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Bladerider News - August 2008

Bladerider Blitz's Moth World's

Congratulations to John Harris of Australia who won the 2008 Moth World Championships on his Bladerider X8 by sailing an extremely consistent regatta, not finishing less than 3rd in any race. Some other interesting facts about this World Championships include:

  • This may have been the highest number of Moth World Championship entries ever recorded.
  • This may have also been the highest number of countries to attend a Moth World Championships.
  • Half of all entrants in World Championships had a Bladerider.
  • More females entered this World Championships than the last ten World Titles combined!
  • Bladerider owners finished in 8 of the top 10 places and 24 of the top 30!
  • 53 year old Andrew McDougall has finished second overall at the Moth World Championships three times now. The last time was in 1984!
  • Mat Belcher who finished third placed overall was competiting in his first Moth World Championships.
  • Arnaud Psarofaghis finished fourth overall has only been sailing a Moth for six months!
  • See full results here.

1st Overall
John Harris

2nd Overall
Andrew McDougall (AUS)

3rd Overall
Matt Belcher

4th Overall
Arnaud Psarofaghis

1st Junior
Sten-Mark Bachman

1st Master
Andrew McDougall

1st Female
Sam England

Arnaud Psarofaghis wins $1,000 Velocitek Speed Challenge

Congratulations to Arnaud Psarofaghis of Switzerland who won the Velocitek Speed Challenge held during the Weymouth World Championships. He took out the $1,000 Prize Money with a speed of 26.1 knots on average over 10 seconds.

Bladerider FX: Impressive Results

17 year old local Melbourne sailor Lochlin Byrne raced on a prototype FX at the 2008 Moth World Championships and sailed above everyone's expectations to finish an impressive 21st overall! Well done Lochie!

X8 Runnout Deal

As the McConaghy built Bladerider X8 is no longer in production, we have a special offer for the last few boats sold. We will include the following upgrades on each X8 purchase after 1 July 2008, worth over AU$1000 at no extra charge:

Bladerider to Support Cambodian Orphanage

Bladerider has decided that it will contribute $50 for every boat sold towards 'Hope for Cambodian Children Orphanage'. We are asking our customers to match this donation when purchasing a boat from Bladerider. Your support and generosity will make a difference. $50 will support a child for a month for all their schooling, clothing, food and medical services.

USA National Champ's coming up

Be sure to check out how the USA and other International sailors go at the National's coming up at Columbia Gorge Racing Association between the 15th and 17th of August, 2008. We'll post the results, but in the meantime check out the NOR here.

Customer Feedback

Ok, this has to be an attractive way to fly! Check out Nigel Oswald's way of getting his boat from USA to the World Championships in UK. Read more here. Next time you fly, tell us how easy it was to load your boat on the plane and which airlines we should give special mention to... thanks Virgin America!!

"I am again truly impressed with your guys customer service...  thank you!!"
Piers Thomas, United Kingdom

"Thanks again - I am one happy customer!"
Kevin Hall, Auckland, New Zealand

"Hi Team, Thank you for the support you gave me over the last 8 months. I have already got plans
in my head for where to go for this next year, and this includes again working closely with you guys
on getting a good boat and package together for the end of the year.
Thanks for everything!".
Andrew Brown, New Zealand.


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