High profile Olympic boatbuilder Mackay Boats, have added the Bieker Moth to their line-up that has won 30 Olympic medals and 140 world championships. As would be expected the Bieker Moth has been given that special Mackay Boats touch.
Mackay Boats new production foiling Moth, the Bieker Moth, made its mark at the 2019 Worlds, last December at Mounts Bay in Perth.
Seattle based designer, Paul Bieker linked up with former Mackay Boats employee James Gell, top moth sailor Scott Babbage (AUS), and 18ft skiff sailor turned America's Cup design engineer Riley Dean (NZL), to develop the initial concept.
Given that pedigree, it is perhaps not surprising that Mackay's production Moth had six boats in the top 15 overall at last December's World Championship in Perth. Top place getter for Mackay Boats was America's Cup champion Kyle Langford, in second overall, with Scott Babbage two places behind in fourth. The series attracted a 122 entry fleet of past world Moth champions, America's Cup sailors and Olympians.
That is quite an achievement for a production boat competing in a class that attracts anyone who fancies themselves as a boat whisperer, and is given plenty of scope to ply their design and engineering talent in a restricted international class.Read more......