Congratulations to Paul Goodison for winning the 2016 Internattional Moth World Championships in Hayama Japan. Congratulations are also due to: Chris Rashley and Rob Greenhalgh for making it an all British podium. And thanks to Ben Payton for coming in 5th to help the Brits win back the Moth “ashes” from the Aussies. The racing ..
As a prelude to the 2016 YANMAR Moth Worlds 2016, the 50th Japan National Moth Championships has been held in Hayama from 21st to 22nd May. Second day of the event, four races carried out with stable 8-12 knots breeze from NE. “Yesterday we only hold one race due to weak winds, so I’m really ..
Well you’ve got me again for the second time in four events. I can only hope I keep finishing third as regularly through the upcoming European and National Championships, unfortunately more likely I will add another digit after the three. While we had been promised flat water and a great sea breeze the locals hadn’t ..
As the 2016 Yanmar Moth World Championships Hayama Japan, 24th-29th May, loom just a matter of days away now we’ve been nearly deafened by the silence on social media and the internet in the build up. This is unusual. Normally at this stage we see talk ramp up in the yachting press and plenty more ..
Parkstone always offers challenges and the first is getting to the race area. The launching is into the walled yacht haven – there are two ways out. One is to follow the winding deep water channel which is around 3 boat lengths wide and the other is straight out through the “ledge.” The ledge in question isn’t ..
The prestigious Parkstone Open takes place this weekend (23/24th). For those new to the class, this is the perfect playground for moths with flat, sheltered waters. Assuming the winds are not too strong, it’s a really good testing ground topped off with a chance to meet possibly THE most amiable character in the history of ..
With a few of the fleets key players missing claiming the dinghy show as an excuse to avoid the cold weather there was a chance for others names to fight for some of the top spots at the first round of the Nobel Marine International Moth Grand Prix series at Queen Mary Sailing Club. ..
The Moth GP on 3rd/4th October, hosted by Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, will be the finale for the GP series for the calendar year and marks the halfway point in the GP series for 2015/16. Portland Harbour is the “spiritual home” of the Moths with many innovations trialled there and is a favourite ..
The Types of Mothie As moth sailors will proudly tell you, they are a rare breed. However over the last 10 years the creation of foils has led to there being a lot more of them than we had for a number of years. WE at the moth class have felt this has been a ..
The final day didn’t provide the glamorous conditions of the previous two days, but the Stokes Bay Race Team, led by Principal Race Officer Mike Rayden, managed to complete the full series in marginal foiling conditions. With Chris Rashley clearly out in front, the battle for second place overall was hot – just six points ..
While the rest of the Solent was filled with yachts going around the Isle of Wight, the International Moth fleet were enjoying Stokes Bay at its very best. Four fantastic races were held in cracking conditions. Chris Rashley continued his extraordinary run with four more bullets to repeat his perfect scoreline from yesterday. Today though ..
The day started with a calm, mirror-like Solent, but ended with 4 glorious races completed in perfect foiling conditions. This was Stokes Bay at its best and the Moth fleet turned on the style in spades. Home club sailor Chris Rashley, focused by the threat of Dylan Fletcher’s opening race win, switched on the after-burners ..
Blazing sunshine and a 10 knot South Easterly greeted the 59 boat Moth Nationals fleet at Stokes Bay Sailing Club. A number of new innovations were on display including Dylan Fletcher’s solid wings, Mike Lennon’s boom fairings and James Phare’s double-wand. Straight from the off the action was tight at the top. Dylan Fletcher made ..
Having talked a bit about how not to prepare for a big event last year, I thought we could try and correct that for this years Nationals. Personally, I’ve taken a very different approach for the current season. Instead of sailing as much as I possibly can to try and keep up with the jobless ..
25 moth sailors travelled from 16 different clubs to Parkstone Yacht Club for the fourth Grand Prix event of 2015. The forecast for Saturday looked perfect with 12-16 knots and sunshine, but there were a few nervous faces in the boat park that morning when the breeze was up to 20 knots and was showing ..
The long wait is nearly over, the 2015 Parkstone YC GP is very nearly upon us. With only three weeks to go to the Nationals at Stokes Bay, this is your last open in which to hone your skills for the National Championship. Registration will start at 0900, the race briefing will at 11:30 in ..
21 keen, eager and bright-eyed Moth sailors turned up on Saturday ready for some racing despite the less than ideal forecast. If the forecast stood, it was looking like there would only be some racing on Saturday and only if the weather played ball. So there we all stood chatting about whether to go racing ..
Despite a windy forecast a fleet of 21 Moths turned out for the second of the UK Grand Prix series, supported by Magic Marine, at Weymouth in the hope that maybe the predictions were wrong and the bigger gusts wouldn’t materialise. However on the Saturday this was not to be and so racing was postponed ..