP presentato in anteprima alla Foiling Week

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Andrew McDougall ha scelto il Forum della Foiling Week – “Foiling week just rocks, because it brings sailors and designers together to exchange ideas and of course race at a beautiful spot” (la Foiling Week è semplicemente fantastica, perchè porta velisti e progettisti a scambiare idee e poi naturalmente a regatare in un luogo bellissimo) – per presentare la sua ultima creazione, il WASZP.

In confronto al Mach2 foiling Moth, la sua creatura precedente, questo singolo è accessibile da una più ampia platea di velisti, in termini di costo, peso ed esperienza. Grazie alla scelta tra tre vele, per accontentare velisti tra I 40 e 100 chili, le terrazze pieghevoli, per riporlo comodamente, è una piattaforma ideale per i principianti come per gli esperti del foiling. I foils in alluminio sono retrattili per un varo ed un alaggio semplice come quello di tutte le altre derive.

I velisti apprezzeranno che anche in condizioni di non-foiling la barca è veloce e divertente da portare. Lo scopo è fare del WASZP una classe ISAF monotipo è organizzare veloci e divertenti regate su nuovi percorsi con diverse andature.

Principali caratteristiche:

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