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Market Place items:

Posted on April 7, 2018 at 5:20 PM

For Sale:

  • New item: Megabyte MK I sail. Still in original package. Never used. Bough several years ago, so original triangular top. Contact Stuart Flerlage: [email protected] [posted 30Aug18]
  • New item: Megabyte #158 is for sale in Toronto, Canada. MK1 rig with extra unused sail from Quantum. New tiller. Extra daggerboard. Contact Geoff Young at [email protected] [posted 26Jul18]
  • 2009 hull #366, made by Performance Sailing. This Megabyte is in great condition as it was sailed only a few times and appropriately stored. The boat comes with a MK II rig and like-new Mylar Sail. Also has a cover and switch dolly. Original Owner! Please call 1-508-364-0942 or email: [email protected] Located in West Dennis, MA, 02670. (Cape Cod). Asking $5500.00 (about 1/2 the cost of a new Megabyte) [posted May01, 2018]
  • Megabyte Blades: - dagger board & rudder - used but good shape - comes with a faded blade bag: $125 + shipping. Used MK I Sail - very good condition: $300 + shipping; Used MK I upper mast section: $450 + shipping. email Jim Crabtree  [email protected] [posted April 2018]
  • Pair Magic Marine ( Endurance Pads (for hiking), Small/20cm). Like-new. $50+shipping. email Leszek Vincent [email protected] [posted May01, 2018]
  • Older megabyte in great shape. I have 2 sets of blades, 3 sails. One is even brand new in the box, all MK1. Lightweight aluminum trailer. Located in Northern California. Make me a fair offer. Dario Sartori, email: [email protected] or TXT 530-200-6458 [updated 05Jul18] SOLD (to someone who had a wanted ad.)
  • 2001 MB: Hull #184, MK I rig, original sail but very few hours on it - still in very good condition. Have roll bag & blade bag. No damage on blades. Almost new hiking straps. Full top hull cover by Slo Sails. Don Milner: [email protected] SOLD [posted May13, 2018]
  • Megabyte - excellent boat. Asking $4000.00 delivered (will deliver to about anywhere). Photos available. Bag for rudder, centerboard, lines,etc. Top and Bottom covers. 2 Sails in in excellent condition (MK I & MK II). 2 upper masts MKI, MK II. Sail bags. Dolley & Trailer. bags. Contact Mike Wenger: [email protected] [posted May13, 2018]
  • Megabyte (#10) for sale in the Seattle area. The boat & sail are in almost new condition, rarely used. Asking $4000. If anyone is looking for a great Megabyte, please call 425 260-9117 (Vicki Luhrs: [email protected]) [posted 01Jun18]



  • Used Megabyte boats and/or used MK I mast. Please contact MB Class President - Jim Crabtree via email:  [email protected]
  • Looking for MK I mast in good condition and MK II mast & sail. Contact E P Alexander  [email protected] 
  • Looking to buy a Megabyte in Toronto or the area. Contact Eli Kagan - [email protected] [posted 29May18].
  • Looking for a Megabyte in very good condition, with the MK II rig. Only problem is that I'm based in the North of Scotland. Not sure how easy it would be to import, but there don't seem to be many for sale in the UK. Contact Neil Cormack: [email protected] [posted 05Jul18] Used MB (MKI rig) purchased within the UK - Celebrations! [updated 08Jul18]

Zim Sailing has moved

Posted on April 7, 2018 at 2:25 PM

Zim Sailing has moved to much more spacious premises for their expanding and rapidly growing production line. 

New address: 33 Broadcommon Road, Unit 1, Bristol, RI 02809. Ph.: 401-237-6117 x 100; website remains

New Resource documents posted

Posted on April 2, 2018 at 10:40 PM

Have a look at the several new documents posted in the Resources section - to help you enjoy the forthcoming sailing and racing season!

Close-out on MK1 Sails $550 each + shipping!

Posted on March 19, 2018 at 10:45 PM

Many of you have the MK 1 sail for your MB. While Zim Sailing sold out of their inventory a while back, your Class President had some specially made by Evolution Sails, the Mark I sailmaker. Class President, Jim Crabtree, is selling off his stock of a few MK 1 sails. Got an older boat? Need to replace your sail? Then do consider taking up this close-out offer. Sail numbers can be ordered through Zim Sailing at an additional cost. This is a great opportunity to rev up your sailing performance in 2018, helped by a new sail. Please e-mail Jim if you wish to purchase one of these sails at the close-out price of $550 each + shipping

Contact the Class President, Jim Crabtree, to place your order... [email protected]

The Forum is 'dead' - wait for new website

Posted on March 11, 2018 at 4:10 PM


11Mar18: Bringing back the very important Forum is included in the rebuild of the website. Thank you for your patience. We know that the Forum is a popular area for exchanging information. 

Class President!

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] 

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!

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.