Friday, 4 December 2009
Mach 2 sailors demonstrate the art of foiling. Image copyright Thierry Martinez.
by Di Pearson
A high tech Mach 2 boat – best described as a foiling Moth speed machine - worth approx A$20,000 - will be auctioned on eBay to raise money for international children’s charity, Variety.
The donated boat is courtesy of McConaghy, which has signed on as a partner of Australia’s largest sailing event, Audi Victoria Week. Variety is the event’s official charity and proceeds from the auction will provide equipment, facilities and experiences for children with special needs.
“We are delighted to welcome McConaghy aboard. They are well established, highly respected leaders in their respective field, who are recognised for advanced technology in the construction of state-of-the-art yachts, components and industry in general. We are looking forward to a long and prosperous partnership,” said Audi Victoria Week Chairman, Andrew Neilson.
The owners of McConaghy, Mark Evans and Jono Morris, say the aim of the partnership is to support the sport of sailing and benefit the community.
“We are pleased to be a part of this iconic event. The auction will result in not only a healthy donation to Variety Club, but it should help create awareness of the good work that Variety Club does for children locally and around the world.” Morris said
The Mach 2 will be on display at the Melbourne Docklands and Waterfront Geelong during Audi Victoria Week and the auction will be launched on Thursday 21 January.
Audi Victoria Week is expected to attract more than 450 competing yachts over six days of competition from 21 – 26 January, 2010.