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.
9/10th March – Noble Marine GP – Queen Mary Sailing Club
23/24th March – Noble Marine GP– Parkstone Yacht Club
13/14th April – Noble Marine GP– Grafham Water Sailing Club
29th May – 2nd June – Europeans – Lagos, Portugal
11-14th July – Foiling Week– Lake Garda, Italy
20/21st July – Noble Marine GP– Stokes Bay Sailing Club
12-15th September – Wetsuit Outlet UK Nationals– Castle Cove
4-6th October – UK Inlands/Scottish Nats– Loch Lomond
8-18th December –Worlds – Perth, Australia
There is no better way to improve your skills than attending the events so Join the Class and come along!
IMCA UK & The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy
are proud to welcome you all to the
2020 International Moth World Championship
at WPNSA – 3rd-12th 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.
Sponsors & Media
This event will feature daily media reports on site from top level journalists accompanied by highly desirable video highlights from probably the best sailing videographer in the world.
Thanks to our illustrious sponsors competitors will receive much more than just world class racing for their entry fees! More info to follow…
The only place you want to be from 3rd-12th September 2020 is WPNSA, Dorset, United Kingdom – The 2012 Olympic Sailing Venue and the home to the 2020 Moth Worlds!
Here are the dates for your diary!
The 2020 race committee are close to being finalised, the team we have lined up are highly experienced at running Moth regattas and are our first choice!
Safety cover is also going to be top notch, from a pool of talented individuals with support boats being second to none you can be assured that this regatta will be highly efficient. Stay tuned to find out more…
After sailing pasta and beer is just the beginning, WPNSA has the facilities to ensure you have the best time on and off the water. Thanks to our sponsors we can include a great social with each entry, here’s a low down on what you can expect.
Transport & Accomodation
How will you and your boat get here and where are you going to stay? Three rather important aspects when deciding whether to enter an event, fear not we have some information for you here.
(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…
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”
The Dremel © Mark Jardine / IMCA UK One of the familiar sounds in the dinghy park at any International Moth event is the whirr of the… Read more “Dremel: The Moth sailor’s best friend”
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”