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Market Place items:

Posted on April 7, 2018 at 5:20 PM

For Sale:

  • 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....
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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

Clinic & Megabyte Regatta - 2018!

Posted on April 7, 2018 at 12:25 AM

New date! The next Megabyte clinic and regatta is scheduled for June 08 - 10 (new date). This event builds on the successful Midwest Regional Regatta (& Clinic) at Lake of the Ozarks, MO, in May 2017. The Event Details/Entry Form is posted in the Resources page of the website. 

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 perform...

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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 contacte...

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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 thund...

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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.

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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...

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