Photo C/O Paul Plested The International Moths headed west into the depths of Wales for the 2013 Inland Championships over the weekend. Billed as the Garda of the UK, it had a lot to live up to and thankfully didn’t disappoint, with a range of conditions and some of the best sailing the fleet could ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 filling in. After a ..
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 the bay ..
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 ..
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 ..
The 2012 Zhik Nautica Moth World Championships went down to the wire and were decided in the very last race in fabulous conditions. Joshua McKnight kept his calm, sailed nearly flawlessly and prevailed over fellow countryman Scott Babbage with two bullets in three races. Rob Gough had a very good last day and snatched third ..
The young Australian sailor overtakes Scott Babbage thanks to three excellent races. Babbage pays the price of an average start and wrong tactical call in the first race, where he finished 16th. With three more races to go on Sunday and just two points separating McKnight and Babbage, the 2012 Zhik Nautica Moth World Championship ..
Sparring partners Scott Babbage and Joshua McKnight excelled in Friday’s fabulous conditions on lake Garda. Babbage scored two bullets in the day’s three races and now leads the final series, followed by McKnight. Joe Turner’s aspirations for a world title come to an abrupt end due to an unfortunate crash at the first weather mark ..
Given his performance so far this week, Babbage would have needed a poor last day to put his lead in jeopardy. However, the three-way tie for second place between Joshua McKnight, Bora Gulari and Anthony Kotoun promises three days of intense and exciting races. Campione del Garda, 23 August 2012: It certainly was a tricky ..
Campione del Garda, 22 August 2012: Only the dying breeze at the end of the afternoon could stop Scott Babbage today. The Australian sailor has now a solid grasp on the overall lead, nine points ahead of second-placed Anthony Kotoun from the British Virgin Island. Kotoun might call himself a “rookie” with “many hurdles to ..
Campione del Garda, 21 August 2012: Everyone expected competition on the two fleets to be extremely tough today, second day of the 2012 Zhik Nautica Moth World Championships. The Blue fleet would have been red-hot with Joshua McKnight (second overall) and Anthony Kotoun (third overall), among others, battling it out. Not to be outdone, the ..
The Australian sailor confirms his great form and leads the 125-strong fleet of Moths on Lake Garda with three bullets in three races with light conditions and a tricky course. These results show that his victory in last week’s Zhik Nautica Italian Moth Open was a clear indication of what was to come. Campione del ..