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Megabyte Regatta this spring!

Posted on January 11, 2017 at 11:25 AM

The Megabyte Class will be hosting a spring championship this May at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. With a number of sailors already committed this is sure to be a great event. For more details, check out our upcoming events. 

MK1 Sails @ 20% Off!

Posted on January 21, 2016 at 9:20 AM

Several Megabyte sailors have expressed concern that they can no longer replace their Mark I sail. Since many of you are sailing with the original sail that is ten years old or older, we understand.

 

Zim Sailing has sold out of their inventory. Evolution Sails, the Mark I sailmaker, was not making the sail anymore and are also sold out. However, after a conversation the sailmaker, they are willing to make a batch of at least ten new sails for the class. The price will be $640 for a new sail, battens and a roll cover. Sail numbers and shipping will be an additional cost.

This is a great opportunity to update your sail and your sailing performance. Jim is willing to keep a few of these sails in inventory but needs commitments on at least 7 sails. Please e-mail him if you have an interest in ordering a new sail. The price reflects at least a 20% discount, so do not delay! Once he gets the needed quantity he will request a 50% deposit and make the order.

Contact our class president Jim Crabtree to place your order... [email protected]

New Class President!

Posted on November 30, 2015 at 9:05 AM

We are proud to announce the appointment of a new Megabyte Class president, Jim Crabtree, of Jefferson City MO. Jim brings a new wave of enthusiasm to the class, and has recently developed a fleet at his local club. He will be organizing the class efforts, helping to create and promote new events, and staying up with communication. One of his first tasks is to get a better handle on who owns Megabytes now, where they are, and who is actively sailing. We know you are out there, and Jim is the man we need to pull it all together! Jim can be contacted via email to [email protected] 

The Forum is Back!

Posted on May 2, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Megabyters!

The Megabyte class association is proud to announce that the forum is back up and running. As many of you found out, we had a bit of a post date issue when posting to the forum, which has now been resolved. This is a great resource for the community to share information, buy and sell parts, and communicate about upcoming events and opportunities. Tell your fellow Megabyte sailors, its back!

Nationals Recap!

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 12:15 AM

Congrats to James Hogg for winning the 2013 Nationals! Here are some updates and a recap from James:

 

Saturday 7/27.. 

5 races today in lighter winds and calmer seas under sunny skies. Some changes to the leader board with wins for James Hogg and Marc Porier. Dave Cliffel sailing very consistent retained his overnight second place. James Hogg has taken the lead, but there is still all for grabs on the final 3 rd day especially among the top 3. Let's hope the thunderstorms hold off tomorrow.

 

Sunday 7/28.. 

 

Sunday’s racing at Marblehead race weeks’ National Megabyte Championship was in calmer weather although at times choppy seas. The thunderstorms and rain held off. The three final day races saw two more wins for Marc Poirier and a win for Emmett Holt in the last race of the regatta, with Emmett really capitalising on the significant wind shifts after a crowded gate with three boat classes and some 50 boats converging at the same time on the leeward gate. James Hogg brought the championship ‘home’ with a consistent series of three second place finishes, with Marc Poirier in second and Dave Cliffel in third after eleven races over three days in a variety of conditions. Packing the megabytes and preparing for the roadtrips home was followed by the prizegiving in the NOOD tent at the Boston Yacht Club.

 

Megabyte "Headquarters" was onboard Emmett Holt's lobsterboat 'Selkie'. Emmet, Selkie, and his Megabyte 'Byte Sized' made the trip over from Manchester together..

  

 

 Full results from the event are available HERE

 

Challenging Conditions On First Day of Nationals

Posted on July 28, 2013 at 12:40 AM

An update from James Hogg, racing CAN 346 at the Megabyte National Championships in Marblehead, MA..

Racing at the Megabyte Nationals at Marblehead started on Friday in strong winds, rain and a heavy Atlantic swell. After a two hour delay to let the conditions settle racing got underway. Three races brought very close finishes and highly competitive fleet racing. Marc Porier was most consistent in the challenging conditions and established a lead before Dave Cliffel and James Hogg.

Full results are available HERE.

2013 Nationals NOR and Registration

Posted on June 13, 2013 at 5:20 PM

Registration is now open for the 2013 Megabyte National Championships! The event will be held as part of the NOOD Regatta, scheduled July 26th-28th in Marblehead, MA. We hope that the close proximity of the Manchester-by-the-Sea fleet will help attract a great turnout. The NOOD event was also chosen for the potential exposure it provides for the Megabyte class. We hope the big-boat crews hanging their legs over the rail all day will see how much fun they could have in a Megabyte! See the NOOD's NOR and sign up for the Megabyte National Championship event here!

http://www.sailingworld.com/nood-regattas/marblehead

2013 National Championships

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 2:50 PM

The 2013 Megabyte National Championships will be held July 26th-28th in Marblehead, MA. This event will be in conjunction with the Marblehead NOOD Regatta and should attract a great turnout with the close proximity of the Manchester-by-the-Sea fleet. Stay tuned for more details and the Notice of Race.

 

Megabyte at US Sailing's NSPS

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 8:55 AM

The Megabyte was on display and available for demos at last week's National Sailing Programs Symposium in Clearwater, FL. Numerous attendees took turns sailing the boat in a relatively light breeze, but were impressed by its maneverability, spacious cockpit, and power. A family of 3 even hopped into together and took the boat for a spin!

The annual National Sailing Programs Symposium is hosted by US Sailing and sponored by Zim Sailing. NSPS is 3 days of inspiration, education, and skill development for anyone involved with a sailing program. It is the premier event for sailing education in the United Stated. NSPS is the only conference of its kind that brings together program directors, instructors, volunteers, parents and industry representatives to share and learn best practices with one another about running, maintaining and improving sailing programs. More details are available on US Sailing's website.

 

Midwinters Registration Open!

Posted on December 19, 2012 at 10:35 AM

The notice of race and online entry for the St. Pete NOODs (Megabyte midwinters) is up and ready to go!

please visit: http://www.sailingworld.com/nood-regattas/st-petersburg


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