A-Class Cat Rudders

Now available are our new A-Cass Cat rudders. Using our very succesfull CNC moulded foils system our new A- Class rudder moulds produce beautiful carbon rudders. Tested by Chris Caines and Simon Nelson at the recent A-Class nationals both sailors were extremely happy with the rudders. The rudders were also used in the Tiapan nationals.

2009 National titles

The 2008/2009 summer season provided some fantastic results for boats and foils produced by Mark Thorpe Boatbuilding.
Our Flying Eleven’s completly dominated both the National and NSW championships with our hulls and foils used by all the top placed sailors. Congratulations to Josh McKnight and Ira Dubery for winning the National Title and also Olivia Price and Maddie Clancy for winning the NSW Title.
At the NS14 National titles in Adelaide Hugh Tait defended his title with new crew Tom Potter with Olympic gold medalist Mal Page and crew Fiona Elliot finishing 2nd. Both crews were sailing our Tiger hulls and used our carbon clear finish foils. The competition is now hotting up for the NSW titles to be sailed over the Easter long weekend.
Congratulations to Greg Roche winning the MG14 Nationals in one of our Tiger hulls and foils.
Our Manly Junior foils dominated the fleet at the National titles held at B.Y.R.A finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Our Sabot foils also performed well over the summer.
Well done to all the sailors involved.

Double gold to AUS 470 teams using centre boards produced by Mark Thorpe Boat Building.

Congratulations to Australian sailors Nathan Wilmot, Malcolm Page, Elise Rechichi and Tessa Parkinson for winning GOLD in the mens and womens 470 classes at the Beijing Olympic games. Both teams were using new centre boards produced by Mark Thorpe Boat Building.
In late 2007 the Australian Sailing Team aproached Mark Thorpe Boat building to build new centre boards for the 470 teams. An extensive R & D project was undertaken to find the fatest posible centre boards for the expected conditons at the Olympic venue, Qingdao China. Many centre boards were produced until the AUS sailing team chose the centre boards to be used at the games.
What a fantastic result.

2008 national titles.

National titles in both the NS14 and Flying Eleven classes over the 07/08 Christmas new year period were acheived by boats suplied from Mark Thorpe Boatbuilding Pty Ltd.Congratulations to all the sailors involved.
In the NS14’s Hugh Tait an Tara McCall were convincing winners in their new boat proving that our “Tiger” design is the boat to have.
Alex Mc Fadyen and Mathew Stocks won a close series from Josh McKnight and James Lawira-Fernandez 2nd with Scott Cotton and Max Vos 3rd.

So if you want to be at the front of the fleet inquire now about a new boat and be ready for next season.

New Foiler Moth making headlines

The recently launched Hungry Tiger Foiler Moth featured in the November 14th issues of the Sydney Morning Herald.

The prototype boat developed for local sailor Scott Babbage has proved to be a success in only the first few months of use, winning a race of the Moth NSW selection series by over 20 minutes.

Contact Mark @ ThorpeBoats for more information on hydrofoiling Moths.

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Hungry Tiger wins Australian Moth Championship

Consistent good results have seen Les Thorpe take home the 2005 Australian Moth Championship. After close 2nd places in both 2002 and 2003, this is Les’ first Moth Australian Title, and the 7th Australian Championship win for the Hungry Tiger design.

The series was sailed from Black Rock Yacht Club in Melbourne as a lead up event for the 2005 Moth World Championships. The Hungry Tiger proved to be the best all-round design in the range of conditions, with Tigers taking 8 of the top 10 places.

More information on Hungry Tigers is available on the International Moth page, or the Australian Moth Class web site.