A combination of a high wind forecast and a late addition to the Moth calendar saw a smaller than usual turnout for the International Moth open at Royal Torbay Yacht Club on the 24th and 25th October. Not to be deterred by the forecast four travelling Moths from Queen Mary were joined by Mike Cooke ..
22 Moths entered the Holt Tide Ride at Hayling Island Sailing Club, making it the largest fleet and promising spectator friendly, high intensity short course racing just off the club. After the early briefing, the Moth class had to wait on the shore until their scheduled slot in the early afternoon. With Westerly 12-20 ..
The 2009 Moth UK nationals and open championship was held at Saundersfoot SC, Wales from 10th to the 14th July. As usual for major Moth events, the fine weather leading up to the event changed abruptly to gales, torrential rain and steep waves – perfect foiling weather. The fleet of 37 entries, all foilers, battled ..
The Moths were nervous coming back to Weymouth. Visions of sitting on the beach for much of the very windy Worlds last summer were fresh in everyone’s minds. Saturday did not disappoint. 25 knots, and a nasty sea state proved testing for the majority of the fleet. Slowly the fleet size reduced as some returned ..
As a very old and wise, X boat sailor once said to a fellow yachtsmen standing on the dock… “Many a fine days sailing has been ruined by a weather forecast young man”. Nike have a similar strap line, albeit shorter. So it was for the intrepid band of mothies who ignored the windless forecast ..
A game of two halves – or not? May the 9th and 10th saw the Moth fleet travel to Queen Mary for the Inland National Championship. Not a great deal of wind was forecast. 20 boats lined up with several new boats including 2 Mach 2’s, a Ninja and a Bladerider FX. Mike Lennon led ..