Chris Draper and Nathan Outteridge agree that racing foiling moths is both fun and valuable training for the America’s Cup.
Chris Draper: “It’s great to have some of the Cup guys (at the 2014 Moth Worlds). It would be great if we had some more. Maybe in Sorrento (Australia – 2015 Moth Worlds) we could get a few more of the teams. If some of the Oracle boys showed up as well it would be great. The new (AC62) rule looks great, the boats look awesome. We’re waiting with bated breath for a venue. Both options that are on the table look great.” (San Diego and Bermuda)
NO: “I think it’s pretty obvious why the Moth is so important. The things we learn (sailing the Moth) are so critical to anything that’s foiling. I think everything I’ve learned sailing the Moth over the last five or six years put me a long way ahead when it came to the Cup. (Talking about AC62’s…) It’s about trying to make the boats perform better than they did the last time, a lot safer than they were the last time, With the rule they’ve come up with for the 62 – it’s going to be a really nice boat… The venue – hopefully there’s going to be enough wind so that we can not just foil downwind but foil upwind as well.”