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McDougall-McConaghy announced as title sponsor for 2013 Moth World

by Matthew Knowles 12 Apr 2013 06:51 PDT 13-19 October 2013

McDougall-McConaghy, the partnership that designed, builds and distributes the dominant Mach2 Moth are to be the title sponsor for this year's Moth World Championships hosted by Kaneohe Yacht Club, in Hawaii in October 2013.

Andrew McDougall says, "We have a tradition of helping out at Moth World Championships where we provide on-site servicing for the sailors, and its great to be in a position to invest still further in the class we love. The Moth class has quickly become the darling of the sailing world with a wonderful mix of people from Olympic sailors thru America's Cup, to the solid guys and girls who sail day in, day out and are just as passionate about the Moth as we are. It's a wonderful mix, and for us the highlight of any year."

With the event following on just after the America's Cup, this coming Moth World Championships could see the most diverse and talented line up of sailors ever seen in one class, and the beautiful Kaneohe Yacht club provides the perfect stage for such dramatic play.

Jono Morris of McConaghy reflects "We've built over 300 Mach2's at our Zhuhai plant in China. It has been our privilege to watch them occupy the top positions at all World Championships since 2009. Our founder John McConaghy built and sailed Moths and to this day we remain committed to building the fastest Moths and leading development. We are delighted to be able to contribute to the success of this coming regatta. We wish all competitors the very best of luck."

With up to 100 Moths from Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Japan, the US, and elsewhere expected to descend on Kaneohe Yacht club, USA Moth Class President and event organiser Matt Knowles is excited, "Everything is coming together for a great event. With its flat waters and solid trade winds, Kaneohe Bay might be the best venue in the world for Moth racing. A number of the best sailors in the world will be attending, and we're going to put on a great show. It will be fantastic to work with McDougall-McConaghy to support our event – we're looking forward to a top-notch regatta."

McDougall-McConaghy is a partnership between leading designer, sail maker and Moth sailor Andrew McDougall and world renowned boat builder McConaghy Boat's. The partnership builds and distributes the Mach2 Moth through their global network of distributors and agents. For more information contact

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