The final day of the Enliven International Moth UK National Championships unfortunately dawned with similarly gusty winds to the previous two days of the competition. A notable difference however was the fact that gusts were now topping out at 42 knots in the Blackwater Estuary rather than the ‘meagre’ 30 or so of the previous ..
The penultimate day of the Enliven International Moth UK Nationals dawned with a forecast not too dissimilar to the previous cancelled day – a gusty 25 knots gusting 30 in a tidal estuary kicking up a short , sharp chop challenging for even the grandmasters of Stokes Bay. Undeterred, however, following several postponements the class ..
The Enliven International Moth UK Championships has a truly international flavour with competitors from Belgium France, Holland, Sweden and Switzerland as well as the UK. With a shifty South Easterly breeze with significant variations in both pressure and direction and three races, it was always going to be a game of snakes and ladders. Whilst ..
Stokes Bay was the last venue for the 2012 GP series. It couldn’t have been better, hot sunny and windy – it looked more like a big day in the Med than an English day in the Solent. The usual Stokes chop with wind gusting to 18 knots gave a challenging days racing. Race 1 ..
Orange Mountain Bikes / Neil Pryde sailing / Marlow Ropes International Moth Inland National Championship 2012 14 foiling Moths from all over the UK descended on the beautiful lake of Ullswater for the 2012 running of the Inland championships. From as far south as Hayling as far west as Bristol, east as Essex and as ..
The weekend forecast was always showing signs of a mixed bag of conditions hence on the saturday, the competitiors were greeted by a steady 12 knots, beautiful blue skies then racing postponed as wind died and fluctuated. Finally the breeze kicked in with 8 – 14 knots and Si Payne wasted no time in taking ..
The International Moth Class descended on Queen Mary Sailing club for the first Open event for the 2012 season. With a fickle wind forecast for both days, 16 Moths launched on Saturday in marginal foiling wind of 5 to 8 knots and completed four challenging races. The day brought Snake and ladder racing with moments ..
Congratulations to Ricky Tagg who became the winner of the second Moth winter series. The Moth winter series final event finished last week with the Tiger Trophy held at Rutland Sailing Club. Saturday, saw Ricky Tagg win two of the three races with a very credible 11th in the other. Unfortunately over night the snow ..
Northampton’s Steve Nicholson memorial trophy made up round 4 of the International Moth class winter series. With a strict entry limit and fast take up only 5 Moths made it onto the entry list in time. Light shifty winds made for some interesting racing in race one,with Mike Cooke, Mike Lennon and Ricky Tagg all ..
Event 3 of the International Moth winter series proved to be another Moth fest at the multi class Bloody Mary pursuit race. This long established event is the pinnacle of the winter jamborees and this year attracted over 300 entires. The mild weather continues to bless and with a moderate to fresh forecast proved irresistible ..
With 2 events of the International Moth class winter championship series sailed Jason Belben leads Ricky Tagg by a point. Hayling was first up on Christmas eve and after several leaders it was Ricky who came out on top with Mike Lennon stealing second after a tidal slip up from Belben who had led for ..
Sunshine and two days of glamour sailing conditions awaited the International Moth fleet in the English Riviera last weekend. 13 boats joined in battle and, for two of the boats, the Moth GP series itself depended on the outcome, with class newcomer Chris Rashley going up against old hand Simon Payne. The first race started ..
Chris Rashley 2011 GP Champion Congratulation to Chris Rashley on securing the 2011 GP Circuit. In his first year of Moth sailing Chris has won the Inland’s which kicked off the GP series, as well as finishing third at the Nationals. But his crowning glory was taking the Europeans recently held in Germany. What a ..
This year’s International Moth European Championship was held as part of Travemunde Woche in Northern Germany. Thirty eight boats from across Europe (and one Aussie import) competed in a mixture of conditions, from marginal foiling to 20 knot gusts and big waves, which made an excellent test for the sailors and their equipment. Brit sailor ..
There were a few issues with the Grand Prix style scoring at Stokes Bay which have now been resolved thanks to Ricky Tagg’s hard work. The original results listed a lot of people as DNF when they had actually completed laps. This has changed a few peoples overall positions but the original prize presentations still ..
Stokes Bay provided what is surely one of the most memorable Moth National Championships and certainly a talking point for many years to come. With conditions ranging from 25knots and big confusing sea state to shifty marginal winds against a strong tide, many of the competitors were pushed to new levels in trying to adapt. ..
Way back on Thursday, word in the boat park was that Saturday would be a peachy Mothing day with a nice force 4 in the bay. Pah! So much for 3 day weather forecasts. Today dawned a little breezier than forecast and then it built a bit. The sun was out though, so that was ..
…boat faffing, drinking coffee, having the AGM. Yes broken boats have been re-stuck, ripped sails have been sewn, bent bits have been straightened, yesterday’s heros have been celebrated and bruised egos have been massaged but no Moths have been afloat today. With a steady 25-35 knots hammering straight on shore, PRO Mike Rayden expertly called it ..