McKnight dominated the Australian Moth National Championship sailed from Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron last week, dropping two sixes from 14 races, with a nett score of 20 points. He raced a home built boat, with the new “deck-sweeper” mainsail configuration, which definitely proved to be more than on the pace.
Second place was Luka Damic (34), on one of the oldest boats in the fleet, with some of the newest foils, also built by the operator and aptly named “Swift Hydrofoils” by Damic Design. Third was the designer of the Mach 2 boats, Andrew McDougall (40), and he loved proving that he could keep up with the newer designs.
For the first time in some years, the Exocet boats were not the design to beat, so it will be interesting to see what developments each of the crews work on in the lead up to the World Championship which will be held out of Mounts Bay Sailing Club in Perth, Western Australia in December of this year.
In the lead up to this World Championship, I was on the ground to live broadcast some of the racing, you can see below races 7, 8 ,9, 11 and 12 of the 14 race series streamed from the drone in their entirety. We are looking forward on working on even better solutions to bring you all of the action from Perth later this year!