Babbage claims qualifying series

Given his performance so far this week, Babbage would have needed a poor last day to put his lead in jeopardy. However, the three-way tie for second place between Joshua McKnight, Bora Gulari and Anthony Kotoun promises three days of intense and exciting races. Campione del Garda, 23 August 2012: It certainly was a tricky ..

Babbage extends on Day 3

Campione del Garda, 22 August 2012: Only the dying breeze at the end of the afternoon could stop Scott Babbage today. The Australian sailor has now a solid grasp on the overall lead, nine points ahead of second-placed Anthony Kotoun from the British Virgin Island. Kotoun might call himself a “rookie” with “many hurdles to ..

No Racing on Day 2

Campione del Garda, 21 August 2012: Everyone expected competition on the two fleets to be extremely tough today, second day of the 2012 Zhik Nautica Moth World Championships. The Blue fleet would have been red-hot with Joshua McKnight (second overall) and Anthony Kotoun (third overall), among others, battling it out. Not to be outdone, the ..

Babbage on top after day one.

The Australian sailor confirms his great form and leads the 125-strong fleet of Moths on Lake Garda with three bullets in three races with light conditions and a tricky course. These results show that his victory in last week’s Zhik Nautica Italian Moth Open was a clear indication of what was to come. Campione del ..

Enliven International Moth Nationals Final Day

Enliven International Moth Nationals Final Day

The final day of the Enliven International Moth UK National Championships unfortunately dawned with similarly gusty winds to the previous two days of the competition. A notable difference however was the fact that gusts were now topping out at 42 knots in the Blackwater Estuary rather than the ‘meagre’ 30 or so of the previous ..

Enliven International Moth Nationals Day 3

The penultimate day of the Enliven International Moth UK Nationals dawned with a forecast not too dissimilar to the previous cancelled day – a gusty 25 knots gusting 30 in a tidal estuary kicking up a short , sharp chop challenging for even the grandmasters of Stokes Bay.  Undeterred,  however, following several postponements the class ..

Enliven International Moth UK Championships – Day 1

Enliven International Moth UK Championships – Day 1

The Enliven International Moth UK Championships has a truly international flavour with competitors from Belgium France, Holland, Sweden and Switzerland as well as the UK. With a shifty South Easterly breeze with significant variations in both pressure and direction and three races, it was always going to be a game of snakes and ladders. Whilst ..

INTERNATIONAL MOTH NATIONALS 2012 ENTRY OPEN

INTERNATIONAL MOTH NATIONALS 2012 ENTRY OPEN

The on-line entry for the International Moth UK Nationals is now open. Go to the UK website, www.internationalmoth.co.uk and click the red button for information, including a link to the host club, Stone Sailing Club. Everything is in place and so it will be a great event. Stone Sailing Club is the premier sailing club ..

Grand Prix Series Round 4. Stokes Bay.

Grand Prix Series Round 4. Stokes Bay.

Stokes Bay was the last venue for the 2012 GP series. It couldn’t have been better, hot sunny and windy – it looked more like a big day in the Med than an English day in the Solent. The usual Stokes chop with wind gusting to 18 knots gave a challenging days racing. Race 1 ..

Moth Inlands at Ullswater

Moth Inlands at Ullswater

Orange Mountain Bikes / Neil Pryde sailing / Marlow Ropes International Moth Inland National Championship 2012 14 foiling Moths from all over the UK descended on the beautiful lake of Ullswater for the 2012 running of the Inland championships. From as far south as Hayling as far west as Bristol, east as Essex and as ..

Parkstone Moth Open

Parkstone Moth Open

The weekend forecast was always showing signs of a mixed bag of conditions hence on the saturday, the competitiors were greeted by a steady 12 knots, beautiful blue skies then racing postponed as wind died and fluctuated. Finally the breeze kicked in with 8 – 14 knots and Si Payne wasted no time in taking ..

Moth GP at Queen Mary

Moth GP at Queen Mary

The International Moth Class descended on Queen Mary Sailing club for the first Open event for the 2012 season. With a fickle wind forecast for both days, 16 Moths launched on Saturday in marginal foiling wind of 5 to 8 knots and completed four challenging races. The day brought Snake and ladder racing with moments ..

Winter championships 2011/12 Overall

Winter championships 2011/12 Overall

Congratulations to Ricky Tagg who became the winner of the second Moth winter series.  The Moth winter series final event finished last week with the Tiger Trophy held at Rutland Sailing Club. Saturday, saw Ricky Tagg win two of the three races with a very credible 11th in the other. Unfortunately over night the snow ..

Mothies at the Dinghy Show this weekend

Mothies at the Dinghy Show this weekend

This year the UK International Moth Class Association stand at the RYA Dinghy show looks set to be as busy as ever with an exciting 2012 racing season fast approaching. As usual there will be an enthusiastic group of ‘mothies’ manning the stand ready to answer any questions you might have about the boat. These ..

Winter series after 4 events

Winter series after 4 events

Northampton’s Steve Nicholson memorial trophy made up round 4 of the International Moth class winter series. With a strict entry limit and fast take up only 5 Moths made it onto the entry list in time. Light shifty winds made for some interesting racing in race one,with Mike Cooke, Mike Lennon and Ricky Tagg all ..

UK Fixtures 2012

Thanks to special-ops committee member Ricky Tagg for sorting out the 2012 fixtures. UPDATE – STOKES BAY DATE CHANGED FEB 2012 Month                  Date                      Venue                                  Type Mar                        10th-11th            Queen Mary                       GPS April                      21st/22nd           Parkstone                           GPS May                       5th-7th                Ullswater                             Inland Championships GPS May                       12th 19th             Mar Menor                         Foil Fest/Iberian Championships May                       26th-27th            Stokes Bay                          GPS June                      ..

Moths rule the Bloody Mary

Moths rule the Bloody Mary

Event 3 of the International Moth winter series proved to be another Moth fest at the multi class Bloody Mary pursuit race. This long established event is the pinnacle of the winter jamborees and this year attracted over 300 entires. The mild weather continues to bless and with a moderate to fresh forecast proved irresistible ..

International moth winter championships

With 2 events of the International Moth class winter championship series sailed Jason Belben leads Ricky Tagg by a point. Hayling was first up on Christmas eve and after several leaders it was Ricky who came out on top with Mike Lennon stealing second after a tidal slip up from Belben who had led for ..