Life begins at 30 (knots!)

Life begins at 30 (knots!)

30 has replaced 20. For the UK Moth fleet at least. A few years ago it was a coveted honour to qualify for the 20 knot club. Now it is something you do straight off the slipway whilst tidying your controls. The Class 20kn club webpage has long since been disbanded. The new focus was ..

Presidents Roundup

As we approach Christmas and the start of the second running of the Moth Winter series, I thought it timely to send out some thoughts on the season gone and the one to come. On the season gone we had some pretty good events which kicked off with the spring training at Castle Cove Weymouth. ..

Moth Worlds Coming to Hayling Island in 2014

Announced by the International Moth Committee after a vote at this year’s 2011 Moth Worlds in Australia it was voted in that the International Moth Worlds will be held at Hayling Island Sailing Club in the Summer of 2014. The bid was led by the current UK Class Association Chairman, Mike Lennon, who had spent ..

End of season training entry online

End of season training entry online

There is now online entry for the end of season event at Hayling Island which is available here: http://www.hisc.co.uk/entry_moth/entry_list_moth2011.asp We will have 3 coaches on the water per day and training spots are limited to 20 boats. Please also note late entry after 28th October will cost an additional £5. There will be additional informal ..

Paignton Moth GP Finale

Paignton Moth GP Finale

Sunshine and two days of glamour sailing conditions awaited the International Moth fleet in the English Riviera last weekend. 13 boats joined in battle and, for two of the boats, the Moth GP series itself depended on the outcome, with class newcomer Chris Rashley going up against old hand Simon Payne. The first race started ..

Paignton GP Final this weekend

The English Riviera is beckoning… Notice of Race here and racing guidelines are here Series Results so far have Rashley on top and it looks like he can’t be beaten… Name Total num events sailed Chris Rashley 200 3 Jason Russell 198 3 Michael Lennon 176 3 Simon Payne 167 2 Tom Offer 162 3 ..

Chris Rashley Interview

Chris Rashley Interview

Hi Chris, Thank you for agreeing to this interview. Firstly congratulations on your recent success at the UK Nationals (3rd overall) and European Championships (1st). You joined the class in January this year. You have had an incredible run of success including your 1st moth title of inland national champion. What do you make of ..

Europeans at Travemunde

Europeans at Travemunde

This year’s International Moth European Championship was held as part of Travemunde Woche in Northern Germany. Thirty eight boats from across Europe (and one Aussie import) competed in a mixture of conditions, from marginal foiling to 20 knot gusts and big waves, which made an excellent test for the sailors and their equipment. Brit sailor ..

Updated Nationals results

There were a few issues with the Grand Prix style scoring at Stokes Bay which have now been resolved thanks to Ricky Tagg’s hard work. The original results listed a lot of people as DNF when they had actually completed laps. This has changed a few peoples overall positions but the original prize presentations still ..

Zhik Moth Nationals 2011 Roundup

Zhik Moth Nationals 2011 Roundup

Stokes Bay provided what is surely one of the most memorable Moth National Championships and certainly a talking point for many years to come. With conditions ranging from 25knots and big confusing sea state to shifty marginal winds against a strong tide, many of the competitors were pushed to new levels in trying to adapt. ..

Bristol Moth open

The first International Moth open of 2010 took place on Saturday at Bristol Corinthian yacht club. With a dire forecast for no wind and a few boats still astray after the recent Worlds in Dubai, 10 of the most persistent Mothies took to the skies in a very patchy marginal foiling breeze including three attending ..

Ninja Moulds Available

Ninja Moulds Available

The moulds for the UK 2009 nationals winning Aardvark Ninja are available for rent. Webmaster Philippe has finished using them to make his new boat and they are now available for another homebuilder to use. There is a fee per boat of £250 which includes the royalty fee to the designer, Kevin Ellway and a ..

Brits Abroad

Brits Abroad

So the British contingent are packing up their trusty steeds and winging their way out to Dubai shortly for the 2010 World championships. Feeling slightly envious I can only offer them all the best of luck and hope that one of them comes back with the silverware! For the more technologically inclined the Moth Worlds ..

Steve Nicholson Race

Steve Nicholson Race

6 Moths and one RS600FF made up the fleet at the Steve Nicholson Race at Pitsford Water this weekend. Race one saw a tight first lap with Geoff Carveth, Alex Adams, Garyman Ireson and Mike Cooke all trading gibes down the run and trying to avoid the holes. After that the fleet spread out a ..

International Moths at Torquay

International Moths at Torquay

A combination of a high wind forecast and a late addition to the Moth calendar saw a smaller than usual turnout for the International Moth open at Royal Torbay Yacht Club on the 24th and 25th October. Not to be deterred by the forecast four travelling Moths from Queen Mary were joined by Mike Cooke ..

Holt Tide Ride

Holt Tide Ride

  22 Moths entered the Holt Tide Ride at Hayling Island Sailing Club, making it the largest fleet and promising spectator friendly, high intensity short course racing just off the club. After the early briefing, the Moth class had to wait on the shore until their scheduled slot in the early afternoon. With Westerly 12-20 ..

Lymington Open

Lymington Open

A small group of Moths (a wing) arrived with high expectations on Lymington Town Sailing Club, our hosts for the penultimate open meeting of the year. The fleet rigged in the sun on the lawn at LTSC in a light Northerly breeze but at the briefing came the bad news – average of 5 knots ..

Grafham Open

Grafham Open

The International Moths shared their penultimate open of the year at Grafham Water with the International Canoes and Vortexes on the 5th and 6th of September. The nine entrants were rewarded with great foiling conditions on both days, faultless race organisation and some enjoyable off the water socialising with the International Canoe fleet. After a ..