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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...

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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!

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Mid-Winter Charter Available!

Posted on December 10, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Want to join the fleet for the midwinters and avoid the logistics hassle? Zim Sailing has one charter boat available for midwinters (MKII rig and sail)! This is a new boat, never sailed. The boat will be delivered to St. Pete YC for the event (February 15th-17th, 2013), ready to sail, charter fee is $600. Please email [email protected] or call 401-237-6117 if you're interested. 

Midwinters are Back!

Posted on November 29, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Mark your calendars! The megabyte class has been invited to host our midwinters event in conjunction with the NOOD Regatta February 15-17th, 2013 at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club in Florida. The organizers are working hard to gather enough boats to support a 4th circle (inshore) for dinghies.. as the closest circle is currently a 1 mile sail. Interested in this event? Please email [email protected] so we can provide the organizers with an estimate of entries. Stay tuned for the 2013 NOR and...

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Megabyte on the 2012 Boatshow Circuit!

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Zim Sailing took on the role of Megabyte builder at the beginning of the 2012 summer season. Zim included the boat in their displayed product range at the recent Newport and Annapolis boatshows. The Megabyte was a head turner at both shows, particularly commanding attention when the wind was light and all 100 sq ft. of sail area was hoisted. There was a great showing of interest in the boat and active racing fleets.

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2011 East Coast Megabyte Regatta

Posted on September 14, 2011 at 12:00 AM


Date: 09/14/2011

Manchester Yacht Club and the US Eastern Megabyte fleet hosted the traditional and as in past years outstandingly organised One Design Weekend including the Megabyte East Coast Regatta. Megabyte Fleet Captain Northeast Schuyler Glidden again pulled out all stops laying on not only a great event, but outstanding sailing weather, great catering and memorable get-togethers. The warm up Friday dinner served as tactical preparation, so those staying away to catc...

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16-Boat Fleet at 2010 Megabyte North Americans

Posted on August 17, 2010 at 3:55 PM

The US Eastern Fleet hosted another fantastic Megabyte event. A record-setting 16 Megabyters showed up to compete for the 2010 NA title. John Rouse of the Southeast Fleet was crowned champion. This is John's first North American title. He beat out a very talented field of sailors to win, including 2008 NA Champ Holly Fabyan.

       Champion John Rouse (at left) with runner-up James Hogg

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The SE Fleet Crowns a New Midwinter Champion

Posted on March 19, 2010 at 4:10 PM

The 2010 Megabyte Midwinters were held on February 20th and 21st at the Palm Beach Sailing Club in West Palm Beach, FL.

All 8 races were sailed on the Ocean course just east of the sailing club in light to medium winds and 2-3 ft seas. Although turnout was light this year, competition was close for the 3 veteran Megabyte skippers John Rouse, Paul Gingras and David Crawford. Both John and Paul are previous Midwinter champions, and Paul has sailed in every Midwinters since the inc...

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