Moth Training at Queen Mary

Moth Training at Queen Mary

The first International  Moth Class Association training session of the year happened this weekend – the first in a series of events, some formal some informal which have been put together to help new and intermediate moth sailors to de-mystify their flying machines and be comfortable in a racing situation.   Sailors ranged from the their ..

International Moth Winter Championships so far…

International Moth Winter Championships so far…

It seems along time since the Draycote Dash in November, that saw a wild 35 knot storm pass over the UK during the night. This gave the Draycote Dash a great weather window allowing for all the races to be completed. Next, the Moths moved on to the Christmas Cracker at Hayling Island but due ..

Moth Talk at Stokes Bay Sailing Club

Moth Talk at Stokes Bay Sailing Club

with Jason Belben – Fri Mar 8th at 7pm Continuing Stokes Bay Sailing Club’s Friday evening talk ‘n’ social events, Jason Belben will be hosting The Ups and Downs of Moth Sailing on March 8th at 7pm. If you’ve ever wondered if flying a Moth is for you, or are just interested in how foiling ..

Tiger Trophy 2013

Tiger Trophy 2013

The Five intrepid Mothies from opposite corners of England that ‘rocked up to Rutland’ were treated to stunning winter sunshine to reward their combined efforts in ignoring the forecasted freezing temperatures and 30Knt plus Northerly winds to promote the Moth class in the 200 strong fleet at the annual 2-day Tiger Trophy event. Following the ..

Mothies at the Bloody Mary 2013

Mothies at the Bloody Mary 2013

14 intrepid Mothies ventured to Queen Mary Sailing Club’s gruelling ‘Bloody Mary’ dinghy pursuit race on the 12th January making the Moths the 6th largest fleet (and the largest high performance fleet). With 340 starters in total providing more ‘traffic’ than the nearby M25 it is the largest dinghy race in the UK and an ..

2013 Fixtures

2013 Fixtures

16th & 17th March               Queen Mary                          Training 23rd & 24th March              Queen Mary                          Grand Prix Series 13th & 14th April                  Parkestone Yacht Club        Grand Prix Series 28th April – 4th May      Marsala, Sicily, Italy      European Championships 25th-27th May                  Bala Sailing Club            UK Inland Championships 15th & 16th June                   Stokes Bay                             Grand ..

2012 Moth Winter GP #1 – Draycote Dash

2012 Moth Winter GP #1 – Draycote Dash

After last weekend’s successful training at Draycote Water, five Moths braved the varied forecast for the Draycote Dash. During the morning before racing started the wind looked very light with sub foiling conditions. Having raised enough enthusiasm to rig up and get changed it was nice to see the wind slowly filling in. After a ..

2012/ 2013 Moth Winter Series

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 ..

A World of Payne – Hayling masterclass

A World of Payne – Hayling masterclass

Immediately prior to the Hayling Moth Open Simon Payne kindly set up a days Moth coaching. Whilst open to all Mothies, the focus was on the Mach 2 moth which is Simon’s specialist subject. Simon had detailed notes on set up and use provided by Mach 2 designer Andrew ‘AMac’ McDougall which he worked through ..

2012 Hayling Moth GP

2012 Hayling Moth GP

Twenty-six boats arrived at HISC on Saturday, the largest fleet at any open on the 2012 GP circuit. Special mention goes to Matthew Lea who travelled all the way down to Hayling from the Isle of Arran in Scotland! Race one saw gusty 14 – 20 knot squally conditions. The sea state in the bay ..

Moth GP at Castle Cove

Moth GP at Castle Cove

By Peter Barton Following on from the training the weekend before an eager bunch of Mothies regrouped at Castle Cove, Weymouth to put their practiced skills into action. Conditions were just perfect up with 12-16 knots of clear Easterly and wall to wall sunshine. With a daunting Sunday forecast the smart call was made to ..

Weymouth open NOR and SI’s

Weymouth open NOR and SI’s

Sailing instructions and Notice-of-Race are at the below links. 1st Open meeting of the 2012/2013 series and a chance to catch up with everyone post-Garda. See you there! Moth GP Open SI – Final NOR Grand Prix Open Meeting 2012 Final

Enliven Training Camp at CCSC

Enliven Training Camp at CCSC

Castle Cove sailing club was the excellent venue for the last official moth training bootcamp of 2012. What a great location, with residues of the Olympic atmosphere still ringing in the air. 14 boats and their pilots arrived on the saturday coming from as far afield as York and Ullswater in the lake district. Of ..

Moth Worlds UK Roundup

Moth Worlds UK Roundup

For many of the UK fleet this was to be their first International Moth World Championships.  The UK fleet were in good spirits going into the championship and after current European Champion Chris Rashley won the UK National championship, he was making his intentions quite clear, but this is Moth racing and only a fool ..

Moth Coaching Weekend coming up

Moth Coaching Weekend coming up

When: 15th- 16th September 2012 Where: Castle Cove Sailing Club, Weymouth Start Time: 10:30am – Saturday Training Cost: £40 In just over a week’s time the Moth Class will be hosting a training weekend for all levels of moth sailor. Whether you have just joined the class and want to learn the basics or want ..

Josh McKnight is 2012 world champion

Josh McKnight is 2012 world champion

The 2012 Zhik Nautica Moth World Championships went down to the wire and were decided in the very last race in fabulous conditions. Joshua McKnight kept his calm, sailed nearly flawlessly and prevailed over fellow countryman Scott Babbage with two bullets in three races. Rob Gough had a very good last day and snatched third ..

Josh McKnight grabs lead

Josh McKnight grabs lead

The young Australian sailor overtakes Scott Babbage thanks to three excellent races. Babbage pays the price of an average start and wrong tactical call in the first race, where he finished 16th. With three more races to go on Sunday and just two points separating McKnight and Babbage, the 2012 Zhik Nautica Moth World Championship ..

Babbage dominates first day of final series

Sparring partners Scott Babbage and Joshua McKnight excelled in Friday’s fabulous conditions on lake Garda. Babbage scored two bullets in the day’s three races and now leads the final series, followed by McKnight. Joe Turner’s aspirations for a world title come to an abrupt end due to an unfortunate crash at the first weather mark ..