The Eagle has landed….

Adam May is keeping Foiltown in its rightful place leading innovation in the moth class. Check out his beautiful new wing: http://foilborne.blogspot.com/2010/08/eagle-has-landed.html Wonderfully crafted by The Boatyard at Beer – a beautiful peace of British Engineering. Well done Adam for making it happen!

Nationals Final Day Report

Final Day Report by James Phare: A mill pond like Torbay greeted the fleet for the final day of the 2010 UK Moth nationals. The prospect of a dying breeze however did not deter race officer Bob Penfold and his team from setting a course in the light southerly breeze.  After a short postponement ashore and a ..

UK Nationals Days 1-3

Day 3 Report by James Phare: Cloudy skies and a light south westerly breeze greeted the fleet for the penultimate day of the UK International Moth Nationals.  After a brief postponement however the fleet launched and racing was soon underway. Arnaud Psarofaghis lead the way to the windward mark in race 6 followed swiftly by ..

Weymouth Regatta Mini Report

Had plenty of breeze, 11 moths turned up, but not all raced – people being quite cautious with Nationals this week. Mike Lennon won with 5 wins out of 5, Jason Russell 2nd and Alex Adams 3rd. (In Alex’s words: Mike and Jif dominated!) We had glorious weather, unfortunately a little too long on the ..

2010 UK Nationals Entry List

Pic – 2009 and current UK National Champion Mike Cooke Here is the pre-entries list (in no particular order) for the UK Nationals so far ie. the people who have replied via email that will be coming: Alex Adams GBR 4082 Phil Oligario   GBR 3764 Jonnie Hutchcroft   GBR 3376 Mike Cooke   GBR ..

WHY Jewellers Parkstone Moth Open Report

The WHY Jewellers Parkstone YC Moth Open was preceded by a forecast of marginal foiling conditions, yet 25 moths turned out for the event at Poole over the weekend of 12/13th June. As the fleet got to the racing area they realized how misleading forecasts can be; a gusty northerly force 4 greeted them for ..

Pro Vela – Moth Fest Round up

Pro-Vela Moth Fest  end of week round up. Due to weekends lack of office workers we have 3 days to catch up on. Friday saw the fleet go for the downwind bar slalom. With a shorter course set up due to the fresh to fruity breeze the Mothies packed their spending money in their socks ..

Pro-Vela Foil Fest 2010

Foil Fest at Pro Vela Spain Reviewed by Simon Propper Inevitably the Moth blogosphere this week has been buzzing with trivia about what middle aged men got up to on the Costa del Crime. Really you’d be better off renting ‘Sexy Beast’ with Ray Winstone and Ben Kingsley. None of that here: just compelling reasons ..

Inland Championships – Results 2010

Queen Mary hosted the International Moth Inland Championships on 8th and 9th May. 21 boats attended from all over the country, despite a very light forecast and a number of people packing boats into crates to send them to the European Foil Fest in Spain. Fortunately the breeze defied all forecasts and the fleet were ..

Axbridge Open Meeting – 10th April

The first open of the season is this coming weekend at Bristol Corinthian YC. The event is set to be a 3 race series run on the Saturday 10th April starting at 11.30. Now, I had planned on running a spectator friendly slalom event on the Sunday fitting around the club racing so as not ..

Moth Training Camp at Queen Mary

16 Foiling Moths descended onto Queen Mary SC for an impromptu weekend of coaching and practice in anticipation of the coming season. Saturday saw seasoned veteran Mothies Alex Adams, Doug Pybus and Mike Cooke on hand to help out newcomers and regular Mothies alike on all points of their sailing whether it be just foiling ..

End of Season Moth Party

End of season party and training held at HISC. Watch this space.. more exciting info coming soon

STOP PRESS: Simon Payne wins the 2010 Puma Moth Worlds

STOP PRESS: Simon Payne wins the 2010 Puma Moth Worlds

Simon Payne sailed a great regatta, winning by 9 points from fellow master Andrew McDougall. The rest of the Brits helped bring home the Ashes: Lennon 8th, May 10th, Tagg 13th. Adams 20th, Penfold 24th, Hayden 26th, Phare 28th, Imrie 31st, Peats 41st. Full results here. Full report coming soon

Simon Payne leads the 2010 Puma Moth Worlds

Simon Payne leads the 2010 Puma Moth Worlds

After 3 days of racing, Brit Master Simon Payne is leading the Worlds by just 2 points, with a very impressive scoreline, discarding the DNF he hasn’t finished outside the top 5 – not bad for a guy with a gammy knee – and proof to all there can be no excuses. Full results here, ..

Puma Moth Worlds Day 1

Puma Moth Worlds Day 1

The Worlds started today with a pretty light wind race, tricky conditions for all. Great news is the Brits did us proud with 4 in the top 10 – not a bad start! Amac had a blistering race leading from the start, and a big gap by the finish. Mike Lennon came from behind to ..

Moths at the Dinghy Show

Moths at the Dinghy Show

The Dinghy Show is over for another year, and it was a pretty good one. I’ve no feel for how many people were there, but it was definitely busy at times! First of all a big thank you to all who helped, Phil for organising it all and manning the stand on Saturday, Jonnie Hutchcroft ..

2010 Weymouth Dinghy Regatta

Entry is now available via the website. Remember the event does have an entry limit so enter early to avoid disappointment. www.weymouthregatta.co.uk

Brits Abroad

Brits Abroad

So the British contingent are packing up their trusty steeds and winging their way out to Dubai shortly for the 2010 World championships. Feeling slightly envious I can only offer them all the best of luck and hope that one of them comes back with the silverware! For the more technologically inclined the Moth Worlds ..