Draycote Water Open Meeting and Coaching is on October 11th and 12th. Located centrally in the West Midlands close to the M40 / M1 / M6 there are few Moth sailors more than two hours travel away. We have two days of racing with three races per day. In addition Ben Paton is in the ..
The Inland Championships are on 27/28 September. 1st Race is at 13:00 with a briefing at high noon and 4 races per day. The entry fee is £35 and INCLUDES evening meal. We plan to award the series trophies in the evening (Winter Champs, GP Series and Speed Trophy) and there are loads of great ..
So you want to join the 20 minuters eh? “18 minutes is optimum for me, maybe 19” We stood there wondering exactly what he was talking about. He couldn’t mean sleep could he? Maybe he’d got confused by our question and was talking about another thing he liked doing in bed. He is French ..
Nathan Outteridge is the 2014 International Moth World Champion Nathan won the World Championship with one race to sail having a 10 point lead over top Brit Chris Rashley and his discard was a 4th. The 49er Gold Medalist from London 2012 and Artemis America’s Cup helmsman proceeded to win the last race of the ..
An earlier start allowed the Gold fleet to get a full four races on the penultimate day of the International Moth World Championships at Hayling Island, with the Silver fleet once again getting in three. The breeze was a gusty and shifty 8-13 knots, which dropped off during the final race as it shifted round ..
The Moth Worlds fleet woke up to a glorious day at Hayling Island. The wind was blowing a steady 15 knots, the sun was shining and it was 23 degrees by 10am – perfect sailing conditions. The Gold fleet went out into Hayling Bay, while the Silver fleet headed off East to Bracklesham Bay. Two ..
As a development class, the Moth has always attracted a small band of dedicated enthusiasts willing to put their time and effort into building their own boats. For these guys, there’s a special feeling they get when their boat starts to foil, that no production boat sailor will ever feel. Richard Edwards, from Poole is ..
It’s more like Costa del Hayling at the moment – sweltering heat and little wind make it great for sunbathers and ice cream vans, but less so for the Moth fleet. The race committee made the most of the breeze that did come in and managed to get two races in for Yellow fleet and ..
Racing started around 1pm after the Westerly sea breeze came in. Blue fleet made up for their lost race from Saturday and then sailed two more races in the best of the breeze. Yellow fleet were too far East to get the full effect of this and only managed a single race in what was ..
After a single day’s break following the UK Nationals, the International Moths started the World Championships in earnest. A record-breaking 138 helms from 18 countries are taking part in the event, so the fleet is split into two groups of 69 boats. The thunderstorms which have been plaguing the UK in recent days led to ..
The aim yesterday was to get three races in for the yellow and blue fleets. As it was, the PRO did a great job to manage 2 in the fluctuating breeze. The aim today was to make up for the lost race and then complete three more… sadly the breeze had other ideas. The tide ..
Despite the light wind forecast for the penultimate grand prix event before the World Championships at Hayling in July, 32 sailors ventured down to Stokes Bay with the promise of some open water, pre worlds training. Most of the big names were in attendance along with a lot of the regular faces and a few ..
The International Moth UK Grand Prix series, sponsored by Noble Marine, runs from Nationals to Nationals. There are 9 events in the series with competitors counting their best 5 results. With points calculated based upon the number of boats at each event there is a premium on doing well at the larger events. To date ..
Weymouth GP 17/18 May 2014 by Ben Paton (Roving reporter) 38 enthusiastic Mothies turned up last weekend at Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy, known to Moth sailors as “Foiltown”, looking to benchmark their performance and check out the competition at the latest round of the Noble Marine Grand Prix series, especially as the Worlds ..
There are many reasons for Moth sailors to come fly at the Ronstan Stokes Bay Moth Open on the weekend of 31st May and 1st June. Not only is it Chris Rashley’s favourite foiling location and not only will Jason Belben of Sailtek/Ronstan be sponsoring the event, but this year Pete Barton will also be providing Moth coaching! The entry ..
A fleet of 22 International Moths turned out for the second Noble Marine Grand Prix event of the year at Parkstone Sailing Club, Poole over the weekend of 5th & 6th April. After a winter of training, in anticipation for the UK Summer Worlds, this would be a good indication of current form on open ..
Another beginner to intermediate training weekend will be held at Queen Mary Sailing Club over the 8th and 9th March. Training will start with a briefing both days at 10am sharp and include on the water sessions, boat set up assistance, class room briefings and video reviews. The training will focus both on beginners leaning ..
The 41st Bloody Mary, would you be better off just having the drink? Being a fairly typical sailor of no obvious talent I’m as adept as anyone at cobbling a story together about boats and/or sailing and/or boat tech to sound important in the bar. I do this by using facts that I have overheard and no-doubt ..