41st Bloody Mary 2014

41st Bloody Mary 2014

The 41st Bloody Mary, would you be better off just having the drink? Being a fairly typical sailor of no obvious talent I’m as adept as anyone at cobbling a story together about boats and/or sailing and/or boat tech to sound important in the bar.  I do this by using facts that I have overheard and no-doubt ..

Moth Training at HISC 19th & 20th October 2013

Moth Training at HISC 19th & 20th October 2013

A beginner to intermediate training weekend will be held at Hayling Island Sailing Club inside the harbour on top of the tide over the weekend 19th & 20th October. Training will start at 11am both days and include on the water sessions, boat set up assistance, class room briefings and video reviews.  The training will ..

Moths at Thorpe Bay Regatta

Moths at Thorpe Bay Regatta

This bank holiday saw the rescheduled Thorpe Bay Regatta at Southend and on Saturday you would have thought that the regatta was jinxed to have bad weather. Saturday saw a nice 8 to 10 knots of breeze which got the Moth fleet excited, rigged and ready to go with no sign of the monsoon weather ..

2013 Torbay Noble Marine GP Results

2013 Torbay Noble Marine GP Results

  Moth GP – Torbay 24-­‐26 August As part of Torbay week and up to 9 races Scheduled the 16 boats that had entered were in for a fantastic 3 days or racing. Upon launching on Saturday it was obvious most were nervous as we overlooked the racecourse from quite some altitude that was the ..

2013 Hayling Noble Marine GP Results

2013 Hayling Noble Marine GP Results

  Hayling Island was the first venue in this year’s Moth Grand Prix Series and with the World’s being held there next year it was a sure thing that the best of the best would attend even recently crowned 49er European Champion Dylan Fletcher was here as no one was going to miss the chance ..

Hayling Island Noble Marine Moth Open 2013

Hayling Island Noble Marine Moth Open 2013

  It only seems like yesterday when the moth fleet descended on to Weymouth for the 2013 Nationals held in Portland Harbour which saw nearly 70 competitors take part. However, as every sailor knows time and tide wait for no one so the moth fleet moves a bit eastward along the south coast for the ..

Rollys Brownies 2013 Moth Nationals Final Results

Rollys Brownies 2013 Moth Nationals Final Results

    The final day of the Rolly’s Brownies National Championship greeted the now swollen fleet of 69 Moths, as a few more mothies joined in for the weekend racing. But first thing Sunday there was a huge bank of sea mist over Portland harbour and a few were sceptical that once again the moth ..

Rolly’s Brownies 2013 Moth Nationals Day 3

Rolly’s Brownies 2013 Moth Nationals Day 3

  Day 3 of the Rolly’s Brownies Moth Nationals saw the Mothies  greeted by a 12 knot breeze from the west again, which was to make for perfect race conditions with the sun bearing down on the fleet it made for some fantastic sailing and picture taking condition for the photography’s one things for sure ..

Rolly’s Brownies 2013 Moth Nationals Day 2

Rolly’s Brownies 2013 Moth Nationals Day 2

  Day 2 of the Rolly’s Brownies Moth Nationals saw the Mothies  greeted by a 16 knot breeze from the west, which was building before the start of the first race reaching 20+ across the race course. The fleet was now fully fuelled up with Brownies from our generous sponsor this year, and as the ..

Rollys Brownies 2013 Moth Nationals Day 1

Rollys Brownies 2013 Moth Nationals Day 1

  With 61 Moths entering the Moth nationals this was to be the biggest moth event in Europe this year and with entries from Germany, Belgium, France, Switzerland and New Zealand, the quality of the fleet speaks for itself, but not to be out done foil town Weymouth Harbour produced its best conditions, with 10 ..

2013 UK Nationals Sponsored by Rolly’s Brownies

  The 2013 Rolly’s Brownies International Moth UK & Open Nationals will take place at Castle Cove Sailing Club between the 27th and 30th June 2013 with sailing taking place in Portland Harbour and Weymouth Bay providing a great mix of conditions to challenge the competitors. Members of the class association should have received an ..

Stokes Bay Ronstan/Noble Marine Moth Open 2013

Stokes Bay Ronstan/Noble Marine Moth Open 2013

  There are many reasons for Moth sailors to come fly with us at the Ronstan/ Noble Marine Stokes Bay Moth Open on the weekend of 15th and 16th June. We have – an awesome location – cracking sailing waters – a first-rate race team (again featuring Mike Rayden and his trusty team) – fabulous Open ..

2013 Moth Inland Championships at Bala

2013 Moth Inland Championships at Bala

Photo C/O Paul Plested The International Moths headed west into the depths of Wales for the 2013 Inland Championships over the weekend. Billed as the Garda of the UK, it had a lot to live up to and thankfully didn’t disappoint, with a range of conditions and some of the best sailing the fleet could ..

Interview with Triple European Champion Chris Rashley

Interview with Triple European Champion Chris Rashley

  Chris Rashley has lit up the scoreboard yet again at the 2013 Moth Europeans in Sicily to take his third consecutive Moth Europeans title. With top place on the podium in Germany in 2011, Garda 2012 and now Sicily in 2013, the 24 year old is proving to be quite the young upstart. Focusing ..

2013 Moth Europeans in Sicily

2013 Moth Europeans in Sicily

After a long cold winter the UK Moth sailors headed out to Sicily in search of sun and sailing time at the 2013 Europeans. There was a sense of what was to come when early arrival, Mike Lennon, had spent more time sat in his chair in the shade than on the water; the wind ..

2013 Parkstone QuayWest Chandlers/Noble Marine Moth GP Results

2013 Parkstone QuayWest Chandlers/Noble Marine Moth GP Results

  In Moth circles Parkstone is famed for challenging sailor’s ability in landing and leaving, small entrances to the Marina and a sand (mud) bank between the flat waters of Poole harbour and the safety of the slip way make for some tricky moves to get out and back. Combine this with a weather forecast ..

QuayWest Chandlers/Noble Marine Parkstone Moth Open Coming Up

QuayWest Chandlers/Noble Marine Parkstone Moth Open Coming Up

It only seems like yesterday that the first of this year’s round of the Noble Marine UK Grand Prix took place at Queen Mary sailing club in zero degree temperatures, but now that the Moth fleet has defrosted itself it’s time to head to the south coast for the second open of the season to ..

2013 Queen Mary Noble Marine GP Results

2013 Queen Mary Noble Marine GP Results

Final Score: Polar Moths 18 : -5 Nasty Weather The horrendous forecast did little to deter the rude health of the UK Moth class which held its season opener at Queen Mary Sailing Club last weekend. With only this and one other UK circuit event on the calendar before the Europeans in Sicily at the ..