Belmont Worlds – Last call for shipping

I have received all indicative quotes back bar one. It looks like the door to door service will cost around £1,350 per boat. Please note the following: The prices may increase slightly for the actual final quote as the “winter schedules” are not yet published and need to take into account that we are going ..

Latest News from the UK President

The committee is working away at the moment on several projects including sponsorship , 2011 race program including Nationals venues through to 2014 and Dinghy show. Whilst we don’t have these things set in stone yet we will bring you news when we do. Some more immediate news and additions to the program as follows. ..

Lymington Training weekend – 18th/ 19th September

Ben Paton (pictured on the left) is organising an informal training weekend at Lymington Yacht club this coming weekend. Any one interested should contact Ben to give him an idea of numbers. More details to follow

Shipping for 2011 Moth Worlds in Belmont

It seem that no sooner is one event finished than preparation starts for another! To try and keep costs to a minimum, Ricky Tagg is arranging the shipping for those wanting to go to Belmont. If you are planning on going, or thinking about it, please contact him so that he can include you in ..

Poole Week Open Report

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 ..

The Eagle has landed….

Adam May is keeping Foiltown in its rightful place leading innovation in the moth class. Check out his beautiful new wing: http://foilborne.blogspot.com/2010/08/eagle-has-landed.html Wonderfully crafted by The Boatyard at Beer – a beautiful peace of British Engineering. Well done Adam for making it happen!

EGM Notice

Below is the notice for the EGM to be held at the Europeans. It is the UK’s rep intention to vote in favour of the proposals, but we would like to know if anyone has any objections. If there is major objection our vote could be changed. Please post objections on the UK Moth Yahoo ..

Europeans Countdown

We are just over two weeks away from the European Championships and it seems more like a World Championships with nearly 80 boats registered. It also seems like a record for team GB with 17 boats making an appearance. This promises to be the biggest International Moth Europeans to date with pretty much all of ..

UK AGM Minutes

UK Moth Class Association Minutes 10.07.2010

Nationals Final Day Report

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 ..

A word from our new UK president

Photo Courtesy of Emma Cooke What a great National championship we have just enjoyed hosted by Royal Torbay, friendly welcome ( except the from the Harbour officials) and great help with launching etc. I reckon it took less than 40 mins to launch 43 boats and escort them out of the entrance. A big thanks ..

Poole Week Training and Open

Informal training on the 28th August followed by a Moth Open on the 29th and 30th. Sail all week to 4th September – Contact Rod Harris

UK Nationals Days 1-3

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 ..

Weymouth Regatta Mini Report

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 ..

2010 UK Nationals Entry List

Pic – 2009 and current UK National Champion Mike Cooke Here is the pre-entries list (in no particular order) for the UK Nationals so far ie. the people who have replied via email that will be coming: Alex Adams GBR 4082 Phil Oligario   GBR 3764 Jonnie Hutchcroft   GBR 3376 Mike Cooke   GBR ..

WHY Jewellers Parkstone Moth Open Report

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 ..

Pro Vela – Moth Fest Round up

Pro-Vela Moth Fest  end of week round up. Due to weekends lack of office workers we have 3 days to catch up on. Friday saw the fleet go for the downwind bar slalom. With a shorter course set up due to the fresh to fruity breeze the Mothies packed their spending money in their socks ..

Pro-Vela Foil Fest 2010

Foil Fest at Pro Vela Spain Reviewed by Simon Propper Inevitably the Moth blogosphere this week has been buzzing with trivia about what middle aged men got up to on the Costa del Crime. Really you’d be better off renting ‘Sexy Beast’ with Ray Winstone and Ben Kingsley. None of that here: just compelling reasons ..