2012 Moth Winter GP #1 – Draycote Dash

2012 Moth Winter GP #1 – Draycote Dash

After last weekend’s successful training at Draycote Water, five Moths braved the varied forecast for the Draycote Dash. During the morning before racing started the wind looked very light with sub foiling conditions. Having raised enough enthusiasm to rig up and get changed it was nice to see the wind slowly filling in. After a ..

Moth Worlds UK Roundup

Moth Worlds UK Roundup

For many of the UK fleet this was to be their first International Moth World Championships.  The UK fleet were in good spirits going into the championship and after current European Champion Chris Rashley won the UK National championship, he was making his intentions quite clear, but this is Moth racing and only a fool ..

Josh McKnight is 2012 world champion

Josh McKnight is 2012 world champion

The 2012 Zhik Nautica Moth World Championships went down to the wire and were decided in the very last race in fabulous conditions. Joshua McKnight kept his calm, sailed nearly flawlessly and prevailed over fellow countryman Scott Babbage with two bullets in three races. Rob Gough had a very good last day and snatched third ..

Josh McKnight grabs lead

Josh McKnight grabs lead

The young Australian sailor overtakes Scott Babbage thanks to three excellent races. Babbage pays the price of an average start and wrong tactical call in the first race, where he finished 16th. With three more races to go on Sunday and just two points separating McKnight and Babbage, the 2012 Zhik Nautica Moth World Championship ..

Babbage dominates first day of final series

Sparring partners Scott Babbage and Joshua McKnight excelled in Friday’s fabulous conditions on lake Garda. Babbage scored two bullets in the day’s three races and now leads the final series, followed by McKnight. Joe Turner’s aspirations for a world title come to an abrupt end due to an unfortunate crash at the first weather mark ..

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 ..

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 ..

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                      ..