41st Bloody Mary 2014

41st Bloody Mary 2014

The 41st Bloody Mary, would you be better off just having the drink? Being a fairly typical sailor of no obvious talent I’m as adept as anyone at cobbling a story together about boats and/or sailing and/or boat tech to sound important in the bar.  I do this by using facts that I have overheard and no-doubt ..

Interview with Triple European Champion Chris Rashley

Interview with Triple European Champion Chris Rashley

  Chris Rashley has lit up the scoreboard yet again at the 2013 Moth Europeans in Sicily to take his third consecutive Moth Europeans title. With top place on the podium in Germany in 2011, Garda 2012 and now Sicily in 2013, the 24 year old is proving to be quite the young upstart. Focusing ..

Winter Sun

Winter Sun

The US Moth fleet have invited all Moth sailors to their winter clinics in Miami FLA. For more information see the poster attached

Grand Prix 2011 Final standings

Grand Prix 2011 Final standings

Chris Rashley 2011 GP Champion Congratulation to Chris Rashley on securing the 2011 GP Circuit. In his first year of Moth sailing Chris has won the Inland’s which kicked off the GP series, as well as finishing third at the Nationals. But his crowning glory was taking the Europeans recently held in Germany. What a ..

Grand Prix Overall 5 out of 6 sailed.

With 5 rounds of the 2011 GP circuit complete, the last round this weekend at Paignton is looking like a close run thing between Chris Rashley and Jason Russell. Only 2 points separate them after a season of excitement from the light and shifty Inlands at QM, to the frightening thrills and spills of 40 ..

2011 Zhik moth nationals Day 1

Stokes bay delivered an epic first day of conditions for a record number of sailors (56) attending a UK national championship. With winds from 12 to 14 knots and gusts up to 20 and the now infamous Solent chop, many were pushed to the limit of their abilities. First race honours went to Arnaud Psarofaghis ..

Thorpe Bay Report

The SLAM Moth Grand Prix series continued over the weekend of 18-19th June as part of Thorpe Bay YCs annual regatta. Being just three weeks ahead of the National Chamiponships at Stokes Bay, the aim of racing on the tidal waters of the Thames estuary, was to allow sailors the chance to test and dial ..

28.8 knots!

28.8 knots!

Mike Cooke from Bristol has set a new UK speed record of 28.8 knots. This is now the fastest recorded time in the UK and has surely opened the door to the elusive 30 knot club. Mike Cooke tells us how it was done…. “Well conditions were pretty hostile to be honest, but with my ..

Report – Why Jewellers Parkstone Grand Prix Event

WHY Jewellers Moth Grand Prix – Parkstone YC Perfect sailing conditions greeted the fleet of 25 Moths who arrived at the second Moth Grand Prix event of the year at Parkstone YC, Poole Harbour over the weekend of 7 – 8th May. The event saw many of the top British boats lining up against each ..

Zhik Moth Nationals at Stokes Bay in 2011

Stokes Bay Sailing Club is proud to be hosting the Moth Nationals 7-10th July 2011. If you want to get some pre-event training in at our stunning venue, why not bring your boat down to the club and train with us. You can sail and race on a casual basis for the £5 singlehander day-sail ..

Bloody Mary – 8th January 2011

Report by Cookie… 11 Mothies braved the most reasonable forecast anyone has seen at QM for a long time. We arrived to find it blowing dogs off chains but due to the forecast drop after lunch and non freezing temperatures no-one was too phased. With the first boats going off at midday and the Moths ..

Which Pheonix will rise from the Ashes?

With just one day left before the start of the 2011 International Moth World Championships at Belmont, Australia, being held over the 8-14th January, the preparations are revving up for the 8 sailors out there representing GBR. Current World, European and Nationals title holder Simon Payne, Mike Lennon, Pete Barton, Ben Paton, Jason Russell, James ..

Hayling Island Training Camp Nov 2010 Report

The forecast for the weekend of the 20th/ 21st of November was perfect with winds between 10 – 18 knots for both days so it was with great anticipation that I attended my first Moth Training Camp. With the promise of Mike Lennon, Ricky Tagg and Mike Cooke being on hand to coach us all, ..

2011 International Moth Nationals announced

2011 Moth UK National Championships The UK Moth Class Association is pleased to announce that the 2011 Moth UK National Championships will be hosted by Stokes Bay Sailing Club. The 2011 Championships will be raced from the 7th – 10th of July in The Solent off Stokes Bay, which already has an established and growing Moth ..

UK Circuit 2010/2011 dates

The UK Committee have been hard at work preparing an exciting season of racing for next year. Based on the success of the Queen mary training session earlier this year, the UK are leading the way by introducing more official training sessions to get boats and sailors up to speed. The season is broken up ..

Interview with Triple World Champion Simon Payne

Interview with Triple World Champion Simon Payne

Simon Payne is a well known figure to many as a highly competitive racer in both two-man and singlehanded high performance dinghies. He demonstrated that again most recently by securing that sought after triple-crown of championship wins, which many a dedicated racer seeks, by taking the 2010 World, European and National championship titles. Phillippe Oligario, ..

Lennon Rides to Victory – Hayling Tide Ride Report

Lennon Rides to Victory 19 foiling Moths descended upon Hayling Island for the 10th year of the Tide Ride, and following a misty start, the sun shone through gracing the fleet with a mild 10-15 knot easterly and classic Hayling conditions. With the fleet sailing a windward-leeward course on the Pilsey bank side of the ..

2010 / 2011 International Moth UK Winter Championship

The UK International Moth Class Association is very pleased to announce the formation of a new winter sailing championship. The aim of the winter championship is to allow the Moth fleet to continue competitive fleet racing at venues which showcase the class in areas of the country that don’t often see these highly manoeuvrable, exciting ..