New Developments in the Moth class for 2016

New Developments in the Moth class for 2016

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 ..

The Types of Mothie

The Types of Mothie

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 ..

Do You Love It? Reasons to do the Winter Championships

Do You Love It? Reasons to do the Winter Championships

October is a funny month. You sit there pondering what to do. Often wondering about the weather…Will it keep raining or will it just get cold? Do I prefer sailing in the rain or the cold? You’re probably also wondering about kit…Should I get a new sail for next year? Should I get that new ..

America’s Cup Talk

America’s Cup Talk

America’s Cup helms Nathan Otteridge of Artemis Racing and Chris Draper of Luna Rosa Challenge discuss Moth sailing and how relevant it is to sailing an America’s Cup foiling catamaran. And to prove Nathan and Chris’s point here’s Oracle Team USA at a Moth training camp

Magic Marine Moth Sailor Sponsorship

Magic Marine Moth Sailor Sponsorship

What is so great about the Moth? According to Magic Marine: “The Class embodies change, innovation, multiple builders and true racing while remaining “lighthearted”. Or so it seems from the general public’s perspective as artistic photos and competitions with the Worlds best are spread daily around the World. These attributes can be difficult to manage ..

Magic Marine challenge you to “dress to impress” at the Moth Worlds

Magic Marine challenge you to “dress to impress” at the Moth Worlds

As the Moth GP series nears its end, and we look forward to the Nationals and Worlds at Hayling. Magic Marine would like to spice up the final round of the GP Series by offering the highest placed amateur of the overall series, that is also entered for the worlds the opportunity to be kitted ..

Moth wins 2014 Dinghy Show Concours d’Elegance

Moth wins 2014 Dinghy Show Concours d’Elegance

  The YachtsandYachting.com Concours d’Elegance at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show has been awarded to Mike Lennon’s new Exocet International Moth sail no. 4147. See: International-Moth-wins-Concours-dElegance   Mike has spent his time since Christmas rigging and tuning his new Exocet and grabbing time on the water when he can between the storms that have been ..

IMCA UK 2014 Membership Renewal

IMCA UK 2014 Membership Renewal

Dear Member, Your International Moth Class Membership subscription was due for renewal on 1st January 2014. 2014 is an extremely important year for the UK IMCA membership as the UK is hosting the 2014 International Moth Worlds at Hayling Island Sailing Club! This event will host both the UK Nationals and Worlds events together and it takes place ..

Mothies at the Dinghy Show this weekend

Mothies at the Dinghy Show this weekend

This year the UK International Moth Class Association stand at the RYA Dinghy show looks set to be as busy as ever with an exciting 2012 racing season fast approaching. As usual there will be an enthusiastic group of ‘mothies’ manning the stand ready to answer any questions you might have about the boat. These ..

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. ..

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 ..

Mid Season Update from the President

I thought it was about time to catch up and write a quick mid season state of the Nation address… The season has started well with turn outs up on last year for the first 3 Grand Prix series events – to view the series please go to the UK website and click on the ..

Dinghy Show 2011

Another Dinghy show is over and I would like to thank all those involved for their help. Graham Simmonds did much of the leg work pulling things together as well as collecting Ricky Tagg’s new Mach2 and delivering it to the show – taking it away again and manning the stand all weekend. Also a ..

Letter from the President – 2011

Dear GBR Moth  sailors, First of all a belated Happy New Year. We are about to Kick off the 2011 season in the UK with the Dinghy show at Alexandra Palace, details are currently being finalised regarding the boats on display. We are linking our stand into Alan Hillman’s talks on foiling fundamentals on the ..

Belmont Worlds – Last call for shipping

I have received all indicative quotes back bar one. It looks like the door to door service will cost around £1,350 per boat. Please note the following: The prices may increase slightly for the actual final quote as the “winter schedules” are not yet published and need to take into account that we are going ..

Latest News from the UK President

The committee is working away at the moment on several projects including sponsorship , 2011 race program including Nationals venues through to 2014 and Dinghy show. Whilst we don’t have these things set in stone yet we will bring you news when we do. Some more immediate news and additions to the program as follows. ..

Shipping for 2011 Moth Worlds in Belmont

It seem that no sooner is one event finished than preparation starts for another! To try and keep costs to a minimum, Ricky Tagg is arranging the shipping for those wanting to go to Belmont. If you are planning on going, or thinking about it, please contact him so that he can include you in ..