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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 on consistency [...]
After a long cold winter the UK Moth sailors headed out to Sicily in search of sun and sailing time at the 2013 Europeans. There was a sense of what was to come when early arrival, Mike Lennon, had spent more time sat in his chair in the shade than on the water; the wind [...]
In Moth circles Parkstone is famed for challenging sailor’s ability in landing and leaving, small entrances to the Marina and a sand (mud) bank between the flat waters of Poole harbour and the safety of the slip way make for some tricky moves to get out and back. Combine this with a weather forecast that [...]
It only seems like yesterday that the first of this year’s round of the Noble Marine UK Grand Prix took place at Queen Mary sailing club in zero degree temperatures, but now that the Moth fleet has defrosted itself it’s time to head to the south coast for the second open of the season to [...]
Final Score: Polar Moths 18 : -5 Nasty Weather
The horrendous forecast did little to deter the rude health of the UK Moth class
which held its season opener at Queen Mary Sailing Club last weekend. With only
this and one other UK circuit event on the calendar before the Europeans in Sicily at [...]
The first International Moth Class Association training session of the year happened this weekend – the first in a series of events, some formal some informal which have been put together to help new and intermediate moth sailors to de-mystify their flying machines and be comfortable in a racing situation. Sailors ranged from the their [...]
It seems along time since the Draycote Dash in November, that saw a wild 35 knot storm pass over the UK during the night. This gave the Draycote Dash a great weather window allowing for all the races to be completed.
Next, the Moths moved on to the Christmas Cracker at Hayling Island but due to [...]
with Jason Belben – Fri Mar 8th at 7pm
Continuing Stokes Bay Sailing Club’s Friday evening talk ‘n’ social events, Jason Belben will be hosting The Ups and Downs of Moth Sailing on March 8th at 7pm.
If you’ve ever wondered if flying a Moth is for you, or are just interested in how foiling works, come [...]
The Five intrepid Mothies from opposite corners of England that ‘rocked up to Rutland’ were treated to stunning winter sunshine to reward their combined efforts in ignoring the forecasted freezing temperatures and 30Knt plus Northerly winds to promote the Moth class in the 200 strong fleet at the annual 2-day Tiger Trophy event.
Following the recognised [...]
14 intrepid Mothies ventured to Queen Mary Sailing Club’s gruelling ‘Bloody Mary’ dinghy pursuit race on the 12th January making the Moths the 6th largest fleet (and the largest high performance fleet). With 340 starters in total providing more ‘traffic’ than the nearby M25 it is the largest dinghy race in the UK and an [...]
16th & 17th March Queen Mary Training
23rd & 24th March Queen Mary Grand Prix Series
13th & 14th April Parkestone Yacht Club Grand Prix Series
28th April – 4th May Marsala, Sicily, Italy European Championships
25th-27th May Bala Sailing Club UK Inland Championships
15th & 16th June Stokes Bay Grand Prix Series
27th-30th June Castle Cove [...]
After last weekend’s successful training at Draycote Water, five Moths braved the varied forecast for the Draycote Dash. During the morning before racing started the wind looked very light with sub foiling conditions. Having raised enough enthusiasm to rig up and get changed it was nice to see the wind slowly [...]
The International Moth Winter Grand Prix Starts 24th November at the Draycote Dash.
After the great success of the last 2 years the International Moth will once again be running a winter series this year. It all starts in a couple of weeks at the Draycote Dash on the 24th and 25th November.
Last year saw 47 [...]
Immediately prior to the Hayling Moth Open Simon Payne kindly set up a days Moth coaching. Whilst open to all Mothies, the focus was on the Mach 2 moth which is Simon’s specialist subject. Simon had detailed notes on set up and use provided by Mach 2 designer Andrew ‘AMac’ McDougall [...]
Twenty-six boats arrived at HISC on Saturday, the largest fleet at any open on the 2012 GP circuit. Special mention goes to Matthew Lea who travelled all the way down to Hayling from the Isle of Arran in Scotland!
Race one saw gusty 14 – 20 knot squally conditions. The sea state in [...]
By Peter Barton
Following on from the training the weekend before an eager bunch of Mothies regrouped at Castle Cove, Weymouth to put their practiced skills into action.
Conditions were just perfect up with 12-16 knots of clear Easterly and wall to wall sunshine. With a daunting Sunday forecast the smart call was made to hold an [...]
Sailing instructions and Notice-of-Race are at the below links. 1st Open meeting of the 2012/2013 series and a chance to catch up with everyone post-Garda.
See you there!
Moth GP Open SI – Final
NOR Grand Prix Open Meeting 2012 Final
Castle Cove sailing club was the excellent venue for the last official moth training bootcamp of 2012. What a great location, with residues of the Olympic atmosphere still ringing in the air.
14 boats and their pilots arrived on the saturday coming from as far afield as York and Ullswater in the lake district.
Of course the [...]
For many of the UK fleet this was to be their first International Moth World Championships. The UK fleet were in good spirits going into the championship and after current European Champion Chris Rashley won the UK National championship, he was making his intentions quite clear, but this is Moth racing and only a fool [...]
When: 15th- 16th September 2012
Where: Castle Cove Sailing Club, Weymouth
Start Time: 10:30am – Saturday
Training Cost: £40
In just over a week’s time the Moth Class will be hosting a training weekend for all levels of moth sailor. Whether you have just joined the class and want to learn the basics or want some time on the [...]