Hayling Christmas Cracker

Well, it’s time to decide if you are going last minute shopping or your are going to have a pre Christmas workout with like-minded people and score your first points in the Winter Championships. Come to the Christmas Cracker and find out if this little Santa’s Helper is there to help restore your circulation after ..

Winter Series Notice of Race

Winter Series Notice of Race

The following events will be used to make the series. Christmas Cracker            December 24th  Hayling Island SC New Years day event     January 1st                Stokes Bay SC. Bloody Mary                                                      Queen Mary SC. Tiger Trophy                                                       Rutland SC Steve Nicholson                                               Northampton SC. Results will be extracted from the overall where multi class handicap races are applied. The Grand ..

Life begins at 30 (knots!)

Life begins at 30 (knots!)

30 has replaced 20. For the UK Moth fleet at least. A few years ago it was a coveted honour to qualify for the 20 knot club. Now it is something you do straight off the slipway whilst tidying your controls. The Class 20kn club webpage has long since been disbanded. The new focus was ..

Presidents Roundup

As we approach Christmas and the start of the second running of the Moth Winter series, I thought it timely to send out some thoughts on the season gone and the one to come. On the season gone we had some pretty good events which kicked off with the spring training at Castle Cove Weymouth. ..

Moth Worlds Coming to Hayling Island in 2014

Announced by the International Moth Committee after a vote at this year’s 2011 Moth Worlds in Australia it was voted in that the International Moth Worlds will be held at Hayling Island Sailing Club in the Summer of 2014. The bid was led by the current UK Class Association Chairman, Mike Lennon, who had spent ..

End of season training entry online

End of season training entry online

There is now online entry for the end of season event at Hayling Island which is available here: http://www.hisc.co.uk/entry_moth/entry_list_moth2011.asp We will have 3 coaches on the water per day and training spots are limited to 20 boats. Please also note late entry after 28th October will cost an additional £5. There will be additional informal ..

Paignton Moth GP Finale

Paignton Moth GP Finale

Sunshine and two days of glamour sailing conditions awaited the International Moth fleet in the English Riviera last weekend. 13 boats joined in battle and, for two of the boats, the Moth GP series itself depended on the outcome, with class newcomer Chris Rashley going up against old hand Simon Payne. The first race started ..

Winter Sun

Winter Sun

The US Moth fleet have invited all Moth sailors to their winter clinics in Miami FLA. For more information see the poster attached

Grand Prix 2011 Final standings

Grand Prix 2011 Final standings

Chris Rashley 2011 GP Champion Congratulation to Chris Rashley on securing the 2011 GP Circuit. In his first year of Moth sailing Chris has won the Inland’s which kicked off the GP series, as well as finishing third at the Nationals. But his crowning glory was taking the Europeans recently held in Germany. What a ..

Grand Prix Overall 5 out of 6 sailed.

With 5 rounds of the 2011 GP circuit complete, the last round this weekend at Paignton is looking like a close run thing between Chris Rashley and Jason Russell. Only 2 points separate them after a season of excitement from the light and shifty Inlands at QM, to the frightening thrills and spills of 40 ..

Paignton GP Final this weekend

The English Riviera is beckoning… Notice of Race here and racing guidelines are here Series Results so far have Rashley on top and it looks like he can’t be beaten… Name Total num events sailed Chris Rashley 200 3 Jason Russell 198 3 Michael Lennon 176 3 Simon Payne 167 2 Tom Offer 162 3 ..

Chris Rashley Interview

Chris Rashley Interview

Hi Chris, Thank you for agreeing to this interview. Firstly congratulations on your recent success at the UK Nationals (3rd overall) and European Championships (1st). You joined the class in January this year. You have had an incredible run of success including your 1st moth title of inland national champion. What do you make of ..

Europeans at Travemunde

Europeans at Travemunde

This year’s International Moth European Championship was held as part of Travemunde Woche in Northern Germany. Thirty eight boats from across Europe (and one Aussie import) competed in a mixture of conditions, from marginal foiling to 20 knot gusts and big waves, which made an excellent test for the sailors and their equipment. Brit sailor ..

Updated Nationals results

There were a few issues with the Grand Prix style scoring at Stokes Bay which have now been resolved thanks to Ricky Tagg’s hard work. The original results listed a lot of people as DNF when they had actually completed laps. This has changed a few peoples overall positions but the original prize presentations still ..

Zhik Moth Nationals 2011 Roundup

Zhik Moth Nationals 2011 Roundup

Stokes Bay provided what is surely one of the most memorable Moth National Championships and certainly a talking point for many years to come. With conditions ranging from 25knots and big confusing sea state to shifty marginal winds against a strong tide, many of the competitors were pushed to new levels in trying to adapt. ..

Zhik Moth Nationals Day 3 – Who ordered that much breeze?

Way back on Thursday, word in the boat park was that Saturday would be a peachy Mothing day with a nice force 4 in the bay. Pah! So much for 3 day weather forecasts. Today dawned a little breezier than forecast and then it built a bit. The sun was out though, so that was ..

Zhik Moth Nationals Day 2 – And the day was spent….

…boat faffing, drinking coffee, having the AGM. Yes broken boats have been re-stuck, ripped sails have been sewn, bent bits have been straightened, yesterday’s heros have been celebrated and bruised egos have been massaged but no Moths have been afloat today. With a steady 25-35 knots hammering straight on shore, PRO Mike Rayden expertly called it ..

2011 Zhik moth nationals Day 1

Stokes bay delivered an epic first day of conditions for a record number of sailors (56) attending a UK national championship. With winds from 12 to 14 knots and gusts up to 20 and the now infamous Solent chop, many were pushed to the limit of their abilities. First race honours went to Arnaud Psarofaghis ..