|Posted on January 11, 2017 at 11:25 AM|
We had a great time at teh spring Mid West championship Regatta in 2017 at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. We are lookung fir a host site for 2018 - anyone interested? With a number of sailors already committed this is sure to be a great event.
|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, i orderd a batch of new MK1 sails for the class. I have a few left and will sell these at a blowout price of $600 for a new sail, battens and a roll cover plus $75 for shipping wihin the 48 states. Sail numbers can be ordered through Zim Sailing at 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 25% 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]
|Posted on November 30, 2015 at 9:05 AM|
As 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. Jim 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]
|Posted on May 2, 2014 at 10:15 AM|
The Megabyte class association had its forum hacked but we are trying to get it back up and running. As many of you found out, we had a bit of a post date issue when posting. This is a great resource for the community to share information, buy and sell parts, and communicate about upcoming events and opportunities. we are working hard to get it back!
|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:
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’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
|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.
|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!
|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.
|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.
|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