…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 ..
Stokes bay delivered an epic first day of conditions for a record number of sailors (56) attending a UK national championship. With winds from 12 to 14 knots and gusts up to 20 and the now infamous Solent chop, many were pushed to the limit of their abilities. First race honours went to Arnaud Psarofaghis ..
The SLAM Moth Grand Prix series continued over the weekend of 18-19th June as part of Thorpe Bay YCs annual regatta. Being just three weeks ahead of the National Chamiponships at Stokes Bay, the aim of racing on the tidal waters of the Thames estuary, was to allow sailors the chance to test and dial ..
31 Moth sailors arrived at Hayling for the SLAM Grand Prix series event over the weekend of 4-5th June. Being the home of numerous top Moth sailors, the event was set to be a high octane show down, and with only a month to go before the National Championships sailors were starting to home in ..
WHY Jewellers Moth Grand Prix – Parkstone YC Perfect sailing conditions greeted the fleet of 25 Moths who arrived at the second Moth Grand Prix event of the year at Parkstone YC, Poole Harbour over the weekend of 7 – 8th May. The event saw many of the top British boats lining up against each ..
The first Moth Grand Prix of the season kicked off at Queen Mary reservoir over the 26th & 27th March, with 20 Moths arriving to see a flat calm lake. However, smiles were put soon put back on the faces of those who rigged after a slight delay in proceedings, to what was developing into ..
The final weekend of the Moth class winter series has come and gone leaving Mike Cooke as the UK winter Champion. The first running of this event for the class had some strong turnouts when the weather was good. A total of 25 entries over the series bodes well for the up and coming summer ..
Report by Cookie… 11 Mothies braved the most reasonable forecast anyone has seen at QM for a long time. We arrived to find it blowing dogs off chains but due to the forecast drop after lunch and non freezing temperatures no-one was too phased. With the first boats going off at midday and the Moths ..
Lennon Rides to Victory 19 foiling Moths descended upon Hayling Island for the 10th year of the Tide Ride, and following a misty start, the sun shone through gracing the fleet with a mild 10-15 knot easterly and classic Hayling conditions. With the fleet sailing a windward-leeward course on the Pilsey bank side of the ..
Report by Mike Lennon The August Bank Holiday weekend is the start of the week long Poole regatta. However the the first 3 days were used to score the Parkstone YC Moth open. Parkstone having already Hosted the Moth racing circuit grand prix event in June, hosted this second more of a friendly open come ..
Final Day Report by James Phare: A mill pond like Torbay greeted the fleet for the final day of the 2010 UK Moth nationals. The prospect of a dying breeze however did not deter race officer Bob Penfold and his team from setting a course in the light southerly breeze. After a short postponement ashore and a ..
Day 3 Report by James Phare: Cloudy skies and a light south westerly breeze greeted the fleet for the penultimate day of the UK International Moth Nationals. After a brief postponement however the fleet launched and racing was soon underway. Arnaud Psarofaghis lead the way to the windward mark in race 6 followed swiftly by ..
Had plenty of breeze, 11 moths turned up, but not all raced – people being quite cautious with Nationals this week. Mike Lennon won with 5 wins out of 5, Jason Russell 2nd and Alex Adams 3rd. (In Alex’s words: Mike and Jif dominated!) We had glorious weather, unfortunately a little too long on the ..
The WHY Jewellers Parkstone YC Moth Open was preceded by a forecast of marginal foiling conditions, yet 25 moths turned out for the event at Poole over the weekend of 12/13th June. As the fleet got to the racing area they realized how misleading forecasts can be; a gusty northerly force 4 greeted them for ..
Queen Mary hosted the International Moth Inland Championships on 8th and 9th May. 21 boats attended from all over the country, despite a very light forecast and a number of people packing boats into crates to send them to the European Foil Fest in Spain. Fortunately the breeze defied all forecasts and the fleet were ..
The first International Moth open of 2010 took place on Saturday at Bristol Corinthian yacht club. With a dire forecast for no wind and a few boats still astray after the recent Worlds in Dubai, 10 of the most persistent Mothies took to the skies in a very patchy marginal foiling breeze including three attending ..
Simon Payne sailed a great regatta, winning by 9 points from fellow master Andrew McDougall. The rest of the Brits helped bring home the Ashes: Lennon 8th, May 10th, Tagg 13th. Adams 20th, Penfold 24th, Hayden 26th, Phare 28th, Imrie 31st, Peats 41st. Full results here. Full report coming soon
After 3 days of racing, Brit Master Simon Payne is leading the Worlds by just 2 points, with a very impressive scoreline, discarding the DNF he hasn’t finished outside the top 5 – not bad for a guy with a gammy knee – and proof to all there can be no excuses. Full results here, ..