2012/ 2013 Moth Winter Series

The International Moth Winter Grand Prix Starts 24th November at the Draycote Dash.

After the great success of the last 2 years the International Moth will once again be running a winter series this year.  It all starts in a couple of weeks at the Draycote Dash on the 24th and 25th November.

Last year saw 47 helms compete for the title of Winter Series Champion which was won by Ricky Tagg in his Mach 2.

So if you were thinking of putting your Moth away for the Winter then think again the Moths are going on a real road show around the country beginning at Draycote then on to Hayling Island for the Christmas Cracker, back to London for the Bloody Mary and then they will travel back up North to the Steve Nicholson before the grand finale at Rutland for the Tiger Trophy.

As always there will be some interesting handicaps given to the Moths but most Mothie’s will see this as a challenge to sail faster and practice harder.

Another great reason why not to put your Moth away yet is to try and break the record of being the fastest man in the UK on two foils. Last year on the 27th November Peter Barton became the first and still only member of the 30 knots club here in the UK.  Many people are now knocking on the door with regular speeds of 28+ but Peter still holds the crown.

All the usual suspects will be trying to win the Winter Championship but more surprisingly the championship has never been won by Moth legend Simon Payne  or the UK new young gun Chris Rashley.  Will 2012 be their year? We’ll just have to wait and see.

Please see below the winter Championship events:

Event Date Venue
Draycote Dash 24/25 November 2012 Draycote
Christmas Cracker 29 December 2012 Hayling Island
Bloody Mary 12 January 2013 Queen Mary
Steve Nicholson 26 January 2013 Northampton
Tiger Trophy 2/3 February 2013 Rutland
3 0ut of 5 to count

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