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 taking turns to lead for while. But when it counted Mike Cooke was leading with Ricky second and Mike Lennon third.
The first race had offered predominantly foiling conditions whereas Race 2 was mostly “low riding”. After a prolonged stint of foiling up off the start line Lennon took a comfortable lead with Mike Cooke constantly challenging. The lead swapped between these two once or twice before Lennon took comfortable lead in the fading wind and light.
This gave Mike Cooke the weekend with Lennon in Second overall and Tagg third.
Overall after 4 events Lennon has edged out Belben overall with Tagg now in third. However the last in the series of 5 events is Rutland’s Tiger trophy this weekend. As this is a 2 day event it is scoring an extra 50% making no one safe with only 3 event to count.
To find out more about Moth sailing go to www.moth-sailing.org and to see UK news and events go to www.internationalmoth.co.uk. There has never been a better time to get into Moth sailing with the 2014 World Championship at Hayling Island SC here in the UK.