Mike Lennon wins the 2016 Europeans in sweltering Bordeaux

Mike Lennon wins the 2016 Europeans in sweltering Bordeaux

Mike Lennon has taken a handsome win at the Moth Europeans in Bordeaux, France. With 10 points separating Mike from second placed Chris Rashley, Mike commented, “It was a light wind regatta which probably helped the old men. I had a great first few races and, despite one blip on the results sheet, I was ..

Paul Goodison is the 2016 World Champion!

Paul Goodison is the 2016 World Champion!

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 Paton for coming in 5th to help the Brits win back the Moth “ashes” from  the Aussies. The racing ..

Paul Goodison wins the 50th Japan National Moth Championships

Paul Goodison wins the 50th Japan National Moth Championships

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 ..

International Moths at the Paignton POSH Regatta 2016

International Moths at the Paignton POSH Regatta 2016

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 ..

Why Jewellers Parkstone YC Open 2016

Why Jewellers Parkstone YC Open 2016

  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 ..

Queen Mary Open 2016

Queen Mary Open 2016

  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. ..

Chris Rashley is the 2015 UK National Champion

Chris Rashley is the 2015 UK National Champion

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 ..

UK Nationals 2015 Day 3

UK Nationals 2015 Day 3

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 ..

UK Nationals 2015 Day 2

UK Nationals 2015 Day 2

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 ..

UK Nationals 2015 Day 1

UK Nationals 2015 Day 1

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 ..

Parkstone Open 2015 Results

Parkstone Open 2015 Results

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 ..

Hayling Island Sailing Club GP 2015

Hayling Island Sailing Club GP 2015

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 ..

WPNSA Moth Open 2015

WPNSA Moth Open 2015

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 ..

Peter Burling is the 2015 World Champion

Peter Burling is the 2015 World Champion

Peter Burling (NZL), who turned 24 on January 1, leaves Sorrento tonight with the McDougall + McConaghy 2015 International Moth World Championship title, hosted by the Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club (SSCBC) in Victoria. “I‘m stoked,” was all Burling could get out, as he sprayed and was sprayed with champagne after stepping ashore at Sorrento ..

EFG Moth EuroCup 2014, Act 5 Germany

EFG Moth EuroCup 2014, Act 5 Germany

  So you want to join the 20 minuters eh? “18 minutes is optimum for me, maybe 19” We stood there wondering exactly what he was talking about.  He couldn’t mean sleep could he?  Maybe he’d got confused by our question and was talking about another thing he liked doing in bed.  He is French ..

Noble Marine 2013-2014 GP Series Results

Noble Marine 2013-2014 GP Series Results

The International Moth UK Grand Prix series, sponsored by Noble Marine, runs from Nationals to Nationals, with 9 events scheduled for the series and competitors counting their best 5 results. The points are calculated based upon the number of boats at each event so there is a premium on doing well at the larger events. ..

Moth Worlds 2014 Final Results

Moth Worlds 2014 Final Results

Nathan Outteridge is the 2014 International Moth World Champion Nathan won the World Championship with one race to sail having a 10 point lead over top Brit Chris Rashley and his discard was a 4th. The 49er Gold Medalist from London 2012 and Artemis America’s Cup helmsman proceeded to win the last race of the ..

Moth Worlds 2014 Day 6

Moth Worlds 2014 Day 6

An earlier start allowed the Gold fleet to get a full four races on the penultimate day of the International Moth World Championships at Hayling Island, with the Silver fleet once again getting in three. The breeze was a gusty and shifty 8-13 knots, which dropped off during the final race as it shifted round ..