Perth tourism to shine with 2019 Moth Sailing world championships

Travel and Tour World | April 23, 2019

Perth tourism to shine with 2019 Moth Sailing world championships
Two decades after Western Australian innovators revolutionised the sport, Perth will host the International Moth Class World Championships in sailing this December.Known as the ‘Formula 1 of sailing’, the moth class is one of the fastest and most exciting forms of sailing thanks to an innovation pioneered in WA.Up to 200 of the world’s best will descend on Mounts Bay Sailing Club in Crawley from December 9-18,“With up to 200 competitors and their families descending on Perth, the championships will provide a boost to WA tourism with some terrific world-class sailing competition,” Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray said.Moth sailboats were originally cheap, homemade vessels – before Western Australian innovators transformed the sport by adding hydrofoils to boats to significantly increase their speeds.Moths can be regularly spotted on the Swan River – noticeable by their distinctive sailing style where the hull lifts out of the water, allowing the vessel to hydrofoil and reach speeds of up to 30 knots.

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