21 keen, eager and bright-eyed Moth sailors turned up on Saturday ready for some racing despite the less than ideal forecast. If the forecast stood, it was looking like there would only be some racing on Saturday and only if the weather played ball. So there we all stood chatting about whether to go racing ..
Despite a windy forecast a fleet of 21 Moths turned out for the second of the UK Grand Prix series, supported by Magic Marine, at Weymouth in the hope that maybe the predictions were wrong and the bigger gusts wouldn’t materialise. However on the Saturday this was not to be and so racing was postponed ..
Entry to the 2015 International Moth European Championships to be held at Bataviahaven Lelystad in the Netherlands between August 22nd to 30th is now open. Full details at: 2015 Moth Europeans Registration is here: 2015 Europeans Registration Note: the early bird discount ends on 30th April!
Peter Burling (NZL), who turned 24 on January 1, leaves Sorrento tonight with the McDougall + McConaghy 2015 International Moth World Championship title, hosted by the Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club (SSCBC) in Victoria. “I‘m stoked,” was all Burling could get out, as he sprayed and was sprayed with champagne after stepping ashore at Sorrento ..
International Moth Class – 2015 UK Events Calendar It seems like only a short time ago that the fleet was basking in sunny weather and enjoying a competitive and hard fought World Championships in the UK. A few of us were sitting in the bar drinking hop based recovery drinks…and Rashley was sat at home ..
October is a funny month. You sit there pondering what to do. Often wondering about the weather…Will it keep raining or will it just get cold? Do I prefer sailing in the rain or the cold? You’re probably also wondering about kit…Should I get a new sail for next year? Should I get that new ..
Draycote Water Open Meeting and Coaching is on October 11th and 12th. Located centrally in the West Midlands close to the M40 / M1 / M6 there are few Moth sailors more than two hours travel away. We have two days of racing with three races per day. In addition Ben Paton is in the ..
The Inland Championships are on 27/28 September. 1st Race is at 13:00 with a briefing at high noon and 4 races per day. The entry fee is £35 and INCLUDES evening meal. We plan to award the series trophies in the evening (Winter Champs, GP Series and Speed Trophy) and there are loads of great ..
So you want to join the 20 minuters eh? “18 minutes is optimum for me, maybe 19” We stood there wondering exactly what he was talking about. He couldn’t mean sleep could he? Maybe he’d got confused by our question and was talking about another thing he liked doing in bed. He is French ..
The International Moth UK Grand Prix series, sponsored by Noble Marine, runs from Nationals to Nationals, with 9 events scheduled for the series and competitors counting their best 5 results. The points are calculated based upon the number of boats at each event so there is a premium on doing well at the larger events. ..
Entry to the 2015 McDougall+McConaghy International Moth Australian & World Title Championships to be held at Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club, Victoria, Australia between January 6th to 16th are now open. Full details at: 2015 Moth Worlds
Entry is £65 for 3 days racing with 3 races per day which is great value. Torbay Week will be hosted by Babbacombe Corinthian Sailing Club. It should be a cracking event so break the habit and get your sh*t together – enter and pay NOW! Details on how to enter are here: Torbay Week ..
America’s Cup helms Nathan Otteridge of Artemis Racing and Chris Draper of Luna Rosa Challenge discuss Moth sailing and how relevant it is to sailing an America’s Cup foiling catamaran. And to prove Nathan and Chris’s point here’s Oracle Team USA at a Moth training camp
What is so great about the Moth? According to Magic Marine: “The Class embodies change, innovation, multiple builders and true racing while remaining “lighthearted”. Or so it seems from the general public’s perspective as artistic photos and competitions with the Worlds best are spread daily around the World. These attributes can be difficult to manage ..
Nathan Outteridge is the 2014 International Moth World Champion Nathan won the World Championship with one race to sail having a 10 point lead over top Brit Chris Rashley and his discard was a 4th. The 49er Gold Medalist from London 2012 and Artemis America’s Cup helmsman proceeded to win the last race of the ..
An earlier start allowed the Gold fleet to get a full four races on the penultimate day of the International Moth World Championships at Hayling Island, with the Silver fleet once again getting in three. The breeze was a gusty and shifty 8-13 knots, which dropped off during the final race as it shifted round ..
The Moth Worlds fleet woke up to a glorious day at Hayling Island. The wind was blowing a steady 15 knots, the sun was shining and it was 23 degrees by 10am – perfect sailing conditions. The Gold fleet went out into Hayling Bay, while the Silver fleet headed off East to Bracklesham Bay. Two ..
As a development class, the Moth has always attracted a small band of dedicated enthusiasts willing to put their time and effort into building their own boats. For these guys, there’s a special feeling they get when their boat starts to foil, that no production boat sailor will ever feel. Richard Edwards, from Poole is ..