The second of the hardsailed Moths has hit the water, splashed Tuesday morning in Toronto by 2009 Moth World Champ Bora Gulari, mostly designed by Magnus Clarke along with Steve Killing,
and built by a team of obsessive folks up at Object 2 Skiffworks in Toronto with the help of George Peet and Anthony Kotoun in just 8 days. If the wing looks familiar, it should – it actually uses some of the tooling from another Object 2 project – 2010 Little America’s Cup champion Canaan. In face the core design/build team for Bora’s wing is actually the same as for the Little AC champion – Magnus, Rob Patterson, and Rossi Milev. And you certainly remember Canaan helm Fred Eaton, whose enthusiasm for Bora’s project helped make it all happen.
We’re not going to get too deep into this right now, because Bora took the time to do an SA Innerview with Clean that will answer most of your questions – just click on ‘Play’ below and listen to 35 minutes with Bora if you want to know how much it costs (lots of sweat equity), how fast it goes (ummm…), what the development plan is, how many wings will be at the Australia Worlds, when the winged moth will face off against a winged catamaran, and much, much more. Big thanks to Bora for taking the time to talk to us at midnight after a long day sorting out flying bugs. You can download the MP3 here, and stay on top of the latest winged moth developments right here. This great shot is from Thierry Martinez/Sea&Co
The Sailing Anarchy Innerview – Bora Gulari’s New Moth Wingsail