The Moth Worlds fleet woke up to a glorious day at Hayling Island. The wind was blowing a steady 15 knots, the sun was shining and it was 23 degrees by 10am – perfect sailing conditions. The Gold fleet went out into Hayling Bay, while the Silver fleet headed off East to Bracklesham Bay. Two ..
It’s more like Costa del Hayling at the moment – sweltering heat and little wind make it great for sunbathers and ice cream vans, but less so for the Moth fleet. The race committee made the most of the breeze that did come in and managed to get two races in for Yellow fleet and ..
Racing started around 1pm after the Westerly sea breeze came in. Blue fleet made up for their lost race from Saturday and then sailed two more races in the best of the breeze. Yellow fleet were too far East to get the full effect of this and only managed a single race in what was ..
After a single day’s break following the UK Nationals, the International Moths started the World Championships in earnest. A record-breaking 138 helms from 18 countries are taking part in the event, so the fleet is split into two groups of 69 boats. The thunderstorms which have been plaguing the UK in recent days led to ..
The aim yesterday was to get three races in for the yellow and blue fleets. As it was, the PRO did a great job to manage 2 in the fluctuating breeze. The aim today was to make up for the lost race and then complete three more… sadly the breeze had other ideas. The tide ..
Despite the light wind forecast for the penultimate grand prix event before the World Championships at Hayling in July, 32 sailors ventured down to Stokes Bay with the promise of some open water, pre worlds training. Most of the big names were in attendance along with a lot of the regular faces and a few ..
The International Moth UK Grand Prix series, sponsored by Noble Marine, runs from Nationals to Nationals. There are 9 events in the series with competitors counting their best 5 results. With points calculated based upon the number of boats at each event there is a premium on doing well at the larger events. To date ..
Weymouth GP 17/18 May 2014 by Ben Paton (Roving reporter) 38 enthusiastic Mothies turned up last weekend at Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy, known to Moth sailors as “Foiltown”, looking to benchmark their performance and check out the competition at the latest round of the Noble Marine Grand Prix series, especially as the Worlds ..
A fleet of 22 International Moths turned out for the second Noble Marine Grand Prix event of the year at Parkstone Sailing Club, Poole over the weekend of 5th & 6th April. After a winter of training, in anticipation for the UK Summer Worlds, this would be a good indication of current form on open ..
Glamorous weather greeted an impressive turnout of 37 Moths for the first Grand Prix of 2014 sponsored by Data to Value Ltd. at Queen Mary Sailing Club. With a range of abilities from Olympic medallist to complete newbie battling it out in shifty conditions on a crowded reservoir, the event promised to provide some ..
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 ..
This bank holiday saw the rescheduled Thorpe Bay Regatta at Southend and on Saturday you would have thought that the regatta was jinxed to have bad weather. Saturday saw a nice 8 to 10 knots of breeze which got the Moth fleet excited, rigged and ready to go with no sign of the monsoon weather ..
Moth GP – Torbay 24-‐26 August As part of Torbay week and up to 9 races Scheduled the 16 boats that had entered were in for a fantastic 3 days or racing. Upon launching on Saturday it was obvious most were nervous as we overlooked the racecourse from quite some altitude that was the ..
Hayling Island was the first venue in this year’s Moth Grand Prix Series and with the World’s being held there next year it was a sure thing that the best of the best would attend even recently crowned 49er European Champion Dylan Fletcher was here as no one was going to miss the chance ..
The final day of the Rolly’s Brownies National Championship greeted the now swollen fleet of 69 Moths, as a few more mothies joined in for the weekend racing. But first thing Sunday there was a huge bank of sea mist over Portland harbour and a few were sceptical that once again the moth ..
Day 3 of the Rolly’s Brownies Moth Nationals saw the Mothies greeted by a 12 knot breeze from the west again, which was to make for perfect race conditions with the sun bearing down on the fleet it made for some fantastic sailing and picture taking condition for the photography’s one things for sure ..
Day 2 of the Rolly’s Brownies Moth Nationals saw the Mothies greeted by a 16 knot breeze from the west, which was building before the start of the first race reaching 20+ across the race course. The fleet was now fully fuelled up with Brownies from our generous sponsor this year, and as the ..
With 61 Moths entering the Moth nationals this was to be the biggest moth event in Europe this year and with entries from Germany, Belgium, France, Switzerland and New Zealand, the quality of the fleet speaks for itself, but not to be out done foil town Weymouth Harbour produced its best conditions, with 10 ..