The International Moth is a high-speed, development sailing class with 90 years of continuous innovation.
The modern day carbon fibre boats reach speeds of over 30 knots on hydrofoils.
With the available training newcomers are becoming competitive in a short period.
Get a boat, Join the Class, come and race the best!
IMCA UK & The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy
are proud to welcome you all to the
2020 Wetsuit Outlet International Moth UK Championship
at WPNSA – 5th-11th September 2020
The Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy was the venue for the Sailing Competitions of the London Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012. An established competition venue, it has played host to numerous World Championships and International Regattas.
David Cambell James is your PRO for the event , he and his team are probably the most experienced and able Moth race comittee in the world.
Sponsors & Media
This event will feature daily media reports by Mark Jardine accompanied by highly desirable video highlights shot on the Provela rib.
Huge thanks goes out to Wetsuit Outlet, Provela, Noble Marine, Allen Bros, Blueteq and Maguire Boats to make this event possible!
Competitors collect your free pasta and beer after racing every day.
The only place you want to be from 1st-11th September 2020 is WPNSA, Dorset, United Kingdom – The 2012 Olympic Sailing Venue and the home to the 2020 Wetsuit Outlet Moth Nationals!
Here are the dates for your diary!
(n.) One who is very interested in the dynamics of International Moths, particularly the foiling elements. Similar to other high performance sailors but with more tools.
It is fair to say the Moth really is the choice of boat for almost anyone, here’s a handy guide by Neil Baker to see where you would fit in…
Buying a boat? check out MothMart
The UK Committee are all highly enthusiastic volunteers with a deep love for the Moth who ensure you get the most from every event.
We are currently a little short on personnel, if you would like to play a part then we would love to hear from you.
Class measurers are located across the UK, if you need a certificate and don’t know where to go let us help…
by Jason Belben. A fleet of 22 International Moths turned out for the second Noble Marine Grand Prix event of the year at Parkstone Sailing Club, Poole… Read more “Noble Marine Parkstone Moth GP 2019”
The International Moth UK National Championships has come to a close in Thorpe Bay, Essex with stunning sunshine and largely light winds the dominant forces in the… Read more “2018 UK National Champion – Jim McMillan!”
Noble Marine’s Phil Kilburn visits the International Moth UK Nationals at Thorpe Bay © Mark Jardine We spoke to Phil Kilburn of Noble Marine Insurance during the… Read more “Noble Marine and the Moths: Interview with Phil Kilburn”
Long time sponsors of the UK Moth class, Noble Marine continue to support our events and provide members with exceptional cover.
Get in touch with them for your insurance
Wetsuit Outlet are Europe’s largest supplier of watersports clothing and equipment and title Sponsor of the 2019 Moth Nationals at Castle Cove sailing club.
Their life long passion for sailing and commitment to stock the latest clothing and hardwear is why this partnership works so well.
The Maguire Exocet is the current world leading Moth, designed by Kevin Ellway and manufactured by SimonMaguire in New Milton, Hampshire UK.
The Exocet currently holds all major UK, European and World Championship titles.
Mike Cooke has been sailing and building moths since before the foiling era, his innovative approach has ensured that the Rocket design remains competitive. Dylan Fletcher has proven this by taking the UK championship in 2017 and more recently the 2018 Foiling Week title on the SSD solid wing platform beating the highest level competiton.
It’s been a long time coming but reports that the first production Thinnairs are almost ready will be music to the ears to those on the waiting list.
Mike Lennon a highly accomplished moth sailor and sail maker has been testing the prototype with some success during 2018.
So much of the moth class history had gone missing. Few people appreciated the interest there would be in old yearbooks, photos, design drawings and articles. But it seems Mothies are horders and since we posted this section, over 200 photos and scans have been sent in.
This section features yearbooks, brochures, posters etc. And the ‘archive photos’ pages have period photos. Continue reading “Archives”